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Chris van der Merwe


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FFC Number: 2022320815

RE/MAX Coastal (Knysna)

Sawtooth Building, Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Harbour Town, Thesen Island, Knysna, 6570

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Chris van der Merwe


RE/MAX Coastal (Knysna)

Sawtooth Building, Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Harbour Town, Thesen Island, Knysna, 6570

082 418 8671

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Chris van der Merwe of RE/MAX Coastal, Lakes & Eden, based in the Garden Route, is a 20 years veteran of the real estate industry and has represented clients all over South Africa in numerous real estate transactions. Chris has built a solid foundation of clients in this community through his professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to always put his client’s needs first. 


He studied B Comm Accounting at the University of Pretoria, B Compt through Unisa and Production Management at PMI of SA and afterwards began work in real estate. Passionate about Property Developments, Chris has continued to leverage his know-how and experience to exceed his client’s expectations. 


Chris is active in the community on various fronts, fundraising efforts for non-profitable organisations to sport development. Executive member of Eden Swimming and official at swim events. “I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do I ought to do, and what I ought to do, God helping me, I will do.” 


In his free time, Chris is an avid mountain biker. Spending time in the Knysna forest together with his wife and son and friends is never something Chris takes for granted. “Truly blessed to live in the Garden Route and experience the natural beauty of the area” 


Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est. - Without sweat and toil no work is made perfect.   


Chris is committed to serve his clients and his community to the best of his ability and to maintain high service levels and would like to thank his loyal clients, friends and RE/MAX family for their continued support during the last 20 years.   


Chris Achieved the following awards:   

2014 Premiere Club & Millionaires Club   

2015 Premiere Club & Platinum Club   

2016 Premiere Club & Millionaires Club   

2017 Premier Club & Millionaires Club, Broker Manager of the Year, SA Hall of Fame (3 years’ service & R3.5m commission earnings)   

2018 Millionaires Club   

2019 Premiere Club & Millionaires Club  

2020 Millionaires Club 

2021 International Hall of Fame ($1 million in career commission) 

May 2021 Top 10 Earner in SA 

2021 Chairman's Club


"Remember Chris is never too busy for any of your referrals “ 

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