ABOUT VINEYARD ESTATES
We’ve been in operation since 2004 – serving primarily the Southern Suburbs. Anton du Plessis was the founding member of Vineyard, and since 2004 has been the sole member. His wife of 17 years Angelika assists with the Rental portfolio and with valuable property insights from the fairer sex’s perspective. Office administration is very capably handled by Alison Petrus.
In 2015, we took street front offices in Vineyard Rd, Claremont – a bustling, highly visible environment right opposite Cavendish Shopping Centre.
Anton has been involved in property his whole life – developing, renovating, investing – and importantly buying and selling on his own account on multiple occasions. Being an experienced buyer AND Seller is vital to understanding the psychology and nuances of each process from the viewpoint of a buyer, and a seller – positions which are usually diametrically opposed. He passed the Estate Agents Exam in 1989, but did not practice as an agent until 2000 when he worked for Pam Golding Properties in the Lower Claremont/Rondebosch Areas – achieving four sales in his first month as an agent. (Granted, the market was on his side – literally taking off in 2000) In those days, Anton had the privilege of working whilst the legendary Pam Golding was herself actively involved in the business. A little like working for the ANC back in the day when Nelson Mandela was steering the company ethos.
He then worked for Seeff Properties in Steenberg/Zwaanswyk – eventually selling exclusively in Newlands. Despite Seeff being an awesome company to work for, he decided to set up his own boutique real-estate business in 2004. Vineyard Estates was formed with a partner who was bought out of the business in the same year. Vineyard Estates is one of the only independently owned real estate companies in the Southern Suburbs where the Principal is also the primary selling agent, and one of the only companies in the Southern Suburbs where the primary selling agent holds the NQF5 qualification as opposed to most agents who hold the NQF4.
Anton is currently a Director of the Institute of Estate Agents Western Cape, and has been since 2008.