Good Afternoon Everyone
As you all know, the Transfer Duty rate has changed (effective 1 March 2017) and our Property Cost Leaflet as well as our Tariff Books are being re-printed.
STBB property cost leaflet March 2017
Note that the Firefly costs app for your cell phone will only be updated as from 1 March 2017.
Lauren – STBB
I am really excited about our new 2017 incentives that are aimed at recruiting the best agents and retaining the best agents and I have no doubt in my mind that we are offering by far the best package of overall benefits that any company in Cape Town South offers.
It is so important that an incentive structure is just that – it should really serve to excite and motivate better performance and that is what it should reward.
We are not going to spell it out here on our website because we really want the opportunity to talk to agents about how it will work for them, but the core of the structure is to focus on skills development and acting on those skills to increase the agent's productivity and satisfaction and thereby their personal growth.
We really feel that a Devler agent representing Chas Everitt and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World should not only be able to offer the very best marketing strategies but be rewarded in the best way possible when they produce excellent results.
You can get a pdf on Elevate from the password protected pages under Useful Links
Our Year End function is at Catherina's at Steenberg;
Champagne welcome at 6:30pm
Sally, Scott and I are to welcome our team and their partners at a venue that reflects the excellent year we have had, and the very exciting year ahead of us!
Look who is back in our team?
Welcome back Isabella Alexander "Issi".
Lovely to have you back. You and Franlize are going to do very well together!
Agents requesting Property Snapshot Infographic to please use the Infographic order form on Devler.co.za
Sellers could be losing 30% or more of the value of their property when they sell, by simply not being aware of the development potential of their property due to their zoning.
Cape Town estate agent Andre de Villiers said he was shocked to hear of a sale recently, where elderly sellers had accepted a "rather modest offer" directly from a private buyer, a property developer, where it can only be concluded that the seller was probably unaware of the property's valuable GR4 zoning.
"Sellers should remember that an estate agent who is a true specialist in an area, can provide the property owner with a lot more than just a current market valuation that is based on recent sales," said de Villiers.
"The agent can provide you with comprehensive information that will impact on a property's value including the potential for further development. My agents are required to keep totally up to date with both market and municipal trends as well as local regulations for the area. We can also provide property owners with a free report on their zoning, and what this zoning means. Even if you are a private seller or have a private buyer interested in your property, it is still highly recommended that you protect your interests by asking an agent to give you a well-motivated valuation," said de Villiers.
Nobody doubts that that an extra room or a garage adds a tangible value to a property, but the fact that the owner could actually build a block of flats on their property could be far more important to the inherent value of the existing property. This is often information that a property owner simply does not know.
Local real estate agency Devler Estates (trading as Chas Everitt in the False Bay and Southern Suburbs) is the first real estate business in South Africa to announce that it will accept comission payments in the digital currency Bitcoin as from 1st June 2016.
“Bitcoin is gaining momentum all over the world and with the Rand being so volatile it is likely to attract increasing attention in South Africa. This will be yet another example of Bitcoin increasingly becoming a real alternative currency and going mainstream in South Africa. ” said Managing Principal Andre de Villiers.
Many property sellers (particularly older sellers) are often impressed with the fact that company A or B may have more pages of print ads in the Saturday property section. But ask yourself, does this actually matter to buyers? All buyers know that whatever was put into a newspaper ad is already a week old when it appears.
Chas Everitt Cape Town South is a real estate agency that knows how to engage effectively in online marketing? "With over 80% of property buyers are going ONLINE to find property – we are focussing on being the best where it matters, to the benefit of our sellers," said franchise principal Andre de Villiers.
"When you are marketing online you need to invest in the skills to know what works and what works better! We do, and we are really good at it!," said de Villiers.
Chas Everitt Cape Town South operates over twenty area blogs with linked social media accounts.
While we can usually be guided by professional agents about the property itself what about the actual security of the home in respect of the neighbourhood? What are the security expectations you have for yourself, your loved ones and your possessions in the home that you are planning to buy?