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  • Dr Willie Marais

    Dr Willie Marais

    Business Owner

    Willie Marais (53) received his Doctorate in Business Administration in 1997 from the University of Pretoria, after previously completing a B Com and an MBA there. His doctoral thesis was based on: “A Service Quality Strategy for the Estate Agency Business in South Africa”. He is qualified as a Professional Valuer, holds the CIEA, CRS, TRESS, TRC and CIPS designations, and is a graduate of the Homenet Real Estate Training Academy. He also did 18 career related international study tours since 1991. His career in the Real Estate Profession began 28 years ago in 1981, first as an Estate Agent for 5 years and then as Marketing Manager and other management positions. This led to his becoming the founding Managing Director of ERA South Africa in 1993 to 1998, and ultimately joining Homenet Real Estate in 1999. Since 1982, Willie has been actively involved with the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA). In 1987, he was elected on the IEASA North Region Directorate where he served for twelve years, four as Vice-Chairperson and three as Chairperson. In 2005 he was once more made Vice-Chairperson of the Region and subsequently Vice-President of IEASA National, where he previously served for eleven years, four of which as Vice-President. In September 2006 he was appointed as National President and Chairman of IEASA National, a position he still holds, with his main achievements being the unification of the profession, restructuring of the IEASA in terms of the Labour Act and South African Qualifications Act as a viable and growing professional representative body, and international recognition of the achievements of the South African estate agency profession. Under his leadership the IEASA was organised in “labour” representation through the “IEASA Regional Advisory Council”, as well as “business” representation through the “IEASA Corporate Groups Advisory Council”, with recognition from the Services Seta and other parties as the representative body for the estate agency profession in South Africa. In the same vein IEASA is now recognized internationally as an important role player by ICREA on issues like money laundering, and the International Housing Coalition (IHC) on housing issues. He is also currently serving with distinction on the following real estate related boards/committees: National – IEASA National Board – Chairman IEASA North Board IEASA Past Presidents Advisory Council – Chairman IEASA Corporate Groups Advisory Council IEASA Regional Advisory Council Services Seta Main Board Services Seta Property Chamber Board – Chairman Services Seta NQF 5 and NQF 7 Committees Services Seta Community of Expert Practitioners Services Seta Transformation Committee Property Charter Council Property Charter Board; International – Executive Committee: International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA) ICREA Workgroup: Membership Growth – Chairman ICREA Workgroup: Revision Committee, Multi Lateral Agreement. Various National Association of Realtors (NAR), IHC, and International Real Property Foundation (IRPF) memberships and activities. He also served in the past on the boards of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), Homenet Real Estate, Multi Listing Services (MLS) National Ltd, MLS Gauteng North and the Franchise Association of South Africa. He is privileged to bring the expertise of a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed company, Omnia Holdings Ltd., to our profession, where he has been serving on the Board since 1990. His community involvement includes serving as past chairman and current committee member of the South West Nokeng Land Owners Association, as well as elder in the local church. He maintains contact with education and training by remaining moderator and external examiner since 1996 on all levels for the subject “Property Marketing” at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He is also still actively involved in real estate marketing, heading his own agency, Harcourts Maxima Real Estate, in the northern suburbs of Pretoria, and the south-west of Nokeng Municipality, specializing in residential and smallholding sales, as well as letting of same. He personally achieved the 18th place in total sales in the Homenet Group in 2007, despite all the above activities. He has received several real estate related awards, including four from IEASA, the EAAB, the NAR, and was recently recognized as a real estate “Mover and Shaker” for 2009 by Nedbank and the Property Association.

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  • Sonja von Gericke

    Sonja von Gericke

    Sales Manager

    Harcourts Maxima is proud to introduce our new Office Manager - Sonja Von Gericke. Sonja brings with her an array of knowledge, experience and ambition. Her qualifications include 23 years of sales and management experience. Her hard work and successful sales record helped her achieve the Rookie of the Year award, Sole Mandate Agent of the year, Highest Gross Earner of the year and Most Units Sold of the year award. These accomplishments led to a quick promotion after only 8 months as a rookie sales agent to becoming a Branch Manager with a large Estate Agency in Pretoria. Under her management, for 8 consecutive years her branch received many awards including 2nd in gross income for the year and 1st place for most units sold. As of the 1st September 2015, Sonja joined Harcourts Maxima Real estate as the new office manager. With Sonja’s ambition, dedication, honesty, management skills and people skills, we at Harcourts Maxima are excited to welcome her to our team and we are looking forward to grow our business to new heights. Our goal at Harcourts is to provide our clients with a high standard of professional service and to respect their rights to information by providing them with updated and accurate information to make well informed decisions.

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  • Adonny Nkgabane

    Adonny Nkgabane

    Sales Consultant

    Adonny Nkgabane, joined Harcourts Maxima in July 2017 as an intern residential sales agent in the Northern parts of Pretoria. He has previous experience with Harcourts Maritz. He is the residential specialist in the Northern suburbs of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Adonny is very consistent, self-motivated and a hard working estate agent. His customers are very satisfied because he is always professional, helpful and available for his buyers and sellers.

