INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE GIANT, FINE & COUNTRY, EXTENDS GLOBAL REACH WITH ITS NEW HARARE OFFICE

PRESS RELEASE
5 February 2016

Fine & Country Zimbabwe recently welcomed its first customers to the Borrowdale, Harare office. The agency hopes to bring a fresh approach to the property market in Harare. “We have an influential team that are well-trained and knowledgeable on local, regional and international trends. Each agent has a vast network from first-time buyer to top business leaders in the country. “We also have the desire to achieve and exceed our individual personal goals, most importantly, we love what we do. The passion is genuine,” said Karen Nyenga, CEO and licensee of Fine & Country Zimbabwe.

Located in Borrowdale, a wealthy residential suburb in the north of Harare, the new office is three minutes’ walk from the plush shopping area known as Sam Levy’s Village. Fine & Country Zimbabwe is open Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h30 but the agents are on call over weekends and holidays. Services include property sales, property management, valuations and development.

Karen, a former top senior agent for Seeff Properties, joined the Fine & Country global network due to its professionalism and reputation. She said, “First and foremost, the international branding and reputation of Fine & Country made the decision very easy. Having worked outside Africa, I have a solid understanding of how important this is for success. With the world becoming smaller through the Internet and travel, having a well recognised and trusted brand in an area you are breaking into makes it easier for the consumer to trust that they will be receiving the same excellence service that would be extended to clients any where in the world. We offer a service that can be depended upon. We are not only offering a lifestyle, we offer homes and a referral network that if handled correctly, aids in the entire process and alleviates a lot of the stress associated with moving house. Clients can expect great business when utilising Fine & Country from start to finish.”

Continuing, Karen said, “Zimbabwe is still a very good country to invest in or own property. Most of the houses have large tracts of land and the infrastructure is fairly good. There is a huge push now for sustainable (green energy) developments, which is a new frontier for this country. There is an opening for strong, credible developers and financiers to come in, especially in the lower end development market. A lack of solid players means business is more or less guaranteed in this industry for the next sixty or so years. Banks are offering finance to purchase in these areas. According to 2002 statistics, in Harare alone, there was a housing deficit of over 1.8 million homes and not a significant number of new homes have been built to cover this need. Therefore there remains a huge gap between supply and demand which needs to be filled.”

Linda Erasmus, CEO of Fine & Country sub-Saharan Africa, says, “We are very upbeat about the new addition to our business and look forward to establishing ourselves in Zimbabwe. As new offices open across Zimbabwe, we hope to have about 80 Fine & Country agents nationwide servicing vendors and buyers alike with commercial, residential, industrial, land and small holdings, vacation spots and new developments.”

Fine & Country is a global real estate brand, specialising in providing a premium property service through exceptional marketing and professionalism in the upper quartile of the market.

With over 300 offices globally and an ever expanding network of real estate professionals, Fine & Country has become one of the world’s largest and most prestigious real estate networks.

Readers can contact Karen Nyenga on +263 (4) 884380 / +263 775 885975 or karen.n@fineandcountry.com or visit www.fineandcountry.com

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