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Western Cape

Situated in the south western corner of South Africa, the Western Cape is one of the country’s most popular locations and destinations. Boasting the exquisite allure of the Winelands, the Karoo and the splendour of the Garden Route, the province also houses Cape Town – the Mother City – a haven for its culturally practised and tasteful residents.

KwaZulu-Natal

Also known as the Garden province as a result of its coastal sub-tropical climate, KwaZulu-Natal has always been one of South Africa’s favourite holiday destinations. While the coastline is dotted with picturesque small towns, the province’s interior consists mainly of inspiring and spectacular rolling hills.

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape includes such diverse landscapes – from the arid Karoo to the wet and windy Grahamstown – that any person can find their nirvana here. This province also boasts South Africa’s only snow skiing resort, which is situated in the Southern Drakensberg.

Free State

With Bloemfontein as its capital city, the Free State is found in the very heart of South Africa. The lovely climate and fertile land have made the province a thriving agricultural community. The Free State’s chief tourist attraction is the Golden Gate Highlands National Park nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Maluti Mountains.

Mpumalanga

Meaning literally “the place where the sun rises”, Mpumalanga is divided into scenic highveld and savannah lowveld. Main attractions in the province include the Kruger National Park, the Sudwala Caves and the Blyde River Canyon.

Limpopo

As the northernmost province in South Africa, Limpopo shares its borders with Botswana on the west, Mozambique on the east and Zimbabwe in the north. Limpopo’s proximity to these African countries has gifted it with the beauty and contrasting landscapes that has made it a favourite among travellers and adventure seekers.

North West

The North West province is a picture of authentic African bushveldt beauty that encourages adventure. From the quiet beauty of the Pilansberg Nature Reserve to the bold decadence of Sun City, the North West offers both culture and comfort.

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is the biggest and most sparsely populated province in South Africa, dominated by the Karoo Basin. This natural gem includes the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, the Augrabies Falls as well as the famous Namaqualand region.

Standard Bank lists repossessed and mandated properties for sale via ONLINE AUCTION as well as online offers. Standard Bank will settle all arrears rates and taxes on a property, in addition to paying all rates and taxes due until the date of registration. To make the process even easier on the pocket, there are no transfer duties payable by the buyer when purchasing a repossessed Standard Bank property.

 

When buying repossessed property through Absa in a personal capacity, the buyer will not be held liable for payment of transfer duties on the property. An added bonus is that should you finance your new home through Absa Home Loans you will enjoy the benefit of discounted attorney fees. Why not start your search for your dream home today?

 

FNB takes the majority of the work out of buying repossessed properties by offering buyers up to 100% bond financing. The buyer will not be liable for any transfer duties, and FNB will furthermore pay any outstanding property rates and taxes up until the date of registration.

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MyRoof does not charge any commission to sell your property online. What we mean with no commission is exactly that – no fees are ever payable to us at any stage for the FREE listing option. As we do not charge commission, you can accept a lower offer but still get the same amount of money in your pocket. This will result in more interested buyers in your property.

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You may upload as many photos as you wish onto our website. This will help you in selling your property faster. The more photos, the better idea a buyer gets of your property. Remember that photos can give the buyer a desire to own your property! You can also add the best things your property has to offer on the extra notes section. Buyers enjoy looking at the additional notes to make a decision on whether to view the property or not

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All privately owned properties on our website have floor plans in the main centers. Just imagine if you were a buyer and could get an idea of the layout of a property even before visiting the home! Not only will the buyer get an idea of how big the property is, but he or she will also get the chance to view the sizes of the individual rooms and see where they might want to add or remove a wall. The buyer will also have the opportunity to compare the sizes and asking prices of different properties per square meter. Lastly, the floor plan gives the prospective buyer a clear understanding of how the property looks as the arrows on the floor plan show from which angle each photo was taken. The buyer now gets a real feel for the property and can immediately see if this is what they were looking for. This means that only serious buyers will make offers on your property.

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On top of the unlimited photos and the added floor plan, we also offer you a large client base where alerts are sent out to buyers who are looking for a property like yours. Alerts are sent to prospective buyers who have indicated that they are interested in property in a specific area at a specific price range. Alerts will also be sent out should you lower your asking price or arrange a show day with us. This has been found to work well to communicate with many potential buyers at once. And it also keeps buyers interested in your property!

