Author: Lauren

Property24 Windows App

Available from: Free to download from the Windows Phone store Love it:Microsoft and Property24 have teamed up to develop an app tailored to Windows devices. The app is well designed, with easy to use maps, high-resolution photographs and location-based searching to help you find the properties nearest to you. The app offers easy filtering, to ensure that property buyers can quickly access properties that meet their requirements, and gives you the option of contacting the estate agent directly from the app. You can even save and share your favourite properties with others. In a nutshell:the whole point of these...

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Ryobi Petrol Generator

Available from: Makro stores (R3 499) Love it: unfortunately, power outages are a reality in South Africa, and a blackout can often last a number of hours. So what do you do? You need to keep living. The standard voltage for most suburban homes is about 240 volts, which means that you don’t need the most enormous generator to keep your home going. Great news, because they are not the cheapest accessory for the home. The Ryobi 2.5kVA petrol generator has a 12-litre tank and weighs just 40kg, so it won’t take up your whole garage, and the power will be...

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Yellow Pages SA App

Available from: Free from the app store. Love it:we all know the print Yellow Pages and how useful they can be, but who has the time to dig the giant thing out from wherever we put it and flip through all those pages? Well, problem solved – the Yellow Pages app, an MTN App of the Year 2014 finalist, not only has all the contacts you could possibly need, but GPS navigation and maps too. Not so much: there were a couple of bugs; however, they seem to have been sorted out and the app is working as promised....

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Kaz Thompson

Pam Golding Properties Durban North and La Lucia What are your top three secrets to success? I care! I genuinely care about my clients’ needs and about them as people, and this allows me to always work in their best interests. I am honest and ethical. This job is a marathon, not a 100m dash. My clients trust me and for that reason they are confident to recommend me to their friends, which results in a lot of word-of-mouth referrals and loyal clients. Work hard! It is all about going the extra mile.    What is the one thing...

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Krystal Kolnik

Jawitz Properties South Peninsula (Noordhoek / False Bay) What are your top three secrets to success? Honesty is paramount in building trust with clients. Integrity. Always be aware of clients’ needs. Money follows from a job well done. Efficiency. Keep in constant contact with clients by responding to emails and enquiries as soon as possible, and deliver what was promised.   What is the one thing you wish someone had taught you or told you when you first started out in property and why? I was fortunate in having a very efficient, highly experienced and amazing mentor. I shadowed...

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