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One of the most significant members of the Harcourts Group, Irene Green has been inducted into the prestigious Harcourts Hall of Fame in recognition of the contribution she has made to the organisation.
One of only a few honoured with membership to the Harcourts Hall of Fame, Mrs Green, who was trained as a school teacher, is now Head of the Harcourts Academy as well as part owner of Harcourts International and has been an integral part of Harcourts for over 23 years.
“Irene’s involvement with Harcourts started in the late 1980s and she soon moved to Auckland to open her first office with husband, Mike Green in 1990. During this period, Irene undertook all the staff training and inductions for the office and started to instil the Harcourts culture,” said Gilbert Enoka, General Manager of Harcourts International, in an introductory speech.
With the rapid growth of Harcourts across …
High profile Californian real estate professional, Tamara Suminski has recently joined the Harcourts USA corporate team as Director of the Harcourts Academy alongside CEO, Aaron Hodson.
Tamara is a third generation realtor and prior to joining real estate, she was a successful hotelier, where she perfected the art of delivering exceptional customer service.
Licensed in 2005, Tamara has been dedicated to improving the real estate experience through continuous innovation and the highest standard of service.
Tamara earned Realtor of the Year in 2010 from the South Bay Association of Realtors for her professionalism, education and service in the industry. Just two years prior, she earned Rookie of the Year which launched her volunteerism at the local, state and national levels.
Tamara also attended Harcourts’ national conference in May 2012 in Auckland and on the Gold Coast as a panel speaker where she shared her secrets on building a high volume …
As more and more educational institutions and training providers look to go online in order to reach their students many beg the question – is technology replacing our teachers and workplace trainers?
As online technology advances, some universities are now providing all lectures online, which are often free for the general public to view. As such, more students are now turning to distance education and e-learning in place of traditional classroom learning.
Irene Green, Head of the Harcourts Academy, has a team of full-time classroom trainers across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Africa and the USA and believes classroom learning is as popular and strong as ever.
“Students are still favouring classroom learning but in different ways. Take university lectures for example. The lecture may now be delivered online but students still attend classroom tutorials to discuss and better understand the knowledge they received online,” Mrs Green said.
Tim Butler, …
Harcourts’ training division, The Harcourts Academy has recently had to turn students away as classrooms and hired venues reach capacity due to overwhelming demand.
Head of Academy, Irene Green says it is a great problem to have due primarily to a number of new programs The Academy has introduced over the last six months which have proven popular with the Harcourts team.
John Moyle, Academy Trainer in New Zealand, had a record number of over 90 Harcourts team members turn up to his ‘Expert Program’ held in Christchurch earlier this month.
Chief Executive Officer of Harcourts Victoria, Brent Pullar has recently built three new training rooms to meet the growing demand from his team.
Leah Young, Academy Trainer in Melbourne, was forced to hold her recent ‘Shared Knowledge Program’ off site as dozens of registrations poured in.
“We had to turn people away once we reached 60 students. Our people …
Earlier this year, international real estate group, Harcourts launched its latest innovation in real estate training, the iStart24 program.
Developed by the group’s training division, The Harcourts Academy, iStart24 was officially launched in February at Harcourts’ annual Business Leaders Conference in Melbourne.
iStart24 is a 24 week program designed for those who are new to the real estate industry, by providing real-life examples and hands-on activities.
The programme requires full-time commitment and a willingness to complete assignments, and will allow people to attain lifetime success in the real estate industry.
Head of The Harcourts Academy, Irene Green is confident that the program, which has been rolled out across Australia and New Zealand, will assist in attracting and retaining new staff to the organisation.
“In a highly competitive marketplace, I believe this program will give Harcourts another distinct edge over its competition in terms of attracting and retaining new people,” said …
Last week, members of international real estate group, Harcourts attended the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s (LeadingRE) annual conference at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, and walked away with one coveted award and three honorable mentions.
Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green, Head of Academy, Irene Green, and Manager of Marketing and Communications, Katie McAleese attended the conference, alongside over 850 delegates from around the globe.
Harcourts won the “Best New Media” award which recognizes the company’s iPad and iPhone applications (including its eCampaign and Mobile Agent applications), media center, eBluebooks, Harcourts Answers website, social media and company blogs.
The group were also named first runner up for Luxury Portfolio branding and products, as well as first runner up for the 2010 Referral of the Year Award.
Harcourts were also named top three in the Website Search Engine Optimization category.
“We are proud to have been recognised …