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

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

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

Evolving and adapting to the current economic climate

Jan 14, 2021 6:29:14 PM Share this:

The new year has come and with it new challenges. We're still in the wake of 2020 and with the current restrictions, many businesses remain under pressure. The real estate industry continued to work through a lot of the difficulties facing in the industry. Thankfully, in some regions, the market is highly active and sales have improved beyond previous years. How do we navigate the foreseeable future and adapt enough so we can sustain and grow our business?


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Topics: Real Estate Agents, Estate agent training, Innovative technology, Harcourts Real Estate, COVID-19

How buyers can gain leverage in a seller’s market

Oct 12, 2020 10:17:54 PM Share this:

Many areas are experiencing a hot real estate market and have shifted to a seller’s market. This is despite the COVID-19 pandemic or perhaps because of it, as well as the subsequent record low-interest rates. While current conditions are prime for sellers, they can make the process more challenging for property buyers. Navigating a seller's market can seem daunting for prospective buyers, however, they can still position themselves for success and zero in on their ideal property. 


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Topics: Buying, Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Harcourts Real Estate, First time homeowner, COVID-19

Proptech industry propelled into action during COVID-19 pandemic

Oct 5, 2020 7:28:02 PM Share this:

The Proptech, or property technology industry, is experiencing a massive push by the coronavirus pandemic, with companies implementing and investigating technology-backed solutions to combat ongoing challenges. The proptech value chain as a whole has always depended on whether the country is equipped to transition into a more technologically-driven system, however, COVID-19 didn’t lend itself to choice.  


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Topics: Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Harcourts Real Estate, COVID-19, Proptech

Blue Circle Diaries - Tim & Caron Upton

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

BC DIARIES GRAPHIC - UPTONS
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