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JB Harcourt passes away, one month after being made a life member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Real estate companies in Palmerston North and Auckland are purchased and a south Auckland company follows soon after the share float.
The first Harcourts full - color Property Magazine, known as the Bluebook, is launched in Christchurch featuring more than 150 local properties listed with the firm.
Harcourts breaks the 1,000 sales a month barrier, with 1,017 sales worth $128,391,000.
Harcourts celebrates 100 years of business.
Harcourts first Annual Conference is held at Huka Village, Taupo.
The purchase of a large shareholding by the National Bank of New Zealand allows the introduction of a mortgage finance package for Harcourts clients.
Harcourts introduces the Harcourts Real Estate Annual Scholarship. The first scholarship was awarded to Ms. Brigette Leckie who is currently the Director, Intermediary Relationships for AllianceBernstein in Sydney.
Harcourts begins franchising its 60 offices nationwide, with the first in the North Island being Wairarapa and then Nelson in the South Island.
Tower Corporation buys shares in Harcourts Real Estate from the National Bank of New Zealand.
Harcourts has doubled in size and now has 110 franchised offices nationwide.
Stephen Collins and Co-directors Paul Wright, Jo-Anne Clifford and Bob Cooper lead a management buy-out of Harcourts from Tower Corporation to form Harcourts Group.
Harcourts, in partnership with the New Zealand Police, launches the National Crime Prevention Programme.
Paul Wright is appointed as the General Manager of the Harcourts Group.
Harcourts sells more than $3Billion in property sales for the first time.
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 launches the partnership with the New Zealand Fire Service.
Harcourts Property System, an online web-based listing and client management software programme is launched.
Harcourts breaks the $4 billion in sales per year barrier.
Harcourts has 170 offices in New Zealand and Australia.
Harcourts launches its Australian website.
Headed by former Harcourts 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 online resource library.
Harcourts and National Mutual form joint venture company, Mortgage Express NZ Ltd, to offer mortgage products and other financial services.
Executive Chairman, Stephen Collins, hands over the reins to current Managing Director Mike Green, and Chairman, Paul Wright.
Harcourts Legal Services is launched in Queensland, providing conveyancing to clients.
The franchising business system, The Harcourts Way, is launched online.
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.
Harcourts Hall of Fame is launched to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the brand.
Harcourts focuses on growing its rural market-share and strengthening its presence in Auckland by opening 11 new offices.
Harcourts launches support for Australian Heart Foundation.
Harcourts launches client services programme, The Harcourts Promise.
Harcourts opens its 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.
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.
Stephen Collins sells his shareholding and controlling interest in Harcourts International to Mike Green and Paul Wright.
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.
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.
Mike Green, Managing Director of Harcourts International Ltd, invited to join leading business organization, the New Zealand Business Roundtable.
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.
Harcourts International records best month ever in its 117 year history writing $1.4 billion of sales in February alone.
Harcourts New Zealand website www.harcourts.co.nz is ranked the number one Company website with over 150,000 unique visitors per month.
Harcourts starts a successful relationship with the Disney Institute Programme.
Harcourts introduces Luxury Portfolio - an exclusive global marketing programme 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 announces full ownership of the mortgage broking company it was instrumental in setting up in 1997, Mortgage Express Ltd.
Harcourts Academy achieves RTO status (Registered Training Organisation) allowing industry licensing to those attending Academy programmes.
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.
Harcourts expands into China, partnering with a major Shanghai developer, and opens in Shanghai.
Harcourts enter into a Joint venture with the 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 enriches communities'.
Harcourts wins an international award for best property marketing products at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World annual conference.
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.
Harcourts enters Joint Venture partnership with USA Company Altera to operate in California.
In Australasia, Harcourts form a joint venture with NAI Global to form new Commercial real estate company NAI Harcourts.
Harcourts enters Joint Venture partnership with Landmark to form Landmark Harcourts, Australia's leading regional and rural real estate brand with over 130 real estate branches nationwide.
Donations to the Harcourts Foundation exceed $1,000,000.
Harcourts expands to Hong Kong.
Harcourts wins big at the International Real Estate Conference receiving the award for "Best New Media" recognizing the company's iPad and iPhone Applications, media center,
Harcourts launches premium marketing brand Luxury Property Selection.
Mortgage Express has its biggest month in July, settling $79,556,297.
Harcourts Complete, a free service offered to all Harcourts clients providing all the relevant real estate services required before, during or after a transaction is launched.
Harcourts celebrates 125 years since founder, JB Harcourts first started the company, then called Harcourt & Co. Over the past 125 years, Harcourts experienced astronomical growth, from becoming the largest and most recognized real estate brand in New Zealand to ranking amongst the top three real estate companies in Australia.
By 2013, Harcourts had expanded across New Zealand, Australia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Africa and the USA.
Harcourts New Zealand are voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Real Estate Brand for the second year running. Harcourts USA launches auction platform for the first time as Harcourts footprint grows across the USA, Indonesia and for NAI Harcourts.
Harcourts USA launches auction platform for the first time.
Harcourts introduces two new industry-leading apps for agents
Harcourts New Zealand is yet again voted New Zealand’s most trusted real estate agent by Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands survey. This makes it three years running!
Harcourts expands to Dubai.
Harcourts launches its refreshed group of brand out into the marketing place across all countries.
Harcourts expands into Canada opening its first office in Vancouver.