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Vivien Yap

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading real estate specialists, Vivien Yap’s honesty, enthusiasm, and professionalism makes her one of the most trusted and sought after agents in Perth’s Western Suburbs.

Vivien, Director of Dalkeith | Claremont, grew up and went to school in the Western Suburbs, where she has developed unmatched area knowledge and deep community ties.

Her knowledge and relationships have seen her win top industry awards including:

  • Chairman’s Elite Performer
  • Real Estate Institute of Western Australia’s Top Salesperson
  • Real Estate Institute of Western Australia’s Top Team by Value Sold
  • Ranked WA’s top performer in industry publication Real Estate Business annual Top 100 agents
  • Ray White Top Auction Listing Individual
  • Ray White Top Principal Trading Commission
  • Ray White Marketing Excellence Individual
  • Ray White Top Business Growth Western Australia
  • Top Office Settled Commission – Dalkeith | Claremont
  • Top Business Growth Western Australia – Dalkeith | Claremont
  • Ray White #2 International Principal Settled Commission – Vivien Yap
  • Community Contribution Western Australia – Dalkeith | Claremont

Initially completing a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and establishing two successful pharmacies, an unexpected business offer led her down a successful career in real estate and she has never looked back.

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Through her pharmacies she has built a strong network of local clients and she also has an extensive network of overseas contacts. She speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Malay and Indonesian which facilitates international negotiations. As director of Ray White Dalkeith | Claremont. Vivien heads up a talented team of professionals that share her vision for providing high standards of market intelligence and unrivalled customer service.

“I have been impressed by the White family’s significant investment in their business and the local support they have here in Western Australia,” Vivien said.

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Testimonials

Going that extra mile

My wife and I were impressed at the sale Vivien and her team were able to achieve for our home in such a short period of time and in a flat market. Thanks very much once again!!

Seng L

Vivien is a very professional and amazing real estate negotiator. I found her to be a lovely, warm, approachable person and would recommend her to sell my house again.

Gwen

Vivien is extremely efficient. We don’t think we could’ve sold the house with anyone else. It was sold in 24 hours! We cannot believe it! And no home open and stress free!

Kay

Working with the Ray White team

”The resources and support that I now have being with the number one brand in Australasia are very compelling. I know some of the best businesses in Australasia work within Ray White and I wanted to join the best. I have been impressed by the local support team in Western Australia and am excited about the future.
I work hard for my vendors and I want to be able to manage their full sales experience because we are often dealing with what is their biggest asset, their home.”

Vivien’s dedication to achieving the best price for her clients not only continually exceeds expectations, but often surpasses street sales records in her areas. When it comes to selling your home Vivien’s exceptional track record, strong client network, and vibrant personality makes her the best agent to achieve the greatest sale price possible for you.

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Dalkeith

Modern Quality Defined

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Nestled along one of Dalkeith’s finest streets and approximately 500 metres away from the picturesque Swan River foreshore, this immaculate 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom tri-level residence defines modern quality in every single way imaginable and leaves no expense spared when it comes to luxurious low-maintenance living of the “lock-up-and-leave” variety.

This exquisite home is close to beautiful Masons Gardens, the enchanting Mrs Herbert’s Park, the sprawling College Park playing fields and bus stops, restaurants and cafes, Dalkeith Primary School and the popular Dalkeith Village Shopping and Medical Centre just footsteps away- the latter only around the corner. Throw in the proximity to the Nedlands Golf Club, other exclusive sporting clubs (including the Dalkeith Tennis Club at the bottom of the street), the Nedlands Yacht Club, the world-class Claremont Quarter shopping precinct, Christ Church Grammar School, Scotch College, Methodist Ladies’ College, hospitals, the University of Western Australia, Fremantle, the vibrant Perth CBD and so much more. What a location, what a lifestyle, what an opportunity to buy established without building and having to wait!

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Dalkeith

An Exquisite Family Haven

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With the end of the street playing host to the lush Birdwood Parade Reserve, the Esplanade and picturesque Swan River’s edge, the commanding corner position of this timeless four-bedroom two-storey home should not be underestimated, nestled in one of Dalkeith’s most tranquil pockets and neighboured by only a few other properties while it offers you a light, bright and comfortable floor plan that will never cease to amaze your loved ones.

