Cape Town Luxury Villas – Index and Summary
By Nick Ray Ball 17th March 2016
Cape Town Luxury Villas is an OTA (On-line Travel Agent) specialising in hi end vacation rentals in Cape Town, South Africa.
The business has done well , launched in March 2014, by 2015, in its first full year of trading it created turnover of $650,000, beating its parent website Cape Villas.com , which has been trading since 2002. Generating Share Holder profit for 2 directors of $72,000
The perfect formula for any franchise or outright purchaser, a business that can be taken over without concern about the effects of the CEO’s direct influence. Indeed this has been grooved twice, as since Feb 2016 a new management team have taken over and to date the new team are doubling both turnover and profit.
However, so far, we only have half the story, as the software and systems that have been specified and are in the development queue, VS Mobile, Magic Menus and the 93 profit increasing features within the Divergent CRM are reasonably presented as able to increase profits by 400 over 3 years.
Be it as a franchise or a independent company with access to the software updates, the future for Cape Town Luxury Villas.com is very bright indeed.
When considering the above, one needs to understand the non profit – reinvest into technological development model of Villa Secrets. As the Villa Secrets network is a prototype for a the S-World network described within ‘The Theory of Every Business’ All franchisee fees are spent on development. The bigger the network, the more development and the more development the greater advantages the individual companies within enjoy.
- Brief History of Nick Ray Ball and Cape Villas.com
As Cape Town Luxury Villas , was created from the website CapeVillas.com and includes it’s sizeable portfolio of properties, Cape Villas history and the history of Cape Town Luxury Villas developer Nick Ray Ball are relevant.
Development stared in February 2013, at first a complete copy of Cape Villas.com was created. After which every line of code was re written according to Googles SEO guide, which included making the software ‘Magic Keywords’ a new Content Management System and a much improved product display.
After a year of work, including a API link to the Razor Property Management System, an up to date and more attractive version of the website was created, which became an instant success when launched in March 2014
- Asset Value of the CTLV Website and Supporting Systems
Web development took 1,673 hours which is valued at $95,000.
The portfolio of villas in Cape Town, (which is now the largest of any agency), the supporting technologies, organic search engine position and the use of Cape Villas.com as a staring point is valued at $94,000
- Financials and Management Accounts
This page presents Cape Town Luxury Villas 2015 financials and 2016 management accounts.
In 2015 Cape Town Luxury Villas recorded an income of $650,000, with Share Holder profit for 2 directors of $72,000. So far in 2016 figures are greater.
- 10 points to consider when selling a business
Be it as a franchise or outright, Villa Secrets is considering selling Cape Town Luxury Villas. This page looks at 10 considerations by Aldes Atlantic Cape Town. Aldes.co.za are the leading business brokers in South Africa.
- 10 Ways to Maximize the Value of your Business
On this page consider we consider and answer the points made on webpage:’10 Ways to maximize the value of your business‘ by Aldes Atlantic business brokers.
- Strategic Growth Plan for Cape Town Luxury Villas
Considers content marketing, mandates, networking and the benefits of using the future Villa Secrets software, which can increase profit by 400% in three years
- 10 Advantages for Members of the Villa Secrets Network
During the creation of the Strategic Growth Plan, it became clear that most profitable path for Cape Town Luxury Villas was to remain a part of the Villa Secrets Network. As a franchise receiving software updates for free, or a non-fee paying member, paying a pre arranged cost for all software updates.
However their are more advantages to membership of Villas Secrets that software, 10 are presented on this page, to be elaborated upon at a later date.
- Pricing and Valuations
On this page we consider different valuation methods. Which range from $117,000 to $791,000.We consider selling the business as a Villa Secrets franchise, including all software updates for $117,000. Or as an independent business without updates for $260,000
Nick Ray Ball – Villa Adventures
By Krissy Cabrera 12th March 2016
Nick Ray bought & built a Villa in Camps Bay in 2000, then Founded Cape Villas.com which became the market leader. Created Cape Town Luxury Villas.com in 2013..
1: Planning and building a Luxury Cape Town Villa
Nick Ray Ball’s adventures in hi end Real estate started at a very early age. A very early age indeed
Nick Ray was born in St Georges Hospital in Belgravia in 1971, and from his widow the first view he ever saw was Bucking ham palace. From the age of five until twelve Nick Rays family vacationed in St Tropez, one of the world most famous villa locations. Little did he know then that he would create the market leading villa company in Cape Town. This is however how the story starts.