Author: Lauren

Agents training – listen up

You’re building a reputation and putting in hard graft and training. Word is that the format of new agent qualifications may be tweaked in 2018. Happily, current qualifications will always remain valid Few enjoy writing exams, but for thousands of estate agents countrywide who bite the bullet and achieve relevant qualifications, it’s not only a feather in their caps but a step in the right direction for the property industry. An industry that has worked hard collectively to raise the profile of estate agents and erase any negative perceptions. A key component in that drive has always been a...

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Durban Developers in strategic partnership

The Multiply Group, developers of Umhlanga Arch, the exclusive R1.3bn residential and commercial project in Umhlanga, have announced a strategic partnership with the Rembrothers Group, responsible for introducing the Old Town Italy restaurant/market/deli concept in KwaZulu-Natal and at a national level. “Umhlanga Arch was created around the core values of creating a live, work and play environment, which are perfectly aligned with our vision and the goal for the Rembrothers Group,” says Umhlanga Arch developer representative Chris du Toit. “We are delighted to confirm the partnership with Umhlanga Arch and look forward to working with the development team to...

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“Will you re-home my tortoise?” and other client demands

“Estate agents share the most outrageous demands that they have received from clients. Some are bound to have you nodding.” Estate agents have to deal with their fair share of unreasonable demands from clients. Some of these are run of the mill: lowered commissions, open mandates or high price expectations. But even the most seasoned estate agent will sometimes encounter a request that really surprises them. These are some leading South African estate agents have received. “Working on the Atlantic Seaboard brings its fair share of challenges and demanding clients on both sides, because money is frequently no object...

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5 Goodies and Gadgets for when you’re on the go

Weylandts YOU NEED IT BECAUSE: The cabinet’s 14 drawers of varying sizes are perfect for organising magazines, envelopes, print cartridges and stationery. THE NITTY GRITTY: The Weylandts Fusion Cabinet is a hand-crafted piece made of embossed beaten copper sheeting and bone inlay. THE X-FACTOR: The African-inspired piece of furniture fuses function and form in a wonderfully creative way. R25,995; Key Hooks YOU NEED IT BECAUSE: It eases organising multiple sets of keys. THE NITTY GRITTY: This is a simple line of six steel hooks with a minimalist design. THE X-FACTOR: They’re effective, efficient and affordable. R129; Element...

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