Landmark Harcourts has added another string to its bow by announcing the appointment of Lex Heinemann, one of Australia’s top rural sales people, earlier this week.
Mr Heinemann, co-founder of Ray White Rural, will work alongside Landmark Harcourts CEO, Darren Cole, in the role of Director of Rural Growth across Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Bringing deep experience and an exceptional depth of knowledge, Mr Heinemann will drive recruitment and sales for the group’s north east division, as well as strengthening corporate and institutional relationships, and developing receivership work.
“Having Lex on board is a real coup for Landmark Harcourts. Given his enviable reputation in the industry as well as his extensive knowledge and contacts, I have no doubt that he will make an outstanding contribution to our network,” Mr Cole said.
Mr Heinemann has specialised in rural property sales for over 40 years and has been…
Landmark Harcourts has reported its second strongest quarter on record in terms of settled sales.
“We continue to be our own hardest markers as we continue to build momentum in building Australia’s best regional and rural real estate business,” said Darren Cole, CEO of Landmark Harcourts, in relation to the firm’s results in the January to March period.
“Our performance over the past year has been solid, with a year-on-year uplift of 32 per cent.
“To put this into context, two of our largest competitors reported declines of 11 per cent and six per cent respectively, whilst Herron Todd White – the national valuation firm – reported a national rural sales volume decline of 45 per cent in 2012, year-on-year.”
71 per cent of the network’s volume for the year was made up of rural property, with the remainder coming from growing regional residential and lifestyle sales, and property…
Mr Williams, who has lead Harcourts’ finance arm, Mortgage Express since 2011 and Harcourts’ commercial division, NAI Harcourts since 2012, will be responsible for the growth, management and profitability of Harcourts’ business operations throughout Australia.
Working directly with the Australian state CEOs, Mr Williams’ objective is to ensure Harcourts continues to increase its market coverage and market share across Australia.
Mr Williams will also work directly with the leaders of Harcourts’ various brands and business units across Australia including Landmark Harcourts and Harcourts Complete, as well as the events and communications functions, to drive results in these areas.
“While Harcourts is the fastest growing real estate group in Australasia, it is critical that Harcourts’…
2013 is an incredibly important year for real estate group, Harcourts as it marks the team’s 125 year anniversary.
The Harcourts brand, originally named Harcourt & Co, was established in 1888 by John Bateman Harcourt, head of one of Wellington’s first families.
Over the past 125 years, Harcourts has experienced astronomical growth, from becoming the largest and most recognised real estate brand in New Zealand to ranking amongst the top three real estate companies within Australia.
Harcourts has also expanded across the globe and now boasts operations in eight countries including Australia, New Zealand, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Africa, and the USA.
In the past 10 years, Harcourts has also launched its own registered training organisation, The Harcourts Academy, as well as its own charitable arm, The Harcourts Foundation which provides support that helps, grows and enriches local communities.
Mike Green, Managing Director of…
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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has reduced the official cash rate by 25 basis points, taking the cash rate to an all-time low of just three per cent.
The latest cut means that the RBA has slashed 125 basis points from the cash rate over the past 12 months.
Bryan Thomson, Head of Real Estate Operations for Harcourts, says that the RBA’s decision is a positive for Australia’s property market, particularly in the lead up to Christmas.
“Although dwelling values are 2.1 per cent higher than they were at the end of May this year, this latest interest rate cut should help to drive market activity further, particularly in the investment sector.
“Now that interest rates are at historically low levels, the cost of borrowing is low and with rents rising, the financial return on investment properties is increasing.
“I believe that this coupled with the volatility in…
Allianz, which was recently named Large General Insurance Company of the Year at the 2012 Australian Insurance Industry Awards, will partner with Harcourts Concierge to offer exceptional service and benefits to the group’s clients.
Launching in October, Harcourts Concierge is a free service offered to Harcourts clients which provides the relevant real estate services required throughout a property transaction including service connections, disconnections, conveyancing, home loans, tax depreciation and insurance.
The service will be available to those who have bought, sold, leased or rented their property through Harcourts both in Australia and New Zealand from October 2012.
“Harcourts Concierge was developed with the client in mind, with our overall aim being to improve the client experience,” said Julianna Forsyth, Head of Specialist Divisions for Harcourts International.