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Your career with Harcourts


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Structure A move to Harcourts is the best you’ll ever make

For challenges and achievement, growth and recognition, financial success and freedom - come and see us, and get more from your career - and more from your life.

Harcourts is one of the fastest-growing real estate groups in South Africa. While that’s impressive in itself, even more importantly our research has shown that 98.6% of our clients say that they’d definitely use us again. This choice, first and foremost, is due to our people.

Within the intimate process of buying and selling real estate Harcourts people thrive. It’s not just the comprehensive training that makes our consultants the best and brightest in real estate. It’s the understanding of the core values at the heart of each and every sale.

Our people know what it takes to succeed. And, thanks to their abilities and training, they’re able to pass this knowledge on to their clients. With Harcourts you’ll quickly discover that accomplishment in the industry can happen along many different and exciting paths. What won’t change is the support and inspiration you’ll receive from us to make the most out of your real estate career.

Growth What makes Harcourts work for you?

What do you want from your career?

• A sense of personal achievement, financial success and professional recognition

• The chance to move forward and prove that you can meet new challenges head on

• Access to extensive resources unique in the South African real estate industry

• The satisfaction of helping people realise their dreams and aspirations

• The best training and support to provide you with outstanding business skills

• The opportunity to work alongside a team of passionate and dedicated professionals

Successfully buying and selling real estate, while containing elements of technology, methodology and ideology, is more than flashy keywords and high tech gadgets. It’s often simply about one thing: fulfilling people’s hopes and dreams.

The Harcourts consultant understands this. It’s what our training is focused on. And our relationships built on. That’s why Harcourts people not only receive acclaimed in-depth professional training. They also become dedicated in the art of creating meaningful and genuine personal relationships.

Direction The academy

The Harcourts Academy provides you with a foundation of outstanding business skills with which to build a dynamic and exciting real estate career. The Harcourts Academy in South Africa offers a tailored approach to learning. The curriculum includes a number of different courses aiming at skills development of people joining real estate, through to managerial and business development levels. Each course has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge with which to triumph within the real estate industry. The Academy provides the perfect platform for all of our people, giving them access to coaching, mentoring, training and higher qualifications programmes. It’s proven incredibly successful – both for our people and for our clients.

*Courses may be subject to change.

So many options to excel:

Sales Development Programme For both new and experienced Sales Consultants this cutting-edge programme provides the means by which you can improve prospecting, listing, sales and self-management methods.

Management Development Programme Our high achievers can now take their operations to new levels. With topics including leadership, motivation, marketing systems and technology this course offers the best a chance to become even better.

Business Development Programme For the final word in business development this course cannot be missed. Covering subjects such as advanced leadership, succession planning and business strategy and structure, this programme concentrates upon the objective of “growing business in an ever-increasing competitive world”.

National Industry Qualification Pathways The Harcourts Academy in collaboration with the South African Real Estate Academy (SAREA) offers the Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC) for Real Estate (NQF 4 level) for agents and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as well as leanership basis. The National Certificate for Real Estate (NQF level 5) applicable to real estate business owners is also on offer as a full qualification.

Cadetship Programme This exclusive programme offers the perfect introduction to real estate. Positive and motivated people will find the programme a great opportunity to forge ahead on an exciting new career path. It’s a chance for you to take control of your future… and Harcourts Academy is committed to making that future a satisfying and rewarding one.

Future Leaders Programme The only way is up! This professional and personal development scheme focuses on the development of talented individuals aspiring to management and ownership opportunities. It’s the perfect opportunity to take your performance to its peak.

Specialist Training With the many career paths available in real estate and the specialist knowledge required, Harcourts Academy offers a number of training programmes in key areas such as Technology, Rural or Commercial Real Estate, Residential Property Management and Auctioneering.

Support Team and individual achievement

We believe that individual achievement can only be attained with the help of an effective support network. And so we back each other. In an often extremely competitive industry environment it’s this support that makes the difference. So what makes this difference such an important one to our continued success?

Besides the benefit of our training programmes one key advantage is the Harcourts technological systems - providing the most up to date and relevant information to assist you in building a reliable, rewarding client database. This technology is how we can effectively reach the interested parties. How we match the right property to the right buyer, the right seller to the right market. And how we can assist the communication to help you build million rand deals… or catch up with a client for a simple coffee and a chat.

Most importantly, along with the training, technology and strength of the Harcourts brand, you’ll be amongst the right people. We recruit the best and train them to be even better. While individual success is recognised and celebrated (we definitely celebrate it!) our outlook is uniquely focused upon the people who support this success. This helps the Harcourts culture of high achievement thrive and significantly increases the faith and trust the public place in us. They know that with each and every Harcourts consultant, they’re getting the best.

Like you.

Success Every step of the way

As one of the fastest-growing real estate groups in South Africa, our outlook must continue to focus on the future. Key to this is how we can improve our systems and how we can offer our clients even higher levels of personal and professional service. Most importantly this focus must remain firmly on how we can train and equip our people to achieve the best possible results.

Today we have more than 4,000 highly-skilled residential, commercial, investment, business, lifestyle and rural property consultants working in over 600 offices throughout South Africa and Australasia. That’s why The Harcourts Academy is such an integral part of our business. It provides this huge amount of people with the insight and instruction that makes the difference. It’s what sets Harcourts apart in the real estate industry.

On top of the obvious financial rewards are the personal achievements to be gained. We’re not slow to recognise victories, either. Through regional and national award events, industry publications and an internal award structure we make sure our people performing at the highest levels have the opportunity to shine. Success breeds success.

Final words What we know

We’ve seen this company go from strength to strength. The reason for our success, our growth and our excellent reputation? It’s a simple one. Yet one so often overlooked amidst the jargon and excitement of the real estate industry. It’s our people. Everything they’ve achieved, every record

broken, every sale, every successful introduction – it comes down to who they are. They believe in themselves. They succeed because of our personal and professional commitment, our determination to be the best. We like that. It means we can wholeheartedly recommend Harcourts to you for a real estate experience that’s both easy and rewarding.

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