Pick me!

Being able to effectively communicate why a client should use YOU is one of the most important skills you can possess. In this day and age, especially with the Internet and websites like privateproperty.co.za, buyers and sellers have direct access to many estate agents at the click of a button. If you are unable to [...]

2014: What does our future hold?

The new year promises to be at least as exciting as 2013 – if not even more so! General consensus is that it’s going to be a good year for residential property. The growing shortage of homes and the resultant willingness to pay above previous price levels will be a key driver during the coming [...]

2013: What a year!

The past 12 months have been magic for us – but we couldn’t have achieved anything without you, our valued partners in property. With the launch of our all-new website mid-year we moved towards creating a truly digital marketplace in our industry. Our browsers testify to this. Our leads testify to this. And our agents [...]

EAAB deadline extension gives unqualified Agents another 18 months

Certain members of the real estate marketing sector heaved sighs of relief when the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) recently announced that the January 2014 deadline for all unqualified estate agents to achieve their NQF4 qualifications had been extended to June 2015. “Before this announcement,” said Wayne Albutt, the Rawson Property Group’s Regional Sales Manager [...]

Private Property Hosts the Inaugural CARE Awards Breakfast

On the 16th of October 2013 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. The CARE Awards are the brain child of Jill Corfield (EAAB) with the intention to recognise estate agents who serve their community, either [...]

How To RenewYour Fidelity Fund Certificate

Your Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) is valid from 1 January of a year until 31 December of the same year. You are required to renew your FFC by no later than 31 October every year for the following year. Also take note of the late renewal penalty that is applicable if your renewal application is [...]

Harcourts shows its heart

Each Harcourts agent donates R30 from each deal to the group’s Foundation. A well of goodwill follows, with agents proposing causes close to their hearts and the Foundation making donations or organising initiatives. The Foundation has, to date, raised in excess of R2-million for South African charities. In KwaZulu-Natal, the Harcourts agents have certainly been [...]

Help give the LIV children a brighter Christmas

Private Property is committed to helping LIV Village at every turn. KZN-based LIV has created a safe, home-based environment for more than 100 orphaned and vulnerable children. And this Christmas, you have an opportunity to help give these children a day to remember. We’ve got a big box at our office, which we’re hoping to [...]

Sue and Mabel make a formidable team

Sue Petzer of Pam Golding has supported Mabel’s Haven in Kwa Makhuta, Amanzimtoti, for the past seven years. She became involved through her church, which Mabel also attends. Mabel’s Haven is open to children and anybody in the community who needs a safe place. No one is ever turned away – whether they need, food [...]

SELL FASTER: “stage” a home for your show day

First impressions are everything. The mere fact that a potential buyer is viewing a property indicates that a part of the decision has already been made. The question is, how do you maximise this window of opportunity – one that lapses in minutes? Professional opinion is that the pre-sale preparation of a house, in the [...]