Petitions to close Galley Restaurant in Fish Hoek

Petitions to close Galley Restaurant in Fish Hoek
Landmark Fish Hoek Galley Restaurant

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A handful of Fish Hoek residents have started a petition to shut down a local beach restaurant called the Galley, claiming that the service is appalling and their standards very low.

Fish Hoek resident, Darlene West, created the petition to change the local amenities at the beach following consistent dissatisfaction from those who live in the immediate area.

“Fish Hoek Residents are fed up and aim to take action one way or another, to bring about change. We, as the people of Fish Hoek, want better options available on this, our shared, communal space,” reads the petition.

According to upset residents, it is also making it impossible for other restaurants to offer another option to beach-goers as it holds the only space available on the beachfront.

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Awards Time!

Awards Time!

It’s nearly time for the annual Chas Everitt National Real Estate Awards and flying the flag from False Bay area is Patricia Solomon who started with Chas Everitt in Fish Hoek as the receptionist!

A quiet and humble lady Patricia approached management and said – “I want to to do this! I can do this,” and indeed she did. Patricia sold 15 properties in 2019 and even more important has been recognised for having the highest positive returns from client feedback earning her the service award and the grateful thanks of the Chas Everitt Cape Town South franchise.

Ocean View – False Bay (View)
A property currently under offer with Patricia Solomon from Chas Everitt False Bay

Tears Christmas Market

Tears Christmas Market

Looking for gifts for Christmas? Shop until you drop and support a great cause at the @tearsanimalrescue Christmas Market on Saturday, 7 December from 8h30 to 13h30!

Our market last year was such a success and with a number of other traders asking to be included this year! Once again, we have managed to secure access to the Fish Hoek Civic Centre for this year’s event. We can’t wait to go even bigger and better than last year’s event!

There will be a range of stalls and vendors from food and drinks, cakes and sweets, dog toys, treats and accessories, various craft stalls and Christmas gifts, books and bric-n-brac, plants and other handy paraphernalia. This year, we’ll even have live music!

The Christmas Market vendors are some of our biggest supporters and leave TEARS such nice donations after the market. Please come and support them!


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Community message sponsored by Chas Everitt

Rob Downey Has Joined Chas Everitt

Rob Downey – Master Agent

Chas Everitt is pleased to welcome Rob Downey to our Cape Town South Team. Rob started in real estate in 1994 in the False Bay area and is well known in the both as a Sales Manager and a Master Agent with a consistent sale record particularly in the Noordhoek and Fish Hoek areas but has sold throughout False Bay.

Rob is inviting agents looking to further their real estate career with Chas Everitt to contact him on 084 576 7378.

We Need Your Blood!

We Need Your Blood!


Monday, October 15, 2018 – 15:00 to 19:15
Main Hall Civic Centre, Central Circle Recreation R, Fish Hoek
Donation usually takes 30 minutes.
Remember to eat a balanced meal four hours before you donate blood.

If you need more information, please contact us on 021 507 6300 or



You take the time to prepare your home and list your property.  The family is ready to show at a moment’s notice.   You are just waiting for the offers to roll in after the first open house.  No offers, then a week passes, a month passes, then 2 months….  Showings are almost non-existent.   The confidence you had to begin with turns to doubt, now you are wondering how do I know if my home is overpriced.  The problem now is you need to make some decisions and quick.  You don’t want your home to become stagnant in your local real estate marketplace.

Learn to spot the signs that you may have overpriced your home.


If you listed your home with any decent agent they would have gone overpricing of similar homes in your neighbourhood that have sold recently in a Comparative Market Analysis.  Did you follow your agent’s recommendation of pricing?  Often sellers get emotional about their home and want to ignore the data. Go back and look at the CMA what were comparable homes selling for?


It is important to sell your home in the first 20-30 days on the market.  You should have an influx of showings in the first several weeks. Your busiest weeks will typically be the first 3 or four weeks.  After that showings will dwindle down to almost nothing.  Have you listed your home and have had no showings or very few?  It is only going to get worse.  If you start off with very few showings and have gone weeks with no showing that is a telltale sign your home is probably overpriced.


