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Anmar Marais

What are your top three secrets to success?

The main secret is to stick to the basics, again and again. Next, it is vital to love your job because your enthusiasm will rub off on people, and finally, you must be involved in your community.

What is the one thing you wish someone had taught you or told you when you first started out in property and why?

I wish someone had told me to start work as an estate agent much sooner.

What is the most vital business tool that estate agents should have at their disposal in today’s market and why?

Your cell phone because you simply must be available to clients all the time.

Do you remember the first property you sold? Please tell us about it.

Yes I do because I was so nervous, but it all worked out with happiness all round. I became friends with the buyers and their little girl wants to be an estate agent, just like me!

What advice would you give to new kids on the block about making a success in their career in property?

Work, work and more work, love people and be absolutely trustworthy.

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