The House Flipping Trend

The House Flipping Trend

With Spring upon us, temperatures are rising, flowers are flourishing and you’ve most likely scheduled in (or at least planned to schedule) a much needed spring clean or home makeover. I’m sure you’ve all heard about property flipping. A trend which comes in and out of season. One finds a well-priced home for sale, puts […]

Pillow talk

Pillow talk

While “Early to bed and early to rise” was the stuff of many a childhood lesson, just how “healthy, wealthy and wise” it could make one, was often glossed over. Throughout history though famous nappers have included Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and John F. Kennedy. Bill Clinton, famous for just […]

Something for Nothing

Something for Nothing

Frequently these days I am approached by people wanting help with finding employment. Sometimes it’s people wanting to change the course of their careers and hoping I can point them toward a few good contacts or offer some advice. Sometimes it’s people who’ve lost jobs, been retrenched or are being forced to change for some […]

New Paths

New Paths

In 1987, after a visit to the MIT Media Lab, Stewart Brand famously observed, “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” Brand’s research and resulting book examined amongst other of the Lab’s projects, personalized newspapers, life-sized holograms and telephones that chat with callers, […]

Homework

Homework

The quieter spell in January always has me thinking laterally about the year ahead and putting plans in place for projects down the line. One thing I’m very grateful about is that when I’m not travelling countrywide my commute to work takes no more than two minutes, reducing stress in my life, freeing up time […]

Paying Per Day

Paying Per Day

I’m always a big fan of buy-to-let opportunities and the steady, reliable source of silent income they can produce. There are of course some parts of the country and some times of year when this gets even more exciting and property owners can ditch monthly rentals in favour of renting out their properties per day. […]

Go where the Banks Go

Go where the Banks Go

I always find it interesting to talk to people involved in real estate and enjoy the fact that the more views one gets from different perspectives within the profession, the more holistic ones understanding of the market becomes. Almost every week I travel nationwide, and recently I was in Braamfontein chatting to agents from a […]

Service excellence in real estate

Service excellence in real estate

As in many other sectors, service excellence makes a huge difference in the real estate industry and is taken very seriously indeed amongst the professionals who are serious about the business. In fact, I think that almost all the property professionals with whom Rodel associates pride themselves on service excellence. On this subject, I have […]