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    Fixed commission of only R25 000 + VAT!

Steeple
  • WHY SELL WITH US?

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    We've sold hundreds of homes since 2012 with a 96% approval rating.

    Sell Faster
    You'll get a quicker sale since buyers love the personal touch.

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    = Your next deposit? A new kitchen? An overseas holiday!

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We sell homes in Gauteng, Cape Town, and Durban.

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OUR CLIENT REVIEWS

You'll enjoy our friendly, professional service

We had a great experience with Steeple. They were proactive, efficient, friendly and an absolute pleasure to do business with. We can't speak highly enough of Stephanie's professionalism. We will definitely make use of Steeple again in the future.
Paula Saner
Cape Town
Steeple did a great job from inception to final sale, I was always kept in the loop and the service was excellent. Elzanne was very friendly and helpful and very patient with answering all my questions as a first time seller. Professional and on point! Thank you Steeple.
Schalk van Rensburg
Centurion
After researching on the website and speaking to Miss Teixeira, we were convinced that Steeple was going to be a good experience! She made us certain we were in good hands because she loved serving us. We also were happy with the commission arrangement, getting to know the potential buyers and the opportunity to show our own place to the buyers.
Paul Vuntarde
Johannesburg
One of the best experiences I had recently! All the staff that I communicated with were incredibly friendly and helpful. The photographer that you sent us was real professional, and there is no easy way to express my gratitude to you all for the magnificent service that you provided!!!
Roumi Doutchevitch
Pretoria
Great service with prompt responses when required, always on top of developments with regular feedback keeping me informed. A more complicated sale given that I am based overseas, but Steeple handled it with ease. Would recommend Steeple over any other agent. Thanks Stephanie and team.
Terence Denton
Pretoria
Great professional team at Steeple. Always ready and willing to assist. Professional photographer, I was extremely happy with the photos they took of our home. Friendly staff as well. Absolutely satisfied with the service.
Beauty Radebe
Kempton Park
Very happy with the service. We sold our house within a day of listing. It was a very simple and easy process with no issues or hassles. I paid 25% of the fees that other big name property agents quoted me (Pam Golding, Jawitz) - they are ridiculous in the price for the services they provide.
George Joseph
Johannesburg
It was a pleasure dealing with Steeple, our apartment was sold within a few days :)
Joshua Powell
Durban
Very professional, always came back quickly with a response to any questions or issues. Explained the process in detail and guided us through the process, lots of advice on options when issues arose and lastly saved us stacks of money. Will most certainly use Steeple again.
Paul Heighton
Kempton Park
Experience very good, was very happy about the service provided and will definitely recommend.
Bheki Khuzwayo
Centurion
I have received professional service from the agent, well-mannered and always willing to assist. Also appreciated constant feedback on the process. Even when she is not available there was always someone ready to help for the process to move forward.
Nomusa Radebe
Durban
Absolutely brilliant, very professional and a pleasing 2017 experience where efficiency and modern day technology is combined to create a new way of selling your home.
Le Clue de Villiers
Johannesburg
Thank you for a wonderful and easy experience. Your service is amazing and extremely cost effective. Online is the way to go. Great doing business with you. A big thanks to Elzanne....
Mymoena Williams
Cape Town
Easy, quick, simple. Happy. Thank you for your service, so happy we used you guys.
Roxy Bohnen
Midrand
Steeple has been brilliant. Friendly and thoroughly professional. A brilliant and fair business model that has saved me a fortune, Steeple will surely supersede the current estate agent system in South Africa and around the world. The current stock of agencies will have to go back to the drawing board. I highly recommend Steeple. Thanks Elzanne for all your help.
Rowan Schooling
Sandton
Excellent service from the start! We were constantly updated on progress, never left in the dark. The online tracking service is fantastic. Who knew selling a home could be such a smooth process :)
Arlene Naidoo
Cape Town
I have had the most fantastic experience with Steeple and appreciated all the help and feedback I received from the ladies I dealt with. It has been an absolute pleasure, being so hands on and doing all the viewings myself gave me lots of confidence. In my opinion the homeowner knows his or her home and area better than any agent. I could also share with buyers what great neighbours we have. Steeple has by far exceeded my expectations.
John Esbach
Cape Town

SELLING TOGETHER

Means you pay less commission

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  • Commission is just R25000 + VAT, regardless of selling price.
  • No upfront fees. No cancellation fees.
  • No other agent can do a better job for less.
  • If you want a home valuation visit, add 0.25% of selling price + VAT.