Soaring high ceilings and a grand tiled double-door entry foyer with a massive void and a feature Swiss chandelier make an instant first impression as soon as you step foot inside, with two sets of gorgeous double French doors revealing the carpeted formal lounge and dining rooms that are elegantly reserved for those special occasions, have their own Swiss crystal chandeliers and boast their own recessed ceilings with decorative ceiling roses. Double French doors off the lounge open out to the front garden, with the huge home office also carpeted for comfort with its recessed ceiling, ceiling roses and generous proportions complemented by its own private access for clients via the front of the property.

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Mosman Park

Luxury Home with Sweeping River Vistas

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From the moment you arrive at this superb family residence, you’ll be as impressed by the design and high-end finish as you are with the exquisite panoramic river views.

With four bedrooms, four bathrooms and multiple internal living areas – all of which capitalise on the sweeping river vista – this is truly a family home you’ll love coming home to every day. Designed by architect Frank Nardizzi, the home is brimming with luxury features across three spectacular levels, including extensive renovations carried out by the current owners over the past three years.

At street level, you’ll find a spacious guest suite with an ensuite bathroom and a study at the front of the home, followed by a formal living area that boasts a soaring void connecting it to the upper level. The enclosed central loggia features a cedar-lined vaulted ceiling, granite benches and sink, with a plinth for your BBQ. At the rear, the open-plan luxury kitchen, family and dining area has wall-to-wall glass windows and doors, capturing the dazzling river vista beyond.

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Peppermint Grove

Spectacular Family Retreat!

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Occupying a commanding corner block in leafy Peppermint Grove, this gated and secure 4 bedroom 3 bathroom haven of contemporary quality and comfort will quite simply take your breath away.

There is no limit to everybody’s living and entertaining options here, whilst the lush green lawns and reticulated low maintenance gardens of the seemingly-endless front yard are overlooked by stunning verandas that wraparound the entire property. There is even a multi-purpose basketball court that the kids will absolutely love, whilst the adults can have their own fun when relaxing in the shimmering below-ground swimming pool that separates a pitched poolside gazebo deck from the awnings off a magnificent rear outdoor verandah area with a built-in mains-gas Beef Master Premium barbecue, as well as a drinks fridge.

The spacious elevated kitchen overlooks it all with its sparkling stone bench tops and splashbacks, double sinks, double storage pantry, broom cupboard, wine racking, stainless-steel range hood, Miele five-burner gas cooktop, Miele oven, a sleek white dishwasher of the same brand and a second breakfast bar as part of a floating central island. At the front of the house, double French doors open into a carpeted formal lounge and dining room that is reserved for those special occasions and comprises of a feature New Zealand gas log fireplace and two further sets of double French doors out to the verandah by the basketball court.

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Nedlands

Panaromic Perfection on the Grandest of Scales!

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This is what dreams are made of – a 180-degree picture postcard panorama just one street back from the Esplanade, encompassing all of the city, our glistening Swan River waters, Perth’s rolling hills, Crown Towers at Burswood, the boats at Nedlands Yacht Club, the lush Birdwood Park next door and the jetty down below at the sprawling riverside Charles Court Reserve. An established 6 bedroom 4 bathroom tri-level family home on the most expansive of 1,767sqm blocks is merely just an added bonus here.

A gated driveway not only secures the property, but reveals a sublime full-size tennis court that precedes an under-cover entry courtyard. At entry level, a tiled formal lounge room sits behind double doors and boasts built-in storage and direct access to and from the courtyard. A dedicated bar with a sink, storage and a cavity slider sits between the family room and a light, bright and tiled open-plan kitchen and meals area where double sinks, a dishwasher recess, Miele gas and electric cookers, a Miele range hood, a Simpson oven and an island bench meet unobstructed views of it all, as well as access out to the main two-tiered rear yard with lawns and a similar snapshot of the awe-inspiring landscape.

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Marketing Your Property

Marketing your Property

Marketing a property for sale is essential to attract enquiries, offers and ultimately a strong sale price for your property. Some elements of marketing are complementary or unpaid, while most traditional methods are paid for by the seller.

Methods such as the property portals (REA & Domain), signboards, direct marketing and print advertising all play an important role in spreading the word about your property and encouraging healthy competition among buyers. In addition to this, we also recommend social media, 3D tours and videos in the marketing mix to ensure you are covering all channels when promoting your property.

Some of these marketing tools are essential while others are recommended and we see some sellers opting to spend on all these tools while others only pay for the bare minimum. The amount they are willing to spend depends on their experience with the various methods and the budget they have available. An example of this is 3D tours. 3D tours have become extremely popular since Covid as they showcase a 3D tour of the property online. They appeal to interstate and international buyers as they can view a property online and buy it sight-unseen, but they also safeguard us against lockdowns as everyone has access to the property online. 3D tours are a marketing tool that we strongly recommend in 2022 as WA faces uncertainty with the borders reopening.

