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WHAT YOU HEARD ABOUT JOINING RE/MAX MIGHT NOT BE TRUE…

WHAT YOU HEARD ABOUT JOINING RE/MAX MIGHT NOT BE TRUE…

These are some of the comments we’ve heard over the last 20 years, and they’re simply not true. Let's set the record straight and give you the lowdown: 1. “You can only join them as an independent contractor.” It is true that RE/MAX was founded on the 100% commission model, where the agent gets to earn the full commission on a transaction and then pays back a servic...

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ARE ESTATE AGENTS STILL RELEVANT

ARE ESTATE AGENTS STILL RELEVANT

With more and more online real estate agencies popping up both locally and internationally, the question on everybody’s lips is whether the real estate profession will go the way of the milkman. However, unlike milk, property is not something you can simply throw down the drain if your purchase happens to turn sour. To decide whether traditional real estate agents are still relevant, you...

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RE/MAX THE FORERUNNER FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN REAL ESTATE

RE/MAX THE FORERUNNER FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN REAL ESTATE

Given that so many real estate professionals are female these days, it can be easy to forget that, much like most other industries of the day, the real estate industry was once a ‘boys only’ club. In fact, RE/MAX was considered incredibly progressive back when Dave Liniger first started the brand in Denver, Colorado in 1973, with three of his four first-ever recruits being female. T...

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ADVICE FROM OUR TOP AGENTS

ADVICE FROM OUR TOP AGENTS

This Women’s Month, in the hopes of encouraging and inspiring other young women in their journey towards success, the top female earners within the RE/MAX of Southern Africa network offer their unfiltered advice on what it takes to be successful both in life and within the real estate industry.  As the only recipient of the Luminary of Distinction – awarded to those who have be...

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HOW TO DEAL WITH THE DERELICT HOUSE NEXT DOOR

HOW TO DEAL WITH THE DERELICT HOUSE NEXT DOOR

Much like how that one scuffed dining room chair will lower the value of the whole set, one unkept property will drag down the prices of all the surrounding homes. Sadly, living next to a derelict home can happen to anyone at any point in time. All it takes is for your current neighbours to fall into some financial crisis that causes their home to go to wreck and ruin, or to have a real-world vers...

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WHAT THE RE/MAX BRAND STANDS FOR

WHAT THE RE/MAX BRAND STANDS FOR

Curious to know how the RE/MAX brand was able to develop into the world’s largest real estate franchise? Apart from our unique entrepreneurial business model that allows real estate professionals to join as independent contractors and our 100% commission offering, RE/MAX has developed our own corporate formula to portray what our brand stands for and to signify the sorts of people we would l...

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ARE REAL ESTATE AGENT COMMISSIONS TOO HIGH?

ARE REAL ESTATE AGENT COMMISSIONS TOO HIGH?

When choosing a doctor to perform open-heart surgery on you, how do you go about choosing the doctor? What if the cheapest option explained that their reason for being affordable is that you will need to do most of the procedure yourself – much like some low-cost real estate operators do. They will provide you with all the tools and equipment you need, as well as a video tutorial, but will n...

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HOW TO ADJUST TO YOUR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD

HOW TO ADJUST TO YOUR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD

Have you ever pulled into your driveway at home and suddenly realised that you have no recollection of the journey from the office to your doorstep? That’s because your routines can become so familiar that you are able to do them in auto-pilot mode. The problem arises when you move to a new neighbourhood and you go to unlock your front door and your keys no longer fits the locks…&nbsp...

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3 REAL ESTATE TERMS SELLERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND

3 REAL ESTATE TERMS SELLERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND

While words like voetstoots and CMA make perfect sense in the mind of a real estate professional, to the average Joe, they make about as much sense as algebra to a six-year-old. Below is a brief glossary to help you understand the important real estate terms involved in the selling your home: 1. Comparative market analysis (CMA) A comparative market analysis is a report that qualified real...

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IS YOUR AGENT BREAKING THE POPI ACT?

IS YOUR AGENT BREAKING THE POPI ACT?

Over the past few years, companies have been mining customers’ personal information freely in order to optimise their marketing efforts. Question is, can you trust your real estate agent to keep your personal information safe, or are they in some way breaking the POPI Act? Why Do Real Estate Agents Need My Personal Information? Personal information is an integral part of the real estate...

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HOW THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AFFECTS SELLERS

HOW THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AFFECTS SELLERS

Not all of us have a degree in economics. Understanding how external forces within the greater economy impact the price of property can be confusing. But, if you are in the market, then you do need to grasp its ebbs and flows or face the risk of being dragged under with its undercurrents. UNDERSTANDING DEMAND VS SUPPLY The main principal that contributes to growth in property prices is the sam...

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SHOULD I SELL WHEN DEVELOPERS MOVE IN NEXT DOOR?

SHOULD I SELL WHEN DEVELOPERS MOVE IN NEXT DOOR?

Choosing to avoid a dust cloud of ongoing construction for the next few months (or years), many opt to pack up their things and leave the moment developers move in next door. However, this might not be the most prudent financial decision, and here’s why: SELLING EARLY LOWERS YOUR ASKING PRICE Selling next to a construction zone is going to negatively affect the price of your property. Th...

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