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Newsletter - 20 August 2007
Word from the editor

Dear CyberAgent user,

The interest rate is up! If it is going to have an impact on the property industry remains to be seen. As for the new Credit Act, it definitely had an impact. According to the the latest FNB Residential Property Barometer first time buyers definitely felt it. The proportion of first-time buyers decreased to 16% of all buyers from 32% in early 2005. Read more in Credit Act Flays First-Time

Are you familiar with the following questions?

  • My pictures don’t show on any of the websites
  • All my Data in CyberAgent just disappeared
  • How do I print a Blank Listing Report?
  • Which number is my property reference number?

Konrad from our support desk has added a Question and Answer section to our CyberAgent website, Already we have over 40 Q & A's that we are sharing with our CyberAgent users.

How to use it?

Click on the button on the main page and it will take you to the Q & A section Scroll down on the main screen; you can add any questions that are not there by clicking on ask a question. The answer will go through to the questioners e-mail address & will be added to the list if not already there CyberAgent training;

<--Petrol to Client - R 50
<--Lunch - R 100
<--Cellphone cost - R 10
Look on Chris’s face when his glasses were returned...

Chris, our representative in the Western Cape left his R 6000 sunglasses on a coffee table when he did follow up training at a client. Above is a photo of how it looks after their dog got hold of it. Now what is the moral of the story Chris?

Lastly, visit our blog and place your articles, news or comments. Remember to mention your website in your posting. This will help all of us with website optimisation.

The editor

Website Marketing - NOW also

Credit Act Flays First-Time Buyers

THE effects of the implementation of the National Credit Act, a relatively expensive residential market and higher interest rates are now being keenly felt, with First National Bank (FNB) reporting that activity in the residential property market is at its lowest level since the inception of the FNB Residential Property Barometer in 2003.

>> Read more


Fun with CyberAgent

Here at CyberAgent we also know how to have fun.

Click Here to view more pictures of our recent open days

Coming soon!

CyberAgent Training and Info Sessions

We now provide you with FREE training session in the following areas;

  • Gauteng
  • Kwazulu Natal
  • Western Cape
  • and the Garden Route

During these training sessions more information will also be provided on:

  • CyberAgent Mobile
  • CyberAgent Mobile PC Version
  • Keep me Informed Function
  • Cell phone / Internet Module
  • New developments in CyberAgent
  • New Update Manager
  • REEP (Real Estate Evaluation Portal)
Western Cape
Gauteng Training Sessions

Date: Daily
09h30 to 12h30 - Beginners
17h00 to 17h00 - Advanced
Cost: FREE!
Venue: 22 Ackerman Street, Witpoortjie, Roodepoort, 1724


Tel: (011) 955-9100

Western Cape Training Sessions

Date: 4 September and 18 September
09h00 to 12h00 - Beginners
12h00 to 16h00 - Advanced
Cost: FREE!
Venue: 65 Balfour Street, Parow, Cape Town


31st August 07 and 14th September 07 respectively

Chris Niemandt
Cell 082 432 6963


Property trader is a free real estate magazine, targeting all sectors of the South African residential property community. The publications provide compelling local market editorial with informative national features and columns delivering a truly unique perspective for those of you interested in the property market. As a group we currently publish in excess of 60 million pages of advertising per month via more than 400 000 issues weekly in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and Mpumalanga.

Your properties are now advertised online with Property Trader as part of your monthly CyberAgent subscription!


Welcome to PropertyGenie

Homebuyers today are increasingly using the Web to search for property - it's convenient, quick and hassle free. Because of this, real estate agencies are placing more emphasis on using the web as a marketing tool and it is established that by 2008 more real estate advertising money will be spent online than in newspapers.

With this in mind, was designed to showcase the listings of South Africa's leading real estate agencies and give customers a single portal through which to find property online.

All CyberAgent users properties are now automatically updated and advertised on

CyberAgent & Ananzi

Nearly 18 000 properties listed and growing!

