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Harcourts Cornerstone

 

16
Muller Street
Southernwood
East London

Meet the Harcourts Cornerstone Team

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About Harcourts Cornerstone

"People first; be courageous; do the right thing & fun and laughter"; these are the values we live by at Harcourts Cornerstone.

We understand that selling or buying a home can be potentially stressful. That is why our staff is dedicated to providing you, our client and customers, the best, most professional and stress-free experience possible.

With the state-of-the-art Harcourts technology behind us, and our fabulous energetic staff at the forefront, the service you will receive will be second to none. At Harcourts Cornerstone we take our responsibilities to our clients incredibly seriously. With our upfront, close and personal selling style, we believe we stand out from the crowd.

Services Available through Harcourts Cornerstone include:
- Residential Property Sales
- Prestige Residential Sales
- Flat Sales and Rentals
- Residential Property Management
- Residential Leasing

Visit our website at www.harcourtscornerstone.co.za

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  • Dina Anvari

    Dina Anvari

    Principal/ Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Dina Anvari became an Estate Agent by sheer serendipity – she had a brief foray into the industry in the early ‘90s, but decided it wasn’t what she wanted to do. When she placed her business on the market in the early 2000s and a friend suggested she would do well as an agent, she followed the link through the consulting agent from Cornerstone. The rest is history! WHY HARCOURTS? Dina values the leadership provided by Harcourts immensely and believes strongly that Harcourts embodies the values they espouse. She also finds great benefit in the on-going coaching and training. This is a facet that truly sets Harcourts apart from their competition. DINA’S COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY Dina has an active presence in her community, and backs up any initiative started by the Harcourts Offices in the area. She is personally involved in a Youth and Junior Youth Development Program, whereby young people are taught and encouraged to set a firm foundation in values and ethics that will assist them to map a better future for themselves. DINA’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE In her 14+ years’ experience, now as a Principal, she has gathered a wall full of certificates, awards and accolades, and helped countless families through the process of selling and buying a home. She works together with Lance Gouws and their team of over 20 agents, all equipped to provide excellent support and service to their clients. She has taken a proactive approach to encourage and enable agents from a previously disadvantaged background, mentoring and training them to become world-class agents.

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  • Ethel Whaling

    Ethel Whaling

    Marketing Administrator

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Ethel has a passion for property and enjoys dealing with and meeting people. Mostly, she enjoys the rewarding feeling when a real estate deal is successfully concluded and both the seller and buyer are happy with the outcome. WHY HARCOURTS? Harcourts is an international company with top class training. The systems and technology from Harcourts are the best. The H1 program that all our offices use is rated independently as the top Real Estate program in the world. She prides herself on excellent delivery of the Harcourts Promise, a written commitment of service excellence with weekly feedback to sellers, including buyer comments and internet hit reports, showing how the market is reacting to the property – all in order to get the property sold in the shortest possible time at the best price the market is prepared to pay. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Harcourts Cornerstone is an established company that has been operating in East London for nearly 40 years. It is a family owned business based on ethics and good morals. ETHEL’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Ethel is well-known in East London and has successfully worked in real estate for more than 11 years. She excels at keeping our admin up-to-date so that she is able to help all our clients to the best of her ability.

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  • Lance Gouws

    Lance Gouws

    Principal Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Lance Gouws states that Real Estate is a fundamental human need, offering security of tenure and a home that is the start of the family circle. Deep emotions arise from owning a home and it is a privilege to be part of the process; he knows how very important this is to people. WHY HARCOURTS? With over 20 years of industry experience, Lance has found no finer brand, and no other company truly lives its value system. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Lance’s father started Cornerstone in the ‘70s and handed the reins over in the early ‘00s. Lance was willing and excited to drive the business forward because he is passionate about property and people. LANCE’S COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY Lance finds it fulfilling to be able to give back to the community on various levels. The Harcourts offices in the Border area sponsor a vehicle for the use of the East London Children’s Home, to transport the children to school and other activities. Lance has also been personally involved in drives to gather food and basic essentials for several of the old age homes in East London. The Harcourts Foundation also benefits from his support, and great goals have been fulfilled across South Africa. LANCE’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE In his 20+ years’ experience, with 12 as a Principal, he has gathered a wall full of certificates, awards and accolades, and helped countless families through the process of selling and buying a home. He has gathered a team of over 20 agents, all equipped to provide excellent support and service to their clients. He has taken a proactive approach to encourage and enable agents from a previously disadvantaged background, mentoring and training them to become world-class agents. To this end, he seeks out every opportunity to provide bursaries to take them closer to qualification. He walks the walk where many just talk the talk.

