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About HARCOURTS.

About HARCOURTS.

HARCOURTS HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 125 YEARS AND IT INTENDS TO CONTINUE THIS PROUD TRADITION.

 

Locations

Harcourts USA currently has 37 offices in California, Oregon, Nevada, and Hawaii. 

Our Philosophy

It's all about people.

Successfully buying and selling real estate is mostly about fulfilling people's needs, dreams and aspirations. That's why Harcourts people not only receive in-depth professional training which has become recognized as the benchmark for the entire industry, but they are committed to building meaningful and genuine relationships with their clients. And the huge volume of referrals and repeat business that generates is proof that this combination works to everyone's satisfaction.

A totally consultative approach is what makes the Harcourts way of doing things so seamless. Trust, honesty and integrity remain the company's personal hallmarks. Add to those attributes an intimate knowledge of the local market and current property trends, a solid work ethic plus well-developed negotiation skills and you have the perfect recipe for success.

 

Our Purpose

We Create Success.

Whenever anyone interacts with the organization, they must be more successful for that interaction. Whether the person is a client, a business owner operating a Harcourts franchise or a receptionist, the organization is committed to assisting and ensuring that that person achieves their goals, whatever they may be. We know that real estate clients want to deal with consultants that have knowledge, expertise, honesty and integrity, and are committed to achieving the best possible result for them. Above all they want to deal with real people - that's why we put absolute focus on creating a relationship of trust and respect with all our clients. We've found that this philosophy is great for achieving personal satisfaction, high morale and continued success.

Harcourts HISTORY.

1888


John Bateman Harcourt, head of one of Wellington’s first families, establishes real estate and auctioneering company, Harcourt and Co. Two sons, Gordon and Stanton later join him and by early 1900s it boasts five trading divisions.

 

1950s


Stanton Harcourt goes into partnership with employee, Hec Fisher. Upon Stanton’s retirement Hec takes sole charge.

 

1968


Hec Fisher’s son, Robert becomes manager of Harcourt and Co. with partner, Roger Whyte.

 

1980


Harcourt and Co. makes its first major move outside of Wellington by establishing an Auckland valuation practice. A commercial sales office, property management business and a consultancy practice follow.

 

1985


Following negotiations with Stephen Collins from Christchurch-based Collins Real Estate a joint venture company, Harcourts Real Estate Ltd, is formed to operate the residential and rural side of the business.

The first Harcourts Bluebook is published.

A commitment is made to become a nationwide property services company which begins a period of vigorous expansion throughout the North Island.

 

1987


Harcourts become a nationwide property services company with a vigorous expansion of Company owned offices throughout the North Island. Harcourts breaks the 1,000 sales a month barrier, with 1,017 sales worth $128,391,000.

 

1988


Franchising begins with Harcourts franchising its 60 offices nationwide, with the first in the Wairarapa.

 

1992


Harcourts has doubled in size and now has 110 franchised offices nationwide.

Harcourts, in partnership with the New Zealand Police becomes the major sponsor for the National Crime Prevention Program.

 

1996


Harcourts launches the first national public searchable property database on the internet. The website attracts 600 visitors for 3,000 properties viewed on the first weekend.

Harcourts sells more than $3Billion in property sales for the first time. Harcourts launches a partnership with the New Zealand Fire Service.

 

1997


Headed by former Franchise owner, Mike Green, Harcourts expands its operation into Australia, opening six offices in Queensland and a State Office in Brisbane.

Harcourts launches its Intranet, an on-line resource library.

Harcourts and National Mutual form joint venture company, Mortgage Express NZ Ltd, to offer mortgage products and other financial services.

 

1998


Harcourts Property System, an on-line web based listing and client management software program is launched.

Harcourts Financial Services is launched in Queensland as a mortgage brokerage, insurance and financial services provider.

Harcourts has 170 offices in New Zealand and Australia.

Harcourts launches its Australian website.

