Harcourts is looking for agents in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs. This is not just about finding people to handle property transactions. We are equally happy to take on those new to the industry and those with extensive experience of it. What we require are people who can carry the Harcourts name – and that is no small responsibility.
Since 1888 we have staked our reputation on the conduct of our people. It is our people who carry our brand, and are responsible for providing our clients with the service excellence they deserve. As our South African CEO, Richard Gray, puts it, “Companies don’t succeed, people do.”
We are committed to seeing our people succeed, and that is why, we at Harcourts offer our employees a comprehensive range of training programmes and cutting-edge support. The success of our people as individuals is our success as a brand. Comments Denis Quayle, Principal at Harcourts Maynard Burgoyne Constantiaberg, “Harcourts provides the ‘strategies, structures and systems’ which underline our success, and the success of all those who are part of our team.”
Harcourts pledges to back the efforts of our people in their careers. The Harcourts Academy is the leading training institution in the real estate field, offering a range of courses designed to sharpen industry-applicable skills. A combination of classroom, in-office and online options assist in taking people through their careers, from orientation courses, through to advanced training for the more experienced, and courses for managers.
Our agents can rely on excellent marketing and research support. Constant research helps us keep our finger on the pulse of the real estate industry, enabling our agents to position themselves appropriately. And we provide customisable marketing tools to give our brand the widest exposure and or agents the greatest opportunities.
Understanding the importance of technology to the modern marketplace, we have developed a world-beating set of tools, encompassing both mobile and web-based products. We are especially proud of the Harcourts One suite, which has been designed to assist our agents in all facets of their work: making their sales, managing their business relationships and handling their financial reporting. Personal and office websites, together with and energetic social media presence, completes the package.
Just as important, Harcourts prides itself on its culture. This is based on four principles:
- People First
- Doing the Right Thing
- Being Courageous
- Fun and Laughter
To represent the Harcourts brand is to embody the highest standards of professionalism, commitment and integrity. We also strive for a fulfilling working environment and work experience. When surveyed, our people repeatedly confirm that this corporate culture is one of the key reasons they remain with us – and independent research shows that staff turnover is around 65% lower at Harcourts than the industry average. “There is always something new, exciting and inspiriting coming out of Harcourts”, says Denis Quayle.
Finally, with affiliates in 35 countries around the world, Harcourts is a global brand. Both Harcourts as a company and its people benefit from worldwide perspectives on the property industry that this provides. This is an exciting journey to be on – care to join us?
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