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Harcourts Sapphire Coast

 

Harcourts House
32 Seadoone Road
Amanzimtoti
Durban

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About Harcourts Sapphire Coast

Harcourts Sapphire Coast is in the seaside town of Amanzimtoti, which is along the stunning Sapphire Coast of Kwazulu Natal. We boast the most beautiful beaches in the world and have every reason to be very proud of our town.

Our close proximity to the city of Durban contributes to our area being a popular choice for property investors who are searching for the ideal holiday home.

We are perfectly positioned as we are removed enough to escape the fast pace of life yet close enough to be within easy reach of Durban.

We are just 25 kilometres south of Durban, makes us an easy commute to work in the city, as well as being the gateway to the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal.

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  • Gary Dunnett

    Gary Dunnett

    Chief Executive Officer

    Gary Dunnett moved to Amanzimtoti after having lived in the Hillcrest area and schooled at Kearsney College. He re-located to Amanzimtoti after marrying a local girl. He is married to Michelle and he has three strapping sons, Michael, Denham and Jock. Twenty-five years qualifies Gary as a fully fledged Toti local. He loves the town and is active member of the community. He is a KZN Master Squash player for Amanzimtoti Squash Club, and you will often find him playing touch rugby or water polo with the younger generation. He is a fitness fanatic and thrives on being busy. Gary has been involved in logistics having worked for Unitrans Sugar for a few years. He then opened his own businesses and you may recognize him from the Home-Ads booklet where he advertised his gates and fencing business GAD Fence and Gate. Gary has now made the career shift from the fencing business into real estate. He assists Michelle in the day to day running of their real estate business Harcourts. Gary is somewhat surprised as to how much he is enjoying the world of real estate. Gary’s favourite quotation is “If you want something done, give to the busiest person”. With Gary’s level of enthusiasm and energy, you could not be in better hands than in the hands of Gary Dunnett

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  • Michelle Dunnett

    Michelle Dunnett

    Business Principal

    Michelle believes that enthusiasm is the yeast for life! She focuses her energy on ensuring a supportive, positive, energetic and fun attitude in everything that she does. Michelle also believes that team work is essential to being a success. She works hard to ensure her staff pull together and function with the common goal of doing the right thing at all times. The fun-filled approach of Michelle and Team Harcourts Sapphire Coast is not to be mistaken for being relaxed in their attitude to work. Michelle feels that being a part of her client's lives is an awesome privilege and one that she does not take lightly. I have a dream of being the best real estate service provider in our area. We are a winning team of and together we will become famous..... Having trained and worked in the legal field for 7 years has provided Michelle with a wealth of knowledge and legal experience required to be a success in real estate.

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  • Yolandi Kunneke

    Yolandi Kunneke

    Office Manager

    Yolandi is a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection. She continually strives for flawlessness and sets excessively high performance standards for herself and her staff. This coupled with the wonderful gift of her gentle personality and the art of calm persuasion ensures that she is able to drive her team forward with Harcourts way of providing the ultimate client experience. Having had many years of customer liaison experience in the motor industry, has paved the way for Yolandi’s career in real estate management. Having recently relocated to Amanzimtoti from Pretoria with her husband and two small children, gave Yolandi a bird’s eye introduction to our vibrant sense of community in Amanzimtoti and as a result she has become a very strong ambassador for our town. Also having experienced first-hand the services offered by the various estate agents in town, gave Harcourts the leading edge when Yolandi decided to join the real estate world. This encounter paved the way forward to the start of a wonderful professional relationship. In her short time at Harcourts, Yolandi has made a huge impact on the growth of the company and Harcourts looks forward to many years of success under her management.

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  • Dianne Fisher Smith

    Dianne Fisher Smith

    Property Consultant

    Dianne Fisher Smith has resided in the Amanzimtoti area for the past 17 years. She is married to Ian and has three children - James, Jade and Amber who have made her exceptionally proud. Having been in the hair-dressing industry for many years led to Dianne opening her own salon in 2006, which she found challenging but hugely rewarding. “The hairdressing trade has opened so many doors for me and I have met some incredible people in Amanzimtoti” said Dianne. More recently Dianne has worked for a Labour Brokering company, running their KZN division. “I am a hard worker and push myself to over-come whatever life throws my way. My all-time favorite quote is from the movie Forrest Gump. “Life is like a box of chocolates - you just never know what you going to get!” I have had my share of curve balls, but I believe it’s how you cope with the curve balls of life that determines your real character. “ Dianne’s father owned three real estate agencies whilst Dianne was growing up, so real estate is in her blood. Dianne recalls her father’s words: “If you want something, go out there and make it happen! “ I am super-excited about my new career and cannot wait to see what’s around the next corner and all the new people that I am going to meet.” “In a short space of time, Dianne has taken to the real estate industry like a duck to water. It is amazing to see her grow in confidence and knowledge.” said Dianne’s principal, Michelle Dunnett. DIANNE’S PROMISE TO YOU: On signing with me you can be confident of professional service, regular feedback and the essential element of communication. My goal is to give you an honest and fair appraisal and to obtain the highest price for your home in the shortest period of time. I look forward to dealing with you.

