A wrap-up of our wonderful women

In honour of Women’s Month, Fine & Country sub-Saharan Africa acknowledges its phenomenal and impressive women who range in roles, ages, shapes and sizes. We highlighted our female Fine & Country ambassadors this month on the SA Facebook page and Instagram as we are so privileged to have each of them part of our team. Lets learn a little more about our amazing members…

Annemarie Cilliers – Fine & Country Durbanville

Quotes I live by: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” And as Dr Maya Angelou said: “People will forget what you said and people will forget what you have done, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” 

Your secret to success: “I have a built-in sense of urgency, which I ‘inherited’ from my mother, who owned a boutique and taught me never to leave anything for tomorrow, which can be done today. I believe in going the extra mile and strive to be the ‘go to’ person for any property advice my clients may have.”

Cristelle Stoop – Fine & Country Hoedspruit

Quotes I live by: “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you, becomes your trademark” – Jay Danzie 

Advice be to other women wanting to achieve great things?Always have faith in your abilities, stay focused, humble and motivated, trust your gut and surround yourself with people who love you and believe in you.”

Dalene Minnaar – Fine & Country White River

 Quotes I live by: “The woman who follows the crowd, will usually go no further than the crowd.” 

What are your goals for the future? To be a great positive influence on people and a mentor to young ladies from all walks of life – giving them hope and direction for the future.  I would love to see more young women entering our industry when they are leaving school.”

Elizabeth McKenzie – Fine & Country Midrand, Knysna, George, Plett

Quotes I live by: “We are a reflection of our life’s experiences – this rings true the older we get!”

What’s your biggest success? “We all measure our success differently. Recognising that my two children have developed into exceptional young adults gives me great joy, which I put at the top of the list.”


Gill Mander – Fine & Country Fourways

Quotes I live by: “Stay true to my beliefs.” 

Advice to other women wanting to achieve great things? Create a small network of people that you can count on. Don’t waste time and energy on people that drain you. If you lose your passion for the business that you are in, don’t be afraid to change.

Karen Nyenga – Fine & Country Zimbabwe

Quotes I live by: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” Colossians 3 v23

To what do you attribute your success? “I attribute our success to having a great team that works well together, which focuses on training and community involvement, being a part of a global brand and loving what we do. Our enthusiasm then pours out to benefit our clients and business colleagues.

Kelly-Leigh Reifarth – Fine & Country Helderberg

Quotes I live by: “Everything is possible, through hard work, commitment and pure dedication… you can achieve all you set out to achieve, never ever give up.”

What are your goals for the future? Having consolidated our team into an office with like-minded and committed award-winning individuals, my goal for the future is to see my team grow and for every team member to achieve their goals. Aside from watching my team grow, I would like to try and find ‘balance’ possibly one of the hardest things in life.

Magdaleen Erasmus – Fine & Country Pretoria East

Quotes I live by: “If you do it once in a while, don’t get mad when you get results once in a while.”

Advice to other women wanting to achieve great things? Theodore Roosevelt said: “It’s hard to fail, but it’s worse never to have tried to succeed.”

Marianda De Villiers – Fine & Country Mossel Bay and Hartenbos

Quotes I live by: “Together we achieve more! Give back to the community where you are working.”

What is your one big secret to achieving success?  “To always be available and to respect my client, irrespective of the price they want to sell at or purchase for. I also take pride in providing newer and fresher marketing techniques.”

Sandra Coetzer – Fine & Country Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay

Quotes I live by: “Through faith, everything is possible. Another person’s ceiling is my floor. Keep your feet on the ground and reach for the stars.”

What are your goals for the future? “I would like to develop my management skills and take the Fine & Country brand in Jeffrey’s Bay and St Francis Bay to the next level of excellence using integrity, approachability and availability, which have helped me to get to where I am today.”

Tracy Heunes – Fine & Country Edenvale

Quotes I live by: “The foundation of who you are as an individual will determine your success. Place your morals, values and ethics above financial gain, that way you will always achieve personal growth and success. The money will follow.”

What is your one piece of advice to other women wanting to achieve great things? “Be humble, work hard and stay focused on your goals.  Surround yourself with positive people who uplift you and motivate you to succeed.”

These wonderful, hard-working and accomplished women are just a handful of the fantastic individuals we have in our Fine & Country sub-Saharan African team, to each and every one of you, we wish you all of the best.


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