Despite the recent “drop” in interest rates which may stimulate business, a group of attorneys decided to supplement their income by creating an online dating site and services.So far, the interest has been overwhelming says Meyer de Waal, a practicing property attorney, one of the founding members of this initiative.
But, before the thought comes up that we have joined the oldest profession in the world, we decided to be a matchmaker and stick to the merchandise and the industry that we are familiar with says Meyer.
We developed a “property dating” service.
We match ready, willing and able buyers and sellers and their properties with each other, says Meyer.
Through our unique software Property Technology, we are able to filter and segment the requirements and ability of a property buyer. Once we have all the information available, we then match these features with a property for sale.
We can segment the requirements of a buyer according to property price, area, size and other amenities required, even if a Flisp subsidy is required for a first-time buyer. (Flisp is the Government Finance Linked Subsidy Programme for first time buyers www.flisp.co.za).
With the unique software developed, we can even detect at an early stage if the buyer first requires attention to improve his or her credit profile or affordability.
Rent2buy options are also available. We recently created a National Rent2buy database as well as the demand for rent2buy properties are overwhelming.
The national platform of attorneys participating to use and share these unique Property Technology [PropertyTech] the Attorney Realtor Hub, combined this with the collective legal skills, expertise and knowledge and own client databases, enable us to expand the value offering to sellers and buyers exponentially says Chris Fick, one of the co-founding members of this initiative.
Property sellers list their properties for sale with Attorney Realtors and then we are able to match the features of the property with the database of buyers, says Chris.
Benefits to sellers
Benefits to Buyers
Empowering home buyers through education assist buyers to make informed and educated choices, says Charlene Nolte-Joubert a property attorney and also a co-founder of this initiative.
It is much easier to match the offerings of a seller and requirements of a buyer when a buyer participated in the home ownership education initiatives and is fully aware of his home purchase affordability and credit profile as these aspects are some of the cornerstones for a successful property transaction.
“Connect with a “property date”
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