-Choice of Estate Agents…

Choosing an estate agent to market your Durbanville property:

Selling your home could be the most important financial transaction in your lifetime. As a result, it is extremely important that you select an estate agent who knows the Durbanville market and who is a good match for you.

Experienced real estate agents often cost the same as brand new agents. Chances are that the experienced agent will be able to bring you a higher price in less time and with fewer hassles.

Many homeowners list with the agent who tells them the highest price. Remember, the market ultimately sets the price, not the agent. Instead, choose an agent with the best marketing, and best information, to sell your home.

Beware: Competing estate agents sometimes inflate the value of a property in order to ‘buy’ your listing, intending to later drop their price, but all this actually results in a lower eventual selling price than what could have been obtained if priced correctly from the start. If one valuation is significantly higher than the others, be suspicious of how that number was reached.

More important to this process is getting an idea of these estate agents’ backgrounds, expertise and experience in the Durbanville property market, motivation, and simply their personalities – you may be working closely with this agent for many weeks, so it is important that it be someone you trust.

If you are thinking of selling your house, townhouse, flat or vacant land in Durbanville, your home should be appraised and valued by an estate agent who can advise you about local market conditions in the Durbanville area and provide an accurate assessment of the correct marketing price for your Durbanville property. You can access a number of other important services through estate agents such as financial advice and conveyancing services. A good estate agent will also give you great service, keep you informed throughout the process and negotiate the best deal on your behalf.

What are the benefits of using an estate agent – for property sellers in Durbanville?

Estate agents are responsible for collecting information about a property, marketing the property through various media, and advising sellers before, during and after the sale of the property,
A reputable estate agent will realistically estimate the value of the property. This role generally involves valuing properties for the sales market by looking at what the home offers and the property’s condition and comparing it with others that have sold in the Durbanville area, and talking to the sellers about their property and its special features.
Thereafter the estate agent will market and promote the property for sale, and compile adverts to convey all aspects of the property to potential buyers.
Estate agents use their local knowledge of the Durbanville property market when marketing the property to potential buyers and then negotiating with them on behalf of their client.
The estate agent will represent the seller in negotiation with prospective buyers, making sure that a price is agreed that is acceptable to both buyer and seller.
The estate agent is responsible for monitoring sales transactions as they proceed and liaising with all interested parties including mortgage brokers, conveyancing attorneys and other estate agents where relevant.
One of the most important advantages of using a trustworthy estate agent keeping up to date with trends in the local Durbanville property market.
The estate agent is the link between the buyer and the seller. The agent will negotiate an agreement of sale acceptable to both parties.
An offer to purchase is drafted by the estate agent. This must be signed by the agent, the buyer and the seller. Once signed it becomes a legal binding contract of sale.

What are the benefits of using an estate agent – for property buyers in Durbanville?

The more closely you work with one estate agent, the better your needs become known and the more effectively they can help you – saving you time and possible trouble. All estate agents are bound by law to deal fairly and ethically with both the buyer and the seller.
Your search for a new home in Durbanville can be made much easier if you use the services of a reputable estate agent. Agents make it their business to provide every service connected with your search for a home – from expert advice in the early stages, to careful monitoring of the transfer process.
The estate agent can help buyers to set up a plan of action through an analysis of their needs and finances, the current Durbanville housing market, homes available in their price range and mortgage options from the banks.
The agent personally conducts a search to find neighbourhoods and homes in the Durbanville area that fit the buyer’s requirements.
The estate agent can guide buyers through making an offer on a home and presenting it to the seller.
Do not allow estate agents to pressurise you into purchasing a property. This is an important decision you have to make, take your time looking for the right house.

Why use Team LA (Lydia and André) as your estate agents in Durbanville property transactions?

We are a husband and wife estate agent team. Property is our livelihood and your success is our commitment. We offer a complete real estate service. Whether you are buying or selling in Durbanville, we’ll take you through the process step by step.

If you are in need of the services of reputable estate agents in Durbanville, please put us to the test.

We are thoroughly bilingual in English and Afrikaans.

Our experience in the real estate industry,
together with our combined qualifications:
o B.Comm. Accounting
o B.A. Personnel Management
o Candidate Residential Valuer
o Certificate in Estate Agency
o Constitute Assessor
o Further Education and Training Certificate: Real Estate,
ensure that we have all the know-how necessary to ensure that the whole selling process is in good hands.

We are also proud to announce that based on our sales performance we have been awarded with multiple Property Awards since 2005.

Our mission is to provide expert advice and assistance to buyers and sellers of property, specifically in Durbanville and surrounding areas. We have built our business purely by establishing lasting relationships with all our valued clients. We believe that our primary purpose in this business, as in life, is to serve others to the best of our ability.