Is residential property (still) a vehicle for building long-term wealth?
26 April 2022 | Insights Team
One of the largest transactions we may ever make during the course of our lives is the purchase of a home. Some of us may even be fortunate enough to experience this landmark event a handful of times. Whatever the case may be, there is usually one critical question that we all ask ourselves as […]Read more
Bongani Mafu, converting shipping containers into alternative live, work and play spaces in SA
30 November 2021 | Insights Team
Born and raised in Kagiso, Bongani Mafu’s move into the world of architecture and interior design has been rapid. After completing a diploma in architecture, Bongani accumulated early experience as a senior draftsman, working with multi-disciplinary companies. In 2005 he joined Soda Designs, an internationally award-winning design and turn-key project management studio specializing in bespoke […]Read more
Property negotiations, how our agents negotiate the best offer for you
16 November 2021 | Insights Team
PART 2 Leadhome Properties’ experienced real estate agents and Team Leads, Desiré Ludick, (Johannesburg West) and Tracey Hicks (Johannesburg East and South, Bedfordview and Edenvale) delve into some of the intricacies of property negotiation to share some of their most valuable insights. Agent and negotiator Tracey Hicks: “There are three parties in any negotiation; the […]Read more
How to negotiate the best offer for your property
9 November 2021 | Insights Team
PART 1 You’re selling your home, the valuation has been concluded, you have signed a mandate with a reputable agent and agency. Your home has been properly photographed and listed in the correct price bracket, is being actively marketed across all the correct portals, attracting a pool of buyers ready to commit and offers are […]Read more
How to dive into the right buyer pool and get sold faster than you can say Leadhome Properties!
2 November 2021 | Insights Team
A buyers’ market Leadhome Properties’ Principal, Harry Hattingh, weighs in. “Low interest rates have certainly attracted more buyers to the market. However, when valuing a property, there is a fine line between achieving the best possible return for our sellers and attracting the right buyers. Our Leadhome agents are extremely sensitive to this priority, very […]Read more