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Landmark Harcourts and Harcourts Partner to Showcase Properties to China

With a notable increase in Australian property enquiry emanating from the Harcourts network in Hong Kong and China; Landmark Harcourts has partnered with Harcourts to showcase Australian properties to China through its Connect with Australia property showcase. Responding to the particular interests of Chinese investors, Landmark Harcourts and Harcourts together will feature large scale agricultural properties targeting dairy, protein and viticulture sectors as well as residential and commercial developments, off the plan homes, new apartment blocks, house and land packages.

July 9.jpgNow in its second year, the showcase introduced 80 Australian properties to investors in China in 2013, with a value of more than $185 million, with sales post the event exceeding $35 million.

The 10-day initiative showcase commencing on the 18th of September features numerous events in Beijing and Shanghai, each designed to promote Australia to the largest market in the world.

The showcase launches with the Beijing International Property and Investment Expo where the Landmark Harcourts and Harcourts teams will have a professional and prominent stand with targeted marketing collateral and a significant range of Australian opportunities for investors to consider. In addition, new technologies such as the QR code video marketing of properties in English and Chinese, will be deployed to reach into the huge Chinese market. This event will be host to 240-280 international exhibitors, with 40-48,000 visitors attending, including 8,000 invitation only, high net worth visitors.

The showcase provides a platform for Landmark Harcourts and Harcourts to build relationships with key people in China, Australia, and other Countries, and to create positive brand publicity across multiple mediums.
Landmark Harcourts General Manager, Craig Yarrow, said previous experience in China has revealed that value-add services are important to investors. “We’ll be offering a full value chain with specialist partners in accounting, law, finance, migration and more. In partnership with Sino-Australia, we’ll be able to provide Chinese investors a streamlined and proven process, responding to their queries and making it much easier for them to make choices and invest,” Mr Yarrow said.

“Our partners, Harcourts, will be alongside us promoting their specialty Australian properties in the residential, development and commercial sectors. Harcourts, with 126 years of experience in the real estate industry, has an extensive network of branches in China and Hong Kong, and we’ll be working together to show Chinese investors the value and opportunities that exist in the broader Australian market,” Mr Yarrow continued.

A presentation by Landmark Harcourts at the Beijing Property and Investment Expo will occur on the 21st and will educate attendees on the prosperous investment opportunities in Australia. The presentation will provide links for Australian producers and Chinese investors in joint venture partnerships or ownership of large scale ongoing operations ripe for farm expansion and development.July 16.jpg

The entire showcase will also feature two exclusive investor evenings hosted by Landmark Harcourts and Harcourts on the 23rd and 27th of September supported by AustCham, the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce, and Oz-Town Shanghai, a new centre committed to growing the Australian export market in China.

The investor evenings are invite-only, with a select number of targeted, high net worth individuals seeking to learn more about Australian agribusiness, development investment and associated joint venture partnership opportunities expected to attend. Five speaking sessions will be held throughout each evening, with each session providing an opportunity to educate the audience on points of interest including; government investment policy, agricultural assets, finance, the future for metropolitan investment and successful joint venture partnerships.

It is expected that extensive media coverage and on-the-ground promotion will attract business representatives, companies, investors, government officials and influencers to the showcase. A number of sponsors including AgScope and The Australian Financial Review have come on board, recognising the positive media exposure and buzz the event will generate, with marketing collateral expected to reach over 1.5million people in China.

China has a long history with Australia, and over time, this has reinforced strong relationships. Nearly a million Chinese and Hong Kong visitors came to Australia in 2013, in addition to 7,000 business innovation and investment visas. With Australia being the number one country of choice for foreign investment, they are certainly an audience worth marketing to.

The “Connect with Australia” initiative provides a unique and innovative marketing opportunity to reach a different audience and maximize sales potential, after all, a potential buyer could come from anywhere in the world.


Harcourts Luxury Property Selection Lists Vacation Property of the Late Princess Diana

upglxsd8bdgj6o72bctjLuxury Property Selection, the elite property brand owned and operated by Harcourts International real estate, has just listed an estate frequented by the late Princess Diana, worth R120 million (over $11.2 million USD) in the area of Upper Constantia in South Africa.

