Technology, research data forcing real estate innovation

Nov 29, 2019 7:31:47 PM Share this:

Analysing property trends in South Africa based on recent barometers and research documents, there are varied reasons and opinions explaining why certain markets are under pressure and others are thriving.


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Topics: Technology, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa

Technology and research data forcing real estate innovation

Nov 19, 2019 8:54:11 PM Share this:

Analysing property trends in South Africa based on recent barometers and research documents there are varied reasons and opinions explaining why certain markets are under pressure and others are thriving. For instance according to the FNB Affordable Housing Insight for the third quarter released in October affordable South African residential properties priced between R250,000 and R500,000 are experiencing a strong third quarter, with some properties sold at 5% above asking price. Whilst 95% of properties in the higher end of the market sell below-asking price, at approximately 10% discount.


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Topics: Technology, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Harcourts Real Estate

Is WhatsApp changing real estate?

Jul 31, 2019 9:32:11 PM Share this:

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.


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Topics: Technology, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate

Battery powered homes might soon be the norm.

Sep 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Sustainable solutions for homes are being developed at a rapid rate. Green homes are fast becoming the norm as opposed to the exception. We’ve seen the rise of water efficient homes dramatically rise in water scarce regions over the past few years. So, to a concerted effort is being made to ensure properties are energy efficient as well.


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Topics: Technology, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Battery powered homes

Harcourts International’s Todd Cassie named to CIO100 list

May 2, 2018 6:30:30 PM Share this:

Todd Cassie, Harcourts International’s Head of Technology, has been featured by CIO magazine as a member of the CIO100 list. The list annually honours the most innovative technology leaders across all industries who are at the forefront of decision-making and strategic change.
Mr Cassie said that it was an honour to be included in the list and credited the recognition to the team members at Harcourts for their dedication to excellence and unrelenting focus on leading the way in the industry.


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Topics: Technology, Harcourts South Africa, Harcourts International, CIO100 list, Innovative technology

African technology developments aim to boost online economic activity

Nov 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The global push by international technology brands to invest in the development and accessibility of emerging markets will be a key driver for future economic growth. We've seen how on a global scale development in these spheres can make positive contributions to alleviate unemployment and boost entrepreneurship.


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Topics: Technology, online economic activity

The age of information is a real estate opportunity

Jun 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Modern times are evolving so rapidly that businesses and individuals alike are having to continuously analyse their practices and strategies to ensure they stay ahead of the game. This is especially applicable to the real estate industry which has seen an array of local and international factors influence how everyday business is conducted.


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Topics: Technology, Evolution of real estate

Innovative South African real estate technology

Apr 10, 2017 10:11:17 PM Share this:

Global real estate innovation has never evolved as rapidly as it has in recent years. With technologies and cutting edge training systems the main culprits of this revolution, real estate professionals are being forced to stay on top of their game at all times.


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Topics: Technology