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RealNet expands on Garden Route

The RealNet property group has expanded its reach on the Garden Route with the opening of a new office in George.
 
The rights to this territory have been awarded to Renate du Rand, who already owns the highly successful RealNet franchise in Knysna.


This 12ha smallholding close to George on the Garden Route is for sale through RealNet for R3,5m.
 
Du Rand says the new office brings synergies which will enhance the RealNet offering on the Garden Route. "It enables us to offer a better and more comprehensive service to buyers and sellers in the area - we can offer buyers a larger selection of properties and offer sellers wider exposure for their homes.
 
"And in the short time since opening the George operation in July we have already been successful in connecting buyers and sellers of smallholdings, vacant land in security estates and houses in the greater George area."
 
She adds that the new operation has also made quick strides in the commercial property sector and that several transactions for commercial properties are being concluded. "We have a very strong and experienced sales team serving the George market and one of our agents is a highly skilled specialist in commercial real estate with the necessary experience to help buyers, sellers and investors in this sector to achieve their objectives," she says.
 
The Garden Route remains a destination of choice for residential buyers, she adds. "The moderate weather, beautiful scenery and unspoilt coastline remain attractive to buyers from all over the country who want to acquire holiday or retirement homes here.
 
"There is also still strong demand among ex-pats who often invest in smallholdings or commercial property. Our clients come from diverse locations and they are seeking investments along the entire Garden Route. For example, we have just sold an income-producing property in Knysna to a South African buyer who currently works and lives in Kazakhstan."
 
Property prices in George start at around R275 000 for vacant stands in the Kraaibosch Country Estate and range up to about R4m, Du Rand says. RealNet also has a 12ha smallholding about 10 minutes' drive from the centre of George on its books for R3,5m and a unique property on the water's edge at Kaaimans River with unsurpassed views of the river mouth and ocean for R3,8m.
 
At the same time, she says, demand for property in Knysna has increased in the past year. Prices start at R455 000 for two-bedroom apartments in secure complexes while upmarket homes on Thesen Island, some with private moorings, sell at around the R4,5m mark. Prices of smallholdings start at around R2,2m for 11ha units and rise to just under R3m for units of up to 30ha. The highest demand, however, is for homes in the R800 000 to R2m range.
 
 Du Rand adds that her offices are also marketing various parcels of development land with the necessary rezoning in place.


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