The property known as Tarrystone was owned by Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer, brother of Princess Diana. It was at the entrance to the estate that he addressed the world media the morning after the tragedy, and issued his controversial condemnation of the role which he believed the press had played in her untimely death.

Set on over two acres, the estate consists of a grand double-storey thatched mansion with three separate guest cottages. The interior of the main house has been redesigned and modernised by the present owner, an internationally accredited decorator.

The living rooms feature double-volume ceilings, French chandeliers, marble floors and four bedroom suites, all with their own dressing rooms and bathrooms.

The three guest cottages boast five bedroom suites between them and each cottage has its own kitchen as well as living and dining area. The suite Princess Diana is said to have favoured on her visits to Tarrystone has been preserved in the style that it was when she stayed.

The property is currently being marketed on an exclusive mandate by Harcourts sales consultant John Phillips. “An incomparable estate of such high quality has never been seen outside of Europe,” Mr Phillips said.

Aimee Williams, International Brand Manager for Harcourts International, said the seller’s confidence in the Luxury Property Selection brand speaks volumes. “To be able to list a property of this caliber with our brand, shows the extent of trust that the vendors have in our team’s abilities to reach a global audience of high-net worth buyers,” said Ms Williams.

“Our team of luxury property specialists are experts in providing a boutique marketing experience whilst utilizing the power of our worldwide network across multiple marketing channels,” Ms Williams continued.

The Luxury Property Selection brand, launched in 2012 is growing rapidly and currently consists of over 5,000 agents operating from more than 800 real estate offices across eight countries.

The brand has also marketed at overseas property showcases, most recently attending the Luxury Properties Showcase in Shanghai with over $175 million of elite properties represented.

“These events ensure that connect with qualified buyers all over the world, and they allow us to grow our database of overseas clients who are interested in locating their perfect premium property,” Ms Williams said.

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Roodeplaat Lifestyle Estates In Demand

Lifestyle estates around the Roodeplaat Dam north of Pretoria offer a diverse choice of properties in a typical bushveld setting and a new private school is proving to be a strong draw card for family buyers.

“Interest in estate homes in this area escalated sharply after a Curro private school opened its doors here two years ago, says Derick Grobbelaar, owner of the Harcourts Zambezi franchise, which serves the area north of the Magaliesberg, including the suburbs of Montana Park, Montana, Sinoville, Magalieskruin, Doornpoort, Anlinn,Wonderboom and Pretoria North.”
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“A local school is attractive to prospective buyers who want to live a secluded lifestyle on the edge of the metropolis, yet do not want to spend hours ferrying children to and from school. Enrolment in the school, which offers primary and secondary education, is now at capacity and we are currently negotiating the sale of new premises for a separate high school to accommodate a growing waiting list for admission,” he says.

The Curro School was established in the Sable Hills waterfront estate and the current premises will be used for an enlarged primary school while the new high school will be in the adjacent Pebble Rock golf estate. The high school is expected to be completed in 2015.

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Meanwhile, Grobbelaar says, lifestyle buyers are spoilt for choice in the Roodeplaat and Kameelfontein areas about 15 to 20km from the large Kolonnade shopping centre. “Three estates at the dam, each with unique features, offer a relaxed and secure lifestyle in beautiful surroundings, while smallholdings and farms cater for buyers who prefer larger properties.”

Sable Hills is an established waterfront estate offering access to watersport on the dam, a private boating club, an Olympic size swimming pool, and the opportunity to view giraffe and small game. Prices of undeveloped 1000sqm stands here start at around R600 000, although those on the waterfront are being marketed at around R3m. Comfortable three-bedroom family homes sell at prices from R2,5m, while upmarket homes with up to five bedrooms, four living areas, four garages and access to the waterfront sell at prices of up to R15m.

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Undeveloped 1000sqm stands in the adjacent Pebble Rock golf estate sell for between R300 000 and R500 000 and house prices range from around R2m to R8m.

In the popular Leeuwfontein eco estate, 1ha stands are selling for between R600 000 and R1m, while home prices range between R2,5m and R8,5m.

Smallholdings in the area are selling at prices from R400 000 for undeveloped 1ha units to around R5m for established holdings with a dwelling. The most popular price range for smallholdings is currently between R1,4m and R2m for units of between 1ha and 2ha.

