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Harcourts - Apple Apps

Apple recognises Harcourts custom apps across global web network

Harcourts, has been selected from a world-wide category to be the first real estate company to be featured across Apple’s global web network with a case study showing how they have used Apple’s iOS technology to transform their business.

In recognition of their innovation and use of the iPad and iPhone to enhance client experience and drive greater efficiency for their business, Apple has produced a video and business case study about Harcourts’ work – an accolade reserved only for companies developing the most cutting edge business solutions using Apple technology.

Harcourts is the first company from the Australasian region, and the first real estate group world-wide, to be selected by Apple for this recognition.

Harcourts New Zealand CEO Hayden Duncan, says the custom suite of apps developed by Harcourts, is transforming the way they do business.

“By nature real estate is a mobile business. Agents are on the road, meeting clients, inspecting properties and showing homes.

“The power of Apple iOS inspired us to develop a suite of apps for our global network of sales consultants that would provide them with a full range of marketing, research and technological tools while they’re on the move. The apps save our consultants hundreds of hours per year by streamlining tasks and they help us deliver a great client experience.

“Take e-Campaign for iPad, for example. From the comfort of your living room, a sales consultant can help you build your ideal marketing campaign; displaying real-time market data from your local neighbourhood, visually showcasing the complete range of marketing options available, and booking everything into an online calendar so you know exactly what to expect every step of the way.

“Information is all stored digitally so there’s no need for paper forms or folders or for data re-entry back at the office, which means we can deliver a timely, professional, and consistent level of service,” says Mr Duncan.

Harcourts was selected above several other global real estate companies because they showed how Apple technology has enabled them to become game-changers in their industry.

“The integration of our apps both with third-party real estate data sources and the company intranet is key to our success. This means sales consultants have access to an unprecedented level of information from wherever they are providing a distinct competitive advantage,” explains Mr Duncan.

Mr Duncan says Harcourts’ focus is firmly on the future and innovation is at the forefront of everything they do.

“Client expectations are changing and it’s essential that we change with them. Technology is helping us to be more agile and responsive to our clients’ needs, delivering faster and more effective communication, and providing a seamless client experience overall.”

“Being able to launch our apps across multiple devices in multiple countries and integrate to our intranet is one of the key reasons we chose iOS as our platform.”


Harcourts Innovative Technology Team Expands

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Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green, recently shared the Harcourts International vision to expand into 100 countries within 20 years.  To execute this plan, the Harcourts Group has started to expand their technology team in New Zealand and will be making three new appointments to drive this growth.

The positions include newly created roles for a Project Manager, Business Analyst and two software developers.  The addition of these roles will bring the technology team number to 23.

Head of Technology for Harcourts International, Jason Wills, said it was an exciting time for the team who are looking forward to expanding into more countries. “These new positions are essential in helping our team to prepare for global expansion, whilst maintaining our business as usual in the eight countries we currently operate in.

The Group aims to fill these positions with the right candidates as soon as possible, with the positions located in the Harcourts Head Office in Christchurch.

“Christchurch is like the ‘Silicon Valley’ of New Zealand and I am extremely proud of what our team has developed and excited about our companies growth plans,” Mr Wills continued.

 


Harcourts Innovative Technology Team Expands

Harcourts Logo

Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green, recently shared the Harcourts International vision to expand into 100 countries within 20 years.  To execute this plan, the Harcourts Group has started to expand their technology team in New Zealand and will be making three new appointments to drive this growth.

The positions include newly created roles for a Project Manager, Business Analyst and two software developers.  The addition of these roles will bring the technology team number to 23.

Head of Technology for Harcourts International, Jason Wills, said it was an exciting time for the team who are looking forward to expanding into more countries. “These new positions are essential in helping our team to prepare for global expansion, whilst maintaining our business as usual in the eight countries we currently operate in.

The Group aims to fill these positions with the right candidates as soon as possible, with the positions located in the Harcourts Head Office in Christchurch.

“Christchurch is like the ‘Silicon Valley’ of New Zealand and I am extremely proud of what our team has developed and excited about our companies growth plans,” Mr Wills continued.

 


Harcourts Innovative Technology Team Expands

Harcourts Logo

Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green, recently shared the Harcourts International vision to expand into 100 countries within 20 years.  To execute this plan, the Harcourts Group has started to expand their technology team in New Zealand and will be making three new appointments to drive this growth.

The positions include newly created roles for a Project Manager, Business Analyst and two software developers.  The addition of these roles will bring the technology team number to 23.

Head of Technology for Harcourts International, Jason Wills, said it was an exciting time for the team who are looking forward to expanding into more countries. “These new positions are essential in helping our team to prepare for global expansion, whilst maintaining our business as usual in the eight countries we currently operate in.

The Group aims to fill these positions with the right candidates as soon as possible, with the positions located in the Harcourts Head Office in Christchurch.

“Christchurch is like the ‘Silicon Valley’ of New Zealand and I am extremely proud of what our team has developed and excited about our companies growth plans,” Mr Wills continued.

 


Harcourts Innovative Technology Team Expands

Harcourts Logo

Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green, recently shared the Harcourts International vision to expand into 100 countries within 20 years.  To execute this plan, the Harcourts Group has started to expand their technology team in New Zealand and will be making three new appointments to drive this growth.

The positions include newly created roles for a Project Manager, Business Analyst and two software developers.  The addition of these roles will bring the technology team number to 23.

Head of Technology for Harcourts International, Jason Wills, said it was an exciting time for the team who are looking forward to expanding into more countries. “These new positions are essential in helping our team to prepare for global expansion, whilst maintaining our business as usual in the eight countries we currently operate in.

The Group aims to fill these positions with the right candidates as soon as possible, with the positions located in the Harcourts Head Office in Christchurch.

“Christchurch is like the ‘Silicon Valley’ of New Zealand and I am extremely proud of what our team has developed and excited about our companies growth plans,” Mr Wills continued.