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We will keep your property on our website until the day it is sold – whether this will take a day or a year. MyRoof has hundreds of thousands of property buyers and send out tens of thousands of alerts daily to keep these buyers updated on new properties they might be interested in buying. Don’t worry if you’ve heard that selling your property is difficult because you are in our capable hands – this is what we do, all day, every day. Our system has been proven to work by many satisfied sellers like you – all of this at no cost to you!

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12
Dec
2008
HOW TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY FASTER

This week I've decided to answer one of the questions on everybody's lips: "How can I sell my property faster, it's urgent". In the current market there is a lot of competition by properties trying to attract the buyers' attention. Like everything else inf life, you've basically got two options to catch they eye, the easy and the difficult route:

  • The easy route: Drop you're price - because MyRoof.co.za lists property for sale privately, you've got 7% agents commission which you can lower your price by and still get what you want.
  • The difficult route: Go through the trouble to make your property listing on MyRoof.co.za and your house look impeccable to any prospective buyer.

Drop your price

It's not easy dropping your price, especially considering that you were told your property was worth a million rand a year ago already. What you need to consider is the growth your property investment has made over its lifetime. It's true that property has grown by 30% and up to 50% per year in certain areas over the last couple of years, but the current property correction means that if you want to sell quickly in the current market, you'll have to lower your asking price.

Put some elbow grease into your private property sale

There are a couple of things you can do to make your property stand out from the crowd - YES, it works, and YES I'd recommend it in order of importance:

  1. Add some owner notes to your property. No one knows or loves your property the way you do. Tell prospective property buyers viewing your property online...

    • why this is a great property to buy,
    • why you love the neighborhood,
    • what you can't see on the floor plan and photo's like an outside braai area,
    • where the closest shops and schools are,
    • what your property offers that similar properties in the area don't for example a cherry wood open plan kitchen or solar heating panels
    • of plans you had for the property that you never got to for example by breaking out the kitchen wall this property lends itself to become an entertainers dream
    • why you bought the property and why you're selling
    • Invite buyers to ask questions about your property using the comment button provided at the bottom of each listing and to make offers using the "Make an Offer" button at the top of each listing
    • and any other information about your property that a buyer might find useful.

  2. Add owner photos to your property. It might have been raining the day your house was listed or you've got some fabulous photos of your property with a great sunset or you would like to show more pictures of your pool and garden. You can upload these photos to your property, it only takes one minute.
  3. When a prospective buyer arranges to view your property you need to clean the Inside of your house, your garden and outside your yard.

    • Inside

      • Give your house a spring cleaning, a prospective buyer will perceive that there is less work to be done if your property is clean and neat
      • Make your property look spacious by packing away items that you don't need or use, the more space, the better
      • Ensure that all rooms are neat and there is nothing lying around
      • If you have defective plumbing, fix it. You don't want to put off a prospective buyer because of a leaking tap that costs R100. The same goes for the rest of your house (plugs, cupboards, door knobs, lights, etc.)
      • If your teenage kid painted her room shocking pink, you need to repaint it using natural colours
      • Oil any squeaking part of your house
      • Don't try to hide defects in your house as you can be held responsible for omitting such defects even after your sale.
      • Make sure the house is cool in summer and warm in the winter

    • Garden

      • Mow the lawn
      • Make sure the garden is in impeccable condition, the way you envisioned it when you moved in and never got the time to do
      • If your shed looks like a dump, take it to the dump, it's not helping your sale
      • Trim any plants that make obstruct any pathways

    • Outside

      • Make sure your gate and locks work property as well as any outside intercom system you might have
      • Paint and repair the outside walls if need be
      • Mow the lawn and remove any rubbish

  4. Make a good impression on potential buyers by

    • Being friendly without being in the way. Remember that the buyer is there to view your property, not to chat
    • Don't down sell your property by saying anything negative about it
    • Lock your pets away, it doesn't matter how cute you think they are
    • Take the buyers number and offer the buyer a business card to easily contact you.

It is very important to remember that the property market is currently correcting. Thus, you need to put some effort into selling your property. By selling privately you've given yourself 7% commission, which would have gone to the agent, to play with. If you want to sell your property urgently, use the tips described above and marketing your property for 7% less.

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