 

1999


Harcourts Legal Services is launched in Queensland, providing conveyancing to clients.

The franchising business system, The Harcourts Way, is launched on-line.

 

2000


Harcourts Hall of Fame launched recognizing its Top Agents.

A Harcourts Credit Card is launched in New Zealand – a first for real estate in New Zealand.

Harcourts launches support for Heart Foundation in New Zealand.

 

2001


Harcourts Queensland launches support for Australian Heart Foundation.

Harcourts launches client services program, The Harcourts Promise.

Harcourts opens 200th office and achieves sales in excess of $5 billion for the year.

Harcourts achieves 100,000 visitors per month to its New Zealand website.

 

2002


Harcourts launches The Academy, a training academy providing courses for sales, management and administration to develop skills and to assist those wanting a career in real estate.

Harcourts achieves 150,000 visitors per month to its New Zealand and Australian websites.

Harcourts completes more than 30,000 sales contracts valued in excess of $7 billion.

Harcourts expands its Australian operation into New South Wales, purchasing a franchise group of 19 offices in Sydney.

 

2003


Harcourts now has a total of 250 offices in the South Pacific and close to 2500 sales consultants.

Harcourts manage the sale of over 1,000 properties in a single week, and over 4,000 in a single month.

Harcourts International manages the sale of over 44,000 properties recording $11.5 billion in sales up 48 percent on the previous year.

Harcourts expand into Fiji with its first office opened in Suva.

Harcourts becomes exclusive South Pacific member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World , a worldwide network of real estate companies with more than 700 companies and over 3,500 offices across the globe.

 

2004


Harcourts takes ownership of the Roy Weston Group of 50 Offices in Western Australia and 15 offices in Indonesia.

Harcourts forms joint ventures with leading independent Tasmanian company M&M Real Estate and Brock Real Estate in South Australia.

 

2005


Harcourts International records best month ever in its 117 year history writing $1.4 billion of sales in a month.

Harcourts New Zealand website www.harcourts.co.nz is ranked the number one Company website with over 150,000 unique visitors per month.

 

2006


Harcourts introduces Luxury Portfolio - an exclusive global marketing program for $1m+ properties.

Harcourts has 431 offices across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Fiji.

Harcourts offices achieve a new annual record of $17.5 billion in property sales.

Harcourts opens its first ‘virtual office’ in Second Life (www.secondlife.com) making it the first known major real estate group with a virtual office.

Harcourts launches another Australasian first by including Google Mapping system on its public websites.

Harcourts Academy, its training arm achieves RTO status (Registered Training Organization) allowing industry licensing to those attending Academy program.

 

2007


Harcourts announces a joint venture with the MPRE group of 21 offices in Victoria, Australia to create MPRE Harcourts. Harcourts now has offices in every state in Australia.

Harcourts expands into Singapore.

 

2008


Harcourts expands into China, partnering with a major Shanghai developer, and opens in Shanghai.

Harcourts wins international award for best property marketing products at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World annual conference.

Harcourts enter into a Joint venture with top South African real estate group, Homenet. 135 offices in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia join and rebrand to Harcourts.

Harcourts International launches its own charitable foundation – The Harcourts Foundation 'to provide support that helps, grows, and enrich communities.

 

2009


Donations to the Harcourts Foundation reach $500,000 Harcourts has over 615 offices, operating in 9 countries and completing in excess of $22 billion in written sales.

 

2010


Harcourts enters Joint Venture partnership with USA Company Altera to operate in California.

 

2011


Harcourts Expands to Hong Kong.

Harcourts Foundation Donations exceed $1,000,000.

At the International Real Estate Conference, Harcourts received Award for "Best New Media" recognized for iPad and iPhone applications, media center, eBluebooks, social media and blogs.

 

2012


Harcourts launches premium marketing brand Luxury Property Selection.

 

2016


Harcours launches refreshed brand. Here we are. With you all the way.