Service to Buyers Leaves Room for Improvement


In a rising market agents scramble to secure good listings.  It’s a fact that the best agents are the agents with the best listings. Sadly though, in their drive for listings some of the feedback we’ve received is that buyers feel they are often neglected.  This frustration isn’t something peculiar only to South Africa. I’m… Read More Service to Buyers Leaves Room for Improvement

Do “For Sale” Boards and Showhouses Make a Difference?


When marketing property it’s not uncommon to get resistance from some sellers when it comes to using “For Sale” boards and Showhouses.  Some sellers are concerned that Showhouses will just attract nosy neighbors instead of genuine buyers.  They are may also be reluctant to let their neighbors and friends know they are on the market… Read More Do “For Sale” Boards and Showhouses Make a Difference?

What to Consider When Purchasing a Sectional Title Property


Two of the most common forms of property ownership are Freehold and Sectional Title.  It’s important for a purchaser to understand the difference between the two, and what to consider when purchasing a sectional title property. Freehold is where you purchase a piece of land and the improvements thereon.  You have title to the property,… Read More What to Consider When Purchasing a Sectional Title Property

Agent “Sharing” Strategy Not Always Great For Sellers


It’s time for a frank discussion on the “sharing strategy” that many estate agents use in the Helderberg area. The question that needs to be answered is: Is it really good for the seller? Every property seller wants to sell for the maximum the market will pay – and they’re entitled to that. The only… Read More Agent “Sharing” Strategy Not Always Great For Sellers