Advantages of Shain Properties

We know that selling can be seamless if done by the right person.

Sell, Stay or Rent?

Right now, interest rates are very low.

Solving Property Pains

Afraid that you might not be able to sell your property at a good price?

Picking The Right Agent

Selecting the wrong agent can cost you R100,000 - R200,000.

Right Time To Sell?

It may be a good time to get an accurate market valuation of your property.

Not Sure Whether To Sell Now?

Do you need questions answered before you choose an agent?

Improve the External Beauty of Your Home

When people drive past a home and the grass is neatly cut, it can increase the appeal of your home and result in a quicker sale.

Tips For Downscaling

Take a break, have a cuppa tea, and just sit quietly thinking about what you need to do to fit into your new world.

Sole Mandate vs Open Mandate

With an open mandate, there is less incentive for an agent to spend time, money and effort marketing the property.

Stuck Selling Your Property?

How we took a property which other agents had been trying to sell for more than a year and sold it within three months.

Why Us?

It’s important to deal with serious professionals when you are considering buying or selling.

Introducing Our New SPVP (Shain Properties Valet Package)

A bundle of property touch-up and minor improvement services to reduce stress and effort for people wanting to list their property for sale.

Are You Thinking of Buying or Selling Your Home in Parkmore?

We focus on homes in Parkmore and surrounds, because we are specialists in the area.

Another Happy Seller

I recently had the pleasure of selling a house for a client in Parkmore.

Tips To Prepare For A Photoshoot

Good photography can help a potential buyer to get a feel for the property without needing to see it in person.

The Emotional Pain of Downsizing

Downsizing can be beneficial to you and your finances. But to cash in on those benefits, you'll have to manage your emotions.

Why Now Is A Good Time To Sell

Buyers have been sitting on the fence for a long time, and now the market is more active.

What A Buyer Should Know About Property Values

If you want to buy a house, it would probably be a good idea to learn something about the property values in the area.

How Well Is Your Agent Marketing Your Property?

Many sellers don’t know how to tell whether or not their agent is doing a good job.

11 Basic Points To Consider When Buying A Property

Here are some basic points you should consider when you buy a property.

The Cost of Bad Advice

Some hard-hitting truths about property transactions and things you should consider when buying, selling or renting...

3 Sensible Reasons to Work With Us

I’ve been living in Parkmore for more than 37 years, and I know the area like the back of my hand. I’m on first name terms with all the shopkeepers in 11th Street, and I’ve seen the area blossom as Sandton has become the new business centre of Johannesburg.

Key Functions Of An Estate Agent

These are what we believe are the key functions of a Property Practitioner (formerly known as an Estate Agent). * To assist in working out the right selling price of a property in the current market.

What Do Property Practitioners Do?

The fancy new term for a qualified Estate Agent is “Professional Practitioner in Real Estate”.

3 Important Reasons To Price A Property Correctly

The primary mission of an agent is to help the seller to get their property sold. The most important consideration is to price the property correctly.

Overcome The Stress And Fear of Downsizing

The biggest advantages of downsizing include a change of environment, less upkeep, less stress, better security and more peace of mind.

Determine The Right Selling Price

There are several factors that influence the price of a property.

Pitfalls To Avoid When Selling A Property

The cliche “First impressions count” is still true when showing off a property.

I'd like to ask you some questions

On what basis would you select a property agent?

What Marketing Should My Agent Be Doing To Sell My Home?

It is imperative to both market a property effectively as well as to have the home priced correctly. Marketing and price work hand-in-hand.

In The Middle Of Difficulty Lies Opportunity

Despite the current market conditions, there is still a demand for properties close to the Sandton CBD.

Selling Your Home In A Tough Market

The key is to sell your property within a reasonable amount of time while extracting the most value.

Valuable Learning Experiences

I lost my business in 2009. Many factors led to my unpleasant learning experience. These included a change in tastes and fashion. Cane furniture simply became less popular, resulting in less demand.

Why Sales Fall Through

When a buyer and seller sign an offer to purchase, everyone hopes things will go according to plan. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.

Time...When Buying or Selling a Property

Time waits for no one. You need to invest in time... so the longer it takes to sell a house... the bigger the loss in investment.

How To Select A Good Estate Agent

One should be careful not to get stuck with an estate agent who is not driven to get the sale finalized.

Sell Your Home Yourself Or Use An Agent?

Selling your property yourself could be risky and you may save money by selling it directly, however, one should be aware of the pitfalls.

How To Screen A Potential Buyer

It's important to find out whether a potential buyer is serious or not. To do this, you can ask questions like these: What areas or locations are you looking at?

Two Minute Survey - Feedback

Two weeks ago, I sent out a two-minute survey asking for your help with two quick questions. I had a couple of responses, and I thought I'd share them here.

I Need Your Help - 2 Minute Survey

I would love to help and serve my clients in the best way possible. To do this, please send me feedback on these two questions:

Behind The Scenes: An Estate Agent Reveals All

Under the surface, there is a lot of work that an agent does to get an offer for a property. It's important for the agent to know their area very well. This allows them to determine the correct price for a property.

The Right Time To Sell

Generally speaking, the right time to sell is when you have a good reason to sell or move.

5 Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Every seller wants to sell their home fast and for the best price possible. You don't need to spend large sums of money to do this, actually, you don't have to spend any money.

Best Improvements To Increase The Value of Your Home

Eight ways to improve the value of your home.

7 Ways To Sell Quickly

Here's a list of 7 ways to sell your property quickly.

What Marketing Should My Agent Be Doing To Sell My Property?

Marketing is one of the most important aspect required to sell a property.

What Is The Value Of My Property?

It is virtually impossible to value a property, as it depends on so many factors.

Empty Nest Syndrome

Maybe it's time to move.

Selling yourself Vs. Using an agent

Selling your property yourself could be risky and you may save money by selling it directly, however, one should be aware of the pitfalls.

Cost-effective ways to sell your property

Check what other similar properties in your area have been sold for and not just the asking price as this could be misleading.

Its important to understand contracts

I have learn't a lot about property from the many people that I have connected with over the last few years. Much of my knowledge has also been gained via studying and the practical work I had to do in order to become a qualified property broker.

Everyone has their own personal taste

Because of the time I spent in my furniture manufacturing business and the contacts I had with designers and decorators, I learn't to appreciate good designs and quality.

Your property is your biggest asset

I have been involved in property for the last 5 years. Before this, I ran my own successful cane furniture manufacturing business for over 20 years. During his period I gained lots of experience and knowledge in strategy, finance, sales, and marketing.

Property queries solved

I have the passion for residential property especially in the Parkmore area where I have been a resident for over 30 years. I have also gained business, sales, marketing and negotiating skills by running my own furniture manufacturing company for many years. I’m adaptable, articulate and flexible and can negotiate strongly on behalf of my client and I do this personally.

To renovate or not...

Salient points to consider when thinking about renovating a property.

My property objectives

My main objective is to advise and help my clients. I make sure that I understand their fears and aspirations.

Important property information

There are certain hidden jewels that one should know about when considering selling, buying or renting a property.

Your property is a serious asset - get the right advice!

Before becoming involved in the property industry, I ran my own successful furniture manufacturing business for over 25 years. So I have lots of experience in strategy, sales, finance, marketing and dealing with people.

I'd like to ask you some questions

I have been assisting prospects with all sorts of property transactions since 2014, and I’m a qualified property practitioner. I have received many referrals from clients whose properties I have sold in Parkmore over the last 4 years.

New qualified property practitioner in Parkmore and surrounds

My name is Michael Shain and I am a qualified property practitioner.

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