“It was such a great pleasure working with Lucille who seemed to have all the answers for us about Estate. Her attention to detail and knowledge was incredible… Buying a house would have been much easier if every agent would be like Lucille. She was very helpful and she made our journey of buying a house a very easy, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Now we own our first house because of her.”
“If it wasn’t for Lucille, purchasing our property would have been a nightmare as things seemed to fall apart and our financing initially fell through. But Lucille managed to convince the seller to extend the expiry date for financing and on top of that she was able to negotiate and convince the seller to reduce the selling price by 8,5%. It is because of all her great skills as an Estate Agent that I decided to use her company as our leasing agent too. If I were to go through such a difficult purchase again, I wouldn’t choose anybody but Lucille.
A Real Estate Agency You Can Trust
The Estate Agency was started by Norman Herring in our small town of Matatiele back in 1972 together with his wife Monica, who are both still alive and well, living in Underberg now. Mike Busby, my predecessor bought and took over the agency approximately 3 years later and coupled the business with an insurance brokering division and later took on an NBS banking Agency.
The three enterprises ran as such till 1989, when I was asked by Mike Busby to come and work for him when he and his business partner, John Riley, parted ways in 1987. I had been working for FNB for 11 years.
I worked for Mike Busby till 1995 after which myself and two other partners bought him out. The new company is known as Matatiele Estates trading as Herring Estates worked extremely well till 2015. We then decided to sell the Short Term Insurance book to the Garrun group and I then continued on my own with the Long Term Insurance side of things and obviously continued flying the Herring Estates flag, doing commercial and residential sales as well as rental collections on behalf of Landlords.
Over the years I qualified as a Principal Estate Agent (1991), having had to write examinations and also did all my Insurance qualifications as a Key Individual.
In 2017 Lucille Booysen joined the practice and she has taken us to another level. We would like to believe that Herring Estates is now the Estate Agency of choice in Matatiele and we certainly strive to provide the highest level of service. Lucille is committed and driven and displays the highest level of integrity needed in such a position. She is definitely the go-to person when it comes to property in Matatiele!
Lucille is busy with her examinations and should be qualified as a full Estate Agent pretty soon. She is, however, currently registered with the EAAB as an intern estate agent.
– Jean Bouic, Member