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Jason Hutton, a real estate agent at Helderberg Harcourts, was awarded second position in the Top Agent category and Plati­ num Status as well as the Blue Circle Award. With him is Rich­ ard Gray, CEO of Harcourts Afri­ ca.

The Helderberg Harcourts Platinum team celebrate their victory of being named the Top Harcourts office in SA.

Liezl Heerschap, estate agent with Helderberg Harcourts, was awarded Rising Star of the Year. Richard Gray, CEO of Harcourts Africa is here with her.

REAL ESTATE: A 102% INCREASE TO BECOME NO 1

Helderberg Harcourts wins number one spot After five years in the top ten of Harcourts South Africa, the local Helderberg office of Harcourts Platinum have finally done it – been awarded the Number One office in South Africa. It’s a monumental achievement for principal Steve Caradoc-Davies and his team. Competing against nearly 140 Harcourts offices throughout the country, including mega-offices in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Harcourts Platinum enjoyed a 102% increase in business to take the Number One spot. What’s the reason for their success? “About seven years ago we embarked on a journey to deliver a world-class real estate experience to our clients,” says Caradoc-Davies.

“This obsession to exceed the customer’s expectation has included ground-breaking marketing and service offerings. Our results confirm that we are on the right track, with massive year-on-year growth, and a dominant local market-share.” “With over 24 sales agents in the residential market, and an additional five agents specialising in marketing nine developments, we are on track for another huge increase in 2014”, says Caradoc-Davies. In addition to the achievement as a business, a number of agents were also recognised for their significant achievements. Jason Hutton was awarded second position for Top Sales agent, and third position Exclusive Lister. Michael Pashley achieved seventh position for Top

Agent. Alistair Ormerod received first position for Exclusive Lister, and eleventh position for Top Agent. Hornette Botha was fourteenth as Top Agent. Newcomer to the industry, Liezl Heerschap, was honoured as the Rising Star of the Year. In addition to this, Harcourts Platinum also received the award for Outstanding Marketing. Says Caradoc-Davies: “Being recognised as the Number One office in Harcourts South Africa, is a very special achievement for our team. Every single person in our business has contributed towards this and I’m extremely proud. I know we’re on the right track and our focus will continue to be our customer, and delivering a customer experience that is worldclass.”

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Don’t settle for less than perfect service Sadly, the South African consumer seldom complains about substandard service. Perhaps that’s because we’re trying to be polite, or because we’re concerned our comments may not be well received. It’s a shame really because, by our silence, we really condone poor service. I’m writing this while in Australia at a Harcourts International Conference. We can learn a thing or two from the Australian consumer. One thing that’s instantly obvious when you arrive in Australia is that the general service standard is impeccably high. The reason? Constructive criticism

when the customer experience is poor. It’s called feedback, and without it a business owner will be oblivious to the problems that need attention. The key is in the way the consumer expresses himself. I’ve seen first-hand how the customer expresses his dissatisfaction – firm, polite, and controlled. What’s even more impressive though, is the way management accepts the feedback - almost welcomes it - and does something about it. The process is beneficial both to the consumer and the business owner, who is then constantly improving his offering. Yes, I know we have this in South Africa too. But I’ve also seen how management gets defensive,

makes excuses, and minimises the consumers’ opinion. The same is true in real estate. The general service offering from Australian real estate companies is exceptional. It’s the product of years of consumer feedback and the way it’s been positively received and acted upon. In South Africa we have seen service level improvements in some areas, but it’s often at a very slow pace. So how can we accelerate it? By politely speaking up when we’re not satisfied and expecting the situation to be fairly resolved. If management doesn’t take reasonable steps to rectify the problem then take your business elsewhere.

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SOLD STELLENBOSCH BOLAND RECORD PRICE: This home in De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate was recently sold by Pam Golding Properties for R21,55 million – a record price for a single residential property in the Stellenbosch area. PGP’s area manager for Stellenbosch, Louise Varga, says these are not on­ ly record prices for De Zalze, but also for a single residential home anywhere in the Stellen­ bosch area – the previous record being R18 million for a single residential sale concluded in 2013.


