At the gala Real Estate Business (REB) Awards in Sydney, Harcourts Adelaide Hills was named New Office of the Year 2017 across all real estate businesses in Australia. Owned by Kimberley & Trent Shorland and located in Stirling, it is the third office for the pair and joins locations in Mount Barker and Birdwood, South Australia.
“Winning this award acknowledges the commitment of our entire team and confirms that we are definitely on the right track,” said Kim Shorland shortly after receiving the award, one of the six categories in which her office was nominated.
“It was certainly an exciting award to win! Being awarded as finalists in six categories for all brands across Australia is a huge honour. We also congratulate our team members Rachel Knappstein, a finalist in the Office Administrator of the Year category, and Rachel Torney, a finalist in the Property Manager of the Year category.”
Additionally, Ms Shorland’s husband Trent Shorland was a finalist in the Principal of the Year – Regional category.
“It’s great to see the success of Kim and Trent’s office after opening so recently,” said Harcourts South Australia CEO Andrew Friebe, who noted that the blueprint for their success has been ‘The Harcourts Way’, the specific franchise system that is a platform for business growth.
“Harcourts Adelaide Hills is an excellent case study of business owners planning for success, and seeing many of their team members nominated as finalists is a testament to the entire group.”
Ms Shorland added that the award is for the entire team, across all three offices. “It's a fabulous boost for morale, our people love to be part of a successful office, and it's our team that enabled this success.
“It also puts our business on the map. Harcourts have also contributed largely to our success with exceptional training for both our people and our business strategies.”
The office group has been on a roll, picking up notable accolades and awards since 2014 when the Shorlands were named Business Owners of the Year.
Of the 400 Harcourts offices in Australia, Harcourts Adelaide Hills was named its number two office for sales and property management in 2016.
The Shorlands plan to celebrate with the entire team in Adelaide Hills and is thankful for each member. “We love coming together to work with them each and every day, they're a wonderful bunch of people with excellent values,” said Ms Shorland. “Secondly, I’d like to thank our Harcourts State Team who offer us fantastic support.”
Noting that an evening of over 1000 real estate industry leaders can be a big occasion, she enthusiastically added gratitude for the additional supporters of her business. “Thanks to Realestate.com.au for being the major sponsors of the REB awards. A big thank you to those who travelled far and wide to be with us on the night.
“As always, we are thankful for our clients, for choosing us to be their agents of choice when buying, selling and renting throughout Adelaide Hills.”
The Harcourts Adelaide Hills group is comprised of three offices in Mount Barker, Stirling and Birdwood. For more information please visit the website http://adelaidehills.harcourts.com.au/
In all, Harcourts was named a finalist in 13 categories across sales, property management, office administration, and training and development. Harcourts was named Innovator – Game Changer of the Year 2017 for its suite of mobile applications. Recognition came for the industry leading mobile applications - eOne, eOpen and eCampaign – developed in-house and utilised across Harcourts’ 400 office network.