Congratulations to four of our Harcourts agents for being listed in Real Estate Business’ South Australia Top 50 Real Estate Agents.
Harcourts Australia is ending the year on a high with today’s announcement of Stu Costello as the new Harcourts South Australia CEO, completing the full suite of leadership positions.
At the REB Awards 2021, Kate Smith, business owner of Harcourts Smith, in Semaphore, South Australia, was named the Sales Agent of the Year – Metropolitan. The awards annually recognise the outstanding contribution of professionals and businesses working within the industry, including agents, networks, innovators, leaders and property managers.
“Doing what you love and being acknowledged on a national platform is an absolute honor and just makes all the long days and challenges worth it,” said Ms Smith after winning the award.
“I have to give a big thanks to my team, Samantha, Teagan and Ricki, and also my husband for giving me the support to do what I need to.”
Noting that the past year has been challenging for everyone, she shared her key for thriving personally and succeeding in the marketplace during those times.
“I took on an adapt or die mentality,” said Ms Smith. “So, just trying to keep ahead of the curve and changed at all times and doing the things you don’t always feel like doing when you know you should!”
It is no coincidence that Ms Smith was the top listing agent in Australia, in 2020, which also gained her recognition on the REB Top 100 Agents ranking.
The team at Harcourts Smith has grown its number of listings and sales month on month.
“We are so incredibly lucky to be in a market that has risen and grown above all these challenges,” said Ms Smith. “We have such an amazing quality of life and I think that was showcased to the whole nation during COVID-19, and now the demand from interstate is part of that feeding into the market.”
We are in a strong seller’s market in Adelaide. A shortness in property stock and considerable buyer competition has left Adelaide’s property market in a flurry of action, with enormous open home attendance, frequent letters of offer and high purchasing prices.
Business owner Jing Wang has capitalised on the strength and status that the market leading brand Harcourts holds in South Australia, by opening Harcourts Adelaide City. With a young, yet experienced and multicultural team, with staff who speak many languages including Chinese, Mandarin, Italian, and English, Ms Wang is thrilled to have opened the latest South Australian franchise.
Adelaide’s Real Estate powerhouse, Kate Smith has been a prominent figure within the real estate sector for over 16 years and she holds the accolades to prove it. After all her accomplishments and experience in the real estate business Ms Smith recognised that the past year has been her greatest and her happiest. “It’s no coincidence that my best year in has been this past 12 months with Harcourts”, She said.
As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions slowly ease across the country, most states and territories are now allowing open home inspections and in-person auctions.
Leading national real estate franchise network Harcourts Australia is this week celebrating agents Kate Smith, from Harcourts Smith, and Alistair Agius, from Harcourts Hills Living, for their inclusion in this year’s REB Top 100 Agents list for 2020.
With so many changes to the legislation and service requirements surrounding the property management sector, tenants and landlords are being left with numerous questions. As the industry scrambles to keep up, it is paramount for business managers and business owners to keep current with all sectors of their own businesses.
Private appointments, virtual walkthroughs and online auctions. These are the latest terms that are going to be intertwined within the real estate sector for many months to come. However, realistically, how are real estate businesses going to go about their “business as usual”? Leading by example, Harcourts Pilgrim have adapted, and quickly.