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Val de Vie the epitome of luxury Val de Vie, described as one of the boldest and most upmarket of all the recent developments in Paarl, will be the most successful and the fastest selling of them all according to Lizette Joubert, the Rawson Property Group’s fanchisee for Paarl. Situated in the fertile Berg River valley between Paarl and Franschhoek, it covers 250 ha in all. Today, the development can offer most homes, not only mountain views to the Groot Drakenstein, Paarl Rock, Simonsberg and the Franschhoek ranges, but also vistas of cultivated,

open agricultural land. More than 70% of the estate consists of vineyards, farmland, wildlife camps, paddocks and polo fields. The average value of a home sold here today is R4 800 000. In total there are 532 plots and 500 of these have been sold. By the end of the year it is estimated that 350 homes will have been built on the estate. Those for sale vary in price from R850 000 to R4 million, but the bulk of demand is around R1 200 000. The plots vary in size from 600 m² to 1 400 m².

A view of one of the landscaped homes at Val de Vie.

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SHARP AND RUGGED: TURBOCHARGED AND INTERCOOLED DIESEL ENGINE

Nissan Patrol Pickup new workhorse king QUICKPIC The new and updated Nissan Patrol Pickup is now available in South Africa, sporting a sharp new look with rugged overtones, a new diesel engine and upgraded features. The Patrol nameplate has been running strongly for over 60 years and the new Patrol Pickup builds on this heritage. It is an authentic 4x4 which represents Nissan’s commitment to the large pickup segment in South Africa with a bakkie that expresses the brand’s ultimate “do-anything” attitude, especially in the roughest and toughest environments. “The new Nissan Patrol Pickup is an exciting addition to the Nissan LCV stable,” comments Terry Mashoko, LCV Product Manager at Nissan South Africa. “The Patrol nameplate carries a rich heritage the world over and in South Africa has come to signify the toughest bakkie for the most demanding applications. With its new, powerful common rail diesel engine, the new model is loaded with the ‘never say die’ attitude which gives it legendary status in the large bakkie segment. “Up for any challenge, the new Patrol Pickup has the perfect mix of brawny good looks and brute performance to make light work of even the most daunting terrain. Its all-terrain suspension, impressive torque delivery and superior offroad performance makes traversing any terrain for any purpose easy and reassuring. Couple these factors with its low cost of ownership and the Patrol Pickup is easily identified as the best workhorse and status symbol – the ultimate 4x4 that gets the job done, comfortably.

The tried­and­trusted 4x4 system is a part­time setup, enabling the driver to select between three manually­acti­ vated drive modes depending on the conditions. PHOTO: QUICKPIC “In 2014 guise, the new Patrol Pickup looks tough, and is tough. Our rich expertise in off-road vehicles and our ability to create innovative and exciting products has culminated in a bakkie that knows what the owner wants and is capable of delivering every time, all the time. We know that our customers in this segment need a no-frills, nofuss bakkie that can work and play as hard as they do, which is exactly what the new Patrol Pickup is designed to do.” Available in single-cab configuration and with a diesel-powered 4x4 drivetrain, the new Nissan Pa-

trol Pickup 3.0DTi 4x4 5-speed manual is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled new-age 16-valve diesel engine which features common rail-fuel injection for improved filtration, greater efficiency, enhanced durability and improved power output. Producing 110 kW at 3 600 rpm and 371 Nm of torque between 1 800 and 2 400 rpm, drivability is exceptionally refined especially due to the low and widespread torque availability. Coupled to this, a class-leading towing capacity of 2 500 kg emphasises the Patrol Pickup’s abilities as an allrounder for work and leisure pur-

poses. Featuring Euro-2 compliancy and 500 ppm diesel compatibility, the new Patrol Pickup realises average fuel economy of 10.9-litres per 100 km on the combined cycle and, with two fuel tanks totalling 175 litres, a range of over 1 600 km between fill-ups is easily achievable. The tried-and-trusted 4x4 system is a part-time setup, enabling the driver to select between three manually-activated drive modes depending on the conditions. With a standard rear differential lock, the new Patrol Pickup features highand low-range four-wheel drive,

with manual hub locks and a manual override function. The new Patrol Pickup also features wider tyres for improved grip, as well as a widened rear track which better aligns the front and rear wheels for improved stability and control, especially in sand driving conditions off-road. The combination of a flexible rear leaf spring suspension design with longer stroke on the springs also results in improved ride quality and comfort. Forming part of its significant upgrade, the interior features enhancements which match the exterior’s rugged and modern looks, while still subscribing to the principle of fuss-free simplification. Appropriately uncluttered, the interior features air conditioning, power steering and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel. New features include electric windows, intermittent windscreen wipers and warning buzzers for open doors and keys left in the ignition. Safety equipment includes two airbags, three-point safety belts and ABS with the ventilated front disc brakes. Linked to low cost of ownership and adding even more value, the new Nissan Patrol Pickup comes with a 3-year/ 100 000 km warranty and class-leading service intervals of 15 000 km. “The new Nissan Patrol Pickup is available through Nissan’s entire South African dealer network, which also has access to a full range of accessories including spot lights, cattle rails, replacement bumper, winch, snorkels and audio system along with many others, allowing owners to customise their Patrol Pickup to perfectly suit their requirements,” concludes Mashoko. The 2014 Nissan Patrol Pickup 3.0D 4x4 retail price including VAT is R476 900


