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Hundreds of homeowners have trusted us to sell their homes

Great and efficient service. No sales agent games, straight down to business attitude. Very professional advertising.
Pratish Rajcoomar
Friendly, efficient and professional service. Steeple staff are highly competent, knowledgeable and always willing to listen to and find solutions to their client’s needs or wishes.
Ivan Wahlberg
I had a great experience with Steeple, professional, efficient and friendly service. It's so convenient to schedule your own appointments for viewings when it suits you. And best of all I saved a massive amount on commission, especially given that my home was sold to the first viewer:-) I don't know why anyone would use a conventional estate agent in this day and age.
Pieter van der Merwe
Cape Town
I am satisfied with your service. Actually I prefer the way you people do the consultation: I could attend to potential buyers, and answer their questions. It works very well for me. I can recommend your service to all people who prefer the personal touch. Thank you for your fine advice and help.
Samuel van Vuuren
The process was very simple and made sense. Steeple advertises my house and I show it. It worked really well and when the 3rd viewer wanted to make an offer, I just had to message Steeple and say "please contact interested buyer". It all happened like clockwork and, even better, the Offer to Purchase docs drafted were short and to the point. The whole process was pain free and excellent value for money. The Conveyancer couldn't believe how little was being paid in commission.
Cindy Crompton
It was good. Very cooperative and helpful and on the ball. Thank you.
Sivakalay Pillay
The service has been amazing. The fact they update you as often as possible is amazing, and they are there to answer any query and so promptly. And that they also use attorneys where in their website there is a progress report so you can see progress of everything and even inquire where you don't understand.

Although the process did take longer than expected due to some reasons, overall I was happy, and saved far more by using Steeple, and they treat you very well.
Lebo Molefi
We have found the process to be far easier than we thought. Having sold 3 properties the "traditional" way, we were a little sceptical, however, the service has been outstanding. The Steeple team explained clearly and simply and assisted with any queries we had and emails and phone calls were always answered quickly and efficiently. Although we never met any of the team face to face, we never felt alone during the process as Steeple assisted us every step of the way. The staff are professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. I would highly recommend selling your property through Steeple.
Kirsten Spangenberg
Cape Town
I was very impressed with the process. I only showed the property to the interested buyers, and Steeple took care of the rest. They also sent a professional photographer. There is no reason to use conventional property agents any more. I paid less than half the commission that traditional estate agents would have charged. Therefore I would gladly recommend using Steeple. Thank you.
Elsa Muller
Although I was hesitant initially in dealing with someone I would most likely never meet, the team at Steeple have been so accommodating and helpful. They were always available to answer more questions, and guide us through the process. A big thank you to Stephanie in particular who took my calls at strange times to help when I didn’t know which way to turn.
Annaline van der Poel
Simple and slick - it just makes sense to have the owner show the house, and the agent draw up the papers etc while providing the arm's length transaction. Very happy with the process.
Jared Godwin
Cape Town


Flexibility to meet your needs

Option 1
  • Commission is 1.7% (minimum of R28000) + VAT
  • Sole mandate for 60 days, then converting to Open mandate at same low commission.
  • Dedicated client relationship manager to look after you
  • No lock-in; cancel the mandate whenever you wish without penalty
  • Beautiful, professional photography
  • Colourful For Sale board.
Option 2
  • Commission is 2.2% (minimum of R36000) + VAT
  • Open mandate throughout.
  • Dedicated client relationship manager to look after you
  • No lock-in; cancel the mandate whenever you wish without penalty
  • Beautiful, professional photography
  • Colourful For Sale board.


Our proven system for selling your home

Say Hello!
Click on the Get Started button to send us your contact info. Then your dedicated client relationship manager will call you to explain our simple process and advise on how to set a price.
Professional photography
We send a professional photographer to take fabulous photos and obtain property info from you.
We publish online
We write your property listing and, after you've approved it, we publish on all the major property websites - Property24, PrivateProperty, IOLProperty and Gumtree - to give you mammoth marketing exposure. We also advertise on social media, through our referral network, and to our own buyer database.
We send you viewing requests
We send you viewing requests from potential buyers. You choose a convenient time for each viewing and confirm it with your buyer directly. The buyer brings ID, and you show them around your property. After all, you know your home best!
We handle any offers
When someone wants to make an offer, just let us know and we'll take care of the buyer, the offer, and the legal paperwork. And we're always available to answer any queries or give advice. Remember, we manage the sale of your home from beginning to end.


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With honest, transparent answers

What is your success rate?

We have sold over 100 properties so far, mainly in the major metropolitan areas. There is currently much lower demand for properties outside the major areas so the chances of a sale there are unfortunately lower.

Are there any upfront or hidden fees besides the commission?

No, the commission is the only cost. Our commission is payable only at the end when the property is transferred into the buyer's name and the seller gets paid.