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Grobbelaar adds that since joining the Harcourts group at the end of last year the number of agents at the franchise has increased from three to 15 and the office has had to move to larger premises. Less than a year after joining the group, Harcourts Zambezi was recently placed in the top 10 of the group’s 140 countrywide offices for the number of sales registered.

“Our quick growth can be ascribed to the popularity of quality homes in the area and the phenomenal systems and support that the Harcourts group offers franchisees,” he says, adding that the suburbs north of the Magaliesberg are rapidly growing in popularity and offer a diverse range of homes at prices from as little as R495,000 right up to around R5m for hillside executive homes with panoramic views.


Harcourts Luxury Property Selection to join LPS Shanghai 2013 Property Show

Harcourts Luxury Property Selection is glad to announce its participation to the 6th consecutive edition of LPS Property Show (www.lps-china.com) to be held on December 6th-8th, 2013, in Shanghai.

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Held in cooperation with Qatar Airways, M1NT Private Club, Beneteau Yachts and Interior Design, LPS Shanghai 2013 is supported by over 100 media partners and show sponsors, and will welcome 80 exhibitors from over 25 countries.

This impressive gathering of the world’s most prestigious properties from over 25 countries will be held from December 6-8 at the 5-star JC Mandarin, located in the heart of Shanghai’s iconic luxury shopping street, Nanjing West Road.

From beachfront villas, private islands, historical chateaux, mansions, and vineyards, to marina estates and golf properties, LPS Shanghai will once again provide attendees an all-access pass to enjoy all the facets of luxury homes lifestyles.

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Please view our Chinese Luxury Property Selection ebook here

Or our English Luxury Property Selection Magazine ebook here

Or visit us at the expo at booth C31 to learn more about our properties!

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Harcourts to Represent Australian Property at International Luxury Property Showcase

upglxsd8bdgj6o72bctjReal Estate Agent and Director of Harcourts Applecross in Western Australia, Eric Hartanto, has been selected to showcase exclusive Australian Property at the Luxury Property Showcase in Shanghai next month.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to promote the amazing properties we have to offer our international investors,” Eric said.

Eric and his team will be showcasing a selection of property from Harcourts’ Luxury Property Selection brand which includes exclusive property from Western Australia, but also Australia wide, New Zealand, the United States of America and South Africa.

Eric said the showcase allows him to build strong business relationships with high end Chinese property investors.

Investors often seek to relocate to Australia due to the high level of education standards, workplace opportunities and relaxed lifestyle.

“These exclusive events provide us with the ideal opportunity to discover what the overseas market is looking for and it enables us to provide that for them,” said Eric.
There will be 36 properties featured from Harcourts Luxury Property selection brand, with a total worth of over $175million combined.
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“The properties on offer range from $1 million to over $25million. We have a wonderful mix of property, including large scale developments, luxury mansions, penthouse apartments, coastal property and a range of lifestyle opportunities from golf to equine properties,” Eric said.

Sponsored by Lamborghini, Baccarat and Dassault-Falcon, the international real estate expo will provide a unique opportunity for Shanghai’s elite home buyers to interact with international leading luxury real estate experts in a prestigious setting.

LPS Shanghai 2013 will be held at the iconic JC Mandarin Shanghai, right in the heart of prestigious Nanjing West Road.
“This central high-end location, combined with the participation of world-famous luxury brands, will create a unique and captivating atmosphere, the perfect environment to stage luxury properties,” said Eric.

The Luxury Property Showcase in Shanghai is an invitation only expo, welcoming highly targeted luxury real estate buyers, investors, VIPs and wealthy individuals. Over 5,000 targeted visitors are anticipated to visit this year’s expo.

Eric has been with Harcourts for over 10 years and owns three offices; Harcourts Applecross in Western Australia, Harcourts Pratama Surabaya in Indonesia and Harcourts Pratama Nusa Dua in Bali. Eric has sold over a $210million worth of property and is consistently one of the top three sales consultants for Harcourts in Western Australia, and features in the top 20 list for sales consultants with Harcourts Australia.632855-40e0f75a-51b5-11e3-9770-07dcc52d4773