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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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  • Antoinette Pretorius

    Antoinette Pretorius

    Intern Estate Agent

    Antoinette worked at the South African Police Service as well as in the building environment. She holds a National Diploma in Purchasing Management. She joined Harcourts Maxima as an Intern Estate Agent in 2017. Antoinette is a goal driven achiever. Her love for people and her passion for property ensures that her client's needs will be met at all times. She will give the most efficient service of which she will be capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity and the best quality of service. Through on effective follow-up service, she will retain her clients as lifelong acquaintances. Antoinette will do business in a manner that reflects our core beliefs which is honesty, integrity, professionalism, and transparency. She will do her work with pride, and enthusiasm. If you want to buy or sell any property in the Pretoria-North, Wolmer or Florauna area, do not hesitate to give Antoinette a call.

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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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  • Esther van Heerden

    Esther van Heerden


    My Real Estate career started in 2000 at Huizemark Properties where I worked for 3 years, with a lot of highlights to remember. In 2003 I joined AIDA for 8 years. After working for 8 successful years at Harcourts Potchefstroom, I moved to Pretoria and joined Harcourts Maxima in September 2018 as a full status agent working in areas Montana Gardens, Magalieskruin and Montana Park. Some of my many awards at Harcourts include Bronze, Silver and a Platinum award and the Certificate of Excellence award. I am proud of the fact that in my 19 year career as Real Estate agent, I've sold more than R 100 000 000 of property, successfully sold and registered. My career is based on one belief: In my business, I do not work with stones, concrete or soil, but with people. People who entrust me with their most valuable investments to sell or buy. My philosophy has not changed a bit. My success is based on my ability to satisfy people and to provide in their needs regarding property transactions. My passion is working with clients, be it buyers or sellers. Being professional at all times and to make sure their interests are at the top of my priority list. If you are looking to buy or sell property, contact me today. The buying or selling of your property is the most important investment that you will make and where a lot of emotions and finances play a big role. In this case, I am the best person to assist you with my expertise and knowledge. Our values: People first Doing the right thing Being courageous Fun and laughter is what makes us the perfect company to work with.

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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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  • Kgaogelo Victoria Molefe

    Kgaogelo Victoria Molefe

    Intern Estate Agent

    Harcourts Maxima would like to introduce our newest intern estate agent. We are very excited to have Kgaogelo as part of our sales team. Kgaogelo Molefe obtained her Matric Certificate in 1997, then in 2000 studied Criminal Justice System at Technicon Pretoria where she obtained another certificate. She worked as a Sales Consultant for many years and she loves to help people by making their dreams come true. In 2009 she decided to go back to school where she studied FEA (Financial Management, Economics and Accounting) with Tshwane North College, and obtained her Diploma in 2011. Kgaogelo also worked at Matla Life Investment as a Team Leader then in 2017 she joined 21st Century Life and worked as a Sales Manager and helped with MIP capturing. Kgaogelo joined Harcourts Maxima Real Estates in June 2018 and will specialize in all real estate transactions in Soshanguve and Hammanskraal. She’s very passionate about her new career and loves helping people. Her goal is to pay off her house and buy herself a new car of her dreams. Kgaogelo will work with Sonja (her branch manager) and will be able to assist all sellers and buyers. She strives to give excellent service is something you might want to experience.

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  • Ruan Engelbrecht

    Ruan Engelbrecht

    Intern Agent

    Ruan Engelbrecht is your local intern estate agent from Harcourts Maxima. He embodies integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. He understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. Ruan will work hard to lower your stress level and make your experience as pleasurable as possible. He will accomplish this through constant communication and by being accessible whenever you need him. Ruan has access to an excellent website design, social media tools, email marketing and database-management tools to give buyers and sellers the leading edge. Ruan currently operates in the Doornpoort area in the Northern parts of Pretoria, where he grew up and lived for 24 years.

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