The house looks very different to when we bought it. It’s not posh or ostentatious; it’s beautiful and comfortable. – Iris
The saying may be old, but in Iris Cupido’s case it remains true: once the renovation bug has bitten, it won’t easily let go. One afternoon when driving past a run-down house in Bergbron, Johannesburg, Iris spotted a small sign on the gate leading to the property with a reference number and the logo for Myroof.co.za. Intrigued, she logged onto the website when she got home and discovered a wealth of properties for sale! “I had never heard of Myroof.co.za before and I’d never bought a property online either,” says Iris. “I was quite surprised by the prices of the properties – you can pick up a real bargain!”
Although Iris wasn’t quite sure how the process worked, the instructions online were simple. After finding the house she was interested in, the system indicated that an offer of R960 000 had already been accepted and was being processed. She could, however, make a ‘back-up offer’.
“I decided to offer R1.2 million, and although my offer was higher than the one on the table, I was still only second in line as the first offer had already been accepted,” Iris explains.
A week later, she received a call from Myroof.co.za to say that the first offer had fallen through due to a lack of finance and that if she was still interested in the property, she would have to sign a formal offer to purchase to make the deal valid. And so her journey began… >>