You’re excited about moving to South Africa.
But where the hell are you going to live?
Do you move close to the school community, work or trendy bars, parks and cafes?
You want to feel safe, so maybe a gated community is best, but then you don't want to be stuck in the middle of no where, with a huge commute to work.
You're not the first expat to have simple expectations; to feel safe; have a nice light airy home, with a good size garden for the kids to play in.
I don't want you to settle or get plonked into any old house. Let me find you a house you will love, a place to call home, to create family memories around the kitchen table, and enjoy long Sunday lunches on the patio.
Your perfect home.
You’ve called the estate agents and looked on property 24..... but there are just too many options and when you ring to enquire about the ones you like - it's no longer available.
Then there is security, what are the key things I need to have? But do I have to have it all - and spend the next few years living locked away in a dark prison!!
This is meant to be a dream move for you and your family and it’s fast turning into a big source of stress and anxiety.
You don’t have the time to keep traveling over to South Africa to look around and you don’t know anyone to ask help you out, those forums you have asked on has just thrown a load of conflicting opinions that made things even worse.
Ideally you want to arrive and get settled as quickly as possible, without spending ages in temporary accommodation.
But it has to be the right home, the last thing you want is to feel unsettled and unhappy in your home.
You know that there are some amazing properties out there, that maximize the South African weather in beautiful surroundings, tree lined avenues, with magnificent views but you just can’t seem to find one.
You are just one of many clients on the Estate agents books, and they just dont really get what you are looking for - you feel like they are offering the old stock because you are foreign and so don't know any better. Your relocation agent has been great, may they also don't really understand your brief.
All the uncertainty is making you anxious, frustrated with your partner, because you can't agree on what is and isn't important, and you have so many other tasks that need sorting.
Life would be much easier if you knew you could arrive in South Africa and move straight into your perfect home, which is safe and secure and in the perfect location.
Just imagine what it would be like to finally find your dream home in South Africa. To picture what your new life will be like. To start buying the furniture that will fit into the rooms.
To be settled.
I Get It.......
Imagine having someone who knows the local area and neighbourhoods, who knows exactly what it’s like to move to South Africa with their family and start completely from scratch.
Imagine finding the the right house for you and your family – before it even goes on the market.
The right house, in the right area, near the right schools, the right cafes, etc – the house that’s perfect for you….
Without the stress. Without the drama.
No more being gazumped, and losing out.
No more worrying that you’ve found the right house in the wrong area.
No more worrying about security.
About being lonely.
No more being offered houses that don’t meet your brief.
No more missing out on great houses, because you’re held back by slow agents.
No more being fobbed off with old stock that other people have rejected.
One less thing to worry about.
Find the dream home.
Big house, big garden, swimming pool.
Space for guests and family to visit and create memories.
Better than what you’re in.
So that you can focus on feeling excited about your future. Start planning the trips and fun stuff.
So you can get on the plane, knowing that you’re going home. Everything is set up and ready for you.
It’s all possible! This dream home is within reach.
I’m here to help you find it.
I remember leaving the 100th house I had been shown on our 3 day look and see visit in tears. I just didn't understand why all the places were so dark, lacked outdoor space, and seemed much more expensive that our current flat was in London.
I was lucky enough to know 2 families who had the most beautiful homes, so I knew it was possible, I just had to keep on searching, and calling around all the 101 estate agents, because my relocation agent was set on moving me to Dainfern.
Then the final day before we came home, ready to throw the whole dream of moving here away, if we couldn't find a place nicer than our flat in London, then what was the point. We got lucky, the Football World Cup was just finishing and lots of the corporate lets that had been used by journalists, and all the sponsors where all coming back on to the market. We found our dream home. I remember saying to my husband, if you want me to move to South Africa, then this is the only house I will live in. We had to go back and re negotiate our budget, but we had 5 very happy years up on the hill in Westcliff, it will to this day be the nicest house we will ever probably live in.
HOW I CAN HELP
Nowadays I specialise in helping expats moving to South Africa to find their dream homes.
I can help you find a home which meets your brief. The right home for you. The perfect size, in the right neighbourhood for your lifestyle. Regardless of your budget.
HOW IT WORKS
You complete a brief.
We have an in depth phone consultation, so I can fully understand what you do and don't want. Plus answer any of your initial concerns and queries.
Comprehensive Search - sourcing a range of properties (both on and off the market).
I can then personally show you around or arrange for one of our team to show you the neighbourhoods, and the variety of properties available.
I then make recommendations on the lease, and what should and shouldn't be included or expected. Oversee any additional security features and modifications you would like done.
Provide recommendations and source interior decorates, white goods, furniture and other house hold items that are required to be ready for you to step off the plane and into your new home.
It takes guts and bravery to restart your life in a new country. Your home needs to be perfect, its the place you will spend all your time, the place you will have friends and family to stay, and the place memories of a lifetime will be made.
Don't comprise, or waste time going to see homes that aren't going to make you happy. This is a move of a lifetime, don't spent all your time living in temporary accommodation or moving again after a year because your house isn't perfect.
Allow me to find the house of your dreams.
We offer a range of products depending your requirements. Let us know the property you are looking for by completing the form below and we will give you a call to discuss your needs.
Not just houses
If you need a broader package of relocation support, we provide taylor made support packages to support your Look and See visit through to our monthly Relocation Assistance Packages, that will set you up with schools, cars, doctors, and nannies.
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