South Africa Property and Real-Estate Professionals to Benefit from Free Training & Educational Channel

RE/MAX shares DSTV training and educational channel with SA real-estate Professionals through 'Open Time' format in November

Cape Town, October 27 - RE/MAX of Southern Africa, the country's largest real-estate group, today announced the launch of a free national marketing and sales training channel on DSTV for all South African residential and commercial real-estate agents and property professionals during the month of November.

Available at no additional charge to viewers from any South African real-estate agency with existing DSTV Premium, Compact and Select subscriptions, the RE/MAX OPEN/TIME service will broadcast every Wednesday morning at 09:00 CAT and then again at 18:00 CAT for the month of November for an hour during each transmission slot.

RE/MAX OPEN/TIME promises to empower, enhance and compliment the marketing, sales and management skills of South African real-estate and property professionals affected by the changing market, and those who will benefit from additional training support during challenging times.

Programming will include a mix of professional and cutting-edge educational, training and motivational shows relevant to the current South African property market situation.

The content is sponsored by RE/MAX of Southern Africa, and has been taken from the RE/MAX Global Education Centre, which broadcast through digital on demand on the RE/MAX Satellite Training Network (the world's first and only broadcast training developed for real-estate professionals in South Africa, and the world, by RE/MAX) on the commercial subscriptions bouquet of DSTV.

It has become an important training investment support tool for more than 200 RE/MAX offices and more than 2000 RE/MAX employees. The real-estate group's franchise owners and sales associates in this country have been empowered by training, coaching and motivational content, produced as market dynamics shift, allowing education, understanding and insight in real-time. This has ensured that RE/MAX of Southern Africa has been the forefront of successful real-estate business, marketing and sales, even as markets and conditions change.

Highlights from the viewing schedule for November, which constitute eight broadcasts in total during RE/MAX OPEN/TIME during, include a two part show entitled 'Adapting to the Real Estate Market' with Howard Brinton (a real-estate sales guru, responsible for closing around 470 transactions on average per year), will premiere Wednesday night 5 November at 18:00 and the second part on 12 November during the same time slot. Other shows include 'Creating Financial Freedom,' 'How to Build Your Fortunes', and 'New Home Sales, Trends and Strategies.'

"As part of our commitment to the country's real-estate industry, we are opening the RE/MAX Global Education Centre bringing the country RE/MAX OPEN/TIME" says Jeanne Van Jaarsveldt, Assistant Regional Director of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

"It is a cutting-edge training, education and support programming broadcast service, featuring most authoritative trainers, successful property professionals, best educators and celebrity motivational speakers. These individuals delve into the latest burning issues affecting the world of real-estate from a South African property professional's point of view, and offer practical support, advice and insight.

"Global Education Centre on DSTV remains the first and only training and support broadcast infrastructure and network of its kind for property professionals - no other real-estate brand in South Africa has this unique training service, technological advancement or competitive advantage. It has revolutionized our training and support investment to our workforce and franchise holders, where more learning results into more earnings.

"It has empowered RE/MAX to ensure agents are at the forefront of real-estate marketing and sales in South Africa, and other South African agents and operators will now experience the potent outcome of training, coaching and motivation of this unique training facility, which has been running since 1994.

Ongoing content which RE/MAX agents and franchise holders access on a weekly basis include market overview, business ethics, negotiation skills, sales and marketing on social media networks, time management, profitability, financial management and marketing to name a few.

The free service will be available free under the Commercial Subscription DSTV bouquet (accessed by pressing the 'TV' button on the

remote) on channel 901. It requires easy pre-registration to unscramble the encrypted signal through a SMS to 33168 (message charged at R1,50) with one's name, surname and DSTV smart card number. (Property professionals with a PVR decoder device should remember to include their decoder numbers).

Van Jaarsveldt concludes by saying that RE/MAX OPEN/TIME also forms the basis of an all-new recruitment drive and franchise conversion campaign that will further educate sales agents and small agency operators about the very unique benefits that RE/MAX offers, especially a very dedicated focus on training and support, premier brand awareness market presence and share of voice.

For more information on this free training service visit www.realestatetvsa.co.za or e-mail info@realestatetvsa.co.za