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‘I want to save on commission’ is one of the most common objections estate agents hear from owners that opt to sell their own homes. Property leaders share their advice on how to deal with this and four other common objections.

Leadhome’s entrance into rental market not so ‘disruptive’

The announcement by hi-tech real estate disrupter Leadhome that it’s entering the rental market was to be expected in these tough economic times says property leader.

     

Speakers Corner

There was a lot of hype a few years ago when some new players entered the real estate industry and promised to disrupt an industry that was in need of a shake-up. Harcourts Heritage principal Marc Rodrigues reflects on the changes he has observed in the marketing strategy of these ‘disruptors’.

     
     

Need to see more women in leadership in SA’s property sector

Great effort is being made to encourage black women to enter the property industry, but the sector’s senior management is still very male-dominated says Nonhlanhla Mayisela, chair of the Women’s Property Network and CEO of Izandla Property. She shares her views on gender transformation in South Africa’s property industry and what needs to be done to keep the wheels of change turning.

     

Lower end of property market has most of the action

Housing demand has continued to gain momentum since the start of the year and in the third quarter, the number of applications for home loans was at its highest level in more than three years, according to the latest statistics from BetterBond.

   
     

      

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