Buyer show to exploit property boom


The Property Buyer Show will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre this weekend, presenting an extraordinary opportunity for first-time buyers to meet and learn from the best.

The show will take place over the course of Saturday and Sunday, when some of the most successful property investors in the country will come to share their secrets.

“Prospective first-time buyers and investors will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the relevant experts in each field, leaving them with a holistic picture of what to expect when embarking on this journey, and who knows, even with their first home or investment property,’ said event director Richard Stubbs.

The show is unique in that it only targets first-time residential buyers and investors. This is their chance to expand their portfolio.

“The exhibition is designed to walk buyers through the property buying process – and includes the finance zone, property zone, and a packed programme to answer all your property-related questions,” added Stubbs.

Gauteng is the host province for this buyer show and perhaps there is a reason for that, as that province remains a key area of focus for property development. Stubbs said the greatest pool of those trying to get onto the property ladder was in Gauteng.

First-time buyers account for between 28 per cent of total buyers in Tshwane and 22 per cent in Johannesburg – this against Cape Town’s 10 per cent.

“A show such as this goes a long way in educating such a large pool of prospective buyers; it is sorely needed,” said HomeTimes director David A Steynberg.

“We get questions on a daily basis from readers asking us anything from the most basic of questions of how to buy a home, to the more complicated ones of how to identify a quality investment property,” added Steynberg.