Estate Agents In Tokai

If you are looking to sell your property then please feel free to contact any of the estate agents in Tokai (we have provided a list below) BUT if you are interested in buying property please make sure you read on, just 2 minutes of your time will convince you why using a buyers consultant is a better option for you.

Why estate agents in Tokai are for sellers not buyers?

Who the estate agents in Tokai will work for?  – Estate agents are trained professionals who in recent years have made vast strides in increasing the quality of the people working in their industry. Buyers of property should however not be under any illusion though, that when approaching Estate Agents in Tokai, they are approaching the party that works for the seller.

Who pays the Estate Agents in Tokai? – Of course the seller pays the estate agent, not you the buyer. This payment comes in the form of a commission – if there is no sale there is no fee earned. Again reinforcing just who the selling agent works for.

Will the Estate Agents in Tokai look after my (the buyers) interests? – Although the estate agent has certain moral and ethical responsibilities towards the buyer, this quite rightly cannot conflict with their primary role – to look after the seller, their client.

Who compiles the offer to purchase ? It is the estate agents in Tokai who compiles the offer to purchase, in fact it is a pre-printed document. One of the most onerous clauses, that is in 98% of these agreements, is the “Voetstoots” or “As Is” clause. How many prospective buyers are aware that when they sign an agreement containing such a clause, they sign their rights away. Furthermore how many buyers are informed by the estate agenst in Tokai that is well within their rights rights to have the Voetstoots” or “As Is” clause excluded from the “Offer to Purchase.”

Will the Estate Agent be liable for defects found later? – Below we quote from

“Far too many Buyers want to hold their Estate Agents liable for latent defects they only discover sometime after the sale has been concluded. This is particularly the case where a defect has only been discovered months after the transfer has been registered and the Seller can no longer be traced. An Estate Agent is only obliged to inspect the property for obvious patent defects, to enquire from a Seller as to what known latent defects exist, and to then disclose them before signature to the Buyer.

Once having done this the Buyer’s recourse is against the Seller alone. Often a Seller, on being challenged about an undisclosed latent defect, will falsely claim that he had informed the agent about it prior to the sale. A Buyer’s recourse will inevitably rest against the Seller alone and the Estate Agent should not be harassed in any way.”

In short the estate agents in Tokai do exactly what they should do:

  •  Provide marketing exposure for the property to attract interest in it
  •  Show the property to potential buyers and ‘selling its attributes’
  •  Convince the buyer to pay the highest price to their client (the seller)
  •  Negotiate the best terms and conditions for their client (the seller)

So what difference will a buyers consultant make?

It’s as simple as “the estate agents in Tokai are there to act for the seller – the buyers consultant is there to act for the buyer”.

Buyers consultants will:

  • Act unashamedly in the buyers best interests
  • Will access all appropriate Tokai properties for sale, regardless of who the estates agents in Tokai are and even if the property is a private sale
  • Negotiate with the selling agent and or seller to get the property for the buyer at the best possible price
  • Negotiate the best terms and conditions for the buyer
  • Together with their appointed attorneys offer you the buyer the legal protection and advice on contractual matters that balances the scales of representation in the property transaction.

List of Estate Agents in Tokai

  • Asher Properties –
  • Blue Chip estate Agents –
  • Chas Everitt –
  • Gallery Properties –
  • Greeff Properties –
  • Pam Golding Estate Agents –
  • Rawson properties –
  • Sothebys Estate Agents –

Contact us today and find out why more and more house buyers are using a buyers consultant to secure their next Tokai property.

E-mail SAHomeBuyers here or phone + 27 (0) 83 265 8800.