The group got off to a flying start in 2016 with record-breaking sales registrations in the opening months. Further accolades were earned at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World conference in Miami in March when Chas Everitt were nominated in multiple categories and walked away winning the Most Innovative Brokerage in the World out of over 500 global companies. Chas Everitt also received 1st place for Luxury Portfolio Marketing (excellence in luxury real estate marketing) and further awards for global Website Quality Certification and Printed Marketing materials.
The Northern Cape has also seen the addition of Kimberley and Kuruman with Newcastle in KwaZulu Natal on line in mid 2014 as well as the conversion of one of Kenton-On-Sea's oldest real estate agencies in the Eastern Cape to the groups colours.
In 2012 Chas Everitt also signed up as a major sponsor for a world record breaking attempt within the Argus Cycle Tour with funds raised going to the "Give Me a Chance" foundation. Chas Everitt was also one of the leading sponsors of the inaugural NBM Sevens Rugby Tournament held in George in the Garden Route which drew top flight international players. In 2012 the Chas Everitt management team was also joined by well-respected industry figure and former ERA South Africa CEO, Gerhard Kotze, who now heads up the groups Franchise and License Sales.
During 2010 the group celebrated its 30th Anniversary and launched ChasCares, a broad range of community projects building on the successful Home Makeovers projects held in 2008 and 2009.
In 2008 the group grew into the Southern African Market when it opened its Lusaka Franchise in Zambia.
In 2004, the only independent real estate awards programme, the Property Professional Club, awarded Charles Everitt the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. In the same year Berry Everitt and Franchising CEO Barry Davies were also nominated as 2 of South Africa’s Leading Managers in the publication “South Africa’s Leading Managers”. Chas Everitt also launched their inaugural Chas Everitt International Convention model in Mauritius rewarding its top performers with International Conventions around the globe, a programme which to this day is the only one in the SA industry of its kind.
During 2002, Chas Everitt relinquished their membership in an American Real Estate Group after having been members for a decade (during which for 8 out of those 10 years, Chas Everitt won every major international real estate award available to their Southern African operations)
In 2001, Berry Everitt was awarded the Property Professional Club's 'Young Lion' Award and followed this with being awarded an industry 'Mover and Shaker' award in 2003.
In 2000 the Chas Everitt management team was joined by well-respected industry trainer and former National Operations Manager of ERA South Africa, Roderick Williams, who now heads up the group’s Operations, Training and Business Analysis division.
The Chas Everitt International property group was the dream-child of founders Charles (Chas) and Tilla Everitt who started the company in 1980 and remain active in the Chas Everitt group and the real estate industry to this day.
In 2015, the Chas Everitt group was invited to become a member of the prestigious ‘Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’ group. Part of ‘Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’ is also the Luxury Portfolio group, which deals with the high-end luxury property segment internationally. These 2 groups give South African sellers the advantage of having their properties exposed to the international market, and also strengthens our referral network globally.
During 2013 the Group spread its footprint into the Northern Cape and Limpopo with offices opening in the likes of Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit, Polokwane and Upington. The group was also joined by established operators in Mpumalanga, Northwest and KZN with Witbank, Lydenburg, Vryburg, Potchefstroom, Kuruman, Simbithi and Zinkwazi were added to its “country” presence. The group also added a full blown residential rentals franchise model to its offering in 2013, the Chas Everitt Property Rentals Group. This specialised arm is run under the leadership of well-known KwaZulu Natal Rentals expert, Greg Harris who also converted his own operations (Lighthouse Property Group) to the Chas Everitt Brand. Chas Everitt Property Rentals operations are already up and running in 5 provinces.
In 2011 Chas Everitt invited one of the leading real estate trainers in the USA, Ed Hatch to SA to host personalised Chas Everitt training programmes for its Agents and Management across the country. Despite some of the worst and most trying economic times - the group continued to grow.
During 2009 Chas Everitt launched an industry first - the innovative Chas Everitt Notebook© License model designed for niche markets and subsequently increasing the national brand footprint.
In 2007 Chas Everitt were recognized as one of the Top 5 National Real Estate Agencies in South Africa in an independent survey by a leading business publication – after only 4 years of franchising.
In 2003 leading real estate franchising figure, Barry Davies, joined the group as a partner and Chas Everitt entered the Southern African Franchising arena. In a short time frame they were joined by a host of like-minded and experienced franchisees across SA, opening operations in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal.
"Our focus has always been on
caring about people and never
compromising our principles"
In 1998, when Charles Everitt became Chairman, Berry Everitt was appointed Managing Director of the Chas Everitt International Property Group.