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  • Edna Venter

    Edna Venter

    Property Consultant

    A newbie to Durban, Edna Venter hails from the city of Pretoria. She has recently moved to Amanzimtoti with her husband Johan and 2 daughters Aned (11) and Anja (10). Edna likes to believe her real estate career started when she and her husband built their dream home from the ground up. With 20 years of office management and farming experience, she has developed a confident, mature and responsible approach to any task that she undertakes or situations that she is presented with. An ambitious person, Edna strives to achieve the highest standard possible, focusing on building great client customer relations and managing her time and with excellence. With a fresh set of eyes, Edna is excited for the world of real estate!

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  • Hilda Posthumus

    Hilda Posthumus

    Property Consultant

    Hilda is originally from Johannesburg and has been living in Amanzimtoti for the past 3 years. Hilda started her career in the Short Term Insurance Industry and within 6 months, she was promoted to Business Development Officer. She always completed her duties with energy and enthusiasm and she is always willing to help beyond her required parameter of duties. She is a team player and will be an asset to the real estate world. She promises to be the best at what she does and she is very excited with her new challenge in real estate. Hilda is married to Grant and 2 children, Kyle and Sian

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  • Jock Dunnett

    Jock Dunnett

    Property Consultant

    Jock has spent his whole life listening to his mother’s amazing stories about her life as a real estate agent and he has been waiting for just the right time to start his career in real estate, and which better agency than Harcourts. Although Jock has just finished High School and is still very young, I believe he will find his feet very quickly and take Harcourts to a new level in the future. Jock attended George Campbell Technical High School which he was Head Perfect in his final year along with the 1st team rugby captain so he is no stranger to hard work. Jock started his working life in January at Grindrod International which he had to face many changes such as working night shift and early working shifts. He then had to resign at a later stage due to making the Sharks u19 squad where he trained 3 times a day and had no time to carry out a full time job, this was when Michelle approached Jock offering to take him as a rental Agent and slowly learn this ins and outs of the industry. Although Jock’s love for rugby will forever be in his blood, he has found a new love for business and he strives to please people which makes him perfect for the job.

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  • Karen & Shaun Harris

    Karen & Shaun Harris

    Property Consultant

    “I have finally found what I have been looking for…” . This is how Karen feels about the real estate industry and in particular the Harcourts Sapphire Coast family. Karen has been in the sales and marketing arena for the last 28 years. Positions varying from Junior Sales Rep, to Sales Manager and then to Key Accounts Manager in various large national organizations. She can honestly say that she has finally found the career that ticks all the boxes. Even a 2 year stint in the Caribbean, running a charter boat with her skipper husband, did not inspire or excite her as much as “The Harcourts Way” does today. Harcourt’s primary emphasis on delivering a superb client experience – every time, putting the client’s needs first – always and doing the right thing makes every day a day where she strives to assist you – her important client – to achieve your goals. Karen has a wealth of experience in just how to wow you with her professional and caring nature. Whether you are buying or selling your home, she promises that she will not disappoint you! Karen has been living in Amanzimtoti for 7 years, is married to Shaun, and has 2 sons – Justin and Ryan.

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  • Michelle Dunnett

    Michelle Dunnett

    Business Principal

    Michelle believes that enthusiasm is the yeast for life! She focuses her energy on ensuring a supportive, positive, energetic and fun attitude in everything that she does. Michelle also believes that team work is essential to being a success. She works hard to ensure her staff pull together and function with the common goal of doing the right thing at all times. The fun-filled approach of Michelle and Team Harcourts Sapphire Coast is not to be mistaken for being relaxed in their attitude to work. Michelle feels that being a part of her client's lives is an awesome privilege and one that she does not take lightly. I have a dream of being the best real estate service provider in our area. We are a winning team of and together we will become famous..... Having trained and worked in the legal field for 7 years has provided Michelle with a wealth of knowledge and legal experience required to be a success in real estate.