If you are not yet advertising on South Africa's biggest and most popular search engine with over 10 million page impressions monthly, it is time to register now!

To read more simply click on the following link:


A warm welcome to all new Agencies July 2007:

We trust that by now you are well aware of what CyberAgent can do for you. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Fanie at or phone us at: +27 (0)11 955-9100 or 086 112- 9237

Most Internet enquiries:

Company Requests
The Rental Giant 652
Proplist - Head Office - Repo List CC 335
Wendy Machanik Properties 228
Realty Executives JHB South 220
Firzt Realty Company - Deez Realtors cc 111
Anne Porter Properties (Pty) Ltd 95
Proprop (Pty) Ltd - Head office 95
Tybalt Properties 94
No Agent Property in South Africa 91
The Letting Agent 74
Kayaramina Properties CC 73
Firzt Realty - Melrose 72
RE/MAX One Hundred 70
Chas Everitt - Southern Suburbs 66
King's Domain Properties CC 66
Summer Homes Residential Sales & Rentals 61
SA Hometraders


Now you can update directly to SAhometraders when you do a property update in CyberAgent.

USP Designs (Pty) LTD and SAhometraders have formed a working relationship that now allows CyberAgent Users to update to SAhometraders without double property capturing.

USP Designs have negotiated a reduced monthly subscription of R250.00 excl. VAT to SAhometraders for all CyberAgent users.

If you are interested contact Sandy on 011 955 9100 or complete the form on this link and we will contact you shortly.

Check the value of any pile of bricks

There is only one way to find the value of a property, or to analyze suburb growth - REEP!

Reep is a unique online property evaluation tool and the perfect background check to any property investment.

All CyberAgent users are offered a 6 month trial period at no cost and with no further obligation. Now available with a direct link through your CyberAgent Office software.


Reep's search on both erf nº and address is very easy to use. I find that the area comparisons as well as their property valuations are quite accurate. The information and layout is presentable and easy to read.
Amanda Booysen - Caz Realtors

"I find that Reep definitely is an advantage to me as an agent as it gives vital information that assists you when dealing with both property buyers and sellers. I find that the property size comparisons and confidence indications are accurate and of great advantage".
Gilberto Manata - Property On Line

SA Property Warehouse

SA PROPERTY WAREHOUSE invites all fellow Cyber Agent users to have all your property listings, linked with the SA Property Warehouse portal at no additional cost, as another advertising medium.

This portal is growing at a tremendous pace in regards to visits, and can only be of advantage to you.

In the current market situation one must make use of all additional marketing concepts to make your agency more visible in the field.

CyberAgent will link your listing automatically once you approve. For more information you can email

Should you wish to update to this property website pls. forward a written request to

You can now choose to use a specialist Estate Agent to sell your sectional title property
The University of Cape Town’s Construction Economics and Management Department, together with Paddocks Learning, launched the first Sectional Title Specialist Realtor certificate course in April of 2007. This 10-week course attracted over 120 estate agents from throughout the country who were looking to better understand sectional titles in order to deliver a better service to their buyer and seller clients.

>> Read more


Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa

CURRENT EVENTS - August/September 2007

Agent of the Year Awards

(Western Cape)

Western Cape Annual General Meeting
(Western Cape)

Annual General Meeting

IEASA Convention & Banquet
(Pietermaritzburg/KZN Interior)

(Western Cape)

Spring Tea - Lentetee

IEASA North Golf Day

Property and Finance Seminar (Commercial and Industrial)
(Pietermaritzburg/KZN Interior)

IEASA Cocktail



for the agent, by the agent

In little more than three months, Leapfrog, a national real estate franchise agency has recruited 260 of South Africa’s top agents, opened 24 franchised operations and is aggressively seeking likeminded entrepreneurs and agents to join a national brand that is fresh and dynamic. A brand that has introduced a unique business model that is new to an industry that is in need of a little shaking up!

>> Read More

Quotation of the month

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman