Harcourts Launches Partnership with Workplace by Facebook

Jan 8, 2018 10:47:08 AM Share this:

Harcourts International, recognised as a real estate industry leader in innovation, has launched Workplace by Facebook, the collaborative internal communications platform that is changing the way that businesses engage its workforce.


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Harcourts Australia Named Innovator of the Year

Jul 7, 2017 1:44:31 PM Share this:

At the gala Real Estate Business (REB) Awards in Sydney, Harcourts Group Australia was named Innovator of the Year 2017 across all real estate businesses in Australia. Recognition came for the Harcourts suite of industry leading mobile applications - eOne, eOpen and eCampaign – developed in-house and utilised across Harcourts’ 400 office network.


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Topics: Press Release, Technology, Australia, Awards, News, Innovation, Australia Real Estate

Harcourts launch innovative fitness trial using Apple Watch

Jun 3, 2016 3:11:40 PM Share this:

Harcourts Australia are on the move, and thanks to an initiative featuring the new Apple Watch, could be blazing the trail toward a healthier, fitter real estate industry.


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Topics: Technology, Harcourts, Real Estate

Harcourts launches client login service

Jun 4, 2015 8:52:07 PM Share this:

Harcourts International has launched its new client login service, a portal for exclusive Harcourts clients to use to keep up-to-date with everything that is happening with their property.


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Topics: Press Release, South Africa, Technology

Harcourts to list properties through much-anticipated SQUIIZ

Nov 19, 2014 9:48:50 PM Share this:

This week, Harcourts International has announced their participation in the real estate listings website and app, SQUIIZ.


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New Industry Portal Introduces Innovative Technology

Sep 19, 2014 12:19:24 AM Share this:

Industry owned and operated real estate portal, SQUIIZ, introduced its website and industry first mobile application at its first launch function in Brisbane late last week.


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Harcourts International to ‘Disaster Proof’ Online Systems

Jul 8, 2014 10:59:32 PM Share this:

Real estate group, Harcourts International, are upgrading their servers in Australia and New Zealand to ensure if either country suffered a natural disaster, servers would be re-routed to another country instead of going offline.

The decision stems from Christchurch’s disastrous earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, which saw numerous businesses go offline. The Technology Headquarters for Harcourts International in Christchurch were evacuated for six weeks; fortunately strategies were in place to keep servers online.

Jason Wills, Chief Information Officer at Harcourts International said, “Harcourts were lucky compared to a lot of businesses, our computer systems were hosted by Telecom’s datacentre in Hillmorton. Given that natural disasters are bound to occur, Harcourts have made the strategic decision to replace all of our server systems in New Zealand and Australia with the very latest virtualised hardware from Hewlett Packard.”

The current New Zealand servers at Telecom’s Hillmorten datacentre will be re-located with the new server hardware at Telecom’s brand new datacenter at Christchurch airport. The Australian servers will be installed in the Harcourts Sydney Datacentre.

“The key to this new installation is the ability for the Australian and New Zealand database systems to replicate to each country. If either country were to suffer a natural disaster, the country that is affected will be off-line for no more than 15 minutes. After 15 minutes the users from the country affected are re-routed to the other country’s servers,” said Mr Wills.

The implementation of the new server architecture will take place during July and August, with stage three to add Harcourts USA, China and Hong Kong servers.

“I see this as the silver bullet for protecting Harcourts clients and our Harcourts team as we expand our operations globally,” Mr Wills said.


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Harcourts Focused on Mobile Strategy

Jul 30, 2013 10:54:36 PM Share this:

Harcourts have recently delved into the Google Analytics reporting for two of its busiest websites, www.harcourts.co.nz and www.harcourts.com.au.


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Harcourts Launches eAgent at Annual Conference

Jun 1, 2012 8:23:33 PM Share this:

International real estate group, Harcourts launched its latest app for the iPad, eAgent, earlier this week at the group’s annual Australian conference on the Gold Coast.


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Topics: Technology, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, New South Wales

Harcourts Incorporates Walk Score Neighbourhood Maps

Apr 24, 2012 9:02:05 PM Share this:

Earlier this month, Harcourts announced the incorporation of a new mapping function to all online property listings which highlights points of interest in the vicinity of each specific property listed with Harcourts.


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Topics: Technology