Whether you’re selling a luxury home on a golf estate, or an inexpensive apartment, is it still advisable to enter in to a sole mandate agreement and, if so, would the terms of the mandate differ? In answering this question, let’s first determine whether or not a sole mandate is required for properties listed in… Read More Sole Mandates – Does One Size Fit All?
Imagine going shopping and having no idea how much cash you have in your wallet, or how much credit is available on your cards. Sound crazy? It’s much the same when you go shopping for a property without first getting yourself qualified for a home loan. So often we hear purchasers tell us that they… Read More Before You Offer, Get Qualified
Many property owners contemplating selling wonder when the best time is to list their property for sale. Do you wait for summer? Is it best during school holidays? Do you wait until the market improves? These are good questions, and as with any investment, your return depends very much on your timing. So just when… Read More When Do I Sell My Property?
Much has happened in the last week in the world of South African politics. Even though some of the action was anticipated, it came as a shock to the South African economy. The Rand depreciated by 6% overnight, and at the time of writing this article, was continuing to weaken. Overseas investors see South Africa… Read More Political Turmoil Show Property “As Safe as Houses”
When it comes to selling your property, just how important is print advertising? With all the new online marketing platforms available, is it really necessary to go to the expense of marketing in print as well? It certainly is true that there are a number of alternative marketing mediums in the modern world. The Internet… Read More Does Print Advertising Still Work?
In the industry we often hear the expression from estate agents “my buyer”. This may lead one to conclude that agents have ownership, or exclusive access to certain buyers. Is this really true and, if so, how should that impact on your decision of which agency you will list your property with? Whilst some agents… Read More Who Owns The Buyers?
One of the most difficult decisions for a seller to make is whether or not to accept the written offer that they have on your property. Naturally, if its’ a full price offer you’d be delighted and, provided the terms were fair, you’d sign and pop open the champagne! But if the offer isn’t full… Read More Sellers – How Do You Know You’re Selling for The Right Price?