News from the trenches ...


News from the trenches ….

We kicked off the year with two show-houses this past Sunday. Both of these properties are Townhouses in the Wilgeheuwel / Honeydew Manor area, 2 Bedroom units for R 735 000 and R 875 000 respectively, very neat and well-priced!

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We had a good turnout. What seems apparent is that most buyers are looking for 3 bedroom units around the R 1 000 000 to R 1 500 000 mark. Having SOLD most of our stock towards the end of last year we now need to get new stock in ASAP so we can assist these buyers. The market in this price bracket is alive and kicking, if you are thinking of selling, let us know. Call us for a free market related valuation where-after we can discuss the marketing and sale of your home.

Call Marnus on 072 264 7806 or Juanita on 083 604 1231. Email

Some industry info for SELLERS:

In general, buyers in the price range mentioned above don’t want to do work on a house, they are looking for properties with garages, enough space in the kitchen for their appliances, they don’t like carpets, they would prefer bedrooms that can fit double beds, living areas where they can put a dining room table and properties that are in a good condition.

Obvious negatives are:

  • Gardens that are a mess
  • Broken windows and mirrors
  • Rusted security doors and gates
  • Bad odors in the house due to pets etc.
  • Green pools

General maintenance and cleanliness issues such as light switches, light fittings, door handles, ceilings, cornices, walls, carpets, wires, cables and DIY extensions, bathroom fittings, shower walls, cupboard doors, blinds and curtain rails that are dirty or in need of some TLC creates the impression that the property is not in a good conditions and that there might be hidden defects not disclosed.

Spending some money before listings your property can result in a faster sale at a higher price or a price closer to your desired price, at least. We have a list of contractors that can assist you with quotes.

We hope that you find this information helpful. Please feel free to interact with us through our website, our Facebook page or our Instagram account.


Marnus & Juanita …… Your property professionals.