Ten ex­cel­lent years for IPC

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IT’S time to cel­e­brate the 10th an­niver­sary of In­de­pen­dent Prop­erty Con­sul­tants (IPC), hav­ing opened its doors un­der the lead­er­ship of dealer prin­ci­pal Gill Turner in May 2007.

IPC was es­tab­lished in 1992 and has grown to be one of the most suc­cess­ful es­tate agen­cies in the Eastern Cape, with more than 40 reg­is­tered, qual­i­fied real es­tate agents work­ing for them­selves un­der the IPC um­brella.

After the phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess of the Port Al­fred of­fice, sit­u­ated at the MyPond Cen­tre, Turner opened an IPC Bathurst branch, ad­ja­cent to the Pig and Whis­tle pub, un­der the man­age­ment of her sis­ter, Jac­qui de Lange.

“Both Port Al­fred and Bathurst are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing good sales,” said Turner, who has just re­ceived the award for fran­chise of the year from IPC.

“Added to this, IPC awarded us top fran­chise in terms of turnover and sales. This is the first time we’ve won the top fran­chise award. IPC also pre­sented us with a Diamond Award for the num­ber of reg­is­tered sales.”

Turner said she had al­ways had a pas­sion for prop­erty and be­gan her ca­reer as an es­tate agent in 1971.

“Then I stopped to raise a fam­ily and as­sist my hus­band, Rob, with his busi­ness for the next 25 years.”

Turner went back into the es­tate agency busi­ness in Port-Al­fred 17 years ago and worked for two dif­fer­ent agen­cies be­fore tak­ing on the IPC fran­chise.

“You have ex­cel­lent ex­po­sure if you list your prop­erty with IPC as it will be ac­ces­si­ble from the main IPC web­site and Prop­erty 24, giving ex­po­sure to a vast range of peo­ple who may be in­ter­ested in buy­ing prop­erty in our area.”

She said her team, in­clud­ing her qual­i­fied agents De Lange and Rose Ryan, hus­band Rob and sec­re­tary Colleen Ba­gley, were all com­mit­ted to the busi­ness.

“We are all very pas­sion­ate about the work we do, and will go the ex­tra mile to ac­com­mo­date the wants and needs of our clients,” she said. “We have a very en­thu­si­as­tic sales team.”

Thus far, year-on-year, Turner has seen the com­pany grow in terms of rev­enue.

“We hope to con­tinue this trend,” Turner said.

So, if you are look­ing to sell or buy, speak to an es­tate agency that un­der­stands your needs and will do their ut­most to ful­fil them.

Speak to IPC, as they know the area and the peo­ple and will give you the pro­fes­sional ad­vice you would ex­pect from one of the Eastern Cape’s most suc­cess­ful fran­chises.

The last word is Turner’s. “It’s a way of life for us; the small team with the big dream.”

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