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

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 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