What can we expect from the property market in 2022?

Jan 19, 2022 12:39:35 AM Share this:

The following appeared in a recent national article where the CEO’s of the top 5 real estate companies were asked to reflect on 2021 and give their predictions for 2022.

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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Sellers market, Buying and Selling

Interest rate change still favours property market and economy

Nov 20, 2021 12:52:06 AM Share this:

The repo rate will increase by 25 basis points to 3.75%, South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) governor Lesetja Kganyago announced explained today, which means that the prime lending rate of commercial banks will increase to 7.25%.

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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Interest Rates, Property Markets, Buying and Selling

Selling secrets for the warmer months

Oct 26, 2021 11:36:45 PM Share this:

The weather is warming up and Spring is in full swing. Despite South Africa being a relatively warmer winter nation, it still feels as if we hibernate during the colder months. Thankfully Harcourts experienced unprecedented growth this past year so we are expecting even more activity in the real estate market in the coming months. Summer is approaching fast and if you are thinking of selling this summer, here are a few insider secrets.

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Topics: Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Information on buying and selling, Harcourts Real Estate, Buying and Selling

Selling in Spring?

Aug 13, 2021 7:34:20 PM Share this:

Spring not only exemplifies the concept of - new, it also is a great time to sell your home.  Are you a homeowner who is thinking about selling your home in the next couple of months? Well, Spring offers many sellers a unique market opportunity as the season's change, especially into a warmer climate, signalling the start of increased buyer activity.

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Topics: Selling, Buying, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, Spring selling season

South Africa's Real Estate Market Half Year Update

Jul 27, 2021 6:50:21 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 6, 2021 12:07:26 AM 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

Level 4 lockdown will impact real estate market

Jun 29, 2021 1:07:58 AM Share this:

Following the President's announcement yesterday evening that the country will move to Lockdown Level 4, as the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, we as Harcourts South Africa have already put structures in place to protect both our agents and clients to the highest degree.

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Topics: Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Information on buying and selling, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection

The human factor in modern real estate

Jun 10, 2021 10:23:22 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 5, 2021 1:27:28 AM 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

Val de Vie is named in the 2021 top 10 lifestyle estates in the world

Apr 20, 2021 2:02:00 AM Share this:

Val de Vie Estate, the luxurious lifestyle estate nestled by the majestic mountains just outside of Paarl in the Western Cape, has raked in another award. New World Wealth (NWW) shared its top 10 lifestyle estate picks for 2021, and Val de Vie was named in the Top 10, sharing the spoils with world-renowned estates across the globe.

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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Maureen Nel, Val de Vie