New MD at Chas Everitt Cape Town South is Gearing for Growth

New MD at Chas Everitt Cape Town South is Gearing for Growth

A successful leadership transition in a real estate company is always challenging but over the last six months, a smooth transition has been underway at Devler Estates trading as Chas Everitt Cape Town South.

Sally Gracie – New MD at Chas Everitt Cape Town South

Sally Gracie, a familiar name in the Constantiaberg luxury real estate market, has replaced her brother, André de Villiers as MD of the well established local franchise that has been trading in the area consecutively as Steer / ERA Steer and since 2006, as Chas Everitt Cape Town South.

De Villiers, who has 34 years of Cape Town real estate experience, will be expanding his social media business eNeighbourhoods.com and is moving to Ireland, however, de Villiers will remain very active in the Chas Everitt franchise retaining the franchise Marketing Manager position.

Bruce Haywood, a popular and experienced figure in the South Peninsula real estate industry remains the Sales Manager and has recently become a shareholder in the business. Bruce Haywood and Sally Gracie enjoy a complimentary working relationship which will continue to serve the business well. Bruce’s knowledge of the territory and the industry, as well as his amiable manner, are a great value to the business. The Chas Everitt team covers a wide variety of markets in a substantial multi-territory franchise, stretching from Observatory to Simon’s Town.

Managing Director, Sally Gracie feels strongly that real estate leadership is too often removed from active selling which inevitably creates a distance between the team leadership and the body of agents. To this end, Sally will remain the Luxury Property Team leader and the resident agent at Stonehurst Estate where she is the longest-serving accredited agent.

“Being at the coalface of real estate sales every day is important to both Bruce and me, and with the experienced administrative support we have, we are able to guide our sales team with credibility as successful salespeople in management, not management people just talking about sales. One may be surprised to know how uncommon that is in this industry and what a difference it can make,” said Gracie.

Prior to starting in real estate sales in 2008, Gracie worked for Southern Life Properties, as a Centre Manager at Durbanville Centre. Later, she was involved in managing both residential and commercial property for German-based Investment buyers and also worked for the British Consulate in Cape Town, heading up their management division, overseeing the housing and office compliment for the diplomatic staff.

Sally Gracie has introduced a new ‘Team Leader’ structure which will be a key to Chas Everitt Cape Town South extending coverage of the large franchise area. The ‘Team Leader’ structure will benefit experienced agents who can grow their own positions in the business, and effectively grow new agents (interns) to the industry. This structure aims to provide an extra level of hands-on sales support to new agents. Significantly, this structure is directly based on Sally’s own proven success with a Team Leader position. One of Chas Everitt’s Master Agents, Joan Ross has been the first to embrace this opportunity and will build her team in the Diep River to Kenilworth area.

Chas Everitt Cape Town South has always been at the cutting edge of technology and embraces change. According to Sally Gracie that innovation is a key ingredient in making the real estate franchise strong and different. “As a consumer solution orientated business there are some very exciting changes ahead,” she said.

Chas Everitt Cape Town South will be opening the fourth office to their physical presence in the Newlands / Rondebosch area next year.

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Motivated Property Sellers

Motivated Property Sellers

There is no one way to sell a property because no property and seller are alike!  It is a fundamental flaw in the marketing offered by most real estate companies that the same essential package is offered to most sellers.  Little regard is made for the difference in seller’s circumstances and motivation or the area or the property!  It’s a one size fits all or some extra bells and whistles for the more expensive homes.

Well, this is not the case with Chas Everitt Cape Town South.  Over the last few years, we developed a tried and tested system that is centred around the strategically managed release of a property into the market with its own phased approach designed to stimulate maximum interest and response from qualified buyers.

Does this sound interesting to you as a seller?  If you would like to know how you can secure these benefits, you will appreciate we cannot detail this here but if you contact the Chas Everitt Cape Town South area specialist who manages your area they will gladly explain how our management of the marketing process is fundamentally different to what you have heard before.

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The most expensive streets, suburbs and estates in Cape Town

The most expensive streets, suburbs and estates in Cape Town

Amid the tumultuous environment of the property market over the last several years in South Africa, Cape Town has not only remained stable in house price inflation but shown significant growth thanks to foreign investors and migration from other provinces.

Data a research group, Lightstone, recently analysed data of several million properties in the Western Cape and pinned the annual inflation rate at just under 4.0%, with a monthly rate of 0.27%.

One of the most interesting findings, the group said, is how the value and volume of properties compares between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

During 2008 the rand experienced its most dismal period to date performing exceptionally low against its global counterparts and the property market experienced negative growth on a national scale.

“Annual property inflation experienced similar growth nationally over the next four years. After 2012 however, the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town became increasingly more attractive to potential buyers,” Lightstone said.

Looking at the most expensive suburbs in Cape Town, Bishopscourt is the most expensive with an average value of R17.1 million, followed by Llandudno, Constantia Heights, Clifton, Steenberg and De Bosch in Stellenbosch.

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“With most property prices on the rise, first time buyers are looking at more affordable options in lower cost suburbs like Pelikan Park, Kayelitsha and Parklands,” Lightstone said.

Even though the forecast for the Cape Town property market remains stable for 2018, this could be subject to changes dependant on government’s planned land expropriation without compensation strategy, the group said.

“In the interim, the appetite for foreign investments in the Cape Town property market will provide the required strength within the industry; and the demand for secure estate living will continue where both freehold and sectional title should enjoy much needed growth.”

