Spring has sprung the luxury market into season

Sep 8, 2021 6:09:46 PM Share this:

Traditionally Franschhoek has been a property market that has primarily seen buyers emanate from beyond local shores. European buyers have for many years made up the bulk of the Franschhoek property market. However, as COVID restricted international travel this has had an undoubted effect on the market in the region. Surprisingly, in recent times, we are seeing far more South African buyers with an appetite for luxury properties come to the proverbial table.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Spring selling season, Harcourts Real Estate, Harcourts Winelands, COVID-19, Franschoek

Selling in Spring?

Aug 13, 2021 5:34:20 PM Share this:

Spring not only exemplifies the concept of - new, it also is a great time to sell your home.  Are you a homeowner who is thinking about selling your home in the next couple of months? Well, Spring offers many sellers a unique market opportunity as the season's change, especially into a warmer climate, signalling the start of increased buyer activity.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, Spring selling season

South Africa's Real Estate Market Half Year Update

Jul 27, 2021 4:50:21 PM Share this:

The past month's COVID Level 4 restrictions have undoubtedly impacted the economy and real estate market. The general feeling is that in most metros real estate activity remained buoyant and activity is on the increase, but we will have to analyse the data in the coming weeks to come to a true market identification.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Market Value, Harcourts Real Estate, Harcourts Values

Instagram for Real Estate

Jul 5, 2021 10:07:26 PM Share this:

Instagram can be a little intimidating at first, and that’s not talking about the gorgeous fitness models and influencers that the platform has become synonymous with, but in terms of really making a connection with your online communities, the platform is a brilliantly useful tool for the real estate industry. Here are 6 reasons why…


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Topics: Richard Gray, Advertising, Harcourts Real Estate, Social Media, Instagram, Instagram and Real Estate

Level 4 lockdown will impact real estate market

Jun 28, 2021 11:07:58 PM Share this:

Following the President's announcement yesterday evening that the country will move to Lockdown Level 4, as the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, we as Harcourts South Africa have already put structures in place to protect both our agents and clients to the highest degree.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Information on buying and selling, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection

The human factor in modern real estate

Jun 10, 2021 8:23:22 PM Share this:

It often seems as if every day there is a new app, a new technological feat, a new digital advancement being introduced into the global real estate market. It is often difficult to discern between the necessary and unnecessary. At Harcourts, we have invested hours upon hours developing strategies and we are very proud of our achievements and service offerings in the tech space and are happy to say that we lead the real estate market in certain aspects of the technological world.


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Topics: Technology, Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Information on buying and selling, Harcourts Real Estate, COVID-19

Does the story of the home help sell it to buyers?

May 4, 2021 11:27:28 PM Share this:

With all the new technologies and wonderful service offerings real estate companies are able to provide their clients there are still a few crucial aspects of our industry that remain untouched by the modern market. It is often the ability to provide these insights that set you apart from the market and assist your clients to achieve success.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Home Decor & Furnishing, Harcourts Real Estate, Personalizing you home, appealing to buyers

Val de Vie is named in the 2021 top 10 lifestyle estates in the world

Apr 20, 2021 12:02:00 AM Share this:

Val de Vie Estate, the luxurious lifestyle estate nestled by the majestic mountains just outside of Paarl in the Western Cape, has raked in another award. New World Wealth (NWW) shared its top 10 lifestyle estate picks for 2021, and Val de Vie was named in the Top 10, sharing the spoils with world-renowned estates across the globe.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Maureen Nel, Val de Vie

Table View property market to benefit from the latest developments

Apr 13, 2021 10:42:40 PM Share this:

Analysing trends in Cape Town's property market over the last year and the perpetual increase in demand for high return on investment opportunities, given the low-interest rate and macroeconomic conditions, the latest development in Cape Town's booming suburb of Table View, aptly named "Cornerstone on Arum" is set to continue this trend. 


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Topics: Selling, Harcourts South Africa, Property Investment, Harcourts Atlantic

COVID effects on the property market and South African investment positivity

Apr 9, 2021 6:58:55 PM Share this:

It is difficult to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy when so many people experienced personal loss and trauma during this time. But then you think about it for a minute and consider the impact the virus has had on our livelihoods and business operations as well, and then only does the entire picture come into view.  With that being said, why then has the real estate market not only been able to stay buoyant but, in contradiction to earlier predictions, show immense activity and growth during the past year.


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Topics: Selling, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Property Markets, Property and Investments, COVID-19