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Chris van der Merwe

Why did you decide to pursue a career in property?

I joined my dad in March 2003 doing residential property development and enjoyed the interaction with clients. Completing their homes gave me a huge sense of achievement. The marketing and sales aspect of the development interested me more than the technical side. I started actively selling homes in 2014 and realised that my building experience was a great asset.


What do you find to be the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of the job?

I enjoy receiving referrals from satisfied clients. The challenge comes in with effective time management.


What characteristics, in your opinion, make for a great estate agent/broker and why?

Discipline and a high sense of responsibility: when you have made a commitment you should deliver the goods. Under-promise and over-deliver at all times.


What are some of your career goals?

To be the Top Individual Performer in the Eastern Cape, to receive the Property Professional of the year award, to achieve the RE/MAX Hall of Fame award, and to train and mentor rookie agents to achieve the same.

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