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East London company moves to new offices in Berea as business quickly grows

Full Circle Properties celebrate 1st birthday

Full Circle Properties may have been the new kid on the block when they opened last year in East London, but they have become a formidable force in the industry.

Having worked together for seven years, Sean Newland-Nell and Anne-Maree Sweetnam teamed up to form their own company.

Full Circle Properties staff. Front: Finance and admin manager Lindsay Newland-Nell, co-owner and qualified agent Sean Newland-Nell, and co-owner and qualified agent Anne-Maree Sweetnam. Back: Qualified agent Lee Swart, intern agent Nathalie Janssens, receptionist Maureen Bennetta, and intern agent Wendy McInerney. ABSENT: Qualified agent Shaun Sweetnam.
Full Circle Properties staff. Front: Finance and admin manager Lindsay Newland-Nell, co-owner and qualified agent Sean Newland-Nell, and co-owner and qualified agent Anne-Maree Sweetnam. Back: Qualified agent Lee Swart, intern agent Nathalie Janssens, receptionist Maureen Bennetta, and intern agent Wendy McInerney. ABSENT: Qualified agent Shaun Sweetnam.
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Along with their partners Lindsay and Shaun they started operating last year in January from a small office in Vincent.

On November 1, 2020 Full Circle Properties moved to bigger premises at 24 Tecoma Street in Berea and increased their staff complement by four for their growing business.

While the Covid pandemic has seen the closure of many businesses, Sean and Anne-Maree said they had no other option, but to succeed during the trying times.

Sean said: “We worked right through Covid, juggling housework and for Lindsay and I, a five-year-old. It was challenging, but we made it.”

Anne-Maree said the drop in interest rates saw more people buying homes, which kept them busy.

“We have managed to grow our rental portfolio, which has kept us busy. We always aim to put service first as we believe our clients notice the small details.”

Sean added that residential and commercial properties were holding their prices well.

“Our areas of interest range from the East Coast resorts to Kidd’s Beach, Kaysers and even Port Alfred.

“We are not afraid to travel and have significant commercial properties that we manage in King William’s Town and Queenstown for national tenants.”

Lindsay said: “The low-interest rates have generated a fantastic opportunity for first-time homeowners as more people are qualifying for finance.”

Sean added: “People are upgrading their homes. We have not had one single distressed sale. There is still money and opportunity out there.“

Our dedicated team is passionate about the property industry and take a personal interest in the unique situation of each buyer and seller often going the extra mile to find the ideal match between clients, be it a loving family home or an investment property.”

Sean started working in the property development side of the industry and maintains this understanding of how important maintenance and resale value is has helped with branching into the rental side of the business.“

I also come from a hospitality background and this has led to always striving for the best service and attention-to-detail for our clients.“

Having worked together with Anne-Maree for so many years, means we know each other’s strengths and are able to cover our weaknesses. We are also blessed with a dynamic team who has been instrumental in seeing our business grow. We are definitely looking at expanding our team in the near future and invite those interested to contact us.

Many clients have rave reviews for the company and the list of satisfied clients is a truly great commendation for Full Circle Properties.

We are extremely proud of what we have achieved. It has far exceeded our expectations. The timing for going on our own has been perfect. We have used the change and uncertainty in the world at the moment to ensure we are a voice of certainty during these times, pulling out all the stops and providing results that clients have trusted.

On celebrating Full Circle Properties’ first birthday, Sean said they were still in awe of everything they had achieved.

“When we started we were very content with our small office, we were in a cocoon and have already transformed ourselves from a small business to a growing one with a root set system that’s far reaching.

“We are extremely proud of what we have achieved. It has far exceeded our expectations. The timing for going on our own has been perfect. We have used the change and uncertainty in the world at the moment to ensure we are a voice of certainty during these times, pulling out all the stops and providing results that clients have trusted.

Anne-Maree said: “We are very excited to celebrate our first birthday. We would definitely like to see the business grow over the coming years, but we want to maintain that personal touch. It’s important to have a connection with all of our clients.”

The Full Circle Properties team would like to thank their clients for their loyal support over the past year.

“We look forward to many more years working together.”

ANNE-MAREE SWEETNAM and SEAN NEWLAND-NELL
ANNE-MAREE SWEETNAM and SEAN NEWLAND-NELL
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Rave reviews for Full Circle Properties

“We wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend Full Circle Properties.

“Sean assisted us in purchasing our dream home and the sale of our existing one, which he sold in 48 hours. What sets Full Circle Properties apart is their excellent customer care, constant communication and professionalism. Sean guided us through every step of the process and answered all our questions and queries and nothing was ever too much trouble. We would not have had the confidence to embark upon such a process without his invaluable assistance. Lastly, the one aspect that differentiates Full Circle Properties and Sean Newland-Nell is the integrity within which they operate. Sean is a man of his word and we never doubted his wisdom, guidance and transparency between the parties.

Thank you so much for walking beside us through the process, with your assistance it was a pleasure and we wish you all the success you deserve in the future.”— Kian and Catherine Reynolds

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“Excellent service been given to us by Anne-Maree. We were tenants of Anne-Maree for numerous years and she also assisted us in becoming new home owners. Her service is very professional and efficient. I have recommended her to numerous people and have always got positive feedback. I will continue to recommend her. Wishing Anne-Maree and Shaun all the best for many years to come. Your professionalism and efficiency will certainly assist you in growing from strength to strength.”— Desray Moss

“I have bought and sold property through Sean at Full Circle Properties and I have always received the best service. After my husband passed away, Sean just stepped in and handled all my property needs for me . I will always be truly grateful to Sean and Lindsay for their amazing service. I wish their business every success.” — Lorraine Hall


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