We are thrilled to be celebrating 30 years as South Africa’s oldest valuation company. And we are proud to be able to offer a variety of services. As we have grown, we have watched the industry with interest.

And we often ask the key question: Are all valuation companies equal?

Our clients come to us with many needs. Some need a straightforward property valuation. Others need a valuation on their plant and machinery. Perhaps you are liquidating an estate – or selling a company. Whatever your needs are, you need to know that you’re dealing with professionals.

Yes, valuations are based on facts and figures. But there is also an art to this science. There is simply no substitute for three decades in the business. Aside from this, you want to know that the numbers coming back from your valuation are correct. The valuation company that you choose needs to offer a guarantee. You need to be able to rely on their report – and know that it will stand up to scrutiny. Many valuation reports are required in legal matters – so they need to be factual, data driven and transparent.

Your valuation company should be registered with the SACPVP (South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession). This body promotes professional service among valuation companies – and holds them accountable. With valuable financial information like this, you need recourse if things go wrong.

A relationship with a professional valuation company is very useful. You may need a number of services over the years. Can your valuation company deal with them all? Our portfolio includes commercial and residential property valuations; industrial, plant and equipment valuations; balance sheet valuations; mergers / takeovers, and so much more.

But there is more to a relationship than the services we offer. Your valuation company should be available to talk to – to have an open dialogue when you need it.

Your valuation company needs to be flexible enough to use a variety of approaches, in order to get the correct result. There have been times that a number of methods need to be employed to make sure of the facts. The Property Partnership knows all the tools of the trade.

While we will never rush our service to you, we know that some valuations are time sensitive. We stick to a quick turnaround time. And we don’t keep our clients waiting unnecessarily. Our professional team always ensures that they communicate with our clients – so we are all on the same page.

As you can see, not all valuation companies are created equal. Like any professional service, you need to know that they are experienced, accountable, and transparent.

As we celebrate our third decade in the business, we encourage you to compare our services – and our service. We are eager to assist your company – give us a call today. We are on 0860 999 440, or visit www.property-partnership.co.za.