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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

Is real estate the career for you?
Is real estate the career for you?Article

Many people still think that a real estate career is all about earning easy money with loads of free time for leisure pursuits, and that the job involves little more than popping a sale board on the lawn and hosting a show house or two, but this could not be further from the truth...

Chris Cilliers 2 Sep 2020

#LockdownLessons: Sellers will galvanise change in the property industry
#LockdownLessons: Sellers will galvanise change in the property industryArticle

Tony Clarke, MD of the Rawson Property Group, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 19 May 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

Ask these questions before buying into a development
Ask these questions before buying into a developmentArticle

Many first-time buyers will be considering homes in developments and they need to ask the developers some probing questions before making a commitment...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 19 Sep 2019

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

Showstopper: How to put your property's best foot forward on show day
Showstopper: How to put your property's best foot forward on show dayArticle

In many ways show day is like your property's first date... it's the chance to make a good first impression and capture the attention of the right buyer so that things can be taken further!

Michelle Cohen 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

The pros and cons of buying development property
The pros and cons of buying development propertyArticle

With more buyers opting for new properties, developers are moving to fill the gaps in the market as evidenced by the huge number of development properties listed on our website...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 Jul 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

Should I buy now or keep on renting?
Should I buy now or keep on renting?Article

Here are a couple of pointers to help you decide if you are ready to step onto the first rung of the property ladder...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 Jan 2018

Further housing market weakness noted in Q4 2017 survey, but this may change soon
Further housing market weakness noted in Q4 2017 survey, but this may change soonArticle

As at the time of the fourth quarter FNB Estate Agent Survey in November, agents had not yet perceived any strengthening in the housing market, according to all of the major survey questions...

John Loos 24 Jan 2018

Are show days still relevant?
Are show days still relevant?Article

With most consumers looking online for property, many real estate professionals have stopped using open show days as a marketing tool to sell a home...

Adrian Goslett 17 Jan 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

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Create a good first impression without breaking the bankArticle

According to Richard Smith, assistant manager of Pam Golding Properties' Hyde Park office, you really don't have to break the bank to make your home more marketable...

17 Jan 2017

Team Makhatini take the spoils and see their dream of a new house fulfilled
Team Makhatini take the spoils and see their dream of a new house fulfilledArticle

Nerves, excitement and anticipation were the order of the day as three anxious couples took to the road in the West Rand, Johannesburg to compete for a chance to win a dream house with Kaya FM and RBA...

Issued by KAYA 959 12 Dec 2016

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

Buckle up, it's a bumpy ride ahead for property
Buckle up, it's a bumpy ride ahead for propertyArticle

The decision to hike the repo rate by 50 basis points, taking it to 6.75%, and the base home loan rate beyond the 10% barrier to 10.25%, comes as no surprise...

Samuel Seeff 29 Jan 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

How to avoid the death trap of double commission claims
How to avoid the death trap of double commission claimsArticle

It makes sense to give one agency the sole mandate to sell and market your property.

21 Aug 2014

App offers virtual tour of Stand 47, home of the future
App offers virtual tour of Stand 47, home of the futureArticle

Stand 47 is a concept home, recently built at Monaghan Farm Gauteng, to demonstrate what one can do when using considered design and state-of-the-art building materials.

14 Jul 2014

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

National sales volumes edge up
National sales volumes edge upArticle

Seeff chairman, Samuel Seeff looks at what's next for the housing market.

3 Apr 2014

Interest rate stability a vital boost as housing market starts to rebound
Interest rate stability a vital boost as housing market starts to reboundArticle

With the housing market in a much healthier position than what it has been for years, there is every reason to believe that it is poised for a rebound.

27 Mar 2014

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