Highland Gathering: a day of learning and celebration of our business

As you may know, our six Harcourts offices in Otago come under one company: Highland Real Estate Group Limited.

We’re united as part of Harcourts New Zealand, which gives us the systems and processes to run with efficiency on a nationwide and global scale.

But the strength of our group runs deeper.

We’re a group of individuals with aligned philosophies and common outlooks to life. We collectively believe that the client comes first and we’re united as a region-wide team that operates in your best interest.

And our main point of difference? Knowledge and an in-depth understanding of real estate.

With regular training and a focus on collaboration, our analysis of statistics, trends and the property world is second to none — and we pass this information on to our clients.

A priority of ours is to continue to learn and develop so we can keep offering this advantage to you.

Our annual Highland Gathering is an opportunity for us to do just this: all of our real estate agents, property managers and staff will come together to learn and knowledge-share at the end of a successful year.

Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy, Harcourts New Zealand CEO.

Some of our managers will give presentations about issues they’re particularly passionate about, including the benefits of online advertising and the success of our marketing strategy.

Harcourts New Zealand representatives will be there to train us on the latest technological developments of our online system. We’ll welcome Chris Kennedy, CEO at Harcourts New Zealand, as he congratulates our top performers for the year in our annual awards celebration at the end of the day.

And we’ll enjoy presentations from several of our partner organisations as we look to continue to benefit from their excellent offerings. Experts from realestate.co.nz and Property Press will share their learnings from the past year and teach us how to continue maximising exposure for our listings through their platforms.

On top of this, we’re also going to celebrate some fantastic successes:

  • Achieving an average rating of 9/10 for quality of service from clients.

  • Completing more than 1,200 property sales this year, making thousands of buyers and sellers happy.

  • Growing our team to 78 licenced real estate agents.

  • Maintaining our dominant market share in several areas around Otago.

  • Strengthening our online presence, attaining double the number of online property searches and nearly 700,000 website hits this year.

The Highland Gathering is to be held this Thursday 6 April at the Cellar Door in Alexandra. Follow us on Facebook for live updates from the day.

Harcourts highland group owners
Our business owners, from left: Kelvin Collins, Highland Group CEO & Balclutha Manager; Richard Stringer, Dunedin Manager; Geoff Stevens, Queenstown Manager; Grant Parker, Wanaka Manager; John Petre, Cromwell & Alexandra Manager; Marie Osborne, Highland Group General Manager; Warwick Osborne, Queenstown consultant & business owner.