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Is the first offer on your property really always the best offer?
Is the first offer on your property really always the best offer?Article

Almost every property seller will at some stage hear from estate agents that the "first offer is always the best offer", but is this always the case?

Gerhard van der Linde 6 May 2021

4 reasons buyers and sellers love virtual property tours
4 reasons buyers and sellers love virtual property toursArticle

Virtual house tours are being welcomed by buyers and sellers alike, for more than just health and safety reasons...

29 Mar 2021

3 things to do when hitting the property market today
3 things to do when hitting the property market todayArticle

Covid-19 has had a huge effect on all aspects of South African lifestyles, not least of which is the effect it has had on our perception of our homes...

Tony Clarke 28 Oct 2020

#LockdownLessons: Slow return anticipated to a new-normal - Andrea Tucker, MortgageMe
#LockdownLessons: Slow return anticipated to a new-normal - Andrea Tucker, MortgageMeArticle

Andrea Tucker, director at MortgageMe, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

Are show-houses still a thing?
Are show-houses still a thing?Article

The current lockdown period offers an excellent opportunity if you want to sell your home: at last you can get to all that DIY before it goes on show. But wait - are show-houses still a thing?

Paul Stevens 15 Apr 2020

Technology an enabler in the real estate domain
Technology an enabler in the real estate domainArticle

The digital era has seen computers and online tools replace the filing cabinet in the modern office...

Greg Brown 28 Aug 2019

How to run a successful show day
How to run a successful show dayArticle

Help your home's next owner fall in love. Here are top five tips for running a successful show day yourself...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 9 Jul 2019

Technology complements rather than replaces show houses as a sales tool
Technology complements rather than replaces show houses as a sales toolArticle

With the emergence of sophisticated electronic technology, almost all estate agents are now using advanced marketing tools...

8 Apr 2019

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Time for millennials to get back into the property marketArticle

According to statistics from property market analyst Lightstone, South African millennials will experience increased difficulty in becoming home owners as they will probably have to pay 3.04 times more...

4 Mar 2019

Is the 'For Sale' sign still a useful marketing tool?
Is the 'For Sale' sign still a useful marketing tool?Article

With over 80% of buyers now starting their property searches online, many sellers are questioning the effectiveness of the traditional 'For Sale' sign...

29 Nov 2018

The A-Z guide to selling your home
The A-Z guide to selling your homeArticle

Selling a much-loved home can be an emotional prospect, but it's an important part of moving onwards and upwards to better things...

Tony Clarke 29 Oct 2018

CT property owners should prepare for upcoming property valuation
CT property owners should prepare for upcoming property valuationArticle

Earlier this year, Johannesburg residents voiced their outrage over property valuation increases...

22 May 2018

The for-sale sign, does it still work?
The for-sale sign, does it still work?Article

We get a lot of enquiries, both internally and externally, about the validity of the for-sale sign...

Richard Gray 18 Aug 2017

Tips for new property investors
Tips for new property investorsArticle

Property is a great way to create wealth and those who want to secure their future should seriously consider tapping in to this market as soon as possible...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 Jun 2017

Does the property market still need estate agents?
Does the property market still need estate agents?Article

With a number of new property platforms employing models that 'cut out the middle-man', and in doing so asking for much lower commissions for connecting sellers with buyers, the question of why use an estate agent at all has been asked...

23 Jun 2017

Cooling-off period only applicable in certain instances
Cooling-off period only applicable in certain instancesArticle

Once an offer to purchase has been signed by both the buyer and seller, it immediately becomes a legal and binding sale agreement...

Adrian Goslett 28 Mar 2017

Free app launched to advertise show houses, find a home
Free app launched to advertise show houses, find a homeArticle

Showday is a free mobile application that aims to make expensive show-day advertising a thing of the past. Home seekers can also download the app for free and browse based on various criteria...

1 Mar 2017

What are landlord vs. lessee rights during sale of tenanted property?
What are landlord vs. lessee rights during sale of tenanted property?Article

Tenant rights and obligations are not automatically forfeited when a landlord puts their property up for sale...

3 Feb 2017

Baby Boomers vs Gen-X vs Millennials - how they find their homes
Baby Boomers vs Gen-X vs Millennials - how they find their homesArticle

According to Tony Clarke, MD of the Rawson Property Group, while the three main groups of homebuyers currently active in SA's housing market have many preferences in common, they also have definite differences when it comes to choosing a new home...

30 Nov 2016

Tech reveals what buyers look at during show houses
Tech reveals what buyers look at during show housesArticle

New research using eye tracking technology has made progress in separating myth from reality when it comes to pinning down what buyers are really paying attention to when they're viewing a home...

19 Aug 2016

Is the property market beginning to turn?
Is the property market beginning to turn?Article

Things are beginning to change in the property market and it could mean that sellers are in for a slightly bumpier ride...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 14 Jul 2016

Differences between open and sole mandates
Differences between open and sole mandatesArticle

The differences between open and sole mandates play an important role in the type of service sellers get before, during and after a sale...