We don't charge any hidden or penalty fees for withdrawing from the mandate, or for any other reason.

What kind of mandate do you have?

We offer 2 mandate options.

For either option, you can cancel whenever you wish, for whatever reason. Unlike other agents, we do not believe in locking you in to a mandate if you are not happy with our services.

We also do not charge any cancellation or penalty fees.

Mandate Option 1:
For the first 60 days this is a "sole and exclusive" mandate, and then it automatically becomes an open mandate at the same low commission rate and minimum.

A sole and exclusive mandate means that only Steeple is permitted to sell the property, whereas with an open mandate the sale can be done by other agents or the seller privately.

Option 1 has a commission is 1.7% (with a minimum of R28000) plus VAT.

Mandate Option 2:
This is an open mandate. An open mandate means that more than one estate agent can market your property at the same time, and only the agent who finds the ultimate buyer gets paid the commission. So you are welcome to use other agents although they will just replicate our own marketing at a very much higher fee.

Option 2 has a commission of 2.2% (with a minimum of R36000) plus VAT.

Please note that if you do cancel and afterwards a person who was introduced by us buys your property within the next 3 months then we would still be entitled to our commission.

Can I use my own conveyancer?

Yes. And if you don't know one then we can suggest a local firm that does a good job.

Can I use Steeple if I work during the day?

Of course! Most buyers work too so you can arrange viewings at mutually convenient times such as after work or on the weekends.

I'm not a "sales" type person. Will I be able to sell my property?

Yes, absolutely! You don't need to be able to "sell" at all. The reason is that no person, no matter how good a "salesperson" they are, can persuade someone to buy a property they don't like. Buying a property is a major decision and people don't take it lightly. Smooth talking may help sell life insurance or a consumer appliance, but it doesn't apply when selling a home. Buyers prefer getting straight answers directly from the owner who knows their home and the local area best.

How is my property valued?

Setting the correct price is crucial for selling quickly so we recommend that you get more than one opinion as everyone has their own personal preferences!

Firstly, we provide you with a free personalised property report which shows the actual selling prices of the 20 closest properties to yours. Then, just like an estate agent would do, set your price by comparing your property to those sold properties, as well as to similar properties in your suburb for sale on Property24 or Private Property. Buyers do their own research in the same way so be objective.

Secondly, ask for a free valuation from some local estate agents (but look out for their sales pitches!) to confirm your own estimate.

Where do you have offices?

Since we operate online and by phone we only need one national office for the country (in Cape Town). By having a single office we can reduce costs and pass those on to you in the form of our low commission. Obviously we won't have the local knowledge of a traditional estate agent who is based in the area but it doesn't matter since we have the ultimate expert - you! You know your property and local area better than any estate agent ever can, and you can pass on your knowledge to the viewers.

Do you have a database of buyers?

Yes, like all agents we maintain a list of potential buyers but it pales into insignificance compared to the massive databases maintained by the huge online property sites like Property24 and Private Property. When you sell with Steeple, all the buyers registered on Property24 and Private Property who are interested in your suburb are sent a notification alert, ensuring instant advertising to serious potential buyers.

I haven't heard about Steeple before?

We recently celebrated our 4th birthday and have sold over 100 properties. We are the first low commission estate agents in South Africa so our profile is still quite low, but please have a look at our client reviews and the awards we've won to see our track record.

Can I use other agents too?

You can if you choose Option 2 or after the first 60 days of Option 1. But remember they will just duplicate our own marketing efforts at a very much higher commission!

Where do you sell properties?

We target most suburbs in the major metro areas where we have professional photographers: Johannesburg, Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Krugersdorp, Roodepoort, Randburg, Bedfordview, Edenvale, Kempton Park, Benoni, Boksburg, Alberton, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Durban, Kloof and Hillcrest. Please enquire if you are not sure.

What about security?

All your viewings would be strictly by appointment only (not from an enquiry off the street), and you will have the name, phone number and email address of the viewer. The viewer also knows that they have to bring some form of ID to the appointment so that you can check it.

We don't advise that you have a show house because anyone can just walk in off the street.

Our common sense recommendations are that you: ask the viewer for identification; lock valuables away; have another adult present; and don't leave the viewer alone in a room with valuables. And if you don't like the look of someone, you can just tell them the house has been sold!

Can I use Steeple if I am not in Cape Town?

Absolutely! We sell in all the major metro areas of South Africa - Gauteng (Johannesburg, Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Krugersdorp, Roodepoort, Benoni, Boksburg, Kempton Park, Bedfordview, Alberton), Cape Town, and Durban.

Can I restrict viewings only to people who are pre-qualified?

