Since 2013, Paul Stevens has been the CEO of Just Property Group Holding (Pty) Ltd which controls an international group of property franchises specialising in residential sales, rentals and management. He joined as a franchisee in 2003 and now, as CEO, drives the strategic direction of the Just Property brand with his charismatic optimism. He is also actively involved in the evolution of the South African property landscape, working closely with high-level industry stakeholders.
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#BizTrends2021: There's good news as well as bad for the property industry

Looking ahead, here is our forecast for South Africa's property landscape in the year to come...

By Paul Stevens 6 Jan 2021

Are show-houses still a thing?

The current lockdown period offers an excellent opportunity if you want to sell your home: at last you can get to all that DIY before it goes on show. But wait - are show-houses still a thing?

By Paul Stevens 15 Apr 2020

Collaborative consumption - an emerging property trend for 2020 and beyond

The real estate industry is going through significant change for the first time in my 20-year history in this business. And it is technology-driven. I expect that more and more, players in our industry will adapt their business models to ensure that they stay relevant in times to come...

By Paul Stevens 27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Road map to the future and digital transformation in property

The real estate business is going through significant change for the first time in my 20-year history in this industry...

By Paul Stevens 7 Jan 2020

Making property ownership more accessible to more people

The costs of buying a property in South Africa include transfer duty, attorney's fees, and deeds office registry fees. As a rule of thumb, these costs amount to 8-10% on top of the purchase price of any property over R900,000...

By Paul Stevens 21 Nov 2019

#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market

There are many people stating that the worst is over and that things will start improving soon...

By Paul Stevens 9 Jan 2019

Top tips to keep in mind when buying to renovate

It's a thought that goes through many buyers' minds when looking at how to stretch their budget...

By Paul Stevens 5 Jul 2018

#BizTrends2018: Politics to have key influence on SA property market in 2018

There is still very much uncertainty regarding the outlook for the South African economy in 2018...

By Paul Stevens 11 Jan 2018

What are the main issues that affect property prices in SA?

The answer is more complex than it would seem at face value. There are various factors at play, the most important being market conditions which affect so many elements including the cost of loans...

By Paul Stevens 3 Jan 2018

How to survive the disruption of estate agencies

The estate agency profession is facing disruption, and for agents to survive, they need to evolve...

By Paul Stevens 23 Aug 2017

The pros and cons of buying a property vs. renting

Should you rent or buy a residential property? It all depends on where you are in life - making the correct choice is entirely dependent on one's stage of life, financial situation and personal circumstances...

By Paul Stevens 7 Jul 2016

Choosing the right investment property

Selecting the right investment properties is fundamental to the success of your property investment success...

By Paul Stevens 9 Jun 2016

Considering commercial

Investing in property has always been about location, but getting value from the estate agent or broker and securing the best ROI means knowing and asking the right questions, and pushing to get them.

By Paul Stevens 20 Aug 2014

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