||FROM THE EDITOR
This is our last newsletter for 2010. Its hard to believe
that another year has come to an end. We would like thank
you our reader for your continued support during 2010 and
wish you and your family a blessed Festive Season and a prosperous
New Year. May your property dreams come true in 2011!
A lot happened in South Africa this year. The most outstanding
event is undoubtedly the success of this years Soccer
World Cup. Here at Chas Everitt International Property Group
we have been hard at work to wrap up lots of new sales in
a market that is starting to reflect the enthusiasm we are
feeling for 2011 . So as we see the shopping centre's around
the country dressed for the festive season to attract retail
therapists , our coastal offices will be ready to embrace
the " savvy Purchaser " wanting a second home in
the sun . If we review the past three years the quote from
Rafiki in the movie The Lion King comes to mind ...
"Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from
it or, learn from it." Berry Everitt, CEO,
Chas Everitt International Property Group
The holiday season is upon
us and everyone is counting the days until they can take a
well-deserved break. This year has been a busy one, full of
great nation building achievements from the Super 12
rugby semi-final and final matches played in Soweto to the
biggest sporting event in the world the FIFA Soccer
World Cup. As a nation, we can indeed be proud of ourselves
we showed the world that we could plan and pull off
a complex event with style, safety and spirit. May this spirit
continue into the New Year. I wish you and your family the
very best for a safe and peaceful holiday season.
Craig Hutchison, CEO,
Engel & Völkers Southern Africa.
Cyberprop Christmas edition message from Adrian Goslett,
CEO of RE/MAX
of Southern Africa; Current market conditions
make now an ideal time to purchase property, which is an asset
class that will continue to perform solidly over the long
term. The value added to a property transaction by a qualified
estate agent cannot be underestimated. The team from RE/MAX
of Southern Africa looks forward to being of service to you
and wishes you a peaceful and safe festive season.
Best wishes for a Joyous Holiday
Season and a New Year filled with love, health and happiness.
2010 was a challenging but exciting year for South
Africa in total but especially for the real estate industry.
Weve seen house prices stabilising and in some places
even increasing. We have received three gifts during the year,
rate cuts in March, September and November. One cannot help
feeling exited about 2011. The entire team of Dormehl Property
Group South Africa would like to take this opportunity of
wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and safe festive season.
We are looking forward to being of service to the property
buying, selling and letting public in the years ahead.
Owen Dormehl, CEO, Dormehl
"2011 beckons and its
time to say goodbye to 2010. This past year will be remembered
as one of the toughest our industry has faced, but also as
the beginning of the slow recovery. Several Harcourts offices
are ending the year on 24 month highs. The level of tenacity
and business acumen displayed by many real estate offices
has ensured that they have survived and thrived. Those people
left in industry are true long term players and should look
back on the last year with a sense of pride. Whilst some offices
will be busy over the festive season, most will use this as
an opportunity to recharge their batteries and come back fresh
for 2011. All the very best to you and your families and heres
to a great 2011.", Richard Gray, CEO, Harcourts
I would like to wish every single one glad tidings
this festive season. Be good and enjoy the festivities. 2010
has been an unbelievable year and I hope that your end of
year celebrations are just that
you again for your continued support and I look forward to
working with you in 2011! Val Ludgrove, Val
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