A decade of real es­tate with IPC Bathurst

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ocal real es­tate agency In­de­pen­dent Prop­erty Con­sul­tants (IPC) in Bathurst is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary and look­ing back on a decade of ex­cel­lence and ser­vice as they proudly help cre­ate home-own­ers.

IPC Port El­iz­a­beth was es­tab­lished in 1992, and has grown to be one of the most suc­cess­ful es­tate agen­cies in the Eastern Cape, with more

Lthan 40 reg­is­tered, qual­i­fied real es­tate agents work­ing for them­selves un­der the IPC um­brella.

Prin­ci­pal of the Port Al­fred IPC Gill Turner opened an IPC Bathurst branch in 2008, 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.

The Bathurst branch has also be­come a hub for the com­mu­nity and vis­i­tors alike where they are wel­comed by the al­ways friendly Jac­qui de Lange who is ready to as­sist with any query or sim­ply of­fer direc­tions or a cup of cof­fee.

“It has been a great jour­ney and I have learnt a lot. We have also forged great friend­ships and look for­ward to the con­tin­ued suc­cess of the busi­ness and the com­mu­nity,” said De Lange.

Hav­ing al­ways ex­pressed a pas­sion for prop­erty, Turner 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 18 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 that her team, in­clud­ing her qual­i­fied agents De Lange, hus­band Rob and sec­re­tary Noleen Hor­rmann, were all com­mit­ted to the busi­ness.

IPC has cer­tainly done their part in putting Bathurst on the map through their pas­sion for prop­erty and al­ways go­ing the ex­tra mile to ac­com­mo­date the needs of their clients. “We have a very en­thu­si­as­tic sales team,” said Turner.

Thus far, year-on-year, Turner and her team have seen the com­pany grow in terms of rev­enue. “We hope to con­tinue this trend,” she 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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