Our story goes way back
From our first office in Cape Town in 1982 to over 200 franchises across the country today, we’ve helped thousands of families buy and sell their homes.
Bill Rawson starts his own agency, ‘Bill Rawson Estates’, and employs a team of 25 estate agents.
After building the agency into a multi-franchise organisation, Bill launches the franchise group under the Rawson Properties brand.
Rawson launches a national expansion campaign and opens over 56 franchises in Gauteng within two years.
Rawson Finance, our in-house bond origination company, is founded.
Today, the Rawson brand is a forerunner in the South African property industry, with over 200 franchises and more than 1000 agents nationwide.
Forging relationships and building neighbourhoods.
Working with each other, for each other.
Doing our best work every day.
Doing the small things like they’re the big things.
Being the first to take the leap.
From our head office in Cape Town, we’ve grown to over 200 franchises around the country, specialising in residential, commercial and industrial sales, rentals and auctions.
Our in-house bond origination team helps hundreds of clients a month with bond financing across commercial, industrial and residential sales. Find out more about Rawson Finance.
Going strong for over 20 years, Rawson Developers has built and successfully launched more than 2,500 homes in over 50 different developments. Find out more about Rawson Developers.
Our customer support and service centre matches buyers with sellers and landlords with tenants on a daily basis. All while ensuring we maintain the highest customer happiness standards.
Our innovation agenda
We’re always keen to get behind technology that makes property easy for our customers and our people – from tools that help us give the best property valuations in the business to software that allows us to manage rental properties securely and seamlessly.
We heart our neighbourhoods
Our franchise partners around the country have identified pressing needs in their neighbourhoods and communities, and are involved in various projects to help address them. These include working with vulnerable women and children, the elderly, animal shelters, and child education and development.
We’re in the business of helping people find their dream home. But we’re also acutely aware that many people in our country don’t have a home. And so we’ve partnered with U-Turn, a non-profit organisation dedicated to uplifting the homeless through skills development and job creation. Find out how you can contribute to the cause.
In addition to supporting the South African Property Charter, which aims to bring transformation to the real estate industry, we are committed to coaching and mentoring youth through the Estate Agency Affairs Board ‘One Learner – One Estate Agency’ youth empowerment programme.
As members of the Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA), we share in their zero tolerance approach to all forms of discrimination in the real estate industry and society. We will not be silent in the face of intolerance based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, disability or religion. With REBOSA, we support an inclusive society in which diversity is valued and respected.