1Why are your prices so much cheaper than high street agents?
We keep our prices low by having one central office that handles every sale we do nationally. Our centralized model allows us to keep overheads low without sacrificing quality of service. In fact, our model allows us to invest more into our individual departments, like pre sales, post sales, photography and valuations to offer the most professional service possible. All this ensures a fast seamless sale for people wanting to sell their home the smart way.
2How do we differ from other Estate Agents?
The obvious difference is the dramatically cheaper rate. Regular high street agents generally charge between 5% - 7% of your property’s sale figure where we enable you to sell your property for as little as 25k. Over and above that we offer professional photography and floor plans, longer opening hours, maximum online exposure and the endless support.
3Why do you use professional photographers?
Photos are our shopfront! We believe in promoting your home in the most professional manner. You worked hard for your real estate investment therefore we showcase it in the best possible way.
4Does property sell faster online?
Absolutely! Over 95% of people look at property online, therefore we ensure that your home is showcased in a professional way on all marketing portals.
5Will my property be on Property24?
Yes we market all of our properties on the full network of portals, including Property24, Private Property, Property Junction, IOL Property, MyProperty and many more.
6Once I start my free trial, how long before its live?
Our photographers are ready when you are. Once photos are taken we commit to a 48hour turn around time to have your listing live.
7Are my personal details secure if I decide to sell my property through PropertyFox.co.za?
Your personal details are private and confidential. We do not release your details at any stage to anyone without your consent.
8How do I make changes to my listing?
You can make changes to your listing at any time via our pre-sales team, provided that any information added is accurate and representative of your property. Before any amendments go live online these will be moderated by propertyfox.co.za team and approved by you.
9Once I've had an offer, do you manage the sales progression?
Yes. Property Fox manage the sales progression as well as the negotiations. We give all sellers access to their progression online as well as endless support and communication.
10What's the average timescale from sale to completion?
While we will supply you with an accurate valuation and sales advice, you set your price. We will manage your exposure online and provide you with constant feedback as to how many online views your property is getting as well as how many of those are translating into physical home viewings. We offer maximum exposure in the market so that all potential buyers come across your property online. Once a sale is agreed, it is very difficult to accurately put a timescale on the conveyancing process but the average for this is around 10 – 12 weeks in South Africa.
11What happens when there’s an offer on my property?
We will let you know of all offers immediately. If the price isn’t right then our post sales team will do everything to negotiate a price you’re happy with.
12Why do potential buyers need to be verified?
We are a transparent business and we like to know who we are talking to. Any buyer wanting to view a property needs to go through our independent verification partners thisisme.com before we introduce them to a seller. As a buyer, we keep all information and identity private after your verification.
13How do I know if my price is right?
Property Fox will keep an eye on your analytics (fancy word for all movements on your ads) and report to you as the seller. We will actively involve you in every possible way and offer professional advice with no obligation.
14How much money will I save if I use PropertyFox?
Use our savings calculator.
15What is the difference between buying a house through Propertyfox.co.za and buying through a traditional High Street Estate agent?
The primary difference is that viewings are hosted by the Seller. We believe that no one knows their house better than the owner themselves. Property Fox can facilitate viewings too. Over 95% of people view property online. Using our marketing network millions of people are instantly able to view your home, meaning more exposure than most agencies.
16How does the viewings process work?
We facilitate and communicate the viewings remotely. Once you find a property of interest you will need to be verified on our site before we guide you to the property. The seller will then meet you at the property and show you around after a date and time is confirmed.
17Why must I pay the photographer setup costs if I remove my listed property?
We take each transaction seriously and therefore invest in each sale we do - for that reason we invest in professional photographers. If you manage to sell your home through us or another agency we will of course forego the setup fees but should you simply wish to delist we will recoup the fees on behalf of the photographer.