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  • Shaun Harris

    Shaun Harris

    Property Consultant

    Shaun Harris is passionate about selling and loves dealing with people. And it shows. Shaun consistently strives to obtain a great price for your property. At the same time, he will provide you with honest and realistic expectations based on true market value and the size, type and condition of your property. Shaun’s working career started as a farmer in the Greytown area, then as a sailing boat delivery skipper and sailing instructor. After a stint in the Caribbean as a skipper, he returned to South Africa and opened the Durban South franchise of Dustless Floor Sanding Company. In 2011, Shaun was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident where he sustained serious injuries including a fractured femur in 4 places! During this recovery, Shaun decided it was time to join his wife Karen and make real estate his full time career. With his wife already being involved in real estate he had a realistic impression of the industry. Shaun’s honesty, integrity and sheer determination are his main point of difference, and secret to success in real estate. Shaun and Karen have an exceptional understanding of the region and common issues affecting the local property market. They will share their knowledge and in-depth understanding with your during the sale of your property. They have a strong administrative background and high level communication and organization skills. “Team Harris” is a part of Harcourts Sapphire Coast, which is Amanzimtoti’s most professional real estate company. When Team Harris takes your property to the market, they will work diligently to achieve your desired outcome in regard to price, in the best possible time. They will keep you informed on how the marketing and sale is progressing giving consistent feedback all times. Our sales administration team will continue to make the rest of the process through to registration just as easy for your, our valued client. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest financial transactions that a person will make in their lifetime. It could also be one of the most emotional. Team Harris respect and acknowledge both of these facts and strive to make sure their clients are clients for life.

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  • Wesley van der Heever

    Wesley van der Heever

    Sales Consultant

    Wesley Biography General: Born in Port Shepstone. Lived in Joburg for 7 odd years till my family moved back down to KZN in Amanzimtoti for my high school career where I was fortunate to obtain a job as I matriculated. I have lived in Amanzimtoti for 12 years now and love the area because it has a “home” feeling to it. I have been working as a Condition based monitoring in the mechanical and electrical industry for 6 years where I would perform specialised work such as vibration testing and analysis as well as laser alignment, fan balancing and thermal imaging all on factory’s rotating equipment and electrical panels. I was the first person that the companies would see so I am very interactive with clients with the physical work as well as the admin side of thing. Real estate has always been a fascinating career. I like to approach activities with a positive attitude and willingness to help where ever I can to the best of my ability. Working in a group is a lot of fun but taking the initiative to tackle something with a “can do” attitude is always key. The career change for me is to broaden my work spectrum and take on a new exciting venture. I have played rugby throughout my 12 years being here, played for Amanzimtoti 1sts in the premier division as well and managed the 2nd side for the club for a year. I enjoy working out in the gym and keeping generally fit. I will be also competing in bodybuilding shows from 2017 onwards as it is a passion of mine. I apply the same hard working ethics that I do in the gym to every aspect of my life whether its work or play. I am very goofy and always joking but still keep a professionalism with all my work.

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    • Michael Dunnett

      Michael Dunnett

      Photographer/Filmmaker

      Mike started his own company doing photography and film at weddings and other smaller industries. Mike has always had a passion for IT and as such has studied filmmaking and become Harcourts top Photographer and creative person. Mike Keeps our website up to date and is constantly updating his knowledge on SEO and other web management. Mike has slowly become well adversed in all social media advertisements. Subscribe below to our Social Media Sites to follow and view our latest videos. New Videos every week!

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    • Shaun Harris

      Shaun Harris

      Property Consultant

      Shaun Harris is passionate about selling and loves dealing with people. And it shows. Shaun consistently strives to obtain a great price for your property. At the same time, he will provide you with honest and realistic expectations based on true market value and the size, type and condition of your property. Shaun’s working career started as a farmer in the Greytown area, then as a sailing boat delivery skipper and sailing instructor. After a stint in the Caribbean as a skipper, he returned to South Africa and opened the Durban South franchise of Dustless Floor Sanding Company. In 2011, Shaun was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident where he sustained serious injuries including a fractured femur in 4 places! During this recovery, Shaun decided it was time to join his wife Karen and make real estate his full time career. With his wife already being involved in real estate he had a realistic impression of the industry. Shaun’s honesty, integrity and sheer determination are his main point of difference, and secret to success in real estate. Shaun and Karen have an exceptional understanding of the region and common issues affecting the local property market. They will share their knowledge and in-depth understanding with your during the sale of your property. They have a strong administrative background and high level communication and organization skills. “Team Harris” is a part of Harcourts Sapphire Coast, which is Amanzimtoti’s most professional real estate company. When Team Harris takes your property to the market, they will work diligently to achieve your desired outcome in regard to price, in the best possible time. They will keep you informed on how the marketing and sale is progressing giving consistent feedback all times. Our sales administration team will continue to make the rest of the process through to registration just as easy for your, our valued client. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest financial transactions that a person will make in their lifetime. It could also be one of the most emotional. Team Harris respect and acknowledge both of these facts and strive to make sure their clients are clients for life.

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