Sometimes people are hesitant to market their home because they either don’t understand the marketing tool that we are recommending, or they do not want to spend the money without knowing exactly what return they are going to get on their investment. Some marketing tools are easier to measure, for example with the property portals we can track visitation and enquiry levels making this spend easier to justify. Signboards are a tool that are harder to measure as we cannot track enquiries and conversions as people will walk/drive by the sign and then will call the agent or attend the home open.

The saying is “you’ve got to spend money to make money” and this is applicable to real estate marketing. You need to reach the most people to generate as many leads as possible to achieve the highest sales price, so you need to ensure your property is visible to a wide range of buyers to get the highest level of enquiry and engagement.

Our agency adds value by offering a range of complimentary marketing tools when you list with us, but most of the traditional methods incur a cost paid by the seller to the advertising supplier in addition to the commission paid to the agent.

Selling Your Property

Selling Your Property

Are you exploring the property market and thinking about selling? There are a few things you need to ask yourself before taking the property to the market.

What is my property worth?

Our agency can provide a property appraisal to help you determine this. An appraisal is simply an estimate or an opinion of a property’s current market worth, based on comparable sales in the area and market trends. On the other hand, you may request a valuation which is a written report on the property by a Valuer and a fee is charged for this service. Property prices are generally based on opinion and in a hot market it can be emotional. People will pay what they think a property is worth, and emotions will typically influence their offer as much as an analysis of recent comparable sales.

What are the costs involved?

There are various costs involved in selling and it is important to get your head around these before listing your property for sale. Initially, there will be maintenance costs involved in preparing your property for sale such as painting, cleaning and re-carpeting. There are also upfront marketing costs such as photography, real estate portals (such as realestate.com.au) and furniture staging. The highest cost is the agency fees (which range depending on the agent and the property) and also any taxes involved in the sale (capital gains tax or stamp duty on your next property).

What is the suggested method of sale?

Vivien Yap is experienced with all methods of sale and will recommend a method most suitable to your property and what you want to achieve. Our agency usually recommends selling by auction or private treaty, but will explore and explain all of the options to you. The method of sale is determined by market conditions, the location, the style of property and many other factors.

The one thing that we really emphasise is that the launch stage is the most critical time of a campaign, so it is crucial that we get it right from the start. When a property launches online it gets the most views within the first week and if your home is priced well above market rate, you won’t get the level of enquiry you are expecting and you may scare off buyers which impacts the interest and demand for the property.

What to consider when working with an agent?

There are a variety of things you should consider when deciding which real estate agent to work with. Your real estate agent should be familiar with the area and should have experience selling in the area. They may also have other qualifications like a university degree in business or marketing but this isn’t essential to work in the industry. You may choose to work with an agent that works for a reputable agency as they have access to systems and data that others may not have. By working with Vivien Yap you are choosing to work with Perth’s number one agent that has years of experience and knowledge of the western suburbs.

2022 Property Forecast

Western Australia’s anticipated border reopening will set the stage for another year of solid growth in house prices in 2022. The Real Estate Institute of WA predicts house prices will jump 10 per cent this year as the state finally lowers the drawbridge to interstate and overseas migrants in due time. REIWA president Damian Collins said increased demand from new arrivals and low stock levels would place upward pressure on prices, particularly in the second half of the year.

CoreLogic Research Director Tim Lawless said tight border controls prevented WA from achieving the gains seen in other states in 2022, with house prices rising 22.1 per cent nationally  – the sharpest jump in three decades. Despite the strong price growth in 2021, Mr Collins said WA is still the most affordable state in the nation, with prices remaining 3.4 per cent, or roughly $18,000, below their 2014 peak. Perth’s median house value of $520,000 is the second-lowest in the country, behind $498,168 in Darwin.

Most analysts predict the housing market to cool in 2023 when the Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to increase interest rates to keep a lid on inflation. “Interest rates are going up, there’s no doubt about that, it’s just a matter of when, and by how much,” Mr Collins said. He said this may cause a slowdown in price growth, but he did not anticipate prices to go backwards.

What else could push prices down? Mr Lawless said tighter lending rules could also place downward pressure on house prices, as it did in 2014 and 2017.

Information provided by ABC News, REIWA & CoreLogic

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