July 24th, 2014

Harcourts Rowville Launches as South Eastern Suburb Property Demand Reaches New Heights

Byron1There is a rising popularity of affordable real estate markets including Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs where the property market is booming. Real Estate agencies are following the crowd with Harcourts Victoria, one of the state’s fastest growing property agencies, announces the opening of the Harcourts Rowville office.

Harcourts Rowville will be led by experienced local Director, Byron Sweerts, who has been involved in the area’s local real estate industry for over a decade and is a born and bred local himself.

Of the new office launch, Sweerts says, “Rowville is a fantastic area that’s experiencing a growing increase in real estate demand, a development that comes as no surprise with the area’s incredible community feel.”

“Understanding the community as a local myself, will play a vital role in the way we operate Harcourts Rowville,” Sweerts adds.

Officially opening its doors in August 2014, Harcourts Rowville anticipates a tripling of staff …

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July 24th, 2014

Harcourts Tasmania Donate a Percentage of Each Property Sale

Harcourts TAS chequeHarcourts real estate offices throughout Tasmania have been making a donation from each property sale to charity, with $10,000 donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Hobart last month.

The funds raised from each property sale, combined with funds raised at the Annual Harcourts Tasmania Charity Auction in May, were presented by Tony Morrison, CEO for Harcourts Tasmania, on behalf of The Harcourts Foundation.

“As a company which has grown with the support of the Tasmanian community, we are thrilled to be able to give something back via such a worthwhile and life changing charity like the Ronald McDonald House Charities,” Mr Morrison said.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.

Mr Morrison said the Harcourts group places high importance on giving back …

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July 23rd, 2014

Harcourts’ excellence celebrated at industry awards

REINZ 2014 awards 2Harcourts has been celebrated at the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s annual Awards for Excellence in Real Estate Sales.

With over 12,000 sales consultants competing for the awards, Harcourts has again performed outstandingly, with nine of our salespeople and agencies being recognised as the best in the business.

Harcourts Papanui, owned by the Gold Real Estate Limited franchise in Christchurch, was crowned the country’s top large residential office. Papanui was also recently recognised as Harcourts’ number one office worldwide for their commitment to excellence and outstanding customer service.

Harcourts Howick, part of Eastzone Realty Ltd, is REINZ’s top medium residential office nationwide.

Holmwood Real Estate’s Harcourts Fendalton office was judged to be the country’s top small residential office.

Harcourts Cooper & Co Real Estate, based on Auckland’s North Shore, is well known for its success and was fittingly celebrated as REINZ’s runner up for the best agency across all …

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July 23rd, 2014

Proud to be Kiwi and your Most Trusted Real Estate Brand

Most Trusted Duo LogoFor the second year running, Harcourts has been voted New Zealand’s most trusted real estate brand.

Reader’s Digest has today announced its most trusted brands for 2014. It is the second time the real estate category has been voted on, and for the second year Harcourts has come out on top.

Harcourts CEO Hayden Duncan says New Zealanders trust Harcourts as an iconic Kiwi brand, founded in Wellington 126 years ago and still proudly New Zealand owned.

“We are humbled that New Zealanders have voted us their most trusted real estate brand for the second year running. At Harcourts we are absolutely committed to providing an exceptional experience to our clients. This is Harcourts’ heart and soul, and is fundamental to the positive attitude and success of our people.”

94% of New Zealanders say trust equals peace of mind, and Mr Duncan says this is particularly true in real estate.…

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July 22nd, 2014

Huge benefits from Riding for the Disabled

1.Harcourts Foundation ambassador Emma Revell (far left), Tandem Realty business owner Colin Hair and Harcourts Northern Region Business Development Manager Debbie Brett (far right), present the cheque for $5,000 to North Shore Riding for the Disabled’s administrator Rhonda Cope and president Andrea Elmer.

The changes undergone by children who attend Riding for the Disabled can be dramatic.

10 year-old Imogen was born with Global Developmental Delay, and other intellectual disabilities. As a result she has difficulty focusing, interpreting situations and socialising with others.

Imogen’s mother Nicola says after starting at Riding for the Disabled the changes in Imogen were swift and noticed by friends, family and her school.

“Imogen has finally found something she adores. It has changed her whole persona from a little girl with no confidence and huge frustration to a happy and more focused child.”

The Harcourts Foundation, and Tandem Realty business owners Colin Hair and Nick Langdon, are supporting North Shore Riding for the Disabled through the donation of a $5,000 grant.

North Shore Riding for the Disabled president Andrea Elmer says it is greatly appreciated as the charity survives purely on donations and the goodwill of volunteers.

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July 22nd, 2014

A 3-D view of the world for special children

When Chris Jordan’s beloved sister passed away after battling breast cancer, he was determined to honour her memory.

Carolyn was mother to four children, including two little girls with Down syndrome, Emma and Nicky.

Chris, a pilot, decided to start a charity in his sister’s name to benefit children and young people like his nieces.

That was the beginning of the Child Flight Charitable Trust, and since its inception in 2012 over 130 children with special needs have been given the chance to experience the thrill of a 30 minute flight and take in a “3-D view of the world”.

The Harcourts Foundation, and Harcourts Hamilton business owners Brian King and Davinder Singh, are supporting Child Flight Charitable Trust through the donation of a $2500 grant.

Chris says generous donations from groups like the Harcourts Foundation are what enables him and his team of 14 volunteer pilots to fund the …

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