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With a fashionable swag, a positive mindset, and a strong team arriving in style with their red branded cars, you need to ask yourself: who is TT Mbha, who has been written about and featured countless times in real estate and lifestyle publications?
TT Mbha is the founder and real estate marketer for Black Real Estate. He not only rubs shoulders with many celebrities such as Bonang Mtheba, Skumba Hlophe, Somizi Mhlongo, Connie Ferguson, DJ Euphonik and Boity to name a few but also has a social media following to be envious of.
With 466K followers on his personal Instagram and with 159K followers on his MzansiCribs profile on Instagram, he is not to be passed by easily. Further, his following looks impressive all over social media – 10K on LinkedIn, 7,5K on Twitter and over 5K followers on Facebook.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Black Real Estate was built on a dream of TT’s that now offers turnkey solutions for real estate sales, management, and consulting. Their approach is simple and hassle-free as they provide customised solutions that work because they know real estate.
With access to high net worth clients across the African continent, Black Real Estate is positioned to target the high-end elite market whilst catering for the everyday home-seeker as well.
In 2014, Black Real Estate formed a strategic partnership with Keller Williams Realty Worldwide, which is an international real estate franchise company with more than 100 000 real estate agents around the world. Keller Williams Realty is currently the largest residential real estate company in the United States and is operating in South Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, UK and still expanding.
So whilst Black Real Estate offers the turnkey solution for Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural property sales, TT developed a very cool and aspirational real estate marketing brand called Mzansi Cribs.TT was able to leverage his lessons learned online, to create one of the fastest-growing real estate brands in the South African market today.
Mzansi Cribs focusses on residential sales and TT presents this in the form of three tiers:
#MzansiCribs R1M – R10M
#LuxuryMzansiCribs R10M – R20M
#UltraLuxuryMzansiCribs R20M – R100M
This is a fun platform to follow even if you are not in the market!
Armed with a Chartered Marketer South Africa CM (SA) qualification endorsed by the Marketing Association of South Africa MA (SA), TT Mbha is a passionate real estate marketer with a 17-year, award-winning professional track record.
With an entrepreneurial flair and spirit that knows no boundaries, the sky is no longer the limit for him. TT Mbha has gained extensive experience in the field of branding and marketing having worked on various global and local brands including Sasol, Total SA, Edcon and Brandhouse. TT Mbha also has a Clothing Management Degree from Wits Technikon and a Marketing Degree from the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) under his belt. He furthered his education as he gained an Advanced Diploma + a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from Cranefield College, a Chartered Marketer designation from the Marketing Association of South Africa (MASA). He also holds a certificate in Strategic Marketing from the University of Cape Town – the most recent accolade being obtaining his Master Practitioner Designation from the Estate Agency Affairs Board of South Africa.
In 2010, TT Mbha ventured out of the comfort of the corporate world and joined Black Brain Pictures, a television production company in the role of Marketing Director and later moved into the position of Group Executive Director: Sales, Marketing and Strategy. Ultimately, all roads were leading into the real estate industry where he founded Black Real Estate PTY (LTD), a 100% black-owned and 51% female-owned real estate turnkey solutions company.
Above all, TT is a family man, and father of 2 gorgeous daughters. His passion is to give back to the community and for fun, he saw the benefits of making golf one of his hobbies and now enjoys playing golf with colleagues and friends.
Two unfulfilled dreams of TT’s are to be on the cover of Forbes Magazine and to have dinner with Donald Trump! Looking at his track record, he might be very close.
Instagram: ttmbha and MzansiCribs
All estate agents and home experts agree that the warmer weather of spring is the perfect time to put your home up for sale. This is because you can really show off your home to its absolute best.
You can throw back the curtains and let plenty of natural light and sunshine in. Airing rooms to ensure no funny little smells linger is easy when the days are longer and warmer. Your garden will look great with everything in bloom. It’s also easier to get out and do all of those quick fixes you wanted to make to your home when the weather got nicer.
You’ve probably heard many an estate agent talk about ‘curb appeal’. This is industry talk for the first impression that your home gives. It’s essential that this is not only good, but really inviting to potential buyers.
Take some time to spruce up your front entrance by cleaning the paving, giving the walls a new coat of paint and even getting a new doormat. Pot plants in the front entrance are always a good idea as they add life to the space and show that you care about every aspect of your home. Just make sure that the plants match the rest of your décor and don’t over power the door.
Pack away your winter layers
In winter, it’s lovely to have thick curtains hanging on the windows, fluffy rugs on the floor and warm throws over couches. In spring, however, these are just unnecessary clutter – especially if you’re putting your home on show.
Too many layers of fabrics in a room can make the space look a lot smaller than it really is. Before you put your home on show pack away all of your extra throws, change your curtains to lighter options and put away anything that makes a room feel full.
Get professional photos taken
Shopping online for homes has become very popular and quite simple. Most estate agents will have virtual tours of properties on their websites. There are also numerous online portals where private sellers and agents can list properties. If you want to get people to come and physically see your home, it’s essential to make a good showing online.
The best way to do this is to pay a professional photographer to take photos. They can help you style your home to its best advantage. They’ll also be able to light the rooms properly for camera so that your home ends up looking like it came out of a magazine.
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