Johan Viljoen

I am Johan Viljoen

My name is Johan Viljoen, and I recently joined the Pam Golding Properties St Francis Bay team as an intern estate agent. I feel privileged to be around passionate people that are not only interested in property, but driven to make a difference in our community. My colleagues are known to enjoy the lifestyle that St Francis Bay offers.

To give some background, in 1983 I married Jolande, a keen sportswoman and the engine room of our family, and we have been blessed with two sons (a mining engineer and a wind turbine technician), and a daughter, in grade 12.

I obtained my degree at Free State University and have completed several additional qualifications at tertiary institutions. My previous positions have ranged from HR Manager to Services Manager, mostly looking after multi-disciplinary functions. I also acted as negotiator in the mining sector as well as in community, peace and ethnic negotiations in the energy sector. I have a keen interest in the economy and have traded in both shares and derivatives … and survived both!

Relocating to St Francis Bay, has been an exciting and eye-opening experience for my family. We purchased our home at the far end of Santareme, adjacent to the conservation area, with breathtaking ocean views, and a mere 200m from the beach. As a close knit and active family, the area offers a variety of options for cycling, running, paddling or simply long walks on the pristine beaches – we use them all!

Life in Santareme is good and a privilege. In my opinion, the property values in the Santareme area are undervalued: there are excellent north-facing homes with sea views for under R2m, unprecedented in SA. With its own private harbour, it offers its own excitement and action, and provides much needed job opportunities.

My family and I are closely involved in the community and I lead the neighborhood watch, where we have made good progress, statistics showing that crime has decreased by more than 80% in the last eighteen months. I also support the Property Owner’s Association and all their initiatives.

Why am I aspiring to become an estate agent? We have always invested in the real estate market, both industrial and residential, and firmly believe in a spread of assets. With a combination of keen interest in people and property, becoming an estate agent makes sense.

I appreciate the values and work ethic associated with Pam Golding Properties and feel that I can align with those. I will give my best to sellers and buyers, in the hope that they will become my friends and clients. I am especially interested in property that provides either proper yields or good quality lifestyle. While I am writing this profile, I overlook the Bay where boats are preparing for chokka fishing for the night, the sea is calm, and I just realized that I am exactly where I want to be. Santareme in St Francis Bay.