select
|

Harcourts makes a splash in Durban

International real estate group Harcourts, which already has a large footprint in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and along the north and south coasts, has now consolidated that presence with the conversion of five former Homenet offices in Durban to the global brand.
 
The five offices will now trade as Harcourts Westville, Harcourts Brighton Beach, Harcourts Musgrave, Harcourts La Lucia (formerly Homenet Steve Millington) and Harcourts Tops (formerly Homenet Wade & Quine).
 
They are among scores of former Homenet offices and more than 20 other agencies that have converted to the Harcourts brand in the past year.
 
Martin Schultheiss, CEO of Harcourts Africa, says the energy and new vision the international brand has brought to SA’s real estate industry are eliciting great excitement in the local market. “We’ve been growing fast while other real estate groups were shrinking because of the tough economic conditions of the past year.”
 
And the owners of the Durban offices point out that the Harcourts value offering holds great benefits for property consumers as well as real estate offices.
 
“The group offers very effective marketing and managing tools that will give us an edge in the market, to the benefit of all consumers who want or need to sell or buy property,” says Jonathan Styles of Harcourts Musgrave.
 
Kathy Bledsoe of Harcourts Brighton Beach says the group offers a wealth of international experience and expertise. “It also opens doors for local agencies in the international arena thanks to Harcourts’ presence in important international markets. As one of Durban’s best established agencies, we were proud to join Homenet years ago – and now we are proud to be associated with the Harcourts brand,” she says.
 
Annatjie Angelo, owner of Harcourts Tops, adds that Harcourts offers excellent support systems as well as training in the new systems it has introduced locally. “In these difficult market conditions it is also reassuring to have the might of such a strong international group behind us, the benefits of which will also be felt by our clients,” she says.
 
Harcourts is the fastest growing real estate group in Australia and the largest 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
    • 21 Feb 2018
      Given the hand they were dealt, government has performed a delicate balancing act which it is hoped will serve to reignite confidence in investment in South Africa, regain our global credibility and satisfy the credit ratings agencies, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.
    • 21 Feb 2018
      The real estate mantra, ‘location, location, location’ remains a strong market influence regardless of the prevailing economy, with suburbs like Rondebosch enjoying the buffering benefit of being ideally situated.
    • 21 Feb 2018
      These days most buyers are using online property portals like Private Property when house hunting due to the convenience, up to date information and variety on offer. “The property portals have revolutionised the way buyers shop, but they do need to be cautious – viewing photos online is no replacement for viewing the property in person,” says Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.
    • 20 Feb 2018
      Owning a home is a milestone that most South Africans aspire to. Becoming a homeowner is a step towards growing personal wealth and owning an asset that appreciates in value over time, provided of course that the correct principles are applied during the buying stage of the process, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
    • 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.
        
    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