Chas Everitt flag now flying in Polokwane

Two top agents have joined forces to launch the Chas Everitt International branch in Polokwane, the bustling capital of Limpopo.

They are Lynn Paul and Vincent Raphulu (see picture), both of whom spent several years working for other “big name” estate agency groups but recently decided to acquire the Chas Everitt Notebook® licence for Polokwane and work for themselves.

“The Notebook business model is perfect for start-up operations like ours,” says Vincent. “It is affordable but at the same time gives us access to the business support systems and marketing channels of a major national real estate company so we can guarantee that our clients’ properties get the widest possible exposure to potential buyers.

“And we really feel that with this sort of backing we will soon make a major impact on the Polokwane market.”

This market, he says, is increasingly active, especially in the R500 000 to R1m price range, which is currently attracting large number of first-time buyers.

“Some of these buyers are relocating here from the surrounding rural areas, but most are government employees who have been renting but have now decided to buy their own homes. And the majority of these buyers receive State housing subsidies, which makes it easier for them to get home loans.”

Relatively high rentals are driving many of the current sales in Polokwane, says Lynne, because there is a shortage of rental stock in some sectors, “but there is also a growing awareness that now is a good time to buy property – before prices and interest rates start to climb once more.

“In addition, Polokwane is thriving, employment opportunities are increasing and the population is growing, so that even new developments coming onto the market here are selling our quickly. It is thus a great time to open a new estate agency here.”

Chas Everitt International head of franchising Barry Davies says the Notebook® concept was specifically devised to enable top agents and independent principals to operate under the strong national brand and gain access to the Chas Everitt business systems, websites, marketing material and training courses at a much reduced entry and operating cost.

“It is most appropriate for those working in single suburbs, rural areas and smaller towns and cities where the sales volumes may not be large enough to justify the cost of establishing and maintaining a full franchise branch, but property sellers still deserve top-notch service and the benefits arising from our national and global marketing strength as a group.”

  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
Characters remaining

    Latest Property News
    • 19 Jun 2018
      In the current market, letting out a property can be a good option as rental demand remains strong, especially in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop. However he says that before homeowners let their property out, there are five key points they should make sure are covered before they market the property for rent and sign any lease agreements.
    • 19 Jun 2018
      The Capetonian dream is to live by the ocean with the iconic mountain making an appearance somewhere in the horizon. But, that dream comes with a hefty price tag that many simply cannot afford. But, should you venture some kilometres out of the city centre, entirely new realms of beachside bliss await you …
    • 19 Jun 2018
      Douw Steyn, one of the richest men in the country, recently allowed a rare glimpse into his Fourways Palazzo when it was featured on the SABC lifestyle programme Top Billing - and it is beyond your wildest dreams!
    • 18 Jun 2018
      Many home sellers are motivated to appoint estate agents because they know that the agency will carry the costs of advertising and marketing their property.
    • 18 Jun 2018
      When a property is sold when it has a tenant in occupation, the questions often raised are: “What happens to the tenant if the landlord sells the property?”, and what rights the tenant will have with regards to cancelling the lease or enforcing it, says Sunell Afrika, rentals manager for
    • 18 Jun 2018
      Sellers are often caught off-guard by the expenses incurred in the selling of a property. Just like there is no such thing as a free lunch, there is also no such thing as selling your property without incurring at least some costs.
    • 15 Jun 2018
      The second quarter of 2018 has proven to be the turning point for Midrand’s real estate market, especially the upper end which started to waver towards the end of a tumultuous 2017 with a notable drop in both sales and average selling prices.
    • 15 Jun 2018
      According to data recently released by FNB, the average age of a South African home buyer has increased from 38 to 44 this year. In an attempt to help first-time buyers enter the market sooner, Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, walks us through the steps of saving for your first home.
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    Share this Page

    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    Connect with us