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Jeep Cherokee: Freedom and innovation QUICKPIC

Jeep® Cherokee, the Jeep midsize Sport Utility Vehicle, has evolved into a completely new vehicle fully expressing the brand’s core values of freedom, authenticity, adventure and passion and delivering to customers a fresh interpretation of the “Go anywhere, do anything” attitude of the legendary American brand. With the introduction of the 1984 Jeep Cherokee, three decades ago, Jeep invented the mid-size SUV category. The all-new compact SUV of the Jeep brand was the first vehicle of its type and size and was so successful that it was quickly followed by a number of competitive vehicles. A major feature of the 1984 Jeep Cherokee was the all-new unibody frame that gave the vehicle superior rigidity with reduced weight and fuel consumption. Today, the new generation Jeep Cherokee completely rethinks the category invented by Jeep 30 years ago and features a new sleek and athletic design, the first ninespeed automatic transmission in the mid-size SUV segment, enhanced on-road driving dynamics and handling, superior Jeep 4x4 capability, premium interior craftsmanship, innovative technology, new levels of efficiency, entertainment and comfort and ‘five-star’ safety and security features that recently allowed the vehicle to earn the designation of

‘safest 2013 SUV’ in its category from Euro NCAP. Engineered to excel on any and all terrains, the new Jeep Cherokee expresses the synthesis between stylistic innovation and family tradition, legendary 4x4 capability and technology: features that are fully embodied in the top of the range Limited model and in its alter ego, the ‘off-road’ specialist Trailhawk. With a sleek and athletic exteri-

or the new Jeep Cherokee remains true to the heritage of the brand while moving forward into the next era with a shape that is as efficient as the vehicle and maintains the DNA that makes it a true Jeep. The interior of the new Jeep Cherokee delivers craftsmanship, easy-to-operate technological contents and thoughtful, clever features. Available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configura-

tions, the new generation Jeep Cherokee is engineered to ensure benchmark on and off-road capabilities under all driving conditions. The new Jeep mid-size SUV offers a choice of two innovative four-wheel drive systems: Jeep® Active Drive I and Jeep® Active Drive Lock. Jeep® Active Drive I features a fully automatic, single power transfer unit (PTU) and delivers

Available in two­wheel drive and four­wheel drive configurations, the new generation Jeep Cherokee is engi­ neered to ensure benchmark on and off­road capabilities under all driving conditions. PHOTO: QUICKPIC

seamless operation in and out of four-wheel drive at any speed. Jeep® Active Drive Lock features a locking rear differential for superior low-speed power delivery. This vehicle is also the first midsize SUV to feature rear axle disconnect, resulting in reduced friction and energy loss when 4x4 capability isn’t required and ensuring improved fuel efficiency. The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two-and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management without requiring input from the driver. The new Jeep Cherokee lineup will be introduced in Jeep dealerships starting in June, in the Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels. The engine range comprises the new 3.2l l V-6 Pentastar petrol engine or the 2.4l Tigershark MultiAir L4, both of which are offered in combination with the all-new nine-speed automatic transmission. The new Jeep Cherokee will be available at the beginning of June 2014 with the pricing as follows:

•Jeep Cherokee 2.4l Longitude FWD – R479 990 •Jeep Cherokee 3.2l Limited FWD – R505 990 •Jeep Cherokee 3.2l Limited AWD – R563 990 •Jeep Cherokee 3.2l Trailhawk 4WD – R607 990 The new Jeep Cherokee joins its larger sibling, the Grand Cherokee offering as standard a 6 year / 100 000 km maintenance plan.

Saturday 7 June 2014 • 10:00 - 15:00 You’re invited to come and test-drive the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee at our dealership. ®

Experience class-leading off-road capability, 9-speed automatic transmission, 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating and state-of-the-art technology that commands adventure both on and off-road. PS. Bring the whole family. Refreshments will be served and there will be entertainment for the kids. To assist us with catering requirements, please contact us at the number below and confirm number of guests.

CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE • 087 550 2859 Dynagel Street, The Interchange, Somerset West.

Contact: • Alan van As 076 924 3553 • Elanie Swift 083 450 6662 • Jacques Fourie (Sales Manager) 072 616 0137

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