What Our Clients Are Saying

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What Seller & Buyers Are Saying

Facts Speak For Themselves. We Would Be Honoured To Prove Ourselves

"I  recently  sold  my  property  in  Vredehoek.  As  a  professional  (attorney),  I  required  my  property  to  be  sold expeditiously  and  at  a  competitive  market  price.  For  this,  I  required  an  experienced  and  professional team.  John  McDermott  and  Jorica  Jin  rose  to  the  occasion.   They  provided  me  with  a  market  related  valuation  whereafter  engaged  their  services  and  provided  them with  a  sole  mandate.  Within  less  than  a  month, I received  a  market-related  offer  to  purchase  from a  buyer  which  I  was  happy  to  sign.  They  were  so  efficient  that  within  less  than  two  months,  the transaction  was  registered.   I  will  recommend  John  and  Jorica  anytime  as  trusted  agents."

Charles  Abrahams | Seller

“We are giving a five star review to Harcourts Atlantic and the team (Jorica Jin and John McDermott) who helped us sell our house. After a complicated and lengthy process of vacating the old tenant from the house, Harcourts Atlantic helped us to get the house ready for sale as quickly as possible. They gave us recommendations on the interiors and places that we should fix. The valuation of the house was also spot on and we were very happy with the final sales price. We feel that Harcourts Atlantic looked after our interests during the sale, and acted very diligently. We would recommend them for future property related dealings”.

Dr. Chunlan Li & Dr. Yi Zhang | Seller

“Thank you so much for your contribution to this very happy outcome! I never imagined that sale of 3 Kestrel would happen so smoothly and virtually effortlessly. What I can imagine, though, is that your years of experience and personal style play a big role in such successful outcomes. I am very grateful.”

Charlotte Imani | Seller

Thank you for your huge effort in trying to sell our house.  Unfortunately, we needed more time but I was impressed by your determination and perseverance by trying every avenue whether it was the local or the overseas markets. 

I appreciate your honest work ethic and professional attitude towards your work.  Your constant follow up’s and communication regarding the sales process and the progress made allowed us to feel confident and hopeful.

Your friendly and warm nature allowed us to become personal friends and I am hopeful that we will find a buyer in the future when the time is right. 

Thank you for all your help and I wish you much success as you certainly deserve it.

Taylor White | Seller

"I gave good references to many potential Harcourts clients as l got excellent service from John & Jorica in the past. I’m not an easy customer. I demanded from the very beginning a tie up with a reputable London agency to tap into the Art Deco market over there. I was very impressed that Chris & Alex from Barnes private office paid me a visit during December & January. 

Please keep up the good service"

Stefan Huber | Seller

“Thank you so much for everything and for helping us with the negotiations.

I have never met such a generous and honest agent you truly are special and deserve all the good things has to offer.

We look forward to having you over in our new home for a celebratory drink.”

Lyle & Grant Pettitt | Seller

My husband and I met John and Jorica as the real estate agents for a property in Bowwood Road Claremont.
They were both accommodating and enthusiastic about the property. We were able to view the house a few times before deciding on the purchase, even though they were not based in the Claremont area.

They were both helpful in negotiating with the seller on our behalf. They made the paperwork/administrative side convenient for us by coming to our home. Our queries were all answered well and satisfactorily.

We can recommend John and Jorica as a professional pair of real estate agents who will go out of their way to please both parties.

We wish you, John and Jorica, all the success at your new positions with Keller Williams Realty Worldwide.

Sincerely. 19 June 2020

Drs Allie Mohamed and Yoemna Khatib | Buyers

"Recently I acquired a lovely new property in Cape Town and had the great fortune of having John McDermott and Jorica Jin as my estate agents in the transaction.Their experience was evident through their mediation of the sale and within two months I was waking up in a new home. They were meticulous in their approach to the sale and truly made me feel content as a client of theirs and as representatives I felt they had my best interest at heart. John and Jorica are a great team and I would encourage anyone looking to buy or sell a property for assistance and expertise.
Yours faithfully "

Dr. Johan C Augustyn | Buyer

“Mr John McDermott approached me earlier this year with the offer to value my house. He was not aware that I was interested in selling the house at that time. On inspecting the house he mentioned that it was in a very sellable condition and that should I be interested, he thought that he had a client who was looking for something that my house offered. 
He brought the client round and they seemed quite interested, but as the seasonal break was fast approaching, said they would get back to us in the new year. In early January John brought them back to the house and things looked pretty good, but nothing came of their interest. 
John then moved on to Fine and Country and contacted me again asking if he could introduce the company and Jorica Jin, his business partner, to us, with a view to continue marketing my house. 
We agreed, photographs were taken and the house advert appeared shortly there after. We had our first show house which had a good number of visitors but no offers. 
Two weeks later was at the second show house and this time there were fewer viewers but a serious interest. He brought the interested parties round for a second viewing and after a bit of negotiation over the price a deal was struck. 
The third show house was cancelled as we had a firm offer, which concluded in the sale of the house. 
During all these contacts and negotiations John and Jorica conducted themselves totally professionally and to our satisfaction, in spite of John having some serious health issues, in between the negotiations. 
I would gladly recommend John and Jorica to market your home as they are friendly, helpful and professional.” 