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  • Your personal Client Relationship Manager will be with you from start to finish.
  • Your successful sale begins with FREE professional photos and powerful advertising on all 4 major portals: Property 24, Private Property, Gumtree, and IOLProperty.
  • You show interested buyers around your home. We're estate agents, we do the rest.
  • Your home must be in the Gauteng, Cape Town or Durban metro areas (most suburbs).
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  • For 90 days Steeple will be the only estate agency permitted to sell for you (a "sole" mandate) but you can cancel whenever you wish, with NO cancellation fee. This means that we don't get paid unless we get you a sale.
  • We also offer an "open" mandate (if you've already signed with other agents and also want to sell with us) for a comm of R39000 + VAT.

HOW IT WORKS

Our proven system for selling your home

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Say Hello!
Click on the Get Started button to send us your contact info. Your personal Client Relationship Manager will then call you back to get the ball rolling.
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Professional photography
We send a professional photographer to take fabulous photos of your home. Great photos improve the likelihood of selling quickly!
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Massive online marketing
We write your property listing and, after your approval, we publish on all the major property websites - Property24, Private Property, IOLProperty and Gumtree - to give you mammoth marketing exposure. We also advertise on Facebook, through our referral network, and to our own buyer database.
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Convenient viewing times
We send you viewing requests from pre-vetted potential buyers. You confirm a convenient time for a viewing with your buyer directly. The buyer brings ID, and you show them around. You know your home best and buyers love the personal touch!
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Offers, sales and everything else
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. Remember, your Client Relationship Manager will manage the sale of your home from beginning to end and will always be available to answer queries or give advice.

COMMON QUESTIONS

With honest, transparent answers

How can you offer such a low commission? Is there a catch?!

The secret to offering such a low commission is that you, the homeowner, show viewers around your home so we don't need to have agents who go out to the property.

Since you work together with us in this way, we only need one national office where our fantastic employees communicate with you by phone, live chat and email. And we employ sophisticated technology to make the process ultra-efficient.

The cost savings are passed on to you in the form of our low commission.

We pioneered this improved model for selling property in South Africa in 2012 and happily we have been operating successfully ever since!

What is your success rate?

We started Steeple in 2012. Since then we've received 2 awards, one for innovation and the other for client service.

Our history of success is reflected in an overall client rating of 96%. You can read more than 100 reviews from our clients on our website to judge for yourself!

Reasons why we get results include:

Buyers love being able to get immediate answers from the owner who knows the property intimately, and this speeds up the sale.

Sellers enjoy our famous client service, being able to set appointments at times that are convenient, and getting instant feedback from buyers.

With our low commission, you can price aggressively and improve buyer interest in your property but still end up with the amount you want in your back pocket.

All this is backed up by professional advice and guidance from your personal Client Relationship Manager.

This combination of elements ensures that you have the best chance of selling your property at the right price. We've done it for others, we'll do it for you!

Besides commission, are there any other sneaky fees?!

No! The commission is your only cost. It is payable at the end of the process after your property has been sold and has been transferred into the buyer's name.

There are no fees for stopping marketing (de-listing), registering, marketing, admin, photography etc.

Note that if you want a professional valuer to visit your home to determine a market-related price, then we can arrange this for a fee of 0.25% of the selling price + VAT, payable only on sale. This is an OPTIONAL extra which is not necessary if you know your proposed selling price.

What kind of mandate do you have?

In the major metros of Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban, we offer 2 mandate options (sole or open) so you can choose the one that works best for you.

For all our mandate options, 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.

And we also do not charge any cancellation, penalty or marketing fees if you do decide to cancel.

1. Sole then Open mandate:

For the first 90 days this is a "sole and exclusive" mandate, and then it automatically becomes an open mandate at the same low commission.

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.

This mandate has a fixed commission of R25 000 plus VAT, regardless of the selling price.

2. Open mandate:

This is an open mandate from the start. 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 can use other agents although they will just replicate our marketing at a very much higher commission!

This mandate has a fixed commission of R39 000 plus VAT, regardless of the selling price.

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.

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PRIVATE SALE ASSIST SERVICE:

This mandate is for sellers of properties who have already found a potential buyer themselves privately and need assistance with the legal requirements and professional management of the offer-to-sale process.