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  • Robyn Gouws

    Robyn Gouws

    Trainer & Admin

    WHY REAL ESTATE? When Robyn met the Gouws family, Cornerstone was a successful business. Over the years, she has learned so much about real estate by osmosis, and eventually it was a natural progression for her to join her husband, Lance Gouws, in his business. WHY HARCOURTS? When Harcourts was first presented to the Gouwses, the training aspect was something Robyn found very exciting. She believes that we should all keep learning for our entire lives, so the advanced programs offered by Harcourts answered that need in her. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? As part of the family, Robyn was 100% positive and excited when Cornerstone made the transition to Harcourts. She finds it exciting to be part of a fast-growing international brand! ROBYN’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Robyn is committed to the Harcourts Foundation initiatives, and specifically backs Lance Gouws in his contributions to the East London Children’s Home and any other Harcourts project that comes along. ROBYN’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Robyn has worked with Lance as a Principal, Office Manager and Trainer. Together with all the experience in the Harcourts Cornerstone team, we’re able to make a difference in your life!

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  • Anita Bryant

    Anita Bryant

    Candidate Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Anita worked in conveyancing for 17 years, and saw the kind of income and lifestyle a real estate agent can have. When her children were a little older and more independent, she took the leap of faith and entered her dream profession. After 29 years, she still has not found anything to replace the excitement, and feeling of achievement, on concluding a successful sale. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Anita has worked at many agencies in East London over the years, including her own successful business. Her children took over her business, where she continued as an agent and when the time came for them to change their career path, the decision was easy – there was only one option! She joined Harcourts Cornerstone, an international franchise with the most modern, innovative technology, in March, 2013. She has been bowled over by the total commitment, passion, and dedication to the company by their principal Lance, and his wife, Robyn. Anita is amazed that there is still so much to learn, and it IS possible to teach “an old dog new tricks” although it may take a little longer, and much more patience!!! She remembers a few years ago, after hearing a dispute, the losing company remarked: “It’s about time that property dinosaur retired.” Anita replied that she didn’t know whether to take that as an insult or a compliment, and she decided that it could only be a compliment! ANITA’S COMMITMENT TO HER PROFESSION & COMMUNITY Anita served as a director of the Border Institute of Estate Agents in East London for many years. She also serves as a Committee member of Multi Listing Services, and was instrumental in starting East London’s own listing agency, Property Listing Association, a non-profit association, of which she is currently Chairman. Anita was asked when she will retire – her answer? “Not in the foreseeable future. I feel like I have started my career all over again. So many new goals. So very exciting, challenging, but rewarding.”

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  • Belinda Enslin

    Belinda Enslin

    Professional Practitioner in Real Estate

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Belinda Enslin has a passion for people and achievement. She believes that this position allows her to be as successful as she would like to be. She says she has the power to write her own cheque every month. She loves the freedom of choice and the flexibility that real estate offers her. She says that she finds that her efforts and commitment to hard work are rewarded with financial benefits. WHY HARCOURTS? She chose Harcourts as she believes that they run their business close to a corporate model that offers and instills certain disciplines and recipes that guarantee success. They are an International company with huge interests and drive towards modern technology. They align themselves with state of the art systems to assist in making it easier to achieve an agent’s goals. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Belinda believes that Harcourts Cornerstone are leaders and dominate the area that she works and lives in, which is great for her exposure and it is how she likes to see herself part of a winning team. BELINDA'S EXPERIENCE IS YOUR ADVANTAGE Belinda has spent many years in sales and marketing, both in direct sales and in management positions. During that time, she received many awards. However, she has a passion for success and a drive to achieve her goals. Most of all she has a passion for helping other people achieve their goals. There is no greater reward for her than assisting somebody find and buy their dream home, irrespective of the time frame and the financial planning that goes into it. She thrives on the satisfaction and recognition of being instrumental in a client achieving their goal.