5 Feb 2016

Owning a property is a form of forced saving
Owning a property is a form of forced savingArticle

Buying a home has several advantages over renting, such as the sense of ownership and not needing to get permission from the landlord to do anything to the home...

5 Jan 2016

Private Property launches new On Show section
Private Property launches new On Show sectionArticle

Private Property, in partnership with Sunday Times Neighbourhood, has created a new On Show portal which will list on show property from both organisations...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 12 Nov 2015

Show house days the best way to sell a property
Show house days the best way to sell a propertyArticle

Property sellers may start questioning whether the effort of a show house day is actually worth their while since prospective buyers are becoming increasingly active online...

5 Nov 2015

Right2Know Campaign hosting events for International Right to Know Day 2015
Right2Know Campaign hosting events for International Right to Know Day 2015Article

On 28 September 2015, is International Right to Know Day and the Right2Know (R2K) Campaign will be hosting events in three major provinces to observe this important day...

25 Sep 2015

Estate agent sign boards and costs in spotlight
Estate agent sign boards and costs in spotlightArticle

The City of Cape Town recently met with heads of various stakeholders in the property industry regarding the use of advertising signboards...

25 Aug 2015

The current state of real estate - a market overview
The current state of real estate - a market overviewArticle

Not only is there a shortage of properties in primary residential areas, but some sellers are withdrawing their homes from the market with the thinking that if they wait, they'll get a better price.

10 Jun 2014

Choose your estate agent carefully
Choose your estate agent carefullyArticle

It always comes as a surprise to him, said Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, how casual homeowners can be when appointing an estate agent.

18 May 2014

88mph's seven selected start-ups for 2014
88mph's seven selected start-ups for 2014Article

88mph, an early stage start-up fund and accelerator program that launched in South Africa in 2012, has announced the seven chosen start-ups to partake in the program for 2014.

4 Apr 2014

Private Property hosts the Inaugural CARE Awards breakfast
Private Property hosts the Inaugural CARE Awards breakfastArticle

On 16 October Private Property hosted the first CARE Awards prize-giving at the plush Durban Country Club. Attendees were treated to a sunny breakfast spread before proceedings took over.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Oct 2013

Residential property sellers should use selling strategies - Clarke
Residential property sellers should use selling strategies - ClarkeArticle

According to Tony Clarke, managing director of the Rawson Property Group, estate agents are reporting that multiple offers on homes are becoming increasingly common, with South African residential property regaining its status as a preferred asset class.

16 Jul 2013

Show houses remain relevant - Shevil
Show houses remain relevant - ShevilArticle

According to David Shevil, marketing and brand manager of the Just Property Group, show houses are still a valuable marketing tool for selling residential properties.

8 Jul 2013

Sellers should not overlook benefits of show houses - Clarke
Sellers should not overlook benefits of show houses - ClarkeArticle

According to Tony Clarke, managing director of the Rawson Property Group, it may be necessary to open one's house to the public as a show house a number of times if one is seriously wanting to sell.

24 Jun 2013

Winter is a good time for house hunting - Rawson
Winter is a good time for house hunting - RawsonArticle

According to Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, although most Capetonians are reluctant to venture out in the winter weather, this can be a very good time to buy residential property.

13 Jun 2013

SA estate agents could become complacent - Rawson
SA estate agents could become complacent - RawsonArticle

Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, says the decline in numbers of estate agents in South Africa could have problematic consequences for the industry. In three years, the numbers have dropped from over 90,000 to leave a relatively small and exclusive group of about 30,000 highly qualified individuals who could in effect corner the market and subsequently become complacent, resulting in poorer service delivery, says Rawson.

24 May 2013

Summer is a good time to sell residential property - RawsonArticle

The widely held view that spring and summer are the best times to sell a home is true, says Tony Clarke, managing director of the Rawson Property Group, and most estate agents do experience an upturn in sales from October onwards.

11 Oct 2012

First economically mixed housing development for Cape TownArticle

Power Construction and the City of Cape Town are to partner in launching Cape Town's first economically mixed housing development: 3 200 housing units in the Zeekoeivlei/Grassy Park/Strandfontein area.

14 Sep 2012

Technology sounds death knell for recalcitrant realtorsArticle

The South African real estate industry has entered a new age due to technological advancement, proved by the fact that 80% of sellers now start their property searches on the internet.

2 Jul 2012

Budget could assist first time home ownersArticle

"We welcome the announcement that government will explore an incentivised savings scheme for first time home buyers and look forward to further details," says Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group, commenting on the national budget speech.

24 Feb 2011

Internet factor in house salesArticle

According to Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property (PGP) group, homebuyers are making increasing use of the worldwide web to research the property market and initiate actual viewing of homes on site.

10 May 2010

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