RealNet was founded in Pretoria in 1996 and started franchising its concept in 2001. Today we have a national footprint of more than 60 franchise territories employing more than 350 estate agents who deal with residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural sales, sales in property developments, property letting and property management.
At RealNet we understand that our business is about fulfilling people’s needs, dreams and aspirations. We believe that the essence of our business is people, wherefore our focus remains on our clients. Our objective is to provide the real customer experience in each and every real estate transaction, regardless of the circumstances.
RealNet is headed up by a dynamic team of property professionals who have hands-on experience and practical know-how in both the real estate and franchise sectors. RealNet franchisees and agents receive the best training and business support to ensure that they can deliver the best service and the most rewarding customer experience.
RealNet is about realPEOPLE leading the way in an environment where excellence, commitment, enthusiasm, energy and fun are fundamental business principles.
RealNet’s vision is to become the most respected real estate group in the country and to have the most profitable franchises in South Africa.
RealNet Holdings, through its national network of franchises, strives to ensure that all stakeholders extract maximum value from the RealNet Group, thereby creating the highest turnover and the most profitable franchised property group in South Africa.
RealNet Management’s Mission
To assist our franchisees to obtain the biggest possible market share and to assist our estate agents to persistently achieve above average results in facilitating real estate transactions.
RealNet has realVALUES and is committed to making a realDIFFERENCE in the lives of all our people and those we serve.
Being quick off the mark to implement action plans and persisting in the task at hand despite difficulty or obstacles.
Earning respect through infallible integrity in all actions.
Balancing innovation and calculated risk-taking for business development and sustainability.
Sharing our knowledge, time and resources excessively, contributing to everyone around us.
Making a positive impact in people’s lives.
Our Management team
The Managing Director, Gerhard Kotzé, has travelled widely and consulted with real estate experts in Europe, Asia and the US, and this exposure to best practice internationally has given him a good understanding of how important it is to identify new opportunities and to successfully implement them to ensure maximum profitability.
Marlize de Wet, a Professional Accountant (SA), is the Financial Manager who also oversees the group’s letting and property management administration, while corporate governance and matters of legal and regulatory compliance are attended to by an admitted attorney in support of the Managing Director.
Training and value adding services are provided by experienced managers. These managers’ primary responsibilities are to improve the group’s market, to create brand awareness and to improve brand recognition in collaboration with RealNet’s franchisees.
RealNet’s management team assists franchisees with induction training, business set-up, agent recruitment, performance and risk management, planning and budgeting, best practices and much more.