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  • Belinda Sing Gen

    Belinda Sing Gen

    Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Belinda was motivated to find a career, which suited her independent and hard-working personality. When the opportunity to become an estate agent presented itself, she very happily took it – and has never looked back. Belinda finds real estate an exciting industry to be in and loves to help people realise their dream of owning property. WHY HARCOURTS? Belinda’s skills have benefited from her time at the Harcourts Training Academy, enabling her to become a certified estate agent. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Being an estate agent is rewarding - although it requires a lot of hard work, perseverance, a good team and a great principal to be successful. Luckily Harcourts Cornerstone has all these magic ingredients and has helped her to become the accomplished estate agent she is today. BELINDA’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Culture is a concept that is also close to her heart; Belinda has held the position as Chinese Secretary for the Chinese Association of South Africa (CASA) at the East London branch since 2005. CASA is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is dedicated to assisting South African, Chinese people with awareness of their heritage, culture and language. BELINDA’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Belinda has worked in customer services ever since she moved to South Africa from Mauritius in 1985. In her opinion, language and communication is essential to her business. Belinda is multilingual and fluent in three main languages: English, French and Chinese.

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  • Buks Smith

    Buks Smith

    Candidate Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Buks Smith has a love for people and finds it very rewarding assisting people in acquiring their dream property. He also enjoys the freedom and financial rewards that accrue to an Estate Agent. WHY HARCOURTS? Because Harcourts is an International Agency with world-class training and support which sets the benchmark in the industry, Buks says that the decision to join Harcourts was a no-brainer. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Buks says that Harcourts Cornerstone is a well-established family business with passion for their clients and staff, which creates fantastic teamwork. The Principals, Lance and Dina, and the rest of Cornerstone staff, live out The Harcourts values, being: People first, Doing the right thing, Being courageous and Fun and Laughter. Which other industry offers all of that? BUKS’ COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY The fight against cancer is close to Buks’ heart due to several family members being diagnosed with this dreaded decease. He is regularly involved with fundraisers and awareness campaigns in support of the fight against cancer and cancer patients. He asks the challenging question: “Would you join me?” BUKS’ EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Buks has many years working experience in the Financial industry, with experience in one of S.A.’s leading Financial Institutions and 3 years with another Estate Agency group. With this background coupled with knowing East London well (due to growing up here!), Buks can offer his clients the necessary support and service in their property dealings.

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  • Chris Whaling

    Chris Whaling

    Candidate Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Chris has a passion for property and enjoys dealing with and meeting people. Mostly, he enjoys the rewarding feeling when a real estate deal is successfully concluded and both the seller and buyer are happy with the outcome. WHY HARCOURTS? Harcourts is an international company with top class training. The systems and technology from Harcourts are the best. The H1 program all our offices use is rated independently as the top Real Estate program in the world. The buyer matching technology on H1 that matches properties to a database of buyers at the touch of a button is not available through any other company. We also have the Harcourts Promise, a written commitment of service excellence with weekly feedback to sellers, including buyer comments and internet hit reports, showing how the market is reacting to the property – all in order to get the property sold in the shortest possible time at the best price the market is prepared to pay. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Harcourts Cornerstone is an established company that has been operating in East London for nearly 40 years. It is a family owned business based on ethics and good morals. CHRIS’ EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Chris is well-known in East London and has successfully worked in real estate for nearly 10 years. He has found homes for many families, and the high quality of his professional paperwork is well known among top conveyancing companies in the Border area.

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  • Denzil Gouws

    Denzil Gouws

    Executive

    WHY REAL ESTATE? When Denzil decided to start Cornerstone in the 1970s, it was time for a change in what he and his wife, Joyce, were doing. He wanted to be his own boss, to have flexible hours and to have an above-average income. Real Estate fitted the bill. WHY HARCOURTS? When the decision was made to join Harcourts, Denzil's son, Lance, was executive Principal of the company. Lance was impressed with the Harcourts offering, and Denzil could see why he was excited to become part of an international group. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Cornerstone needed to become part of the bigger picture, not just a small family business, but part of an international family. Harcourts' principles and values, ethics and relationships, and astounding technology platform and systems showed the way forward. DENZIL'S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Denzil has many years hands-on experience, both in sales and in running the business. His wide network of friends, acquaintances and business connections will work to your benefit.

