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The housing market is a reflective market place. The demand for homes to buy or to sell reflects the confidence levels of sellers and buyers. To commit Rx per month to a 20-year mortgage loan you must feel confident of your earnings each month for

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Is it any wonder that home sellers are confused about the state of the property market? The estate agents responding to the FNB surveys are still wearing rose-coloured glasses and FNB reports that home prices are still rising by 3.6% p.a. (in nominal terms). But at the

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The public perception of estate agents is not always positive. As a matter of fact survey after survey undertaken on this topic overseas shows the same lack of trust and questionable ethics and comparisons to car sales people abound. The estate agent is the archetypal entrepreneur.

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Q I am a first time seller and I was hoping you could assist me with some questions please: I have quite a few estate agents that have shown interest in helping me sell my property, but I’m not sure what the correct questions are to ask

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Online and single-office real estate agencies have been served with notices by South Africa’s biggest property portal, Property24. The notices centre on changing the charging structure instituted by Property24 on physical real estate offices. A mail circulated to affected agencies, such as PropertyFox and HomeBid, said the

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In the past two to three years a number of new estate agencies, boasting low-commission or fixed-fee offerings, have threatened to disrupt the established South African estate agency model. Traditional agencies, such as Seeff, Pam Golding Properties, Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty and RE/MAX (to

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[caption id="attachment_1581" align="alignright" width="450"] HomBid GM, Gary Sacks.[/caption] With close on 45 sales under its belt since going live in in June 2015, low-commission estate agency HomeBid has found its feet. Its general manager, Gary Sacks, says since HomeBid has learned what market it wants to

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