Ronald Ennik, founder and CEO of Ennik Estates
Has technology truly diminished the value of estate agents?

"Given the rise in technology, the value offering of real estate agents has fallen - as reflected in their compensation."

By Ronald Ennik 19 hours ago

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A new study should be the final nail for open-plan offices

Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found that employees in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions. Email and messaging use shot up by over 67%.

By Libby Sander 22 hours ago

What you will pay for property in Sandton's most popular suburbs
What you will pay for property in Sandton's most popular suburbs

Interested in moving to the ultimate work, live, play area in the country? This is what you will pay for property in and around Sandton.

Issued by Private Property 1 day ago

Are land reform and expropriation fears justified?
Are land reform and expropriation fears justified?

As much as the heated debate about the proposed amendment of South Africa's Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation has dented property investment confidence among the country's middle class, much of the insecurity and fear is based on misinterpretation and a serious lack of reliable data, says Rowan Alexander, director of Alexander Swart Property.

1 day ago

Blockchain and property transactions: a more secure, transparent, efficient future?
Blockchain and property transactions: a more secure, transparent, efficient future?

With blockchain technology likely to impact most industries in the world today, Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, and Sean Martin, a blockchain entrepreneur with ArkTree and SophiaTX, take a look at the possible implications for the property industry.

1 day ago

Buying or selling property abroad? Why documentation authentication matters
Buying or selling property abroad? Why documentation authentication matters

At some point while buying or selling property overseas, one is bound to go through some frustration due to certain documentation being rejected as it has not been properly authenticated.

2 days ago

Consumers need to understand how PoPI will impact property transactions. Here's why
Consumers need to understand how PoPI will impact property transactions. Here's why

South Africa's main data protection law PoPI, enacted in 2013, will soon take effect once a date has been determined. Certain provisions of the Act relating to the establishment of the Information Regulator and regulations under POPI have, however, come into force.

2 days ago

It's time to disrupt the real estate status quo
It's time to disrupt the real estate status quo

For too long, South African real estate agents have been stuck in the past, delivering the same kind of service the same kind of way that they have for the last fifty years. The time to disrupt this status quo is now.

By Tony Clarke 3 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals

Something significant happened on the islands last month and it wasn't just the arrival of summer.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 13 Jul 2018

Property constitutes 78% of all fixed capital stock in SA - study
Property constitutes 78% of all fixed capital stock in SA - study

The Property Sector Charter Council recently released the results its latest study, highlighting the contribution of the property sector to the South African economy. The analysis in the report, The South African Property Sector Economy Contribution, uses the life cycle of a property, from origination to transaction and to its end cycle stage.

13 Jul 2018