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  • Dina Anvari

    Dina Anvari

    Principal/ Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Dina Anvari became an Estate Agent by sheer serendipity – she had a brief foray into the industry in the early ‘90s, but decided it wasn’t what she wanted to do. When she placed her business on the market in the early 2000s and a friend suggested she would do well as an agent, she followed the link through the consulting agent from Cornerstone. The rest is history! WHY HARCOURTS? Dina values the leadership provided by Harcourts immensely and believes strongly that Harcourts embodies the values they espouse. She also finds great benefit in the on-going coaching and training. This is a facet that truly sets Harcourts apart from their competition. DINA’S COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY Dina has an active presence in her community, and backs up any initiative started by the Harcourts Offices in the area. She is personally involved in a Youth and Junior Youth Development Program, whereby young people are taught and encouraged to set a firm foundation in values and ethics that will assist them to map a better future for themselves. DINA’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE In her 14+ years’ experience, now as a Principal, she has gathered a wall full of certificates, awards and accolades, and helped countless families through the process of selling and buying a home. She works together with Lance Gouws and their team of over 20 agents, all equipped to provide excellent support and service to their clients. She has taken a proactive approach to encourage and enable agents from a previously disadvantaged background, mentoring and training them to become world-class agents.

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  • Leigh Jacobsen

    Leigh Jacobsen

    Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Leigh Jacobsen chose real estate as a career for its flexibility, challenges and excitement. She read a Confucius quote that says: ‘Choose a job that you like and you never will have to work a day in your life’, and she loved the idea of getting up for work with enthusiasm! WHY HARCOURTS? Harcourts has a very simple focus and purpose – ‘We create success’. Leigh believes in Harcourts’ positive, fresh approach to business. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Harcourts Cornerstone takes their responsibilities to their clients incredibly seriously. With their upfront, close and personal selling style, Leigh fits right in to the Cornerstone family! LEIGH’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Leigh has been involved with an outreach programme organised by the Lilyfontein School foundation phase to supply school lunches to the local Nkwezana public school. Leigh has also been involved in Reach for a Dream Foundation and the children’s cancer ward at Frere Hospital. LEIGH’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Leigh has an international and cross-cultural background as well as excellent listening skills, vital for interpersonal communication. She worked in public relations and small business and has a knack for problem solving, really handy in the real estate world!!

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  • Marion Hannabus

    Marion Hannabus

    Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Marion Hannbus joined real estate due to a combination of having a passion to assist people in a diverse society and to use the opportunities to make a difference whilst such clients make the largest investment of their lives. WHY HARCOURTS? Marion felt that Harcourts fitted her own core values - an international franchise, in the industry for 125 years, with 2 of their 4 values being “people first” and “doing the right thing”. Their global collaboration ensures the utmost quality of training in keeping abreast with current changes in the market. WHY CORNERSTONE? Once again, Marion planted herself with a market leader, with more than 30 years of expertise in East London. What better way to learn from the best than to work with the best! COMMUNITY AND CHARITY INVOLVEMENT Marion is always willing to lend a helping hand in support of charities in the community. She supports the Mercy ministry at her local church with food parcels and clothing which are distributed to those who are in need at the weekly soup kitchen. She has also been involved with Reach for a Dream and assisted with a fundraiser for The Manor old age home and Langham house. MARION'S EXPERIENCE IS YOUR ADVANTAGE Marion spent over 20 years in the financial services industry before joining Harcourts Cornerstone. Being an accredited estate agent, having passed the NQF4 , 9 years of experience and numerous awards, this has re-affirmed Marion’s passion for guiding families through the buying and selling process and making the journey the smoothest ride possible.

