Searching for Successful Real Estate Firms

Posted on October 11, 2007 @ 9:50 am

There are quite a few successful real estate firms in our city.  They are all the traditional franchise names that we have come to know.  Today though, I wanted to think outside of the box and find some successful property firms that we don’t have here in North America – this would be my little experiment for today.

I decided the easiest way to do my quest would be to use a computer.  The advantage going this route would be I would get results quickly – no reading through books required.

After performing a few searches I ran into a roadblock: quite a few of the sites I came across were not in English.  I changed my criteria to be sites that are only in English and tried my search again.  After trying a couple more searches I came up with a country: South Africa.

I chose them partly because they are so far away from us and because their sites were in English.  Searching again, I found two major successful real estate firms in South Africa: Pam Golding International and Seeff Properties.

Both of them started out as small businesses and grew to what they are today.  Both employ hundreds of staff and have over a hundred branches in the country.

Alright, I am going to go read about them.  If you have been intrigued here, don’t feel free to make a search and check them out for yourself.

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