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BUFFINI & COMPANY INTERNATIONAL MENTORS OF THE YEAR 2022

BUFFINI & COMPANY INTERNATIONAL MENTORS OF THE YEAR 2022

For the outstanding achievements in the region, Co-Regional Owners of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian and Vicky Goslett, were recently awarded the Buffini & Company International Mentors of the Year award at a global event held in San Diego, USA. The pair received the award before the official Buffini & Company Mastermind Summit conference took place on 08-09 August 2022. Over 4000 de

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SAFETY TIPS: SHOW HOUSES

REAL ESTATE AGENT SAFETY TIPS: SHOW HOUSES

Hosting a show house is one of the best tools in an estate agent's arsenal. It brings out the competitor in any buyer, boosts sales prices, and grows the buyer database. But, unfortunately, this perk comes with some level of security risk and both sellers and agents need to be extra vigilant when hosting walk-ins to a property. Here are a few safety and security tips so that you can equip y

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RE/MAX SA LAUNCHES NEW HOT AIR BALLOON

RE/MAX SA LAUNCHES NEW HOT AIR BALLOON

RE/MAX of Southern Africa proudly launched its new hot air balloon at Parkview Golf Club, JHB, on 22 August 2022. The iconic red, white, and blue of the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon lit up the sky as guests enjoyed an evening of food, drinks, and live music. “We retired our old balloon over two years ago as it had reached the end of its lifespan and its old branding needed to be refreshed,&rdqu

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BRACE FOR EVEN HIGHER REPAYMENTS ON YOUR HOME LOAN

BRACE FOR EVEN HIGHER REPAYMENTS ON YOUR HOME LOAN

Debt holders face higher repayments following the latest announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The repo rate climbs by another 75 basis points to 5.5%, leaving the prime lending rate at 9%. Unsurprised by this announcement, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett says that he is interested to see whether this latest hike will affect activity wi

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RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q2 2022

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q2 2022

Surprising uptake in Housing Market Activity During a period of global economic uncertainty and a cycle of interest rate hikes, the South African housing market performed surprisingly well during the second quarter of 2022, growing by as much 50% QoQ within certain sales metrics; and, for almost every month this year, the RE/MAX of Southern Africa network also beat its own recording-breaking sa

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INTEREST RATE HIKING CYCLE CONTINUES

INTEREST RATE HIKING CYCLE CONTINUES

The cycle of interest rate hikes continues following the latest announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The repo rate climbs by 50 basis points to 4.75%, leaving the prime lending rate at 8.25%. Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, says that this decision was predictable and in line with other statements provided by the MPC. “My hope is that

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RE/MAX SA CONVENTION 2023

RE/MAX SA CONVENTION 2023

Southern Africa’s largest real estate franchise, RE/MAX, has recently announced that it will hold its first national convention since the pandemic. This two-day convention will take place in Sun City, Johannesburg, on 15-17 February 2023. This convention promises to be the biggest one yet, as the brand has seen exceptional growth since the pandemic hit over two years ago. “We’

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WHY MOMS MAKE GREAT REAL ESTATE AGENTS

WHY MOMS MAKE GREAT REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Moms are fantastic, super-human beings. From being a chauffeur, chef, and tutor, moms are an all-in-one package with all of the necessary patience, kindness, and empathy. Moms have all these superpowers and more. It’s no wonder we have a whole day that is dedicated just to them. In honour of the day, we want to celebrate all mothers by showing you another thing that moms are absolutely fanta

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RE/MAX ANNUAL COATS & CANS DRIVE

RE/MAX ANNUAL COATS & CANS DRIVE

It can feel overwhelming to think how you might be able to help those in need when issues of hunger, unemployment, and homelessness continue to grow each year. But, each small contribution can go a long way towards improving the lives of those living within Southern Africa. “As a way of giving back to our local communities, we will be running our annual Coats & Cans drive where people

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RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q1 2022

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q1 2022

Rising Interest Rates Impact Housing Market Activity Following a season of unprecedented sales volumes, activity within the South African Housing market has begun to subside, most likely as a result of the interest rate hiking cycle that started in November last year. According to Lightstone Property data, a total of 36,685 bond registrations were recorded at the Deeds Office over the perio

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CAN YOU PULL OUT OF A HOUSE SALE?

CAN YOU PULL OUT OF A HOUSE SALE?

It’s not uncommon for buyers to try and cancel a house sale after signing the contract, but what actually happens when you withdraw from a house purchase? What happens when a Seller decides they no longer want to sell their property, or the Buyer finds something else they love more after the Offer to Purchase (OTP) has already been signed? Can a party simply walk away from the transaction? L

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INTEREST RATES CLIMB EVEN FURTHER

INTEREST RATES CLIMB EVEN FURTHER

Interest rates continue to climb following the latest announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The repo rate jumps by 25 basis points to 4.25%, leaving the prime lending rate at 7.75%. This comes as no surprise to Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, who had predicted that interest rates would climb in response to rising inflation and the global in

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