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  • Matthew Gouws

    Matthew Gouws

    Candidate Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Matthew enjoys the challenge of meeting new people and gains great satisfaction from helping people find the best home to match their requirements. WHY HARCOURTS? Harcourts is an international company with top class training. The systems and technology from Harcourts are the best. The H1 program that all our offices use is rated independently as the top Real Estate program in the world. The buyer matching technology on H1 that matches properties to a database of buyers at the touch of a button is not available through any other company. We also have the Harcourts Promise, a written commitment of service excellence with weekly feedback to sellers, including buyer comments and internet hit reports, showing how the market is reacting to the property – all in order to get the property sold in the shortest possible time at the best price the market is prepared to pay. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? As the third generation of the Gouws family, Matthew joins his parents, Lance and Robyn, and grandparents, Denzil and Joyce at Harcourts Cornerstone.

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  • Penny Fourie

    Penny Fourie

    Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Penny decided to join real estate for 3 reasons: - She is not afraid to put in the hours, nor afraid of hard work, - She can earn more than she would in a 9-5 job, and - It is far more rewarding than any other work, being part of someone’s decision to own their own home. WHY HARCOURTS? Harcourts is a brand that offers so much: - Harcourts is international - The Harcourts Training Academy is an industry leader - The Harcourts Value system is one she feels she lives by. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Penny says that the decision was simple! Her choice is: - a company that is established in the real estate industry, - a business based on family values, where she finds she is treated as family and not just a number, and - an estate agency whose reputation is based on ethics and good morals. PENNY’S COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY Penny is involved in a new venture called “Clothing for Kidz”, which collects & delivers clothing to under-privileged children. PENNY’S EXPERIENCE IS YOUR ADVANTAGE Penny has been in the real estate industry for 8 years, and has been able to establish a successful career, where she has helped many families realize their dream of finding the perfect home. She has been able to develop close friendships with many of her clients, and they continue to refer their friends and acquaintances to her, confident of a great result!

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  • Phiwe Mgijima

    Phiwe Mgijima

    Candidate Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Phiwe has always had a passion for sales and assisting people realise their dreams. She believes real estate is not just about selling houses, but it’s more about understanding people’s needs and providing them with a service that goes well beyond merely putting a For Sale / Sold sign up on their lawn. She also thinks the ability to write your own pay check every month is an added bonus. WHY HARCOURTS? Before joining Harcourts, Phiwe worked for another Real Estate firm. She was approached by another Harcourts agent at the time and was blown away by the technology, systems and values of the company. She finds that the level of professionalism, leadership, and training are what makes Harcourts the Fastest Growing Real Estate Company in the world. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Phiwe makes it a point to surround herself with like-minded individuals, who are not only motivated and confident, but who also have a positive attitude and strong communication skills. With Cornerstone being one of the oldest family-owned and successful Real estate agencies in East London, joining this team was a no brainer for her.

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  • Rachelle Bartholomew

    Rachelle Bartholomew

    Professional Practitioner in Real Estate

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Rachelle says: “Your home is an expression of you, your safe place to relax and recharge. It’s where you can simply be you, surrounded by all the things you love. Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life and selling it is an emotional detachment. The joy and fulfilment that I find in Real Estate is in advising and assisting you in making decisions that will lead to your long term benefit and contentment with your home. The East Coast of East London is an area I am particularly passionate about. The coastal dune bush is protected, the beaches are pristine and the sea is warm and inviting throughout most of the year. The perfect place to live or holiday. I have excellent knowledge of the estates, villages and smallholdings along this stretch of coast and previous experience in construction and design environments. All things home! The market is ever changing and can sometimes be intimidating. Let me help you with your Real Estate needs!”

