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3 STEPS TO PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE

3 STEPS TO PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE

Many sellers don’t realise that a house needs to be ‘selling ready’ before it goes on the market. We’ve created a handy checklist to help you address any issues that might affect the sale of your property before the “For Sale” sign gets hammered into your front garden. #1 Planning Approval For starters, you need to check that all building plans are up to dat

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RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q1 2018

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q1 2018

Slow start for the first quarter In the first quarter of 2018, Lightstone data revealed that 31,875 new bonds were registered at the Deeds Office, totaling an amount of R33,666,534. This is down by 5,058 registered bonds since the last quarter of 2017. Data from all the major banks reveal that the average bond amount granted during this period was R1,056 million which is up ever so slightly from

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOUSE ONLINE

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOUSE ONLINE

From updating your debit orders to doing your grocery shopping, most everyday tasks have migrated to the realm of ones and zeros. Why should selling your home be any different? Most buyers will view a property online before they make the effort to view it in person. Most property portals have a very broad reach. At RE/MAX, we have our own local search portal that reaches close to 170,000 users

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STAY OR GO? WHY STAYING FOR A VIEWING IS A BAD IDEA

STAY OR GO? WHY STAYING FOR A VIEWING IS A BAD IDEA

Selling a property is never easy. Subtle details – from mismatched scatter cushions, to an unswept kitchen – can spell the difference between a potential buyer making an offer, or scratching your property off their list altogether. As much as you would love to be around to hear the passing comments as buyers amble through your abode, by choosing to remain at home during a showing, you

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FIX YOUR HOME OR SELL AS IS?

FIX YOUR HOME OR SELL AS IS?

What do you do if you want to sell your home, but it is in need of repairs? If this is the situation, you have a tough decision to make about what makes more financial sense. Either you will have to delay selling the home and spend the money to get the property in tip-top shape, or you can place it on the market and take the knock on the asking price.  It goes without saying that a home in

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Q4 2017 HOUSING REPORT

Q4 2017 HOUSING REPORT

In the last quarter of 2017, 36 943 bonds were registered at the Deeds Office, totalling an amount of R38 819 406. Data from all the major banks reveal that the average bond amount granted during this period was around R1.051 million, which is down from the R1.11 million seen between July and September 2017. During the last quarter of the year, around 38 630 bonds were cancelled. Of the 52 011 hom

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IT IS WORTH USING AN AGENT TO SELL YOUR HOME?

IT IS WORTH USING AN AGENT TO SELL YOUR HOME?

To reduce costs, some homeowners may be thinking about listing their property themselves, rather than making use of a real estate professional. On surface value, this may seem to be an excellent way to cut down on expenses during the homes sales process; however, it also means that the homeowner will have to see the whole process through from start to finish. Since the introduction of the inter

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Q3 2017 HOUSING REPORT

Q3 2017 HOUSING REPORT

Over the last three months, 36 740 bonds were registered at the Deeds Office, totalling an amount of R38 844 981. Data from all the major banking institutions reveal that the average bond amount granted during this period was around R1.11 million, slightly up from the R1.033 million seen in the second quarter of the year. During the third quarter of this year, approximately 52 335 bonds were cance

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES

Putting a home up for sale takes some preparation. Sellers need to have all of their compliance certificates in order before taking the step of listing their home on the market. Here is some guidance as to which certificates are needed to ensure a smooth, hassle-free property transfer process: Electrical Certificate of Compliance The legislation stipulates that every homeowner is in posse

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WHAT DOES RE/MAX PROVIDE YOU?

WHAT DOES RE/MAX PROVIDE YOU?

At RE/MAX, we want our agents to have the edge over the competition and be successful in establishing themselves as the best in the industry. To help our agents on their path to achieving their hopes, dreams and desires, we put in place some training programmes and support structures to make the road a little easier. As an RE/MAX agent, here are some of the benefits: RE/MAX CRM The Custom

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COULD VIRTUAL REALITY CHANGE THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR?

COULD VIRTUAL REALITY CHANGE THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR?

While virtual reality (VR) is not a new concept, there has been rapid advancement and augmented reality technology is at the stage where it could start to have an impact on consumers’ daily lives over the next few years. There is a wide array of applications that VR could have within the education sector, the office environment, medical facilities and of course the real estate sector. 

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IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OFFERS?

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OFFERS?

It is not uncommon for sellers to receive more than one Offer to Purchase (OTP) on their property at a time, especially if the home is situated in a sought-after area. While it might be tempting to accept the highest offer, this isn’t always the best offer, and it is important to look at all offers in their own merits, paying particular attention to the clauses of each contract. A real es

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