Well-known local residential property agent, Stephen Brown has recently opened a Jawitz Properties franchise in Brackenhurst, covering the Alberton and Germiston areas. Brown not only brings with him years of experience in the property market on the East Rand and a dedicated and experienced team of consultants and administration personnel but is also a qualified chartered accountant who spent the early part of his career in the financial services sector.
“Investing in a Jawitz Properties franchise was a positive move for me,” he says. “Jawitz has an impressive business model with an exemplary integrity record. The benefits of partnering with a professional, well established national brand speaks for itself as properties for sale are exposed throughout the country,” says Brown.
The current state of the market in Alberton and Germiston is positive. Property demand continues to grow and interested buyers, and those looking to rent can find good value in areas such as Brackendowns, Randhart, Raceview and New Redruth. The more exclusive suburbs of Meyersdal and Brackenhurst have homes priced considerably lower than those available in the north of Johannesburg.
A typical modern three bedroom, double garage cluster or a comfortable three bedroom stand-alone house would cost around R1.5m and a more executive cluster or house would start at R3m, depending on the accommodation features.
A big attraction is the soon to open state-of-the-art Mall of the South shopping centre in Swartkoppies Road – very convenient for local shoppers. Following close on its heels is the Newmarket Mall, presently under construction on the site of the former Newmarket Race Course.
During the five years of operating in Alberton and Germiston, Brown has acquired an impeccable reputation for service delivery and expertise. “Matching buyers with sellers and tenants with landlords is always rewarding. It’s all about building relationships and not just about selling and renting homes,” he says.