ERA was the first real estate group to enter the African continent. Since 1993, when a master licensing agreement with ERA Franchise Systems Inc. USA was concluded, it has grown to a formidable player within the real estate industry in South Africa. ERA South Africa merged with Jigsaw Holdings Limited in 1999 and is currently one of the largest real estate franchise groups in South Africa.
Presently ERA South Africa consists of a number of select, independently owned and operated real estate companies, each a market leader in its field. ERA began selling franchises in the USA in 1972 and in 1981 began its international expansion programme – a world first! Cendant Corporation, the world’s largest consumer and business Services Company, owns the global ERA® brand.
ERA Polokwane’s principal, Charmaine Bergh, obtained an LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 1999 and was admitted as an attorney during 2001. She started specialising in conveyancing and was admitted as conveyancer during 2005. Charmaine has been practising for her own account as Bergh Attorneys & Conveyancers since March 2007, specialising as property conveyancer with a regular client basis and developers who have formed relationships with her over the past few years. Charmaine ensures that all ERA transactions are “legally above board”, resulting in successful sales and transfers.
Marnus Bergh, co-Owner and co-Principal of ERA Polokwane, obtained an MBA degree in the UK and brings with him world class marketing experience, gained through his previous employment with the Coca-Cola system through serving in high level marketing and sales positions. According to Marnus “… the current property environment is very competitive and only agencies with world class supporting- and marketing strategies will be able to achieve success and survive…” He ads that clever marketing innovation and communication will set a differential advantage but that the level of agent capability, customer service and expertise proves to be invaluable in the current property environment.
The aim of ERA Polokwane is thus mainly set on superior service delivery and innovative marketing strategies for all types of immovable property transactions. The ERA Polokwane office offer both sale and rental services for residential and commercial properties.
“ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU” is not just a slogan; it is a commitment we live by. This is the reason why ERA has had more success with worldwide expansion than any other real estate group.