As you know, we have specialized in marketing amazing spaces to the film industry for shoots for the past 20 years, and more recently luxury villa rentals.
There’s nothing like Covid to make us take stock, assess, see where the opportunities are, and ultimately to grow in mindset, values, and hopefully in business.
As you have no doubt realized, it has been an extremely tough 18 months since Covid hit our shores, and without international travel, the film industry has taken a hard knock. So, we have been looking at the incredible properties that we have, the relationships we have built, and what else we can be doing that adds value, whilst working with the collateral that we have.
Surprisingly, the property market has done very well in certain sectors since lockdown, as a result of the repo rate being lowered – with some agencies having record months. However, while the repo rate hasn’t really affected luxury property, being those above R3 million, there is still an increasing demand with investor confidence rising – it has been recorded that between 30% and 50% of high net worth individuals are looking to purchase at least another luxury property this year. There is also a 36% increase since 2019 in international investment, some examples being the recent sale of a R45 million penthouse in Cape Town’s Waterfront to a German buyer, and a R36 million Fresnaye sale to a buyer from the UAE.
We have recognized that there is a real need for a service of selling bespoke, incredible amazing spaces for the residential market, but with the added benefit of a well-rounded service where we can talk ROI in terms of having shoots or accommodation, and turning a ‘liability’ into an income-producing asset. Of course, if you are looking for a lifestyle choice with no interest in ROI, that’s also fine, as we have the properties that ‘fit the brief’ to fulfil your lifestyle needs.
We are very proud to be launching our Amazing Spaces Lifestyle Investments division where we specialize in luxury residential property which has the ‘wow’ factor and offers real lifestyle solutions.
We are proud to be launching with the few properties listed below, but please get in touch should you be thinking of selling your property. We have a tailored marketing strategy to reach the right buyers in a discreet manner, and equally if you are looking for something special, please get in touch. We have amazing spaces in the winelands, on the beach, in the country, or in the suburbs.
Warm regards, Julia
If any of the above amazing properties interest you, or if you are thinking
of selling your property, please get in touch.