Lilian’s experience in the property business includes sales via private treaty and the auction platform, most notably at the top end with successes in Sandhurst, Hyde Park and Westcliff.
Her career in property began ten years ago after a short period running her own events company. Lilian was introduced first to Pam Golding Properties and started her selling career in Parkhurst. Her very first sale was just over R800 000 – an impressive start for a property rookie!
She then moved to “The Parks”, Parkview, Parkwood and Parktown North and became Pam Golding’s Agent of the Year. Lilian also won “The Lisa De Silla Award” which represents the ultimate accolade – peer recognition as being the best in the business.
Based on her success, Lilian was then offered the most expensive real estate in South Africa – Sandhurst and Hyde Park. Her next milestone was a sale concluded in Sandhurst at R56 million. Focused on prime real estate in Sandhurst and Hyde Park, she achieved awards for the highest sales and turnover. Her record month was benchmarked at R94 million which made a significant contribution to her R264 million turnover for the year.
Motivated by a substantial shift in the market place, especially with regard to properties in excess of R10 million, she took the decision to move to present residential property to the market via an alternative sales mechanism platform. She worked tirelessly at changing the perception of sale by auction, it took three years for the breakthrough. Keeping abreast with the ever changing property market in South Africa she has combined her extensive experience in a unique offering to the market.
This latest enterprise represents a new chapter for Lilian Cattell, her passion for property, personal service and attention to detail is what drives her and gives her the winning edge.
During her ten years in property, Lilian has had the privilege of meeting some of the most amazing people in the property business and has been entrusted with marketing and selling some of the most spectacular homes in the country.
Her skills include a unique approach to the way she presents a home to the market, a network built up over her ten year career in property and her proficiency in closing deals. She loves the property business and takes enormous pride and pleasure in matching homes to people. She finds nothing more rewarding than being instrumental in settling a happy family in the home of their choice!
Whilst Lilian is results driven, she remains mindful of all parties involved in the process. If you need further convincing, please read the testimonials that follow.
We are a valuation company with widespread experience in providing legal valuation reports to various major financial institutions, attorneys, trust companies and insolvency/business rescue practitioners.
Our team has had the pleasure of having the assistance of Lilian Cattell for several years in many high value residential property valuations. We consider her in-depth market knowledge of such properties as unparalleled with the result that she is our first port of call when conducting such a valuation. Furthermore, her transactional experience is impressive which allows her to give us further insights beyond that typically available to valuers.
We hope to continue our relationship with Lilian long into the future as we consider her integral in assuring our accuracy in high value residential property valuations.
(Jan Oberholzer – Director, Advanced Valuers, Valuation and Advisory Services)
Lilian was given a sole mandate to sell our Sandhurst house. I found her to be a thorough professional totally dedicated to her work and clients. She also has a great rapport with perspective buyers.
I would highly recommend Lilian to be appointed to act as an agent to sell any upmarket residential property.
(Martin Rodrigues – South Africa & Australia)
Lilian Cattell works with great integrity, honesty and reliability making her renowned in the property game. Working in the commercial and residential fields her knowledge is unparalleled.
(Leigh-Anne Shillaw – Hyde Park)
I would like to thank you for your spontaneous acceptance to represent me at the dinner hosted by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms. Maite Nkoena-Mashabane in honour of Hillary Clinton.
I could not have chosen a better person to represent me at such an important event. I was so proud and delighted that you accepted the invitation at such short notice. I have every confidence in you as the perfect ambassador for me and representative for the company.
Thank you for your loyalty and dedication, as always
(Pam Golding-Life President)
(9 September 2009)
I have known Lilian Cattell since 2007 when she sourced our family dream home. At our first meeting she instinctively knew what would suit our family lifestyle and requirements.
Lilian respected our request for discretion and privacy and went out of her way to ensure that we were comfortable with all aspects of the acquisition of our home.
Lilian’s integrity and professionalism is unquestionable and I have great admiration and respect for her.
It has been our pleasure to work with Lilian Cattell in managing, marketing and selling our home in Sandhurst Sandton. We were introduced to Lilian by Investec when we asked for someone to help us with the sale of our home. We had used Pam Golding to manage both the rental and sale of our home for the past 3 years and had become frustrated with their services. Lilian came on board and took over the maintenance of the house, saw to all the required changes that needed to be done and then started marketing our home once the rental lease was up with the previous tenants. We have been very pleased and impressed with her work ethic and dedication towards the care of our home.
It is with great pleasure that we recommend Lilian Cattell for the management and sale of your home.
(Sonia and Kodwo Mills)
PASSION, DEDICATION, COMMITMENT, PROFESSIONALISM, PATIENCE, DISTINCTION, DISCRETION, ELEGANCE, SMILE, POSITIVE ENERGY…are just a few words among many to describe my wonderful experience with Lilian Cattell in the sale of my Hyde Park property.
I had the privilege of working with Prestige Homes as my realtor when selling my house in Hyde Park, Sandton; it is with pleasure and gratitude that I share a few comments on my experience with Lilian. While I have bought and sold a number of properties in the US, Europe and Africa, I have never before encountered such a level of excellence and dedication.
The experience at each challenging phases was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing renovations, staging/effective showings, proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations and due diligence on potential buyers. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity, professionalism and grace.
Thus, I highly recommend Lilian Cattell for all residential real estate needs and I personally look forward to working with her again in the near future.
(Philippe P Lenoir)
Lilian Cattel is an exceptional real estate agent with great attention to detail. She showed true care towards our needs during the process of selling our Paulshof home. She was always professional, with a very hands-on approach to her work, which helped give us confidence and eventually led to us securing an offer within the first few days of us showing! She was always pleasant and just a phone call or text away for any information we needed. She is a very honest, reliable, and effective agent. With her, we managed to achieve a very reasonable selling price within a very short period of time. Her level of dedication is unmatched!
(Tinashe and Nyarai – Forest Lodge Paulshof)
Having recently sold my property in Forest Lodge Paulshof with Lilian Cattel of Prestige Properties, I would thoroughly recommend her as an agent.
I found her descreet, helpful and efficient on all aspects of the sale of my home of 21 years.
(Jackie O Donovan – Forest Lodge Paulshof)
My experience when dealing with Lilian on the selling of my property was nothing less than a peace of mind on the entire process. Besides Lilian being an exception professional, she goes the extra mile as to care for the clients concerned. I will definitely use Lilian’s services when the need comes about, as well as I recommend her services to anyone that needs a professional and caring agent, which it is not easy to find them nowadays.
I wish Lilian Cattell all of the very best and most success on her business.
Thank you Lilian.
(Rosa Chasqueira – Hathaway Paulshof)
Thank you for the outstanding service you gave me.
You went above and beyond to prepare my very special home for photographing and the pictures were amazing. A big thank you must also go to the way you prepared my home for viewing. I am sure that is why it was sold so easily.
I had no hesitation in recommending you to a few friends as I was in no doubt that they would have the same experience with you,
Your professionalism was unparalleled.
Thank you again
(Karen Avnit – Forest Lodge Paulshof)
Lilian Cattell is an accomplished and intuitive business woman, who operates from the heart in truth and light. If you’re looking to sell a residential property, there is no one better qualified or more committed to results.