André de Villiers has a continues trading record in Cape Town real estate since 1983. He started as an estate agent with Pam Golding Properties at their first City Bowl office after which he started his own agency in 1986 trading as De Villiers Real Estate. Andre accepted an invitation to join the Steer & Co property group as manager of the City Bowl office. Within a short time Andre became the Sales Director and eventually Managing Director of Steer & Co's sales company.
Andre affiliated the group of fifteen Western Cape based offices to the international franchise group, ERA (Electronic Realty Associates). When the Johannesburg group of ERA offices (Called ERA Chas Everitt) left ERA in 2003, Andre decided to join Chas Everitt and launched their Western Cape operations.
Academic: Matriculated at Fish Hoek High School 1978, Graduated from Rhodes University in 1982 with a BA (legal and economics)
Industry Positions Held: Director MLS (Cape Town) Director IEASA (Cape Town) Director EAHC (Cape Town)
Training: Andre has also been very active in real estate training and development, particularly in the areas of marketing and technology. Besides training for his respective property groups, Andre has also trained for the Institute of Estate Agents.
Awards: Due to his expertise in marketing and technology Andre has twice been recognised with real estate industry awards from the PA Group at the Property Professional Awards for both Real Estate Industry 'Young Lion' and Real Estate Industry 'Mover & Shaker'.
International Conferences: NAR San Francisco (Twice), NAR New Orleans (Twice), NAR Miami, ERA Miami
International Property Marketing: Andre has attended numerous international property exhibitions and marketed property at real estate trade shows in Dublin, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich.
Andre lives in Wynberg Park (Bishopscourt / Trovato) in Cape Town and is married to Brazilian architect Romeu Santana.
With a passion for travel, animals and technology, Andre is equally at home in Cape Town or on his much loved farm in Passa Quatro, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil where Andre and Romeu are creating an animal sanctuary.
Andre if very involved with APAAM http://www.apaam.info an organisation promoting the sterilisation of street dogs in Brazil as well as various animal welfare and animal rights organisations in South Africa.
Business Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/andre.j.devilliers
Andre is Editor of South African Estate Agents (Facebook with over 1500 followers)
Business Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/chaseveritt_CTS