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  • Saira Meeajane

    Saira Meeajane

    Candidate Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Saira Meeajane believes that the Real Estate profession has expanded and offers one of the widest career selections in the business world today. Keeping in this mind, she has opted for a career change and decided to work in real estate. A career in Real Estate provides flexibility and the freedom to set your own pace. She is a goal orientated, persevering, self- motivated, ambitious person who is also people orientated - exactly the characteristics a Real Estate agent needs! Working in the Real Estate profession offers the opportunity to meet a wide range of people while carrying out a variety of different task and responsibilities. It can be very satisfying to assist people with important decisions such as buying a house in order for them to have a perfect home where they can create their own memories. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Harcourts Cornerstone is a very reputable company and is well known for its unbelievable service delivery. She is proud to be given the opportunity to work for Harcourts Cornerstone, a winning company with a winning team, proven by a substantial number of awards in different categories. It is also nice to be part of a team that has so many satisfied clients and where people’s happiness is first priority. SAIRA’S COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY Saira is personally involved in a number of charities situated in and around the townships of East London. She has also made the commitment to be involved with the cancer kids at Frere Hospital. SAIRA’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE With a combined 15 years of experience in Corporate Client Service, she has served and understood her clients’ needs. She has extensive experience in Micro lending, finance and banking, which assists her in guiding both buyers and sellers. THE MENTORSHIP PROCESS Belinda Sing Gen is mentoring Saira as she embarks on her new career. Belinda is very talented and she is an extraordinary lady who will go the extra mile for her client, to make sure they are satisfied. She has collected numerous awards for her spectacular achievements.

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  • Sandy Harriss

    Sandy Harriss

    Candidate Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Sandy finds it very rewarding to assist people with finding their biggest asset they will ever own, their “Dream Home”. WHY HARCOURTS? Harcourts is an International Agency with world-class training and support, and with values that Sandy stands by. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Harcourts Cornerstone is an amazing family-orientated company, with principals Lance and Dina, and a team of more than twenty agents, of which Sandy is very proud to be a part. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Sandy started in real estate back in the eighties when she joined Tudor Estates and while working under principal Keith Roberson, completed the Board Exam; thereafter she worked with Frans Strauss Estates. Sandy has been running a small marketing business from home for over 5 years, specializing in corporate clothing, banners, gifts etc.

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  • Sazi Mbuya

    Sazi Mbuya

    Professional Practitioner in Real Estate

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Sazi’s passion is being a part of someone's life and seeing people achieve their lifelong dream of owning a home. Joy and happiness to each and every client are the two emotions he needs to see in his clients. The positive energy amongst both willing seller and willing buyer are the foundations of his business. Real Estate is not only about selling and buying but a consultant is part of someone’s lives, someone’s investment and future to a certified client. WHY HARCOURTS? Sazi is happy to belong to the fastest growing Real Estate company in the world. Our values, people first, do the right thing fun and laughter and being courageous are not just for consultants but even for our clients. The Harcourts One system is the best in the world and the Harcourts Promise gives our clients an added advantage in the competitive market and the right to demand above average service from Harcourts consultants. WHY CORNERSTONE? Sazi loves being part of the only agency that has more than 20 consultants in our area - agents who work together striving for excellent client service. He is proud that Harcourts Cornerstone is the number ONE selling Real Estate company in all areas in our market area and the best by far.

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  • Tilana Knight

    Tilana Knight

    Candidate Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Tilana Knight has worked in the Nursing profession for 30 years, rising to the top levels during her career. Real estate has always fascinated and interested her, so she took the plunge to make a radical career change. WHY HARCOURTS? Tilana and her husband enjoyed their interaction with the agent who sold their home to them, Penny Fourie of Harcourts Cornerstone. She mentioned to Penny that she would like to sit in show houses for her, which lead her to Harcourts Cornerstone… WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Before Tilana knew it, Penny had her attending the Harcourts Cornerstone introductory training course and she found a new love, although she believes that she still has a lot to learn! TILANA’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT She still works at a local hospital, where they have a program of combined effort in the community, and she is also involved with her Church community involvement projects. TILANA’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Nursing is a caring profession and Tilana believes that if you treat all people with respect, you can make a success of whatever you endeavor to do.

