Pam Golding expands footprint

Business Reporter

In a strategic move to expand its footprint and service offering in the country, Pam Golding Properties Zimbabwe has announced a merger with Donavans Property Consultants. An international associate of global giant Savills, Pam Golding Properties has built its reputation marketing residential property through its network of over 300 offices, operating in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana, Nigeria, and Uganda as well as the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Mauritius, Seychelles and Miami.

Well established in Harare, Donavans Property Consultants has been operating in the residential property market in Zimbabwe since 2003.

Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group said the merged operation now offers both buyers and sellers the best advice and accurate, market-related valuations, based on the combined expertise and skills of its professional agents and backed by the extensive services and experience of the Pam Golding Property group.

“ The second branch of Pam Golding Properties Zimbabwe now operates from newly refurbished offices on the corner of Phillips Avenue and Sam Nujoma Street,” he said.

“We are expanding our business to maximise the Pam Golding Properties potential in this country and in due course intend to extend our world-class service to Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and Victoria Falls,” said Juliet Harris, area principal and managing director of Pam Golding Properties Zimbabwe.

“Whether buying or selling, you need a name you can trust, backed by an international team with a first-class reputation.

“Property transactions are complex and the buying or selling of a home can be stressful, which is why it is essential to use the services of a professional and experienced agent with a sound reputation in the marketplace.”

Vanessa Vos, former managing director of Donavans Property Consultants says: “We can best serve the interests of our clients with the backing of an internationally respected brand that offers innovative marketing opportunities and has a global reach.

“I attended a Pam Golding Properties conference in Johannesburg and was so excited to see the range of options this merger would open up for my business and my clients – including international exposure.

During my visit to South Africa I was impressed by theexceptional standard of training Pam Golding Properties provides and I know this merger will enable us to achieve even greater potential for our clients and make greater inroads into the property market.

“This forms part of an overall plan to extend the Pam Golding Propertiesoperation throughout Zimbabwe, providing access to leading estate agents backed by international links to people in all walks of life.”

As part of this expansion, the enlarged company is aggressively recruiting and has already welcomed six new highly skilled agents to the team of experienced agents.

“We are positioning ourselves to capitalise on Zimbabwe’s economic turnaround,” says Harris.

“In line with this we plan to launch different specialist offices that will cater for the property needs of all income groups, from a top-end mansion in Borrowdale Brooke to a stand in Kuwadzana.”

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