Hunters The Marketing Agents set a new record

Before the year has even drawn to a close Hunters The Estate Agents, the revolutionary Property Agency who actually pay their staff a basic salary and employ them with a wonderful benefits package, have set an impressive sales record of R250m during 2006 - and the year is still going!

“The double interest rate hike has really not affected the level or quantity of sales” reports Hunters MD Nash Cohen. Cohen is quick to cite the Hunters approach as the reason why his Company has produced such impressive figures, “This is a true vilification for those who said the Hunters Concept would fail in SA. Hunters are still the only agency in SA to employ their staff …and it’s paying dividends. Our competitors said that 4% was too little, they said that nobody would work for a salary in the industry and they said nobody would buy property from a young, hungry and empowered workforce….well they were wrong!”

Hunters, having recently opened up a Pietermaritzburg branch, now have their sights set on Cape Town and Johannesburg. “We expect to be open in Gauteng and the Cape within 6 months” stated new Financial Director Brendan Stears.

The sale that broke the record was recorded by Monet Viviers Bottomley who only joined the team in March, “Having worked at other agencies previously I can vouch for how different our system is - and although I make less commission here, I am actually able to do many more deals - so I am smiling” gleamed Monet.

Monet has already won herself a place on one of Hunters Annual Trip – where select staff who have hit their targets are taken away to exotic locations around the world for an intensive 4 days of relaxation and activities.

Stock is now the Hunter’s team biggest issue, reports Sales Director Christian Lush, “Because we have sold so quickly this year we really lack stock - especially on the rentals side. We have placed over 300 tenants so far in 2006 and have had to start waiting lists for our big corporate clients - as soon as property comes on it is rented.”

Hunters jump for joy outside their Umhlanga Branch at the Crescent Shopping Centre.