Without a doubt one of our most recognizable Harcourts superstars, Ryan Kourie of Harcourts Rhino has the art of real estate down to a T – maintaining personal relationships with his clients, being dedicated to checking off all the finer details, and beating his competitors at securing the best stock in his market area. Ryan sure has been doing something right since 2005.
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.
A tastefully furnished home is easier to market and sell than an empty one.
These could be challenging times to sell high-end properties and should an estate agent find it in a mess or empty, then home staging might just be an option to consider.
Home staging has become the norm in the US, but in South Africa the upper end of the property market is fast catching onto the trend. A quick Google search reveals there are already 15 top home stagers to choose from just in the Cape Town area.
Given the low national savings rate and slow market growth locally and internationally, it should come as no surprise that National Treasury calculates that only about six percent of South Africans are on track to retire comfortably.
As new technologies and improved systems are perpetually introduced into our modern business environments, innovations in client communication is undoubtedly at the forefront of this rapid evolution. The real estate industry has experienced a flurry of new concepts and advancements in the past year especially with regards to agents having to incorporate real time communication tools into their daily practices.
President Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation address in Parliament yesterday and outlined seven priorities and five goals whilst acknowledging that due to financial constraints government would not be able to deliver “everything at one time”. In the real estate sector, the economy has played a major role in activity and commitment and we're excited that the President is prioritising economic growth and hope for strategic and continued implementation.