Blue Circle Diaries - featuring James Visser

Aug 14, 2020 8:05:26 PM Share this:

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Our latest Blue Circle Diary features Harcourts Winelands’ James Visser – an agent known by his peers for his absolute professionalism and for maintaining excellent channels of communication with his clients. It’s James’ ability to really listen to his clients’ needs and his dependability that has earned him one of the top spots in the exclusive Blue Circle Society.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate, Property, Harcourts Winelands, Entrepeneur, Blue Circle Diaries, James Visser

Blue Circle Diaries - featuring Edzard Barnard

Aug 7, 2020 6:43:25 PM Share this:

BC diaries - FB - EdzardEdzard Barnard of House of Real Estate has been steadily climbing the real estate ranks throughout the years with Harcourts and has made quite a name for himself as one of our Top Selling Agents, and one of the top-selling agents in his market. He’s also the youngest person to be inducted into the exclusive Blue Circle Society, known for his quick turnaround of property sales and impressive numbers. His is a model success story of what Harcourts and our world-class resources can do to thrust any rookie agent into tremendous success. Here are some of his thoughts on being a part of this great team.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Property, Real Estate Agents, Entrepeneur, Blue Circle Diaries, Edzard Barnard, Harcourts House of Real Estate

Post COVID-19 economy could see rise in demand for country living

Aug 6, 2020 9:27:13 PM Share this:

Cities are a hive of capital and innovation, built for the masses, however, this, in turn, is the reason why they become the epicentres during pandemics, such as COVID-19. Since the outbreak, city dwellers have encountered a much different reality than those living in smaller communities and more rural areas.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Country Living, The new normal

Smart Home Market Experiences Growth Due to COVID-19

Aug 6, 2020 9:15:37 PM Share this:

The COVID-19 outbreak is one of the most significant global events to occur in recent years, halting economic activity worldwide and compelling people to make substantial lifestyle changes


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Working from home, Smart Home

Blue Circle Diaries featuring Michael Pashley

Jul 31, 2020 7:58:21 PM Share this:

Today premiers our new Blue Circle Diary series, award-winning top sales agent Michael Pashley of Harcourts Platinum! We managed to get him to share some of his thoughts on working for Harcourts as well as some valuable information for others out there who hope to achieve the same level of tremendous success he's achieved by being a part of our team.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Michael Pashley, Harcourts Platinum, Entrepeneur, Blue Circle Diaries

Lowest interest rate in 47 years creates rare opportunity for buyers

Jul 24, 2020 7:13:48 PM Share this:

Harcourts South Africa welcomes the announcement by The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) to cut interest rates by a further 25 basis points, creating a rare opportunity for real estate investors and buyers in general. This takes the total cut in 2020 to 300 basis points, lowering the repo rate to 3.5% and the prime lending rate to 7%. The lowest rate implemented by the Bank in almost 47 years.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Interest Rates, Buyers and Sellers, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Cape Town's Northern Suburbs continue to offer great real estate value

Jul 8, 2020 10:34:08 PM Share this:

In the current economic framework of the country and the effects of the pandemic on the economy, real estate in Cape Town's Northern Suburbs continue to bolster the overall Western Cape property market. We are seeing increased activity in certain regions of the Northern Suburbs and since Alert Level 3 was instituted the interest in real estate in this region has continued to go from strength to strength.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, Harcourts Dunn, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Buying and Selling Property, Western Cape

Digital real estate during lockdown will have long term benefits for property buyers and sellers

Jun 22, 2020 11:18:13 PM Share this:

With the recent move to Alert Level 3, the real estate industry has returned to work and based on current trends, the future looks promising. But what exactly will “business-as-usual” post lockdown look like?


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Topics: buying and selling, real estate technology, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection

Repo cut rate creates unique opportunity for buyers

May 22, 2020 7:54:00 PM Share this:

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) announcement to cut its repo rate by another 50 basis points to 3.75% on Thursday, taking the prime lending rate to 7.25%, makes it far more affordable for buyers to invest in real estate during these uncertain times. The bank’s repo rate cuts this year totals 275 basis points or 2.75%, as it slashes rates during Covid-19 economic pressures.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, repo rate cut, Buyers market, South African Markets, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Harcourts Office innovates virtual tour service to counter lockdown pressures

May 13, 2020 5:11:33 PM Share this:

As the Coronvirus pandemic intensifies the need for the economy to get going, real estate remains under pressure across the majority of the market. This has forced many real estate practitioners to develop innovative ways to list their homes and present them to prospective buyers and keep buying activity buoyant.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection, Harcourts Two Oceans