This mandate has a commission of 0.5% (with a minimum of R12 000) plus VAT.

We can't help if the potential buyer was identified by another estate agent.

Can I use my own conveyancer?

Yes. And if you don't know one then we can suggest a local firm that does an excellent 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 life 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 you, since you know your home and the local area best.

How is my property valued?

Setting the correct price is crucial both for your own peace of mind and for selling quickly. We recommend that you get another opinion besides your own.

We empower 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 exact same way, so try to be objective.

Note that if you want a professional valuer to visit your home to determine a market-related price, then we can arrange this for a fee of 0.25% of the selling price + VAT, payable only on sale. This is an OPTIONAL extra which is not necessary if you know your proposed selling price.

Where do you have offices?

Since we operate by phone and online 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 YOU, the ultimate expert!

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've been operating successfully since 2012, when we introduced the owner-agent partnership model and low commissions to South African sellers for the first time. You can read more than 100 reviews from some of our clients to get an understanding of the impact we've had. We've also been honoured to receive 2 awards, one for innovation and the other for client service.

We are of course an estate agency licensed by the Estate Agency Affairs Board.

No other estate agency in SA can match our track record in selling effectively at low cost. And keeping our clients very happy at the same time!

Can I use other agents too?

You can after the first 90 days of the normal sole mandate, or if you choose the open mandate. But remember other agents will just duplicate (if they can) our marketing - at a very much higher commission. On Property24, for example, the same property on sale by multiple agents is grouped into a single listing so you don't get any extra exposure by having more than one agent.

Where do you sell properties?

We target most suburbs in the major metro areas (Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban) 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.

How is viewing security handled?

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. For extra security, through our partnership with ThisIsMe (an identification service), you can match the viewer's profile to the ThisIsMe database in most cases too.

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 an open public show house where anyone can just walk in off the street.

Our common sense recommendations are that you:
- compare details to ThisIsMe profile
- ask the viewer for identification
- lock valuables away
- have another adult present
- 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 have viewings only for people who have pre-qualified for a bond?

As part of our pre-vetting process we request basic info from viewers (such as if they have been pre-qualified for a bond).

However, we don't recommend restricting viewings only to those viewers who indicate that they have been pre-qualified. Why?

1) many people are not prepared to go through the hassle of formal pre-qualification with a bank 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.

Only after a person has seen your property and is interested in making an OFFER, does it makes sense to investigate the person's financial situation more closely. We do this when we are gathering information to prepare the customised offer to purchase document.

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.

Will I deal with one person at Steeple?

Yes, to give you the best personal service your dedicated Client Relationship Manager will look after you throughout, from initial phone call to final transfer.

You won't have to deal with a "team" in a call centre.

Our admin team will help with set-up, and send you the viewing requests from potential buyers, but your Client Relationship Manager will take care of negotiations, queries and everything else to make sure you have as stress-free a sale as possible.

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.

Can you help me if I list privately?

Unfortunately not. But our fee is so low and is only payable when you sell, so why venture out by yourself anyway? With us you don't pay upfront and you get advice and assistance throughout the process. Avoid the stigma of a private sale and increase your chances of selling.

Is Steeple a licensed estate agency?

Yes, we are licensed by the Estate Agency Affairs Board. Our Fidelity Fund Certificate number is 2018122732. We started operating in 2012.

How do I host viewings for potential buyers?

We send you viewing requests from potential buyers by email and sms.

You confirm a convenient time for a viewing with your buyer directly.

The buyer brings ID (so you can match their identity to the details and ThisIsMe profile we would have sent you) and you show them around. You know your home best and buyers love the personal touch!

If you find that you get too many viewing requests to handle individually, you can set a single date and time slot and we can then advise all viewers to go then - a "show house by appointment" - without you having to respond to each person.

If the buyer later wants to make an offer, let us know and we'll spring into action!

How do you pre-vet viewers?

Each viewer has to provide their name, email and cell number. We obtain their profile from ThisIsMe, the independent identity verification service, so you can match this to the details they've provided (in most cases). The viewer is also required to bring ID to the viewing appointment so you can confirm their identity.

Most viewers will also provide their financial and buying status before the viewing so you can identify the hot prospects more easily!
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OUR AWARDS

For exceptional customer service and innovation

Western Cape Premier Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2015
Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

2015: Second Runner-up
Sage One Cape Talk Small Business Awards 2014
Sage One Cape Talk Small Business Awards

2014: Finalist

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