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Private Property has received two International Media Awards (IMA). For the year 2013, Private Property’s received an Outstanding Achievement Award in the “Real Estate” category, with an overall score of 95 percent. The portal also received the accolade in the “Lifestyle” category recently with a score of 478 out of a possible 500, with content [...]

Hang on to your FCC!

The deadline for the Services SETA NQF4 exam, for those agents who received their licences before 16 July 2008, has been extended until 2015. Agents who qualified after this date (16 July 2008 to 31 December 2012) should have sorted out their NQF4 by the end of last year. While in theory the penalty for [...]

Residential house prices on the rise

Due to an unprecedented influx of first-time buyers, the over-supply of homes on the market in 2013 has now virtually resulted in a shortage of middle income homes for 2014. This positive activity trend indicates the volume of qualified buyers in the market currently and thereby provides a natural boost for the residential property market. [...]

Industry icon now heads up REBOSA

Leapfrog’s Jan le Roux has been appointed chief executive of Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA) and has begun his tenure with a structural overhaul that should prove a game-changer for the non-profit organisation as well as a draw-card for those agents who have not as yet joined. Established in 2012, REBOSA aims [...]

Record home loan approval rate in 2014

The January statistics from ooba, South Africa’s biggest bond originator, show that the property market has entered the new year on a continuing high note, with its approval rate increasing by 3% year-on-year to 68.7%, which is the highest ratio on record since June 2008. Property prices and bond sizes are also showing steady growth. [...]

Millions of good reasons to advertise with us!

Wow, the year started with a bang! In January, we passed more than a million leads to our partner agents. We have big plans for 2014 as well – plans that’ll help you achieve even greater success. They’re under wraps for now but watch this space … We think these are compelling reasons to list [...]

New-look IEASA working for you

“It is with great excitement that we are introducing the totally revamped look for the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA). With a rich history of over 75 years being of service to estate agents and the South African real estate market as a whole, the time has come to position IEASA as [...]

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Technology is the way to go, and we’ve employed a full-time social media marketer to ensure that our presence is out there in the market – so that we get more browsers and you get more leads on your listings. We now talk to more than 30 000 followers on a daily basis. Our Facebook page [...]

We’re top of the log!

A recent independent survey of 400 consumers puts Private Property firmly ahead of its competitors in 13 of 14 categories. Our highest scores are in terms of the information we publish (where 58% of respondents voted us tops) and ease of use (60%). Following closely, with 50% of respondents vouching for us, is the good [...]

EAAB plan presents challenges as well as opportunities

The Estate Agency Affairs Board’s (EAAB’s) programme to transform the real estate sector by introducing previously disadvantaged learners into estate agencies across the country – which was proposed and put together by the former Minister of Human Settlements, Tokyo Sexwale – is now about to go ahead and, following its adoption by the new Minister, [...]