select
|

Top business award for Harcourts franchisee

After less than a year in the real estate business, Witbank agency principal Liza de Lange has just won the Franchise Businesswoman of the Year award for Mpumalanga from the SA Council of Businesswomen.
 
Having previously owned and run a highly successful vehicle tracking business, De Lange has since October been the owner and principal of the Homenet franchise in Witbank - which is currently in the process of converting to the powerful international Harcourts brand - and she recently also became the Mpumalanga representative on the Harcourts Africa Franchise Council.
 
“Liza is a true entrepreneur,” says Martin Schultheiss, CEO of Harcourts Africa, and at the same time she has an innate understanding of the core values that must inform all the decisions and actions of a Harcourts franchisee – as well as the benefits of our training, technology and business systems.
 
“But more than that, I am proud to say that her Businesswoman of the Year award strongly reflects the quality of franchisees throughout the group. Indeed, this was one of the main considerations that last year led Harcourts International to choose the former Homenet group as its African partner.
 
“We simply have the best trained and best motivated people – and since we have begun rebranding the Homenet group to Harcourts this year we have attracted even more top real estate talent to our ranks and become the fastest-growing real estate group in the country.” 
 
De Lange says it is already clear not only to industry observers but also to the public that while most real estate groups have been cutting back and consolidating to cope with the economic downturn, Harcourts has actually been expanding its operations, which shows it has great faith in the SA property market.
 
“What is more, with 600 offices internationally, the Harcourts group has the business systems, marketing methods, technology and tools to enable its franchisees and agents not only to see out the current tough times, but to succeed in the future in a sector that is rapidly being globalised.
 
“What we have here is the ‘next generation’ of estate agency practice and my team and I are proud and excited to be part of it.”
 
Harcourts is also the fastest-growing real estate group in Australia and the biggest in New Zealand. It also operates in China, Fiji, Indonesia, Singapore and Zambia and has been rated by world real estate authority Stefan Swanepoel as one of the top five international real estate brands.
 
 
ISSUED BY HARCOURTS AFRICA


  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
  
2000
Characters remaining


    Latest Property News
    • 20 Feb 2018
      The suburb of Greenstone in Johannesburg east came to be over the last two decades. “In the beginning, it was literally just a hill with not so much as a shopping centre,” says Michael Levy, Property Consultant at Jawitz Properties Bedfordview. Today it has plenty shopping facilities and is fully built, boasting high-density, upmarket housing and residential estates, though still has a few pockets poised for commercial development.
    • 20 Feb 2018
      A major shift in the ageing paradigm has precipitated an equally dramatic transformation in the retirement sector, with modern accommodation options worlds away from the conventional model.
    • 19 Feb 2018
      Possibly one of the biggest sources of contention between landlords and tenants surrounds the rental deposit. “Most tenants rely on getting their rental deposits back when moving, so that they can use it to pay a deposit on their new home. Having it withheld or even having large amounts deducted can lead to a lot of distress,” explains Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.
    • 19 Feb 2018
      Situated approximately halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Midrand was established in 1981 and forms part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It has become one of the major business hubs in the country with major pharmaceutical, textile, telecommunication and motoring giants situated within its boundaries.
    • 19 Feb 2018
      The PayProp Rental Index Annual Review of 2017 shows that the rental market suffered from much volatility during the year. It kicked off with rental growth spiking in January with weighted year-on-year growth (YoY) growth peaking at 8.3% before dropping to 6.34% in July, dipping down to less than 5% in November and then experiencing a slight uptick at 5.75% in December.
    • 19 Feb 2018
      While most homes in cluster complexes, estates and other gated communities come with at least one garage or carport, residents would often like additional permanent parking or storage areas for things like trailers, bikes, boats and caravans.
    • 16 Feb 2018
      Whether you own a property in a sectional title complex or are looking to invest in one, the financial standing of the body corporate is the single most important thing that can affect your investment or your buying decision.
    • 15 Feb 2018
      One positive consequence of the financial crash in 2008 was the rise in consumerism, especially in the property market, where buyers have steadily become more knowledgeable and more value conscious.
        
    X
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Name  
    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    select
    X
    Share this Page

       
    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    About
    Connect with us
    FEEDBACK