Meet the team
Jon Watson is a highly experienced Professional Property Valuer and Sworn Appraiser with over 25 years of industry expertise. His extensive career spans various roles and responsibilities, making him a trusted authority in the field of valuations.
From 1995 to 2004, Jon worked as a Candidate Valuer, where he underwent comprehensive training in property valuation, appraiser, and assessor services across a wide range of property types, including commercial, industrial, residential, and agricultural properties. During this period, Jon honed his skills in on-site measuring and conducted independent research to ensure the accuracy and reliability of his property valuation reports. Through dedicated one-on-one training provided by a registered Professional Valuer, Jon acquired both academic knowledge and practical experience necessary to handle a diverse range of property valuations.
Since 2004, Jon has been practicing as a Professional Property Valuer and Sworn Appraiser, who owns and manages his own office in Pietermaritzburg under the name A J Watson & Associates. As the head of the office, Jon oversees a dedicated team, ensuring that report quality control, meeting deadlines, and financial budgets are meticulously adhered to. His commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and ethics, in accordance with the guidelines set by the South African Council for Property Valuers (SACPVP) and the Institute for Property Valuers (SAIV), is unwavering. By consistently providing clients with ethical property valuation reports, Jon guarantees a high standard of service to the public.
With Jon's wealth of experience, commitment to quality, and adherence to professional standards, clients can trust in his expertise and rely on his ethical approach to property valuations. Jon Watson is a recognized authority in the industry, offering valuable insights and accurate property valuations to meet the diverse needs of clients across various property sectors.
Samantha Watson is a dedicated professional who, alongside her husband Jon Watson, forms a formidable team in the field of property valuations. With her extensive experience and exceptional skills as an office administrator and client liaison, Samantha has played a pivotal role in the success of AJ Watson and Associates Property Valuers over the past eight years.
Samantha's expertise lies in assisting Jon Watson in valuing various property types. She has a comprehensive understanding of the property valuation process and has honed her skills in market research, report generation, and administrative tasks. Her meticulous attention to detail ensures that all quoting, typing of reports, and accounts are handled efficiently and accurately.
As the office administrator at AJ Watson and Associates Property Valuers, Samantha oversees a wide range of responsibilities. She manages the quoting process, ensuring that clients receive accurate and timely estimates for property valuations. Samantha is also responsible for typing reports, meticulously documenting the findings of property valuations. Her excellent organizational skills and attention to detail guarantee that these property valuation reports are of the highest quality.
Furthermore, Samantha's role extends to market research, where she keeps a finger on the pulse of industry trends and helps Jon Watson stay up-to-date with market developments. Her expertise in this area allows the team to provide clients with well-informed advice and recommendations.
In addition to her administrative duties, Samantha excels as a client liaison. She possesses outstanding communication skills, enabling her to establish and maintain strong relationships with clients. Her ability to understand client needs and provide exceptional service has contributed to AJ Watson and Associates' reputation for excellence in customer satisfaction.
International Property Valuation Standards (IVSC)
At AJ Watson & Associates we strive to keep in line with the IVSC standards
Amidst a fiercely competitive South African business landscape, marked by a noteworthy surge in foreign investment despite any negative media coverage, the implementation of international property valuation standards becomes imperative for investors.
These standards play a pivotal role in fostering transparency within the property market of South Africa, thereby instilling greater trust among foreign investors. Thus, our unwavering commitment lies in aligning our methodologies and practices consistently with international property valuation standards.
The International property Valuation Standards Council is an independent, not-for-profit, private sector standards organisation incorporated in the United States and with its operational headquarters in London and UK. IVSC develops international technical and ethical standards for property valuations on which investors, property professionals and others can rely.