We often hear the comment that estate agents are responsible for the market values of property. Are they, and if not, then who is? Estate agents have absolutely zero influence over market value. For that matter neither do property sellers. In fact, what a seller thinks their property is worth, and what an agent may… Read More Do Estate Agents Set the Market Value?
As with everything in life – you get what you pay for. Yes, we want to save money where we can. But we also know that cheapest is very seldom best. It’s all about the value you get for your money, not about how much it costs you. To illustrate it simply: Most people don’t… Read More Commission Rates – What You Need to Know
Selling a property is said to be one of the most stressful experiences of your life – along with the death of a loved one, and divorce! It doesn’t have to be that way though. Much will depend on how much you do before you go to market, and the strategies that you employ. As… Read More There’s Much to Do Before You List
Perhaps it’s no surprise, but 2015 has kicked off with significant demand from buyers further North. It would appear the attraction of life in the Western Cape, and specifically the Helderberg area, is stronger now than ever before. At Harcourts Platinum approximately 1 in 4 buyers currently hail from up-country, and the demand has certainly… Read More Increasing Demand From Up-Country Buyers