Harcourts has now launched its international real estate services here in North Vancouver. They bring to the market a fresh approach to real estate services, however, they are not new kids on the real estate block. The company origins go back to 1888 when it was founded in Wellington, New Zealand, today it offers real estate services in ten countries and last year concluded sales in excess of $32 billion dollars.
So what makes Harcourts different? Harcourts is a company that only engages full-time professional Realtors and then provides them with considerable training, world leading technology and comprehensive tools to ensure that their clients receive a quality of service that is unparalleled.
Harcourts is exclusively endorsed by Apple globally as the market leaders in real estate when it comes to IOS technology. Recently Harcourts was recognized as Australia’s leading real estate training organization. In New Zealand Harcourts is responsible for 1 in 5 transactions and voted the most trusted brand nationally. “Our approach to real estate is simple, we work to a set of very clear values, People First, Do the right thing, Be courageous and Fun and Laughter. We focus on the client’s needs, we listen, we agree a plan and we do what we say we will. It’s the Harcourts Promise.
Communication traditionally is the number one complaint about realtors so we focus on ensuring our clients are communicated with throughout, all information, including weekly update reports are available securely on-line 24/7.
It sounds simple, however, it requires a different approach to the normal brokerage model, our management ratio to Realtors is 1 to 20, not 1 to 100. When someone employs a Harcourts Realtor they know two things:
1. They have a full time, professional, well trained Realtor.
2. They engage not just the Realtor but the entire Harcourts team including me, our Managing Broker and the Support and Administration team. One team focused on the client” says Hayden Duncan, Harcourts CEO.
It's not just words, you notice the fresh approach the moment you meet a Harcourts person, business attire is a minimum standard and the offices are sharp, light, fresh and inviting. Harcourts is not a household name here yet, however based on their history and the fresh approach to real estate we suspect they will be soon.
To find out more about Harcourts visit northvan.harcourtsrealestate.ca
Phone 604 770 3818
When it comes to training, upskilling and inspiring people to achieve excellence in real estate, Harcourts Academy is considered by many to be the benchmark. This was officially recognised when the Academy took out the real estate industry Training and Education Program of the Year Award.
The award, presented at the prestigious 2016 REB Awards held on June 16 at the Star Casino in Sydney, recognises the group that provides its members with the most effective and diverse training programs relevant to today’s real estate professional.
The Harcourts Academy receiving the Training and Education Program Award is fitting recognition of the Academy’s achievements and commitment to excellence over several years.
Head of Harcourts Academy, Irene Green, accepted the award, in front of around 900 attendees, and emphasised the importance of the Academy and its work to fulfilling Harcourts’ vision and values.
“For 25 years the people of Harcourts have always told me that our training is the best, but to be recognised by the industry nationally is an achievement we are so proud of,” Irene said.
“We invest heavily in the growth of our people, both in the class and online, so for my team this significant recognition is a celebrated reward for their passion and commitment.
“The team now has a new goal to be the very best training provider in the world!”
Of the six categories Harcourts were finalists in for the night, they received the top prize for three.
Other award winners were Trent and Kim Shorland, Business Owners of Harcourts Adelaide Hills, who accepted the award for Australia’s Best Regional Sales Office.
Julie Mahoney of Harcourts Townsville Kingsberry, continued the regional theme by taking out the award for top Sales Agent – Regional award.
Harcourts Australia were also named a finalist for Major Network of the Year (40 offices or over), Innovator of the Year, and Tim Nickoll of Harcourt’s Integrity (Maylands, Perth) was nominated for Property Manager of the Year – Metropolitan.