Harcourts Real Estate
For the 5th year in a row, New Zealanders have rated Harcourts as #1 for service.
Service matters in this day and age of what is generally “poor service”. Harcourts Real Estate New Zealand Managing Director Bryan Thomson says, “It’s truly an honour to be awarded the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Gold Award for real estate agencies for a fifth consecutive year”.
He says, “It’s a vote of confidence from New Zealanders and one that we don’t take for granted.” Harcourts Real Estate Australia has also been operating since 1977.
Harcourts Real Estate History
Although born in England, Melbourne man, John Bateman, was a man ahead of his time. He changed the real estate industry forever. He moved to Wellington as a 21-year-old and worked in a soft goods business.
Later on he bought the company and changed the name to Harcourt & Co. turning it into a property services business and eventually the Harcourts Real Estate we know today.
As Harcourts Real Estate states on their website;
“As a company, Harcourts has always honoured success and every milestone reached was celebrated. In 2000, the prestigious Harcourts Hall of Fame was introduced to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution certain people had made to the successes, growth and stability of the Harcourts brand. Each year, new members are inducted into this elite group.”
The company is also very proud of its people. In 2003, company man, Mike Green was invited to join the New Zealand Business Roundtable. This organisation is a business leader in New Zealand.
Later, Harcourts was welcomed into the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network. Something the company is extremely proud of.
Harcourts auction and Harcourts rentals are now well known and compete with the likes of Bayleys Real Estate, Property Brokers and Lodge Real Estate, not to mention many others.
Harcourts Hamilton and their real estate agents Hamilton & Christchurch real estate are some of their most successful offices. Search for real estate with MyMansion.co.nz and find all Harcourts listings between New Plymouth and Wellington including Harcourts Whanganui.
Harcourts In The Community
Harcourts Real Estate is very active in the community and very generous. Harcourts Whanganui has also been active in the community and supports the HOSPICE NZ GRANTS PROGRAMME. The runner-up was Professional Real Estate.
You can find all of Harcourt’s listings and plenty of other exciting real estate listings along with all the latest listings in all price ranges at MyMansion.co.nz.
People often ask… What is Harcourts Commission? Well if you can find out please let me know as they keep it a well-guarded secret but generally most agents seem to charge about 4% on the first $400,000 and 2% on the remainder.
The real estate market has become more competitive so it pays to negotiate as most agents are prepared to reduce their commissions to get the listing.
About the Author
Steve Baron is the Founder & CEO of MyMansion.co.nz. He is a former successful real estate agent and property investor when based in Auckland and formerly the Managing Director of Baron Marketing Ltd, an advertising company he founded and ran for over 20 years.
He is a past mentor for Business Mentors NZ and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Waikato, Majoring in Economics & Political Science. He also holds an Honours Degree from Victoria University of Wellington in Political Science.
He is a published author of three books and a prominent guest editorialist for newspapers throughout New Zealand. In his spare time, Steve is the Clerk of the Scales for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, is a Bridge Grandmaster and enjoys walking, running and cafes.