Computer Assisted Property Valuation

Computer Assisted Property Valuation

If you are moving home, getting a reliable property valuation is an essential step in the process.

A property valuation will give you an estimate of how much your house should be worth, based upon a number of different factors.

Even if you are not planning to move home straight away, house valuations remain an excellent tool to indicate a current market value and what improvements could be made should you want to potentially increase the value of your home without over capitalising.

By answering a few easy questions on the current condition of your home, our free property value calculator which uses the latest GIS (Geographic Information Systems) will give you an idea of how much money you could potentially make from the sale of your home.

Unique to Valuator we are also able to reference recent final property sales (selected Cape Town metropolitan areas) that have not yet been recorded in the Deeds Office which makes our report that much more current and reliable!

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New and On Show this Sunday in your Area!

New and On Show this Sunday in your Area!

We have property on show in this area this Sunday from 2pm till 5pm and you are invited!

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Cecily Madison – A Decade of Service in Bergvliet Meadowridge

Cecily Madison – Master Agent

10 Years with Devler Estates t/a Chas Everitt Cape Town South

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What a pleasure it is to acknowledge Cecily Madison today who has been our colleague for a decade.

Cecily is not only a successful Master Agent, but very well respected and admired as a professional by all her colleagues and the community in which she has built her real estate career.

“Quite simply Cecily is one of those people that make being a part of a real estate team worthwhile!  Cecily is always a strong link in the chain, reliable dependable and enthusiastic” – Sally Gracie

Cecily’s focus and service driven attitude in her area of Bergvliet, Meadowridge and Kreupelbosch has earned her a high level of market recognition and respect from the community. From Cecily’s first year, Cecily recognised that community engagement and the local school in particular were very important to developing relationships as a career professional in the area.

Congratulations Cecily, and thank you for flying the Chas Everitt ‘flag’ with pride in your patch!
You have from day one 10 June 2006 done that so very well. 

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property powerProperty Power is giving away 10 copies of the 11th edition of ‘Property Power in South Africa’. To be entered into this draw subscribe to our Bergvliet blog. Winners will be announced on the Friday 26 February 2016 on our blog.

Buying or selling a home as well as moving, can be one of the most stressful experiences in your life, even more so if you are not properly informed, and it is probably one of the most important investments you will make. You need to understand your rights and obligations and learn to take control of the process.

Property and its wealth creating power is not an exact science, but a very complex industry, in which most of us share an interest. Property Power is designed to empower home buyers, home sellers, first-time property investors and owner-builders/renovators with knowledge regarding important aspects of purchasing and selling immovable residential property.

Too many people run into financial difficulty and have to live with disappointments after making hasty decisions and not taking control of their property transactions. Property Power is a magazine (including an interactive PC CD-Rom) in which we cover the most important facts with regard to property transactions as comprehensively as possible, while keeping it simple, user-friendly and easy to read.

If you missed out on the previous editions, don’t despair. Each year, after the Minister of Finance announces the new Budget, we update Property Power and release a new edition. Everything discussed in the previous edition is simply revised and modified to the latest developments, figures and legislation in the market and newly researched material is added.

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Property Power is updated and published regularly. You can visit our website at any time to make sure that you have the latest edition and that you are not missing out on any new information, like amendments to certain acts, or changes in the interest rate, budget speech, and so on. We endeavor to update Property Power at least once a year, however sometimes an edition may be relevant for two years.

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Luxurious Townhouse on Historic Site

Bergvliet PropertyThis home in Bergvliet Farm Estate offers the fortunate buyer a home with excellent gated and access-controlled security. The estate offers 24-hour armed response, electric fencing and easy access to the main highways while allowing those living there to enjoy a relaxed, quieter lifestyle.

Though simplicity is the keynote of the homes on this small estate of only 7 units, this freestanding house is stylish and the rooms spacious. The homes are very popular as they accommodate young families or older couples in a very sought-after part of the Constantiaberg Valley.

This is a space to treasure in an area where all the comforts of the discerning buyer may be found. Read more about this townhouse in Bergvliet.

Contact the Bergvliet, Meadowridge and Kreupelbosch property specialist, Cecily Madison on 082 785 3956 for additional information.

Highest Price in Bergvliet of Much Interest

Highest Price in Bergvliet of Much Interest
FotorCreatedNews of the recent sale for R4,63mill  by Cecily Madison from Chas Everitt International Constantiaberg in Bergvliet is causing quite a stir in the market. With the Constantiaberg market bucking the price rise trend in recent months, where certain properties have averaged a 10% year on year increase, as compared with the  national average of 5.5% for September 2014 (FNB September 2014 Property Barometer), there have been numerous enquiries by Buyers in the top end of the market for valuations.
Despite the acute stock shortage, a feature in most markets at present, they have nevertheless cautioned Buyers not to expect a similar trend in the months ahead in view of economic indicators, not least of which is the forecasted upward interest rate trend, plus other systemic factors weighing heavily on the SA economy.
Their advice to would be Sellers sitting on the fence and uncertain whether to sell or not is “do so now while the market is strong and then look to buy again or buy on a less resilient market”.
Interestingly, they point out that property values in Constantiaberg are now closing the gap on areas such as Lower Constantia due to the inherent attractiveness of Bergvliet, Meadowridge and Kreupelbosch properties, due to factors such as schooling, value for money, amenities and the relaxed urban environment.”