Your real estate agent should be giving regular market updates.  Are many of the homes that were for sale when yours was listed now sold or under agreement but yours is not?   If your neighbours are getting their houses sold but you are not, is time to go back an review the pricing of your home.


Hopefully, you are receiving feedback on a large number of your showings.  Feedback is a great tool once you are listed.  There are two things to look at in the feedback.  One, buyers and agents may flat out indicate the property is overpriced.  Or two, the buyers are ultra critical of your home.  They may not say the home is overpriced but they ‘nitpick’ it to death.  Remember one or two comments is not a reason to go off the deep end, but if you keep hearing the same thing over and over it may be time to do something about it.


You may be getting showings but no offers.  My general rule of thumb for homes on the market is 12-15 showings and you should be receiving offers.  If you start hitting 20 showings and you have not received an offer it is time to re-look at your pricing strategy.


Your real estate agent can track online views of your home.  If your home is not receiving the views online it will follow thru to lack of showings as well.  Your home is showing up in the home searches but buyers are rejecting it before they even view it online.  Most likely the stats of your home don’t hold up to your competition.


Did you hire your agent solely based on the fact they gave you a higher listing price than everyone else?  There is a name for that in real estate jargon is called buying a listing.  An agent will play on your emotions and give you an inflated list price.  Of course, you are willing to believe it they are the professional.  But, in doing so you probably did not pay attention to all the details like the agents marketing plan or make them back up their pricing with solid market data.  Was your sole decision for hiring your agent based on the fact they gave you the highest list price?


Often a home seller will choose to price their home because of costly renovations that were done for their personal taste and not what would be considered the norms for their price range. A gourmet kitchen in a starter home with upscale commercial appliances is a perfect example.  Or money spent on that braai pit or spa that you like but is just not everyone’s taste.  If you purposely raise your price due to costly renovations you did for your personal tastes then your house will sit overpriced among its competition.


Your listing contract is up and your home hasn’t sold.  At this point, you have missed all the signs your home is overpriced, now its time to get realistically.  Don’t let your home languish on the market unsold.


When sellers insist on overpricing their home they usually fail to see that their home is competing with other homes.  Often when a buyer views your home and ‘rejects’ your home they move on to buy another home that they found more compelling.

First, you must remember buyers are choosing the homes they personally view online.  Your homes photos and statistics must stand up to the other similar home they are viewing online.  And, it certainly must carry through to the showing as well.

A house that is compelling at R3 500 000 amongst its competition will certainly not be compelling at R4 500 000.   First, it will look way overpriced alongside its true competition in the R3 500 000 price range.  Secondly, it will not ‘hold muster’ to the homes priced properly at R4 500 000.


The good news is if you did overprice your home, you can usually overcome it quickly.  The key in overpricing your home is realizing you may have overpriced your home and react quickly.  If you are able to react quickly there is probably no damage that has been done in the marketing of your home.

The worst thing you can do is let your home sit on the market for 90, 120, 180 days without a change. The internet has sped up the real estate market.  In most cases, your home should be sold within 60 days.

Work with your agent to get the data you need to make the right decisions regarding the pricing of your home.  One last thought.  It is almost impossible to underprice a home in this day and age.  If your home is worth more and you give it a little bit of market time it will correct itself.

If you are thinking of selling there will be no more important decision than the agent you choose to manage the marketing process of your house.  You need a straight-talking enthusiastic professional who will explain what strategies will be used to protect your property value.

Article credit:
Edited for South African readers and the South African property market by Andre de Villiers from an original article on Merrimack Valley Estates 

Easter Colouring Competition

DOWNLOAD and then print (A4 size pdf) the colouring entry form (see link below)
(or collect one from the Fish Hoek Chas Everitt office) 

Hand in your completed entry at our shop on main Road Fish Hoek or you scan and email to

We will display the entries at the offices over the Easter Weekend in our shop window.

Multiple winners will be notified  (we will group by age and office).
The prizes will be a number of Easter Hampers of various goodies.

Easter Chas Bear  This link will take you to pdf download  🙂