Strategic Alliances

BetterBond – Finance

Since 2003 BetterBond has been SA’s No.1 Bond Originator. BetterBond facilitates the entire home loan application process on your behalf, free of charge! There is no easier way to apply for a Bond or Home Loan in South Africa! With a new-look, leading-edge technology systems and a wider service offering we are now even more confident to go beyond our promise of making home loans happen!

DvH – Legal advice

The DVH group is a national group of young dynamic attorney practices with offices situated in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa Zulu Natal. Each company has its own directors and is fully BEE compliant.

The DVH group specialises in conveyancing and all other aspects of Property Law. Over the years, the directors have built up vast experience in the field of Property Law enabling the DVH group to assist clients and developers with the structuring of their transactions. They are also actively involved in providing legal training in the field of Property Law to contribute to and help develop the Property Industry.

The various companies utilise the latest technology and continue to develop their own technology including a live internet reporting system that keeps clients informed day and night of the progress of their property transactions and a transfer and bond registration cost calculator which is used on the cell phones of selected clients.

For the convenience of clients and to expedite registrations, each of the companies has employed a number of Commissioner of Oaths and conveyancers who are responsible for visiting the homes or offices of clients to sign up transfer and bond documents. In addition, staff is employed to go to, amongst others, the Deeds Offices, Local Councils, the SARS offices and to the Banks daily to ensure a faster flow of documents and further expedite every aspect of the property transactions.

WesternPro Valuers – Property valuations

WesternPro Valuers is a registered Closed Corporation offering professional valuation services to select financial institutions, government departments and private property owners and/or –purchasers.

The firm was initially established in mid-2004 under the name Western Province Property Services and has undergone a name-change in 2009.

WesternPro Valuers is now a very well-established valuation firm specialising in commercial-, industrial- and residential property valuations. It is a family-run firm which boasts vastly experienced professional property valuers. Amongst others, we serve on the panels of Nedbank Business Bank, ABSA and Investec Private Bank.

With its head office in Durbanville, and with professional representatives in Stellenbosch and the Garden Route, WesternPro Valuers covers the entire Western Cape and offers the highest quality motivated valuation reports based on thorough market research, logical reasoning and an ongoing study of the property industry and market trends. We also pride ourselves on turnaround times in tune with the fast-paced demands of modern-day business methodologies.

Years in the valuation industry taught us that experience alone, is not enough. We therefore conform to the following description of a property valuer (extract from the South African Institute of Valuers’ website):

“…The valuer does not invent value, but interprets market forces which determine the value. Hence, the valuer requires a combination of a number of professional qualities and capabilities, and needs a thorough knowledge and understanding of the interacting influences which create, maintain or diminish the value of property”

PS: WesternPro Valuers is also proud to be associated with REDZ etc., a groundbreaking Estate Agency changing the way properties are marketed, based on open and ethical principles.

Bugs and Sparks – Home compliance

Bugs and Sparks was established in November 2007 by Craig Louw, a qualified Electrician since 1992 (also a qualified Novell CNE, Compaq ASE as well as a Fixed Wing and Helicopter pilot). With just one assistant, Craig gained the respect of his few clients with his punctuality, reliability, trustworthiness and capability. This enabled him to grow Bugs and Sparks to the point that a partner was needed to focus on the Sales and Marketing.

Craig Ford joined Bugs and Sparks as a partner to focus on the sales and marketing of the Business in February 2010. Craig Ford has 17 years’ experience in the service Industry. Craig Ford decided that he would like a change from the corporate environment he found himself in and wanted to make a significant impact on the private sector. Now three years on, the two Craig’s employ 23 staff members and are hoping to add another team shortly.

Bugs and Sparks is registered with the Electrical Contractors Board (ECB), South African Pest Control Association (SAPCA) and Pluming Industry Registration Board (PIRB).

At Bugs and Sparks we strive to offer our clients the very best service and quality of workmanship possible.  There is never any job too big or too small.  We like to form relationships with our clients to create a mutually beneficial future.  By using Bugs and Sparks you can be assured that there won’t be any nasty surprises waiting for you.  We aim to make our clients lives easier by our punctuality, professionalism and quality of workmanship.

Lightstone – Property information

Lightstone’s Property Solutions are designed to meet the information, analytical and system requirements of property professionals, financial institutions and individual buyers and sellers.  These solutions include easily accessible online valuation reports, a packaged Property Information Toolkit, online and offline property market analytics and mobile and web-based property information management systems

The property information too kit is the ideal solution for property professionals such as estate agents, developers, property valuers and investors who require property related information on a regular basis.  The Property Information Toolkit offers comprehensive access to a range of property related reports on a monthly subscription basis