Selling in Spring?

Aug 13, 2021 5:34:20 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

Table View property market to benefit from the latest developments

Apr 13, 2021 10:42:40 PM Share this:

Analysing trends in Cape Town's property market over the last year and the perpetual increase in demand for high return on investment opportunities, given the low-interest rate and macroeconomic conditions, the latest development in Cape Town's booming suburb of Table View, aptly named "Cornerstone on Arum" is set to continue this trend. 


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Topics: Selling, Harcourts South Africa, Property Investment, Harcourts Atlantic

COVID effects on the property market and South African investment positivity

Apr 9, 2021 6:58:55 PM Share this:

It is difficult to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy when so many people experienced personal loss and trauma during this time. But then you think about it for a minute and consider the impact the virus has had on our livelihoods and business operations as well, and then only does the entire picture come into view.  With that being said, why then has the real estate market not only been able to stay buoyant but, in contradiction to earlier predictions, show immense activity and growth during the past year.


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Topics: Selling, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Property Markets, Property and Investments, COVID-19

COVID effects on the property market and South African investment positivity

Mar 11, 2021 7:34:06 PM Share this:

It is difficult to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy when so many people experienced personal loss and trauma during this time. But then you think about it for a minute and consider the impact the virus has had on our livelihoods and business operations as well, and then only does the entire picture come into view.  With that being said, why then has the real estate market not only been able to stay buoyant but, in contradiction to earlier predictions, show immense activity and growth during the past year.


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Topics: Selling, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Interest Rates, COVID-19

Ballito continues to showcase impressive growth in the property market

Feb 4, 2021 8:45:18 PM Share this:

Once known as a quiet seaside town, Ballito has become a hustling and bustling coastal location that has somehow managed to retain its community-orientated feel.


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Topics: Selling, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Rental Market, JP Pienaar, Harcourts Dolphin Coast

Can we determine true market value?

Nov 5, 2020 9:14:26 PM Share this:

Determining the true value of a property is one of the most crucial components of any transaction in the real estate industry. The entire valuation process comprises of various factors which ultimately lead to an accurate property valuation.

Is the true value of a property subjective?
Valuing real estate is a very particular process, due to the fact that each property possesses unique features, which are specific to that property; including location, erf size, floor plan and layout, as well as additional amenities. In addition, local knowledge and understanding of the market by the estate agent responsible for the valuation is paramount. An agent with an acute insight into their local market more accurately assess market value than that of an agent who does not understand the trends related to that region.

Unlike most commodities that are used quickly, the advantages of property are typically recognised over a certain amount of time. This also means that determining a property’s fair market value should take into account both economic and social trends, as well as legislative regulations and environmental factors which may affect the overall valuation; while general industry principles such as supply and demand will undoubtedly influence an individual property's value from a holistic perspective.

Although the valuation process is clinical by nature, homeowners will naturally have attached sentiments to their current property. A good real estate agent will also be able to keep this in mind to ensure that the final valuation is worth the homeowner’s while from a personal perspective.

In essence, a home is worth whatever a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept. However, an experienced real estate specialist who works with both buyers and sellers in the current real estate market is not only able to access accurate data but also see two sides of the same coin. As a result, this insight allows them to decide best how to assess the true value of a property.

Connect with us on social media to share your thoughts on determining true market value.


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Topics: Selling, Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, Market Value

Cape Town's Northern Suburbs continue to offer great real estate value

Jul 8, 2020 10:34:08 PM Share this:

In the current economic framework of the country and the effects of the pandemic on the economy, real estate in Cape Town's Northern Suburbs continue to bolster the overall Western Cape property market. We are seeing increased activity in certain regions of the Northern Suburbs and since Alert Level 3 was instituted the interest in real estate in this region has continued to go from strength to strength.


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Topics: Selling, Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, Harcourts Dunn, COVID-19, Western Cape

Digital real estate during lockdown will have long term benefits for property buyers and sellers

Jun 22, 2020 11:18:13 PM Share this:

With the recent move to Alert Level 3, the real estate industry has returned to work and based on current trends, the future looks promising. But what exactly will “business-as-usual” post lockdown look like?


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Topics: Selling, real estate technology, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection

Selling or leasing now?

May 6, 2020 5:53:37 PM Share this:

Maximise your property’s exposure online.

Bypass the stress of physical open homes with 6 simple tips to help maximise engagement with your property online.


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Topics: Selling, Leasing, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection

Coronavirus Update – Sellers

May 6, 2020 4:58:30 PM Share this:

As the world changes, we adapt so that you can continue to with your property plans.
At Harcourts, our core values drive everything we do and that means supporting our clients and the community throughout this challenging time. We have put together a series of frequently asked questions in order to help you understand and guide you through the selling process in the current situation.


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Topics: Selling, Harcourts South Africa, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Online Auction, Virtual Inspection