South Island Market Watch July 2018

July 20, 2018 Share this:

The South Island provincial market is remaining stable at sub $400,000 with the average house price in May 2018 of $390,711. 

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Topics: Residential, New Zealand, South Island Market Watch

Hall of Fame honour for Shaun Cosgrave

June 05, 2018 Share this:

The following is a transcript of the induction speech presenting Shaun Cosgrave into the Harcourts Hall of Fame. It was announced on Wednesday 23 May during the Harcourts New Zealand National Conference 2018.

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Topics: Press Release, New Zealand, Awards, Hall Of Fame, News

Harcourts scoop Readers Digest Most Trusted real estate brand for the sixth year in a row!

May 25, 2018 Share this:

Harcourts scoop Most Trusted award for sixth year in a row

Reader’s Digest has announced its Most Trusted brands for 2018, and Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate brand has come out on top. Meaning that for the sixth consecutive year, New Zealanders have voted Harcourts their Most Trusted real estate brand and making Harcourts the only real estate brand to have held this honour for this continuation.

Harcourts CEO Chris Kennedy says the support and faith New Zealanders continue to put into the company is humbling.

 “To be named the Most Trusted real estate brand for six years in a row is an incredible achievement. We are not only proud of our teams across the entire country, but we want to thank those New Zealanders who have worked with us and voted us number one.”

“We take the trust New Zealanders place in us very seriously. After all, making the decision to buy or sell a property is often one of the biggest, most important financial decisions all of us will make. You want to know that the sales consultants you are working with have knowledge, experience, honesty and integrity.”

The challenge for the company is to keep finding new ways to deliver exceptional customer service. “That is absolutely always at the core of everything we do. We are constantly looking at ways to improve our clients’ experience with us,” he says.

“To ensure Harcourts is living up to this goal of offering clients a premium service, the company will, in 2018, launch a client experience project. This will allow every customer the opportunity to rate their experience with our company and our people, in a transparent way that can be measured. It’s an exciting innovation which will allow Harcourts to continue to grow our people and constantly evolve our service to clients.”

“You hear it said a lot, that no relationship can work without trust. Trust is something you can’t put a price on. That is why this title of Most Trusted is so important to us.”

Harcourts will receive this prestigious award on 30 May alongside other elite Kiwi brands such as Whittakers, Air New Zealand and Resene.

Thank you, New Zealand.

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Topics: New Zealand, News, new zealand real estate, readers digest

South Island Market Watch May 2018

May 17, 2018 Share this:

The average house price in the provincial South Island rose to $469,789 last month. This is a 15.4% increase on April 2017 prices. 

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Topics: Residential, New Zealand, South Island Market Watch

Christchurch Market Watch May 2018

May 17, 2018 Share this:

While there's plenty of noise in about changes in the real estate market, the latest figures from Harcourts NZ for Christchurch  show a market that is, in fact returning to steadier, more sustainable levels.

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Topics: Residential, New Zealand, Christchurch Market Watch

Harcourts' Cassie named to CIO100 New Zealand

May 01, 2018 Share this:

Todd Cassie, Harcourts International’s Head of Technology, has been featured by CIO magazine New Zealand as a member of the CIO100 list. The list annually honours the most innovative technology leaders across all industries who are at the forefront of decision-making and strategic change.

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Topics: Technology, New Zealand, News, new zealand real estate