THE PORTAL PARTNERSHIP

“Property industry uncertainty over Naspers’s Property24 takeover of Private Property is finally over. In its place, a fresh vision for a symbiotic relationship between the industry and digital space”

Palpable energy emanates from Simon Bray, CEO of Private Property, partly because that’s who he is, but also sparked by his exhilaration around the collaborative future of Private Property and its new partners.

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50 000 ILLEGAL AGENTS OPERATING, SAYS EAAB

In Durban last week, Margie Campbell, spokesperson of the EAAB quoted that there were as many as 80,000 estate agents registered in 2007 with approximately 30,000 today. The story was reported in Business Day.

Jan le Roux, chief executive of Rebosa questioned these figures and wants to know what the EAAB are doing about the issue.  

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“Property Professional asked Rebosa what three things agents should know about right now.”

Rebosa have their ear to the ground when it comes to what’s going on in the real estate industry. Their primary goal is to look after real estate business owners’ best interests, and their behind-the-scenes work often benefits the whole industry.  

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THE PRIVATE PROPERTY TAKEOVER BID BY P24 WILL NOT PROCEED

“Private Property has announced the conclusion of a deal which will see a change in ownership from the existing shareholder, OAM, to a consortium of committed South African buyers, including listed media giant Caxton.”  

Along with Caxton, the other buyers include industry participants with a deep understanding of the market. The deal is subject to Competition Commission approval and is expected be finalised by the end of October 2017. The proposed takeover bid by Property24 parent company Naspers will not proceed.  

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Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Public Engagement Sessions

INVITATION TO ATTEND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) is undertaking a national roadshow to bring its Service closer to property owners and those in the management of community schemes. In each information session, the CSOS will be assisting in the registration of community schemes, accepting applications for dispute resolution and will be clarifying any issues in respect of submission of annual returns and general governance of schemes.

If you have any questions you would like to pose to the CSOS, this is your opportunity to engage with us.

Start Times 09:00 – 14:00

See schedule below for dates and venues.

Invitation CSOS Roadshow September 2017

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We offer you and your employees a complete management training solution consisting of  a suite of 42 online on-demand leadership and management courses called Harvard ManageMentor.  Courses cover all the core topics in the categories Managing yourself, Managing others  and Managing the business. The whole suite is made available at the incredible low price of R8,450 (ex VAT) per employee, which buys learners access to all courses for a whole year!  See the attached brochure for a list of all course topics.  

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2017-2018 Discretionary Grants: Call for Applications

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) hereby invites registered employers in the Real Estate and related services sector, Skills Development Providers or registered education institution accredited to provide training on legitimate SAQA registered qualifications specifically in the Real Estate and related services sector and suitable entities to apply for discretionary grant funding. These grants are intended to meet the sector needs set out in the Sector Skills Plan (SSP), Strategic Plan and the priorities set out in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDSIII).  

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10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE PROPERTY PRACTITIONERS BILL

1. DEFINITIONS

The Bill would extend the definition of an estate agent to a property practitioner, which could include bank employees, bond originators and building caretakers. This wider definition will mean the EAAB (the authority in future) will be inundated.

2. OMBUDSMAN

The introduction of an ombudsman, who in turn can appoint a mediator. There could be a faster resolution of conflicts but it also leads to vast powers with overlapping and unclear jurisdictions.

3. COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD

The number of board members would be reduced to a maximum of 12. The Minister can and will appoint at least one person with knowledge of the industry.

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ED HATCH – ONE DAY ONLY

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Top real estate trainer and well known international speaker Ed Hatch will be in South Africa offering training for ONE DAY ONLY.

Ed has spoken to over 100 audiences each year since 1990.  He has been a featured speaker at the last twenty eight consecutive NAR Conventions, at ten CRS Sell-a-brations and has spoken on the topics of negotiating, business and strategic planning, customer service, and leadership throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Africa, South America, Singapore, Scandinavia, and Malaysia.  

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