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Cynthia Todd

What are your top three secrets to success? Immediate response to any inquiry whether on the web, via SMS or phone – that way you keep on top of the buyers, sellers and the competition. Be yourself – honest, friendly, sincere and always happy to help. Always keep in touch with the sellers and buyers on a regular basis – feedback is very important. What is the one thing you wish someone had taught you when you first started out in property and why? You can move companies, but never move areas. You will build up an area over...

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Investment and Business Roadshow a Success

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with eThekwini Municipality and Trade & Investment, KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN), hosted an Investment and Business Roadshow in Durban on 17 and 18 September 2014. Local and international qualified private and institutional investors were invited to attend this event to become acquainted with a number of investment opportunities which have been identified for their accessibility and their potential. The event aimed to establish a global bilateral or multilateral intercommunication platform among international and South African corporations, private equity funds, government agencies, financial institutions and investment service suppliers in the Durban area, in...

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SnapScan App

Available from: Free All you need is some data to download it. Love it: SnapScan is the app that has everyone talking and just to confirm its success, it won the MTN Business App of the Year award for 2013. The big idea is that customers can make in-store payments using their mobile phones instead of credit or debit cards. To use SnapScan, you download the app for Apple, Android or BlackBerry, and add your credit card details by taking a picture of your card and creating a pin. You can then use the app to scan a QR...

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Lyonelle Venter

What are your top three secrets to success? • Wake up energised. • Prospect. Prospect. Prospect! • Be honest and ethical. You may lose a sale but you will gain a client for life. What is the one thing you wish someone had taught you when you first started out in property and why? To stop stressing about things completely out of my control. You cannot control the market, but you can positively influence peoples’ experiences of our industry and how they perceive estate agents. What is the most vital business tool that estate agents should have at their...

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November/December 2014

In the November/December issue of Property Professional, we have a look at the property market predictions and the development standards for 2015. [iframe width=”525″ height=”525″ src=”″ frameborder=”0″...

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