In a huge coup for the Harcourts Group as a whole, former Channel 7 and 10 media presenter Bill McDonald, will join Harcourts Solutions, in Brisbane, as a Sales Consultant next month.
A highly respected and experienced media personality, Bill needs little introduction, having graced Australian television screens in a variety of media roles over the past 30 years.
What may be little known to many however, is that Bill is a passionate real estate person, having completed many purchases, sales and renovations of his own properties, as well as hosting Suncorp’s ‘Master the Market’ video series and featuring on 7’s Better Homes and Gardens program with his wife Juls and sons Jordan, Hamish, William and James.
Harcourts Queensland CEO, Jonathan King, said the company was both “excited and thrilled” that a person the calibre of Bill had decided to join the ever growing Harcourts team.
“It speaks volumes for the continued growth of the Harcourts Solutions brand and the appointment of Bill will only catapult that momentum further,’’ Mr King said.
Having been a resident of Windsor for many years, Bill’s focus will be on his local communities of Wilston, Windsor, Grange and Alderley where he is already a familiar face, having often given back to the area he loves through work with charities and community organisations.
He said that on some level he had been preparing for this new role his entire life.
“Whether it’s been delivering the nightly news into people’s lounge rooms or supporting charities, I’m all about giving and serving others in the community,” Bill explained.
“Harcourts shares the same core values as I do, putting people first and doing the right thing all the time, so I can’t wait to start my new career with the Solutions team.”
Bill said there were two main factors that drew him to the Harcourts brand.
“A dedication to honesty and integrity - and to have fun and a laugh while doing it.
“The Solutions management team are all about making you happy, giving you the tools, skills and support to best service your clients. I just can’t wait to start helping people in my local community realise their property dreams.’’
For the past 2 years, Bill has been learning from leading Harcourts consultants and as well as training to become an auctioneer, under highly awarded auctioneer, 3 times Australasian champion, Justin Nickerson.
Harcourts Solutions Business Owner, Brendan Whipps, said he was honoured that Bill had chosen Harcourts Solutions to help him progress his career in real estate.
“Bill will undoubtedly be a huge asset for us, he’s a Windsor local, his parents grew up here and along with being a trusted community member, he’s a fantastic person, one that will fit in perfectly with the Harcourts values that we continue to uphold,.’’
Bill will begin his new role with Harcourts Solutions on the 4th February and can be reached at email@example.com and mobile: 0411 206 011.