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  • Vuyo Kahla

    Vuyo Kahla

    Candidate Sales Consultant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Vuyo says that while some may think real estate is all about selling houses, there is more to it. It branches off into many other sectors, from banking, conveyancing and advertising to marketing, etc. He has a marketing background which he finds very useful. He believes that what makes real estate special is the service one is selling to people. One works on flexi-time. Real Estate teaches the agent concerned time management, people skills and business ethics. In Real Estate he has learned to kill a lot of things with one stone. WHY HARCOURTS? For Vuyo, some of the highlights include: They have the Rolls Royce of systems with tools like H1 and eCampaign to mention just two of the many offered The academy training and the weekly in house training The values that guide agents; putting people first, doing the right, being courageous and fun and laughter. The endless support. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Vuyo finds Harcourts Cornerstone is a fit for him because of the following: Camaraderie amongst the colleagues A very welcoming and caring bunch. He was positively influenced from the outset. The guidance that is given by the principal, mentors and older staff members VUYO’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT He has assisted in the Harcourts MTB Challenge which raises funds for a School in the Wild Coast, and aspires to participate in it years to come.

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  • Winnie Jubber

    Winnie Jubber

    Sales Assistant

    WHY REAL ESTATE? Winnie had been out of work for 5 months early in 2004, and was down to her last R2 of air time on her cell phone, when she replied to a smalls ad in the local paper for a Personal Assistant to Dina Anvari of Harcourts Cornerstone. WHY HARCOURTS? Winnie enjoys working in the Harcourts environment, achieving her goals, meeting new people, working with the other agents and viewing houses in all the areas of East London. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Dina invited Winnie in for an interview and she was the successful candidate – she started 10 days later and has been with Harcourts Cornerstone ever since! COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Winnie is actively involved in cancer fund-raising events, working with her son-in-law to raise awareness and funding. WINNIE’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Winnie has worked in sales ever since leaving school and has achieved many milestones and goals over the years.

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    • Amanda Kessler

      Amanda Kessler

      Personal Assistant

      WHY REAL ESTATE? Amanda says that Real Estate has been part of her career for a long time. She enjoys interacting with people and is always willing to help, when needed. WHY HARCOURTS? She says she didn’t understand the concept of Harcourts’ team, but now she does. It’s such a worldwide name, very professional and always going that extra mile for their clients. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? She was offered a position as a P.A. to Rachelle Bartholomew at Harcourts’ and has been happy to find them amazing people to work with. She believes it to be an honour to be part of the Harcourts’ family. AMANDA’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Amanda has worked in the rentals field for many years, and at one stage owned her own rentals agency.

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    • Angela Jiya

      Angela Jiya

      Bookkeeper

      Angela is our capable admin lady, processing deals and handling all the financial transactions for approval by the boss... it's a really busy position because Harcourts Cornerstone is a really busy real estate office!

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    • Brie Nowak

      Brie Nowak

      Candidate Sales Consultant

      WHY REAL ESTATE? Brienne has a love for homes and architecture. She loves working with people. WHY HARCOURTS? Harcourts is at the forefront of technology and is constantly improving. The system Harcourts has is incomparable with anything else. Harcourts is a global company and enables us to offer cutting-edge technology and service, which makes us the best in the world. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Brienne’s mother has been working for Harcourts Cornerstone since Brienne was at school, and she spent most of her time after school at the office where she got to know the amazing people who work there and the basics of real estate. To Brienne, Harcourts Cornerstone is like her second family.

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    • Chris Whaling

      Chris Whaling

      Candidate Sales Consultant

      WHY REAL ESTATE? Chris has a passion for property and enjoys dealing with and meeting people. Mostly, he enjoys the rewarding feeling when a real estate deal is successfully concluded and both the seller and buyer are happy with the outcome. WHY HARCOURTS? Harcourts is an international company with top class training. The systems and technology from Harcourts are the best. The H1 program all our offices use is rated independently as the top Real Estate program in the world. The buyer matching technology on H1 that matches properties to a database of buyers at the touch of a button is not available through any other company. We also have the Harcourts Promise, a written commitment of service excellence with weekly feedback to sellers, including buyer comments and internet hit reports, showing how the market is reacting to the property – all in order to get the property sold in the shortest possible time at the best price the market is prepared to pay. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Harcourts Cornerstone is an established company that has been operating in East London for nearly 40 years. It is a family owned business based on ethics and good morals. CHRIS’ EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Chris is well-known in East London and has successfully worked in real estate for nearly 10 years. He has found homes for many families, and the high quality of his professional paperwork is well known among top conveyancing companies in the Border area.

