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Harcourts Conference Kicks Off in China

Harcourts China held its first ever conference in Shenzhen earlier this month.

Nearly 250 real estate professionals and 30 media personnel attended the conference and were treated to keynote presentations by Mike Green, Harcourts’ International Managing Director, Tina Sander, Harcourts’ Head of International, Lavina Lau, a motivational speaker who previously worked in the insurance industry, and ZhiJun Wei, General Manager of SouFun, a well-known Chinese data basing company.

“The energy, enthusiasm and excitement displayed by our teams in China and Hong Kong throughout Conference was fantastic to witness and the event was a great celebration of our history, culture, and future,” Mike Green said.

“2013 marks Harcourts’ 125 year anniversary and it was fantastic to celebrate this milestone with our teams in China and Hong Kong,” Tina Sander said.

“Harcourts is really starting to develop and build momentum in China. The team has structured a business model like no other in China and we believe that it is going to create amazing opportunities for our clients and our team members,” Ms Sander added.

Tommy Huang, CEO of Harcourts China was pleased with the results and outcomes of the conference.

“We were expecting 180 team members, however on the day we had 240, which is an amazing result. The feedback from the guests and media has been fantastic and is evident of a strong and successful Conference,” Mr Huang said.

Along with the 30 media personnel attending Conference, the Harcourts China team also featured on CCTV two days after the conference, which highlighted the success of the event even further.

The conference also included a property exhibition and was followed by Harcourts China’s annual awards dinner where the group’s top achievers were honoured for their accomplishments over the past 12 months.

Top office awards went to Harcourts Shanghai Hui Cheng Dian and Harcourts Jinan Lin Xiu Cheng San Dian while the top agents from each four regions were Zhu Yuxiu of Jinan, Zhang Haijun of Shanghai, Jacky Kan of Shenzhen, and Gonda Kazuaki of Hong Kong.

The Harcourts China conference was the group’s second international conference for 2013 and will be followed by events in New Zealand and Australia in May, and South Africa in June.

This year, the Harcourts China conference ran for one day but will move to a two day event in April 2014.

Harcourts Conference Launches in USA

Real estate group, Harcourts USA held its first ever two-day conference at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, California earlier this month.

Nearly 300 realtors from around the USA attended the conference and were treated to exceptional keynote presentations from real estate professional and Harcourts USA partner, Rick De Luca, Chicago property specialist, Terry Watson, General Manager of Harcourts International, Gilbert Enoka, and former NBA All-Star, Mark Eaton.

Mark Eaton shared the inspiring story of how he went from being a 7’4”, 21 year old mechanic who couldn’t play basketball to having a highly successful 12-year career as an NBA All-Star with the Utah Jazz.

“Mark’s presentation was clear and concise, and provided some fantastic take-home principles on how to keep winning and being successful,” said Mike Green, Managing Director of Harcourts International.

“We also held a number of hugely successful breakout sessions which provided some quality take-home information for our team which they can implement in their businesses immediately,” Mr Green said.

“Overall, our USA Conference has caused a lot of conversation within the real estate industry in California.

“We invited several prominent figures from the local real estate industry who are now very actively talking about Harcourts and the impact our group is having on the industry in the USA,” Mr Green said.

Harcourts USA are set to open four new offices in California over the next month, so momentum is continuing to build for the group.

“The energy, enthusiasm and excitement displayed by our USA team throughout Conference was fantastic to witness and the event was a great celebration of our history, culture, and future,” Mr Green added.