Roger Molyneux & Adrienne Molyneux | Seller

" We found John and Jorica to be an ever co-operative , pleasant and enthusiastic team ".

Ian McGguan | Seller

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What Landlords & Tenants Are Saying

Facts Speak For Themselves. We Would Be Honoured To Prove Ourselves


I used John and Jorica to rent out an investment property I own during September 20.

They found me a tenant and attended to some repairs that were required on the property with a professional attitude and the minimum of fuss.

I have been very satisfied with them so far and highly recommend using their services.

Yours sincerely

John Edwards (CA) SA | Landlord

Dear Jorica and John

It is our immense pleasure to express my appreciation to you. You have helped me tremendously in managing the two-bedroom property in Royal On Main, Tokai, CPT.

I remember our initial meeting with you and you were taking diligent notes regarding my specific needs that I may not be involved on site for detail property renting procedurals as I will be away from South Africa for a while. You are highly talented technologically and made excellent use of the relevant adverts engines and real estate databases to quickly find me a variety of tenants who were interested at our renting package. You did lots of administration works with the potential tenants which saved me lots of troubles. I have been very pleased with the final outcome that the tenants are in line with both our expectations.

You are the master with the contract negotiations, as you came up with a deal that was good for me and made the tenant happy as well. I found you are also highly attentive agents, almost as if I was your only customers, although I know that was not the case. Particularly, you response all my concerns through wechats and emails the same day. I never felt neglected or unimportant. You are also highly personable with an engaging personality, was honest about some minor changes that I needed to make in the property to attract potential tenants quickly, and your advice have always worked like a charm.

I am pleased to choose you to be my agents. You are hands down the best in the business in my opinion and if I ever need to lease again, you will be my first choice in real estate agents.


Happy Homeowners in Royal On Main, CPT


Chen Wei | Landlord 

Hi Jorica - Thanks again for your and John's very professional and dedicated work on finding a great tenant for the property. I do appreciate everything you both have done.

A happy client in Gardens, Cape Town | Landlord

"To Whom It May Concern:

We hail from Beijing China and have invested in a few properties in Newlands which we rent out. 

We now use MacJin Private Office exclusively for finding suitable tenants due to their absolute diligence, motivation and dedication in finding most suitable tenants timeously and their thoroughness related to credit checks.

We would recommend them to anyone requiring professional service when looking for a tenant to rent especially in the suburb of Newlands where they both reside.

Yours Truly"

Director of Newlands Portfolio (Pty) Ltd | Landlord

I've had the pleasure of working with Jorica and John during the course of 2020. They helped me secure my dream apartment in the City Bowl.

They are by far the most professional estate agents I've ever worked with. They don't want to just rent any place to you but ensure that you are completely happy with your rental. They also constantly communicated with me if I had any questions. I recommend using Howzit properties to anyone.

Werner Kotze | Tenant

I am a clinical psychologist and divorced mother of 4 kids aged 20, 15, 12 and 10 years. I have been looking a property to accommodate all of us and from which I could run small clinical psychologist practice. John and Jorica represented me with a fantastic property in Gardens, with both residential and commercial rights! Best of all, my 20-year student daughter has a separate entrance with en-suite, so she's very happy too. The house is located in a quaint mixed residential/commercial hub, has all the accommodation I need and is well kept. The property has a fantastic alarm system and secured by security gates and bars. They organized several viewing dates to accommodate my partner and kids with no hesitation. They were sensitive to my needs and respectful of all covid protocols at every visit.

John and Jorica were friendly, efficient and very effective in their professional capacities. They were able to answer all questions and provided prompt feedback from the owner for a multitude of questions we had; re move-in dates, trade-use, and plumbing for additional appliances.

Over the last 20 years I have bought and rented several residential and commercial properties, so I very familiar with property agents. John and Jorica is a great combination of friendly, engaged and professionally boundaried.

Thanks to them, we are happily settled and have a wonderful space from which my family can thrive. Best wishes to them both.



Shereen Moolla | Tenant