“I love it when a plan comes together – the happiness on a prospective buyer’s face makes me tick.”
Aguila Real estate live by the values of honesty, industry knowledge, collaboration, extraordinary customer service and efficiency in all areas. They strive not to be the biggest agency in the business but rather just the best. Principal of Aguila Real Estate, Erna van Vuuren, says they have a sense of responsibility towards their clients to serve with knowledge in terms of real estate needs.
Amanda Nel, a qualified estate agent, has the freedom to work independently as a small business owner, while enjoying the camaraderie of colleagues with the same objective. “I love it when a plan comes together – the happiness on a prospective buyer’s face makes me tick.”
Charmaine Schroder regards decision-making as part of her everyday routine in
real estate “I am thankful for every good decision adding value to my life. Joining the Aguila team is one of those decisions.”
Velindi Bakkes considers herself fortunate to be able to learn from the many women in the real estate industry in Bloemfontein. “We motivate each other to make a process run smoothly and completed professionally.”
Corleen van der Merwe has 35 years experience running businesses in Bloemfontein. Being a part of Aguila Real Estate is a privilege to her. Her advice is:“Keep moving, keep believing and keep serving.”
Cherie Fourie explains that the pandemic came unexpectedly but the industry’s professionals survive by staying visible with listings. “One should also share positive and valuable knowledge, enhancing transformation in a practical way.”
Huibrie du Toit feels it is important for young females to remember that confidence and knowing the strong and weak points of business helps your thrive in this profession. “Know the client base you want to target and remember, the client is always right.”
Woutri Mugglestone shares how she juggles business and family successfully. The secret to succeed in the business world as a mother and a wife is easy. “One should work on a strict to-do list which means prioritise, work smart, balance and plan.”
Cornell Jacobs describes the modern-day woman with ambition and a successful career and who is blessed with a family, can associate with the internal struggle to do more, be more, give more. “Keeping it all in balance is not an easy task.”
Lizette Jacobs says one should realise the Covid-19 pandemic is real so that you can be responsible to take care of yourself and to be safe by implementing safety measurements.
“If you are a believer, your trust will be in the Lord, our God, who is our saving grace.”
Lida Hugo is strict about being punctual and managing one’s time, admitting that she has the fear of “Taking the risk of wasting time” in the real estate industry.
Mari Zietsman feels she has the competitive edge and understands the specific needs and requirements of her clients. “I approach my clients as friends and build a rapport with each one. This creates a foundation of trust and understanding which lasts long after the sale has been concluded.”