Mercedes is a resident property consultant in Pearl Valley Estate, Paarl. She moved to the Winelands region in 2004 from Cape Town and co-owned and managed a guest farm in Franschhoek which also hosted various events including fly fishing competitions and mountain bike races. Prior to living in the Cape, Mercedes resided in Pretoria and Johannesburg where she started her business experience at Liberty Life Insurance, as administration head - broker division. Her sales experience began at The Reader’s Digest Magazine advertising sales division and progressed to other publications. She was offered a position with Radio 702 also in advertising sales but had to choose between an opportunity to travel as a researcher in Europe and the United States. After 3 years she returned to South Africa and started a teaching position at an IT College. Having a natural affinity for creativity, technical, administration and people, she was a perfect fit for real estate industry which encompasses all of these skills. Mercedes began her real estate career in 2013 with Sotheby’s International Realty and was awarded 1st Place, Agent of the Year, Barak Geffen Award, 2015. She joined Harcourts International in April 2016.