Am I too young to buy my first house?

Oct 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The short answer is no. If you have the financial means and qualify then investing in property in your early 20's & 30's might be one of the best decisions of your young adult life.

Strangely enough, the majority of first-time home buyers are in their 40 & 50's, when they are already overloaded with a myriad of financial responsibilities, families, businesses, or other investments, which means they will either have to work longer to pay off their mortgages or enter retirement with a substantial amount of debt hanging over their heads.

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Topics: Agent Life, Achievements, First Home

Agent empowerment to assist clients

Oct 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

There are many great investment opportunities in the local real estate market currently. Often during a bout of economic uncertainty, us as consumers keep our cards close to our chest in an attempt to mitigate risk. Which is always the wise option, however as the dust starts to settle the investment sprouts start to emerge from the now fertile soil.

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Topics: Agent Life, Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents

Does the 'for sale' sign still work?

Sep 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Richard Gray, Harcourts Africa Chief Executive Officer, says they get a lot of enquiries, both internally and externally, about the validity of the for sale sign.

“There are a lot of advantages to technology, I would be the first to admit, but we’ve proven that an integrated approach remains the best way forward,” says Gray.

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Topics: Agent Life, Advertising, Properties for sale, Buyers and Sellers

Big Dreams Start at Home | Cricketer

Sep 5, 2017 10:47:55 PM Share this:

"Passion is the key to making a dream come true. Talk to Harcourts and let's make those real estate dreams a reality. Whether you're buying, selling, letting or renting property, give us a call. #BigDreamsStartAtHome

Here are those links:

Harcourts South Africa Facebook Page

Youtube Channel

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Topics: Agent Life, Harcourts, Harcourts South Africa, Property Investment, Property, PropertyFocus, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, Estate Agent, Cricket, Big Dreams, Dreams, At home, Digital Marketing Campaign, Campaign, Family, Values

Career as a Commercial Agent

Jun 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

A career as a commercial agent is not for everyone, and it requires a very specific combination of skills. Education (preferably a background in economics, finance or commerce) and the ability to work quickly with numbers and analyse data are essential. Commercial agent positions are best suited to multitaskers who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a variety of people. Interpersonal skills, dedication to customer satisfaction and persuasiveness are all important.

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Topics: Commercial, Agent Life, Careers

Overcoming the fear of public speaking

Jun 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The power of being able to speak in public or before a small group is underestimated. No document or meeting can impact like a presentation or powerful speech.  What good is knowledge without being able to share it? What good is desire to influence people if you can’t inspire them?

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Topics: Agent Life