Meet the Team

As Cape Towns Premier Property Buyers consultancy, SAHomeBuyers not only offers you expert property advice but related services such as house insurance, foreign exchange and immigration services. This means we do everything under one roof and save you hassle, time and money, time that you could be spending enjoying Cape Town.


Client management – SAHomeBuyers and Relocation Services

Marco Garurti – Property and Managing Director

Marco is from Italian / Portuguese descendency and has lived in South Africa from age 6 and completed his tertiary education here. With a financial planning background and extensive experience in property purchasing transactions and relocation issues, Marco has intimate knowledge of the local property market and the ‘’settling in issues’’ that make for the ingredients of a successful move. With a passion for property, good vision for property improvements and a clear understanding of demand, supply and location, he helps to ensure our clients get the right property, at the right price, in the right area as well as considerations such as schooling and settling in.

Client management – Intergate Immigration Services

Mark Wilkes– Client Manager

Mark Wilkes has been supporting clients from the United Kingdom being a “Brit” himself. Mark’s previous career and experience ensures that all the elements of a clients move are sensitively and professionally handled.


Marcia Heidsieck – Client Manager

Marcia joined the team in January of 2009 and in her role as Client Manager she assists all Dutch and Spanish speaking clients. Marcia was born and raised in the Netherlands. She studied International Business Communication at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.


Katja Haslinger – Client manager

Katja acts as our German and French speaking Client Manager. Half Japanese, half German, she completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Tuebingen/Germany.
As a scholar of Germany’s ‘Studienstiftung’ and the American Fulbright Commission, she continued her post-graduate studies at Arizona State University/USA. She spent many years working in sales, marketing and consulting within the mobile telecommunication industry in Germany (Siemens), before moving to South Africa five years ago.

Pia Henseler – Client Manager

Pia was born in Germany and grew up in Namibia and South Africa. She completed her schooling at the German International School in Cape Town and obtained a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) from the University of Cape Town four years later. After completing her studies she went to Germany for two years where she used her time to work at the Daimler Chrysler Bank and travel Europe. She then decided to return to Cape Town and started work in the recruitment industry before joining our team. Pia looks after many different nationalites and assists a number of our Corporate cleints employees.

Incompass – Financial services

Fiona – Currency & international tax expert

Fiona is a member of the taxation & accounting team. She is the expert at unravelling all your international taxation matters. She will tell you how to avoid unnecessary double taxation and will assist you so that you can have peace of mind with matters such as taxation, inheritance, investments and much more. Being qualified as an attorney under German Law, she specialises in International Tax Law. She graduated as a Master of Laws from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Incompass – Insurance products

Jan Wink – Insurance expert

Jan graduated from Stellenbosch university with a Bachelor in Commerce. He soon thereafter packed his backpack and spent a few years travelling to all sorts of exotic places. Returning to SA, Jan managed the launch of Incompass’ insurance division in 2004 and has overseen it ever since. He acquired 2 further qualifications from the Insurance Institute of South Africa: CoP and ICiBS.

Jan and his team assist clients with medical insurance, transit insurance as well as personal and commercial short term cover (house and car insurance). Incompass has also grown to become one of South Africa’s largest guest house insurance brokerages.

Cindy Alfino – Insurance expert

Cindy is the office manager for Incompass Insurance and her team are able to help clients with areas such as medical insurance, car and house insurance and commercial insurance. Her ethos is service, service, service and she is always there to lend a helping hand, sort out a query or provide help and advice.



Claus Lauter – Marketing

Claus joined the Group in March 2008. He has 25 years experience in hotel, consultancy and the IT industries and has worked for big corperations like Johnson & Johnson, Reed Elsevier, Nikko, Mandarin Oriental and Kempinski Hotels. He also was an entrepreneur with his own IT Company for 7 years in Hamburg.

Having arrived in South Africa in April 2007, Claus now performs the role of Marketing Director as well as running the Group sponsored Social and Business network – Cape Town’s largest social/business network club with over 3,000 members and an excellent gateway to meet business and personal contacts.

Wim Kenis – IT

The mastermind behind our websites and client management system. Wim is a bachelor in Informatics and his career has seen him involved in a diverse range of products including building and developing a number of websites for our clients as well as back-end solutions. He started his career in 1994 and has a number of international projects that he completed up and running including software for labeling machines, large automatisation projects, CMS systems and search engine optimized web sites.

To find out more about SAHomeBuyers and how using a buyers consultant
can help you secure your next Security Estate property email us here
or telephone our area buyers consultant Marco Garuti on + 27 (0) 83 265 8800