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    • Joyce Gouws

      Joyce Gouws

      Administrator

      WHY REAL ESTATE? When Joyce’s husband, Denzil, decided to start Cornerstone in the 1970s, it was time for a change in what they were doing. They wanted to be their own bosses, to have flexible hours and to have an above-average income. Real Estate fitted the bill. WHY HARCOURTS? When the decision was made to join Harcourts, Denzil and Joyce’s son, Lance, was executive Principal of the company. Lance was impressed with the Harcourts offering, and they could see why he was excited to become part of an international group. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Cornerstone needed to become part of the bigger picture, not just a small family business, but part of an international family. Harcourts' principles and values, ethics and relationships, and astounding technology platform and systems showed the way forward.

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    • Matthew Gouws

      Matthew Gouws

      Candidate Sales Consultant

      WHY REAL ESTATE? Matthew enjoys the challenge of meeting new people and gains great satisfaction from helping people find the best home to match their requirements. WHY HARCOURTS? Harcourts is an international company with top class training. The systems and technology from Harcourts are the best. The H1 program that all our offices use is rated independently as the top Real Estate program in the world. The buyer matching technology on H1 that matches properties to a database of buyers at the touch of a button is not available through any other company. We also have the Harcourts Promise, a written commitment of service excellence with weekly feedback to sellers, including buyer comments and internet hit reports, showing how the market is reacting to the property – all in order to get the property sold in the shortest possible time at the best price the market is prepared to pay. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? As the third generation of the Gouws family, Matthew joins his parents, Lance and Robyn, and grandparents, Denzil and Joyce at Harcourts Cornerstone.

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    • Primrose Mugwebi
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    • Robyn Gouws

      Robyn Gouws

      Trainer & Admin

      WHY REAL ESTATE? When Robyn met the Gouws family, Cornerstone was a successful business. Over the years, she has learned so much about real estate by osmosis, and eventually it was a natural progression for her to join her husband, Lance Gouws, in his business. WHY HARCOURTS? When Harcourts was first presented to the Gouwses, the training aspect was something Robyn found very exciting. She believes that we should all keep learning for our entire lives, so the advanced programs offered by Harcourts answered that need in her. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? As part of the family, Robyn was 100% positive and excited when Cornerstone made the transition to Harcourts. She finds it exciting to be part of a fast-growing international brand! ROBYN’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Robyn is committed to the Harcourts Foundation initiatives, and specifically backs Lance Gouws in his contributions to the East London Children’s Home and any other Harcourts project that comes along. ROBYN’S EXPERIENCE YOUR ADVANTAGE Robyn has worked with Lance as a Principal, Office Manager and Trainer. Together with all the experience in the Harcourts Cornerstone team, we’re able to make a difference in your life!

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    • Tapiwa Sungwa

      Tapiwa Sungwa

      Personal assistant to Belinda Enslin

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    • Vuyo Kahla

      Vuyo Kahla

      Candidate Sales Consultant

      WHY REAL ESTATE? Vuyo says that while some may think real estate is all about selling houses, there is more to it. It branches off into many other sectors, from banking, conveyancing and advertising to marketing, etc. He has a marketing background which he finds very useful. He believes that what makes real estate special is the service one is selling to people. One works on flexi-time. Real Estate teaches the agent concerned time management, people skills and business ethics. In Real Estate he has learned to kill a lot of things with one stone. WHY HARCOURTS? For Vuyo, some of the highlights include: They have the Rolls Royce of systems with tools like H1 and eCampaign to mention just two of the many offered The academy training and the weekly in house training The values that guide agents; putting people first, doing the right, being courageous and fun and laughter. The endless support. WHY HARCOURTS CORNERSTONE? Vuyo finds Harcourts Cornerstone is a fit for him because of the following: Camaraderie amongst the colleagues A very welcoming and caring bunch. He was positively influenced from the outset. The guidance that is given by the principal, mentors and older staff members VUYO’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT He has assisted in the Harcourts MTB Challenge which raises funds for a School in the Wild Coast, and aspires to participate in it years to come.

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    • Zimasa Funani

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