Since you will be arranging viewings directly with potential buyers, you could request info about their financial status before confirming a viewing appointment. But we don't recommend doing so - for the following reasons:

1) many people are not prepared to go through the hassle of formal pre-qualification until they find a property that they want to buy. If you insist that all viewers be pre-qualified, your list of potential buyers will reduce dramatically, as will your chances of a sale

2) cash buyers and those who can put down large deposits know that they will be able to afford the property. You will lose or offend these types of buyers if you require them to be pre-qualified

3) in any event, a buyer who is pre-qualified for a bond of, say, R1000 000 will not necessarily get a bond of R1000 000 when purchasing your particular property. To become "pre-qualified" simply means that a potential buyer's credit status is considered acceptable and the bank or bond consultant has indicated a maximum bond amount based on the buyer's monthly income and expenditure (unaudited). However, only once the bank receives a signed agreement of sale will they investigate in detail the buyer's financial status, and they will also want to value your property. So being pre-qualified is a useful exercise for any buyer and it shows serious intent, but it is not a guarantee that the bank will grant a bond for that amount

4) the more viewers who see your property, the better. Neighbours will see the activity and perhaps refer friends. At the very least you will get valuable feedback from viewers.

Most people don't have time to waste by viewing properties they can't afford! Time-wasters are more of a problem if you have an open show day (which we don't recommend) when anyone can just walk in off the street.

After a person has seen your property and has expressed interest in making an offer, it then makes sense to investigate the person's financial situation more closely.

Remember, for security reasons we do advise all potential buyers that the seller will expect to see some form of identification before doing the viewing.

Do you do rental management or list rental properties?

No, we focus on sales only but we have a partnership with HouseME, South Africa's groundbreaking rentals agency. For a landlord, HouseME charges the lowest fees, guarantees 3 months' rental income and can get you the best rental through their online tenant-bidding system. For a tenant, HouseME ensures the property specs are genuine, and gives you enough time to apply because they don't operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who do I deal with at Steeple?

Your personal, dedicated client relationship manager will look after you throughout, from initial phone call to final transfer. Our admin team will help with set-up, and send you the viewing requests from potential buyers.

Do you handle money?

No. Although we are a registered estate agency and do have a trust bank account (as required by law), we never accept deposits or make payments and our trust bank account is never used. Any deposit that a buyer needs to make will be into the conveyancer's trust bank account. Any payments made (for example, the sales proceeds) will be made from the conveyancer's trust account.


NO upfront costs. Cancel whenever you wish. We sell in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban.

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Properties sold with Steeple

Sold ForR2 700 000
Money savedR116 964
Sold ForR1 800 000
Money savedR77 976


Steeple vs traditional Estate Agents & Private Selling

Selling Costs

Traditional Agent
Typically 5.0 - 7.5% + VAT of sale price achieved.
Ultra-low fee of 1.7% (min of R28000) + VAT (Option 1) or 2.2% (min of R36000) + VAT (Option 2)
Selling Privately
Cheapest, BUT you pay all your marketing costs UPFRONT - even if you don't end up selling!

Online Marketing

Traditional Agent
Steeple's services usually provide greater coverage.
Your property is listed on ALL 4 majors (Property24, Private Property, IOLProperty, Gumtree) for best results.
Selling Privately
Not all property websites permit private selling. You have to pay upfront and you don't know the tricks.

Seller Involvement

Traditional Agent
Provide keys and alarm code, prepare and vacate property for every viewing. You have minimal involvement (but less control over the process).
Confirm viewing appointments directly with buyers, and show them around when convenient. We do the rest!
Selling Privately
You do everything yourself without advice: valuing, photos, uploading, marketing, showing viewers around, preparing legal docs.

Client Service

Traditional Agent
Level of service varies. It depends on the estate agency and agent.
Professional, transparent service from your client relationship manager and our award-winning team.
Selling Privately
You are on your own so you could make costly legal mistakes.

For Sale Board

Traditional Agent
Provided by estate agent.
We provide one for you.
Selling Privately
You have to make your own.

Property Photos

Traditional Agent
Photos usually taken by estate agent.
We send a professional photographer.
Selling Privately
You have to take your own photos.


The pillars of our success

Super-low Commission
Fees start from only 1.7% of the selling price (min R28000) + VAT. Payable only on transfer.
Your Responsibilities
You arrange your own viewings directly and you show potential buyers around your home yourself (or ask a friend).
Transparent Mandate Options
For both our mandate options, you can terminate your mandate with us whenever you wish. We don't try to lock you in like other agents or have sneaky mandate conditions or hidden fees.
Licensed Estate Agency
Steeple is an estate agency licensed by the Estate Agents Affairs Board. Our Fidelity Fund Certificate number is 2017104241.
Urban Metro Areas
We sell properties in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban where we have professional photographers. Having a single national office keeps our costs low and we pass those savings on to you with our low commission.
Trusted and Proven
We have sold over 100 properties and have rave reviews from our clients. We have won multiple awards for customer service and innovation.


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