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Welcome to extended reality or XR
Welcome to extended reality or XR

Just as brands are coming to terms with the various realities that is AR , VR and MR, extended reality or XR has joined the mix to keep us on our toes by ensuring brand offerings are optimised even further...

By Shaune Jordaan 26 Apr 2021

Rising importance of proptech in a new world
Rising importance of proptech in a new world

For many rental agencies in South Africa that still relied on outdated processes to manage their portfolio payments, Covid-19 brought on...

By Johette Smuts 10 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19
#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of a challenging economic climate for both consumers and rental agencies...

By Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry
#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry

Looking ahead, here is our forecast for South Africa's property landscape in the year to come...

By Paul Stevens 6 Jan 2021

Proptech industry propelled into action during Covid-19 pandemic
Proptech industry propelled into action during Covid-19 pandemic

The proptech, or property technology industry, is experiencing a massive push by the coronavirus pandemic, with companies implementing and investigating technology-backed solutions to combat ongoing challenges...

By Richard Gray 6 Oct 2020

#LockdownLessons: DigsConnect evolves during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: DigsConnect evolves during lockdown

DigsConnect is a seasonal business, with the busy period being between September and February. However, the student accommodation platform has taken the lockdown period to evolve their product offering...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 May 2020

#BizTrends2020: Road map to the future and digital transformation in property
#BizTrends2020: Road map to the future and digital transformation in property

The real estate business is going through significant change for the first time in my 20-year history in this industry...

By Paul Stevens 7 Jan 2020

Technology and the property market: Here's how it affects buyers and sellers
Technology and the property market: Here's how it affects buyers and sellers

We're all familiar with the major technological "disruptors" of the past decade - think Uber, Netflix and Airbnb, to name just a few. It's comes as no surprise then that technology is slowly but surely changing the face of the property market too...

By Bruce Swain 3 May 2019

Proptech - what is it and how will it impact the real estate industry?
Proptech - what is it and how will it impact the real estate industry?

The acronym "proptech" has been bandied about with increasing regularity of late, often accompanied by terms like disruption and digitised...

By Yael Geffen 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Tech Trends and Millennials: What's in store for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: Tech Trends and Millennials: What's in store for 2019?

As we head into 2019, we're seeing several trends in the proptech space which are interesting to both millennials and businesses...

By Gil Sperling 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution
#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution

It's no secret that technology has revolutionised much of our lives. Why then, is the property rental journey still the same as it was 100 years ago?

By Daniel Levy 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'
#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'

When 2018 wrapped up, we saw the rental market in South Africa continue to struggle...

By Jonathan Liebmann 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market
#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market

There are many people stating that the worst is over and that things will start improving soon...

By Paul Stevens 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The sky is the limit with IoT and AI
#BizTrends2019: The sky is the limit with IoT and AI

The rate at which technology has advanced recently is remarkable; particularly interesting for me is the 'internet of things' and for this reason I'm especially optimistic about the year ahead...

By Scott Field 8 Jan 2019

Nardee Brims, COO, PropertyFox
#BizTrends2019: Residential property in 2019 - what to expect

Political and economic uncertainty, combined with increasing petrol prices and rising household costs saw the property market slowdown dramatically throughout the first, second and third quarters of 2018...

By Nardee Brims 7 Jan 2019

Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent
Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent

There's no question that technology is going to play an ever-increasing role in the residential real estate world...

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Oct 2018

iCommunity team
Egyptian real estate startup iCommunity raises $600k from Algebra Ventures

Egyptian startup ?iCommunity, a mobile community platform for the real estate industry, has raised $600,000 in Series A funding from VC firm Algebra Ventures for further growth at home and internationally...

By Tom Jackson 12 Oct 2018

Ronald Ennik, founder and CEO of Ennik Estates
Has technology truly diminished the value of estate agents?

"Given the rise in technology, the value offering of real estate agents has fallen - as reflected in their compensation."

By Ronald Ennik 19 Jul 2018

Michael Louis (co-founder and CTO), Michael-John Dippenaar (founder and CEO), and Henri Bam (co-founder and COO)
#StartupStory: Sxuirrel platform solves storage space issues

Sxuirrel is a local disruptive tech company that connects individuals with extra space to those in need of storage and parking space...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Real estate sector should strengthen foundations while economy is depressed

The property sector has seen exceptional growth and expansion over the past ten years, but in keeping with the more recent deterioration of general economic circumstances...

By Lee-Anne Bac 11 Jan 2018

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All that twitters is not sold

Online real estate companies offering to sell your home for a low fixed price or a discounted commission appear to be multiplying daily, but they are actually just peddling old - and unsuccessful - concepts dressed up in new digital clothes.,,

By Berry Everitt 24 Aug 2017

How to survive the disruption of estate agencies
How to survive the disruption of estate agencies

The estate agency profession is facing disruption, and for agents to survive, they need to evolve...

By Paul Stevens 23 Aug 2017

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