CyberAgent & SAPTG News - August 2014

Dear Reader

How will another Interest Rate hike affect the property market?Economists say that it's likely that the price of fuel will remain stable for the rest of the year. Will the sliding of fuel and food prices be enough to avoid another interest hike? If not, will a rise in the interest rate damage the property industry outlook further? So often we have to improvise and find other solutions, not only in our own lives, but also in business because of factors like this.

Over the last few years I have seen more and more real estate office getting involve in the rental of properties. Rental agents handle a wide variety of tasks for their clients; saving money for clients and on the other hand maximizing profit for the owner, pricing of rental properties, advertising vacancies in print media and property portals like www.tivvit.com, showing of rental properties, screening of tenants, handling of lease contracts and ongoing rental and property management.

Are you properly skilled to be a rental property agent? Are you up to date with the law behind leasing properties? According to law expert and director at Marlon Shevelew and Associates Inc. leasing of property is often a lengthy process which includes knowledge of the CPA (Consumer Protection Act), Electronic Communications and Transactions Act and most recently the proposed Rental Housing Amendment bill. In light of this Shevelew created the Rental Retainer Club for rental agents and landlords. Read the full story below.

Included in this issue SAPTG’s property transfers by month for the last 12 months. Stats include SA's average, top city and suburb stats.

Various SAPTG users want to know if we can supply them with information on companies and trusts. To obtain this information you can register with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC); www.cipc.co.za Please note that service is chargeable.

As part of our service to provide maximum exposure for our CyberAgent and feed users we now also update all our clients' properties to www.everyhouse.com (co.za). Everyhouse is a real estate search engine which forms part of Careerjet.

Until next month!
The editor

It Takes A Village To Raise A Child - You can help Oliver's House

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SAPTG - Stats

South African Property Transfer Guide Property Transfers by month for the last 12 months (2013-09-01 to 2014-08-31). Stats include SA's average, top city and suburb stats.

Updated South African Property Transfers Stats

CyberAgent & Data Feeds

CyberAgent Data Feeds Feeding to or from Tivvit? Don't miss the latest, important feed updates below.

What you need to know about CyberAgent & Data Feeds

Bulk TransUnion Data

Buying Bulk Data from TransUnion How does a bulk Data Trace request from TransUnion work?

TransUnion Bulk Data Trace

Tips & Updates

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Great new filter search makes it easy to find properties in CyberAgent Anywhere

New filter search in CyberAgent Anywhere

EAAB – Various issues

Estate Agency Affairs Board
Clarification On The Issue Of 2015 Fidelity Fund Certificates

Clarification On The Issue Of 2015 Fidelity Fund Certificates

Submission Of Auditor's Reports To The Estate Agency Affairs Board

Submission Of Auditor's Reports To The Estate Agency Affairs Board

New rental club for SA agents

New rental club for South African rental property agents Although the Rental Property Law industry is worth R5 billion a year, South African rental property agents are often still not properly skilled enough to handle the legal practical implications of leasing property and dealing with tenants...

New rental club for SA agents

IEASA – 2014 NAR in New Orleans
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2014 NAR in New Orleans

2014 NAR in New Orleans - book now


CyberAgent & SAPTG Training

- WEBINAR DATES FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

Live CyberAgent and SAPTG trainingWe have received great feedback after our first series of Webinars and it looks like they are here to stay. Find the schedule for September 2014 below.

Times: 10h00 - :11h30
Dates:

Monday 08.09.14
SAPTG:  Deeds & Transfer Searches

Tuesday 09.09.14
SAPTG: Virtualization and Trans Union

Wednesday 10.09.14
CyberAgent: Beginners - Contact & Agent Manager

Thursday 11.09.14
CyberAgent: Beginners - Property & Sales Manager

Friday 12.09.14
CyberAgent: Advanced – Filters & Reports

For any enquiries contact Maryna at maryna@tivvit.com

- OTHER TRAINING
We provide you with a FREE training session in the following areas:
  • Gauteng (Daily)
  • Western Cape (Monthly)

CyberAgent Training - Upcoming Events about our upcoming training events
(including dates and venues)

How to Access your Account Online

  • Every month end we email new invoices and statements to our customers.
  • Search for the "Access your USP account here" link on these emails.
  • Follow this link to get to our online USP accounting website.
  • Log in with your CyberAgent Username and Password and Click on: Show-->Ledger-->All
  • To open an invoice click on the red invoice number. All invoices can be printed from here.
It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

In 2012 we made it our mission to identify and support deserving Non-profit charity organizations. After some deliberations on qualifying criteria we identified Oliver's House as an NPO to support.

Oliver’s House is a registered non-profit organization as well as a Section 21 Company providing public benefit activities in education, information and communications technologies and early childhood development.  Since its inception in 2001 as a soup kitchen in Benoni, the centre has shown sustained growth thus the need to expand their premises. They are in a process of developing Oliver’s Village - a comprehensive charity centre that is aimed at providing diverse services such as Aids/HIV clinic; Organic Farm and Food Forest; Children's Day care facility; Skills Development village; Children's Homes, etc.

To help them achieve this goal, Tivvit Solutions in association with Marketel has donated an SMS Short Code that people can use to contribute towards this initiative. As an African proverb goes, “It takes a village to raise a child” thus you are kindly requested to SMS the word OLIVER to 40733 and help Oliver’s House build Oliver’s Village. Each SMS costs R20.

It Takes A Village To Raise A Child - You can help Oliver's House

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Important News Updates

From our Support Desk

Build 1703 is now available. Please make sure that you are using the latest version of CyberAgent.

Read this month's Q&A Section

From Our Webmaster

Responsive Websites

CyberProp - Real Estate Responsive Website

With the shift to mobile; the number of devices, platforms and browsers that need to work with your site grows. Responsive web design is key in a multi device world. Existing CyberAgent customers can now upgrade to fully responsive websites together with the new Facebook App.

By going responsive your website will work on all devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops ). You don't have to invest in "mobile application development", which can cost up to 5 times more or ask the site viewer to download/install an application before they can browse your website.

Real Estate Responsive Websites

Search Engine Optimisation

We have made many improvements to our websites' SEO in the last few months and our agencies are reaping the rewards. Although most of these processes have been automated we encourage our older customers to consider upgrading their website's design to a more up to date look and feel or even going full-on responsive so that they can get the most out of their website. If you would like to know more about upgrading your website, please contact us at webmaster@tivvit.com

 

Quotation of the month

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Cecil B. DeMille - US movie producer (1881 - 1959)

In our thoughts

1. Goodbye Zerwick!

Zerwick has left Tivvit Solutions end August 2014. He will truly be missed! We wish him well for his future.

2. Mr Pieter van Eeden from PlettRealty passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and staff.

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