Meet Caroline Teeling - Our resident iAgent in Fourways, Johannesburg
When did you start your career in Real Estate?
In March 2015
How long have you been a property practitioner?
Over four years
What attracted you to a career in Real Estate?
When I received an inheritance in 2002 my husband and I bought and sold a few properties, we did upgrades, and rentals and we enjoyed it. I saw the potential and so with that experience behind me, it came kind of natural.
What area / areas do you focus on?
Fourways, Broadacres, Kengies, Craigavon, and Lonehill.
Do you focus on certain types of properties or do you do the whole range from student flat to lifestyle farm?
I am open to do the whole range, but I prefer the three-bedroom range, I would say from R1.5 mil to R3.5 with a bigger focus on the 2 million mark.
What attracts people to your area of focus?
Fourways is an upcoming area with the development of the Fourways Precinct, the Gautrain coming to Fourways, Lanseria going international and the general buzz about it being an attractive and trendy area, with excellent schools, great estates and a great lifestyle.
What are the best things to do on a "off day" in your area?
You can have a rich and diverse shopping experience, you can go to the movies or the theatre, you can go to Monte Casino where you are offered an array of entertainments, including a world class bird park, which is more like a mini zoo. If you live in an estate with a clubhouse and pool. You can chill there with friends and family.
What is the best advise you can give a buyer in today's market?
I would say be selective and think long-term. Assess the estate not just the property.
What is the best advise you can give a seller in today's market?
Make sure you get the right agent. Bring the house to its best, before marketing it. Put it at a price that is market relatable.
How does Meridian Realty's business model benefit you and your clients?
The Meridian Business Model works well for me, as I feel that I have an excellent back up team in the way of a professional photographer, a helpful office manager and a supportive principal. This support system allows me to focus on my clients, both purchasing and selling.
I believe it helps our clients as well, as our business ethics are very good, we don't take shortcuts and our excellent photography allows for high exposure of our listed properties.
Give a short description of your personal and other business interest? My one personal interest is to visit my children and extended family in London and Italy. I aim to go twice a year to keep up good connections and also so that I get a break, allowing me to work better when I come back home.
Author: Meridian Realty