From time to time we meet property sellers who decide to sell their property themselves. In our experience there are usually two reasons why a seller may decide to do so: they’ve had a bad experience with an agent, or they wish to save the cost of the agent’s fee if they can. Both reasons… Read More Do I Sell Privately?
There is often considerable friction between an outgoing tenant and their landlord (or more specifically, the estate agent acting for the landlord). The friction usually arises around issues relating to the deposit refund, and the liability the tenant has to address issues that need attention at the property. First off, an inspection of the… Read More Tenants – How to Get Your Deposit Refunded
It’s important to remember that when selling your property you are selling in competition, not in isolation. That means that buyers are also looking at other competing listings and will make a decision based on a number of factors. You will need to out-perform your competition of you want the best offers from the buyers.… Read More Giving Yourself the Edge When You’re Selling
Making the decision to purchase a property is not easy at the best of times. Usually your property is one of your most significant investments. There are many factors to consider. It’s even more difficult to make a decision when there is market uncertainty, as we are experiencing now. The political and economic situation raises… Read More Do I Buy Now or Wait and See?
One of the big considerations for a property seller is that of which agent to select, and what the selling fees will be. Sellers are able to choose from a host of different agents and different fee structures. Just how do you choose the one that costs you less? As with everything in life, not… Read More Which Estate Agency Will Cost Me Less?
It was “4 in a row” for Harcourts Platinum, local real estate agency in the Helderberg, when they were crowned #1 office for Harcourts South Africa at their national conference in Swaziland last month. Principal, Steve Caradoc-Davies, was full of praise for his team as they walked away with the top accolades, including Top Office… Read More Harcourts Platinum Take The International Stage
It’s a cause for concern when you are listed on the market and your property hasn’t sold yet. If properly managed though, there is no need to panic. It’s important to realize that you will need to evaluate the situation and make some decisions if you want a result. Research shows that the quicker a… Read More Why Isn’t My Property Selling?