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The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has launched an initiative to get the permission of estate agencies for inspections by the regulator – a senseless exercise says Jan le Roux, CE of Rebosa, as this approach won’t succeed in exposing and rooting out irregularities in the industry.

SA estate agents earn their ‘high’ commission

The ‘high’ commission rate charged by SA’s traditional estate agents is a favoured marketing target for low cost set-fee agencies. Do they have a point if UK agents charge only 2%?

     

Speakers Corner

One estate agent commented that the safety tips in ‘One agent assaulted, another hijacked’ were “fabulous but not practical”. Read her letter and share your thoughts whether you agree that verifying a client’s identification before showing a property is not only impractical but could cost your agency sales.

     
     

Want to own a business? Joining a franchise is one option

Franchising has been called the greatest business model ever invented and has enabled many thousands of people around the world to become owners of their own business. But how do you choose which brand to partner with?

     

Dispelling common myths about sectional title management (Part 2)

French journalist, writer and politician, Françoise Giroud once said: “Nothing is more difficult than competing with a myth.” While the wise lady certainly had a point, I welcome the challenge to “bust” some common sectional title related myths by using the ultimate weapon in the battle against myth: fact.

   
     

      

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