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  • Busi Moloi

    Busi Moloi

    Estate Agent

    Busi Moloi holds two degrees (Bsc in Agriculture and Bcom I Industrial Organizational Psychology). She worked for 8 years in an international flower company. The company was producing and processing between 850 000 – 1, 000 000 stems per week. It was sending good quality flowers to international companies such as UK, Japan, Australia, and Dubai. Locally it was selling its bouquets to Woolworths. In 2015 she joined the company called Kirby where she discovered her potential as a sales agent. Busi always adds element of creativity in her own way which proves the ability to find her own way around things especially when dealing with clients. With a pleasant personality and the ability to communicate with different types of people, she gained much of client’s respect and appreciation. In 2016 she joined a company called Harcourts Maxima which is based in Sinoville. She is currently an intern estate agent working under the supervision of the branch manager Sonja Van Gericke. Busi serves in Theresa Park, Hesteapark, Clarina and the Orchards.

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  • Elsabe Van Rooyen

    Elsabe Van Rooyen


    Elsabé van Rooyen started her property career in 2008. Since then she is selling townhouses, houses, flats and plots in Witbank and surrounding areas. Her love for people and her enthusiasm about property is a good combination for satisfaction and success. It is one of her priorities to create and maintain good personal relationships and she has built a vast client database overt time. She will always endeavor to achieve the best results for both the buyer and the seller and would love to assist you with your property needs, she ensure that her client always come first. Elsabe is a Full Status Qualified agent and has completed her Professional Practitioner in Real Estate (PPRE) and continues to improve on her skills and development with ongoing training through Harcourts, and the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa. Her focus is and will always be helping others achieving their goals.

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  • Gwen Venter

    Gwen Venter

    Estate Agent

    Gwen worked in the retail segment, starting as a Cold Canvassing agent many years ago. During her years as a very successful Vehicle Sales Executive, it's always been a dream of her to become a Professional Estate Agent. She is an energetic, enthusiastic, and courageous person, who would like to have fun while achieving her goals. Gwen is totally committed in putting her client’s needs and requirements first. She has access to an excellent web site design, social media tools, email marketing and data base management tools, to give landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers the leading edge. During early 2016, her dreams came true. She became a registered Intern Estate Agent at Harcourt Maxima, Zambezi, Pretoria. She currently operates in the Annlin and Wonderboom area.

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  • Irene Odendaal

    Irene Odendaal

    Estate Agent

    Irene Odendaal worked in Human Resources at a private company for 11 years before starting at Homenet Maxima in July 2001. She became a well-known property specialist in the real estate profession at Homenet Maxima, by implementing and maintaining a profitable property portfolio. Currently Irene operates in the North-Eastern suburb as a Real Estate Agent in the following areas: Annlin, Wonderboom, Sinoville, Magalieskruin, Doornpoort, Montana and Montanapark. Irene thrives for personal growth opportunities and to be challenged to the fullest extent in meeting desired team based goals and objectives.

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  • Kassie Smith

    Kassie Smith

    Intern Estate Agent

    Kassie served in the retail segment, as franchisee, having the fortune of dealing with two major franchisors. He joined Harcourts Maxima agency and became an Intern Estate Agent. He enjoys the challenges of being a successful Estate Agent. He is energetic and a team player, who would like to share his knowledge and assistance. He has excellent communication skills and can relate well with people at all levels. He holds extensive customer and sales experience which has prepared him for this competitive market. Currently, he is busy obtaining his NQF level 4 in real estate and is determined to achieve that goal. Kassie is totally committed in putting his client’s needs and requirements first, whether buyer or seller. Currently he operates in the Montana and Sinoville areas. Call Kassie today, he would like to introduce you to the Harcourts Way.

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  • Lulama Longa

    Lulama Longa

    Estate Agent

    Biography: Lulama Longa Lulama Longa is goal driven and growth orientated achiever. She joined Harcourts Maxima as an Intern Estate Agent in 2015. Qualifications Obtained a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree with University of South Africa and granted an equivalency exemption for Further Education and Training Certificate: Real Estate and National Certificate: Real Estate by Estate Agency Affairs Board. Hold a Fidelity Fund Certificate as a Full Status Estate Agent. Goal To be the best estate agent. Vision To provide the clients with a high standard of professional service and to uphold Harcourts Maxima as the best in the Real Estate market. Mission To achieve my vision I will strive to exceed the expectations of both the buyer and the seller and to achieve the high rate of customer satisfaction. I will respect the customer’s right to information and provide them with updated and accurate information about the property in question by guiding them to make the right decisions.

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  • Paulina Masemene

    Paulina Masemene

    Sales Consultant

    Paulina has a passion for Real Estate and being an entrepreneur with a previous background in various business ventures, she has Diploma for Financial Management and decided to enter the Real -Estate Profession by doing what she love every day. She has big plans for her real estate’s career and would like to get involved in different aspects of property including property investment. Paulina initially worked as assistant to another real estate agent and this gave her experience required to enter the business as a full time profession. She joined Harcourts Delta as the Company was able to offer necessary training and now she is working with Harcourts Maxima attending frequent training and continually striving to improve herself by reading to keep up with the latest market trends. Paulina is hardworking, consistent, has the ability to work with others, very responsible, goal orientated, highly versatile, proactive and very supportive of her peers. She will do whatever it takes to get your property sold, commit to giving you feedback at all times and will give you the service required to sell your property with least hassle in the shortest possible time.

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