Port Elizabeth - investment opportunity due to pandemic-induced market

Sep 21, 2020 7:43:15 PM Share this:

Real estate in the Port Elizabeth region is a burgeoning market in unprecedented times. As a whole, the property industry has experienced many unforeseen changes due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, including a record-low interest rate. By far the most surprising development has been the dramatic switch to a seller’s market. With many people seeking refuge in quieter cities, as well as a growing desire for simpler lifestyles, investing in the PE property market could provide an ideal solution. 


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Property Investment, COVID-19, Port Elizabeth, Harcourts Beachfront, Nikki Strooh

Blue Circle Diaries - Tim & Caron Upton

Sep 18, 2020 8:58:04 PM Share this:

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Tim & Caron Upton of Harcourts Dunn make an unstoppable team. Both agents are simply machines when it comes to getting the real estate sales formula right – marketing, communication, and putting in practice the Harcourts core values.


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Topics: Property, Harcourts Real Estate, Harcourts Dunn, Entrepeneur, Blue Circle Diaries, Team Upton

Residential rental market experiencing COVID-19 induced pressure

Sep 15, 2020 9:38:55 PM Share this:

South African Residential rental market is currently experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 economic situation. The latest PayProp Rental Index for Q2 2020 shows the first indications brought on by the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. With unfavourable effects on rental levels, growth and non-payments in the country, as well as widespread household financial pressure – the rental market is likely to follow this trend into the near future. 


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Interest Rates, Rental Market, COVID-19

The importance of upskilling agents in an ever-evolving industry

Sep 7, 2020 4:30:23 PM Share this:

In an industry as competitive as real estate, it’s integral that estate agents continually work on developing their skills. A devotion to expanding their capabilities, as well as an evolving expertise equips agents to achieve results consistently.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, COVID-19, Upskill, Digital Marketing

Recent CX reveals that Harcourts South Africa is at the forefront of customer service

Aug 28, 2020 5:50:28 PM Share this:

Harcourts South Africa continues to raise the bar on customer service levels in the real estate industry. In a customer experience (CX) survey conducted recently, the majority of the responses rated our agents 10/10. 


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Customer Feedback, Real Estate Agents, customer service, CX

Blue Circle Diaries - featuring Ryan Kourie

Aug 21, 2020 5:41:56 PM Share this:

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Without a doubt one of our most recognizable Harcourts superstars, Ryan Kourie of Harcourts Rhino has the art of real estate down to a T – maintaining personal relationships with his clients, being dedicated to checking off all the finer details, and beating his competitors at securing the best stock in his market area. Ryan sure has been doing something right since 2005. 


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Topics: Real Estate, Property, Harcourts Real Estate, Entrepeneur, Blue Circle Diaries, Ryan Kourie, Harcourts Rhino

Optimum Real Estate Market As 100% Home Loan Approval Rises

Aug 20, 2020 11:22:24 PM Share this:

Applications for 100% home loans have seen an increase recently, with a greater extent being approved. At the same time, interests rates have dropped to 7% and are experiencing their lowest level in almost five decades. This climate could potentially offer the perfect conditions for first-time homebuyers, as well as property investors that have the desire and option to invest.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Home Loan, Harcourts Real Estate, Home Loan Application, COVID-19