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PRIORITIZING THE HEALTH & WELLBEING OF OUR NETWORK

PRIORITIZING THE HEALTH & WELLBEING OF OUR NETWORK

As the world’s leading brand in real estate, we are now challenging our network to help us become the healthiest brand in the industry by partnering with the online fitness coaching sensation, JEFF Fitness. The partnership kicked off with a free workout event held on 25 February, live-streamed via the JEFF Together Facebook and YouTube pages. The workout (which can be watched here) f...

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOLE VS OPEN MANDATES

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOLE VS OPEN MANDATES

In real estate, we know that too many cooks spoil the broth. If you’re a first-time seller, the terms ‘sole mandate’ and ‘open mandate’ have most likely come up in the early stages of the home selling journey and may have caused some uncertainty. For those who are struggling to decide what’s best for them, below are the differences between sole versus open manda...

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BUSTING THE 4 MOST COMMON HOUSE-SELLING MYTHS

BUSTING THE 4 MOST COMMON HOUSE-SELLING MYTHS

If this is your first time selling, you’re probably overwhelmed by the complexity of the process. These days there is no shortage of information, and of course, we have our family and friends who are eager to give advice. However, receiving input from too many sources can lead to more confusion, uncertainty, and stress. With these information sources available, some home-selling myths have b...

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RE/MAX “SHOW YOUR LOVE” MONTH: IDEAS FOR GIVING BACK

RE/MAX “SHOW YOUR LOVE” MONTH: IDEAS FOR GIVING BACK

This Valentine’s Month, the RE/MAX of Southern Africa network is spreading their love across the region as part of a national Show Your Love campaign. The idea behind the campaign is to create an opportunity in which to focus on serving and giving back to those around us – even if it is in just some small way. “The pandemic has been tough on all of us, whether it be financiall...

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R12.5 MILLION INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN SEDGEFIELD

R12.5 MILLION INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN SEDGEFIELD

Perfectly positioned in the secure and exclusive gated estate of Cola Views in Cola Beach, Sedgefield, this R12.5 million home with five bedrooms and five bathrooms offers the prime investment opportunity for the savvy coastal buyer. Priced near the top end of this growing market, this home stands to grow only further in value.   According to the suburb expert tasked with marketing the hom...

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MOST EXPENSIVE APARTMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

MOST EXPENSIVE APARTMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Listed at R170 million, this eight-bedroom beach oasis is currently the most expensive listing available within South Africa. Previously one of the most expensive listings in the country topped out at R150 million for a five-bedroom home in Fresnaye and was marketed by top sales associate, Karryn Cartoulis of RE/MAX Living.  Since acquiring the listing in the latter half of 2020, Cartoulis...

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HOW COVID HAS CHANGED THE GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

HOW COVID HAS CHANGED THE GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

From wearing face masks in public to socialising from two meters apart, society is adapting to the rather unusual circumstances that have been brought about by COVID-19. As with all industries, the global real estate industry has had to adapt to the new normal. In a recent blog posted by RE/MAX LLC, RE/MAX agents around the globe share the changes they have had to make in face of the pandemic a...

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A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR GREATER PROPERTY PRICE APPRECIATION

A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR GREATER PROPERTY PRICE APPRECIATION

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has again announced that interest rates will remain stable, keeping the repo rate at 3.5% and the prime lending rate at 7%. According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, house price appreciation and rental escalations have remained subdued for some time now; enough that an interest rate cut at this meeting could have hel...

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RE/MAX National Housing Report Q4 2020

RE/MAX National Housing Report Q4 2020

PROPERTY MARKET RECOVERS TO PRE-LOCKDOWN LEVELS OF ACTIVITY  The South African real estate market has shown a remarkable recovery following the Deeds Office closure that occurred in the second quarter of 2020 and reflects nearly the same levels of activity as it had pre-pandemic. According to Lightstone Property data, a total of 44,885 bond registrations were recorded at the Deeds Offic...

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PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2021 REAL ESTATE MARKET

PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2021 REAL ESTATE MARKET

We have come to the end of an unprecedented year. We now look ahead and make our predictions for the 2021 real estate market. Given what has occurred, we predict yet another year of mixed results as we continue to navigate through the aftereffects of the national lockdown and continue to battle against the pandemic. Low-interest rates mean more real estate sales “Interest rates are lik...

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RE/MAX SA APPOINTS A NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

RE/MAX SA APPOINTS A NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

The RE/MAX of Southern Africa board of directors have appointed Jo Neser, a retired director and now executive consultant at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc, to be their new Chairman of the board, effective from 1 January 2021. As the brand’s corporate attorney for the last 25 years, Neser will no doubt add a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to the team. Originally from Springs, Gau...

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TOAST TO OUR FOUNDERS THIS FOUNDER’S DAY

TOAST TO OUR FOUNDERS THIS FOUNDER’S DAY

On 30 January, RE/MAX offices around the globe celebrate Founders Day: an annual celebration of the official inauguration of the RE/MAX brand on January 30, 1973. The day serves to acknowledge the efforts of the brand’s founding members who, forty-eight years ago, disrupted the real estate market by introducing the concept of 100% commission earners into the real estate environment. This...

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