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    USA TEAM

    Meet the USA team responsible for the strategic direction of Harcourts nationally. This includes the delivery of support services to franchisees, business development, training, administration, finance, marketing and event management.

    Meet our international team here.
    Ben Brady

    Ben Brady

    Regional Director, Harcourts Pacific

    When we say Ben is the leading auctioneer in the country, we’re not joking. Before transferring to California, Ben was calling more auctions than any other auctioneer in the country – selling more than $4 billion worth of property over the past five years. Ben has been immersed in real estate for most of his life. At age 15, he started working as a personal assistant to the business owners of three Harcourts offices on the East Coast of Australia. In 2013, he was nominated as a finalist for Australia Auctioneer of the Year. Despite his continually growing list of achievements, his number one passion continues to be Harcourts. Continually striving for success, he is motivated by the belief that the sale or purchase of property is one of the most important decisions a person will make. He’s looking forward to meeting you.
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    Rick DeLuca

    Regional Director, Harcourts Northwest

    Mr. DeLuca's real estate career began in 1976 and in his first year, he achieved an amazing 42 property sales. He then went on to average nearly 200 property sales per year and has been honoured with numerous industry awards in America including Reno's Salesman of the Year and Nevada's Realtor of the Year.
    • Real Estate Career - 1975 to 1990
    • Averaged over 200 closed transactions for 6 consecutive years
    • 292 closed transactions in the highest producing year
    • Reno Board of Realtors - "Salesman Of The Year"
    • Nevada Association of Realtors - "Realtor Of The Year"
    • CRS National instructor for ten years
    • Past National President - Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
    • Past National President - Realtors National Marketing Institute
    • Nominated as NAR's "National Trainer of the Year"
    • One of three instructors for NAR's Instructor Development Workshop
    • Author of Speech Smarts: How To Become A Dynamic Speaker!
    • International speaker to real estate professionals since 1982
    • Spoken at every national real estate franchise convention
    • Spoken at numerous state association conventions
    • Conduct an average of 75 to 90 seminars per year since 1990
    • Owner of an independent real estate company of 193 agents that led the nation in production, averaging 48.6 closed transactions per agent per year.
    Anna McKenzie

    Anna McKenzie

    Operations Manager, Harcourts USA

    Joining us all the way from New Zealand, Anna sees the move as a fantastic opportunity to challenge herself both personally and professionally, and still stay within the Harcourts brand that she has been part of since beginning her career as a real estate agent in 2007. She joins the team following 4 years as Operations Manager with the No.1 Harcourts Office in the World for Revenue – Harcourts Gold Papanui. The professional grounding that she received as part of this forward thinking, auction focused and driven team was second to none. Her strong skillset includes mentoring and supporting the team across all facets of the business and inducting & training new and experienced agents in reaching both their personal and business goals.
    Calista Green

    Calista Green

    Operations Manager fo Harcourts Auctions

    Calista has an exceptional understanding of the auction process and appreciates the importance of vital communication required between all stakeholders. Her law background, combined with her commercial leasing and franchising experience, give her stellar customer relationship skills and a natural ability to cope with conflicting pressures. Constantly reviewing practices and procedures, Calista ensures the auction framework is thriving. She provides clear and concise direction to ensure results are achieved for all parties throughout the auction process.
    Kellie Pressnell

    Kellie Pressnell

    Finance Manager

    Kellie provides comprehensive financial and business management accounting support service for all aspects of the organization. Her responsibilities include overseeing corporate accounting needs, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Kellie also coordinates and oversees all award functions and annual conferences. Kellie is passionate about what she does, loves a challenge, and looks forward to contributing to the continuing growth and success of Harcourts.
    Jason Scott

    Jason Scott

    Regional Auction Director

    As an experienced auctioneer in Australia, Jason possesses a broad range of auctioneering and sales experience with knowledge well beyond his years. Honed through years as a high-performing sales agent and experience as office Broker/Owner, Jason’s unwavering determination qualify him as an exceptional negotiator and someone you want on your team. Well known for his calm demeanor, frequent and effective communication at every stage, Jason has a genuine desire to provide a rewarding and stress-free experience of the Auction Process. Jason leads by example, working tirelessly to fulfill his reputation of professionalism through the delivery of premium results for his clients. Responsible for leading growth in Southern California, warm and engaging in his approach, Jason is a first-class asset to the Harcourts Auctions team.
    Chris Cochran

    Chris Cochran

    Business Operations Manager

    For the better part of a decade, Chris has been excelling in all aspects of the real estate industry. He has gone from being a key member on a top producing real estate team, to opening up his own marketing consulting firm, all the way to running the digital marketing for a national brokerage with physical offices in 32 different states. He now utilizes his knowledge, skills, and determination to assist and coach agents and owners all throughout Harcourts Pacific.
    Erica King

    Erica King

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    Erica began her marketing career in online B2B marketing, developing skills in written communications and copywriting through managing organic SEO and PPC campaigns. From there she began working in the world of graphic design and content creation. Her experience includes everything from brand and asset management to graphic design, as well as event planning and managing corporate partnerships. Erica joined Harcourts in September 2014 as the Marketing and Communications Manager. She is responsible for supporting the franchises with their marketing efforts on an agent and owner level while ensuring the integrity of the Harcourts brand is upheld. As a part of the Events team, Erica also assists in the planning of national and local events.
    Emilee Koerner

    Emilee Koerner

    Public Relations Coordinator

    Emilee joined the Harcourts team in 2017 and brings infectious enthusiasm and drive to her daily responsibilities. With a degree in marketing and a background in sports, Emilee thrives on creating a positive team environment while getting results across all aspects of PR. She has a passion for creating unique and creative social media content and is keen to go above and beyond for colleagues and clients.
    Heidi Myers

    Heidi Myers

    Auctions Manager

    Heidi has an exceptional understanding of the auction process and appreciates the importance of vital communication required between Agents, Sellers, the Harcourts Business Owners and the Auction team. With a degree in communications and a background in managerial customer service, Heidi possesses a high level of customer relationship skills and the ability to cope with conflicting work pressures while maintaining accurate auction registers and an effective delivery of client services. Heidi’s involvement in leading the delivery of auction administrator services provides agents and all clients with security and peace of mind when dealing with the Harcourts Auction Team.
    Jonathan Bass

    Jonathan Bass

    Auction Growth Manager

    Jonathan has a vast understanding of business cumulated through experience in sales and marketing. His impressive resume comprises of management roles in Corporate Risk Mitigation, Real Estate Sales, Mortgage and Finance. His goal is to further expand the Harcourts market share by assisting each and every agent with offering auction as weapon in their everyday business. His tenacious aspiration for auction growth and expansion makes Jonathan an unbelievable asset to our Harcourts Auctions team.
    Josh Procopis

    Josh Procopis

    Head of Growth

    Bringing an ambitious and dynamic approach to real estate sales, Josh Procopis joins us from Brisbane, Australia with experience in both sales and leadership. He has a natural ability to bring out the best in people and challenge them to achieve more than they thought possible. He is also an honest and easy-going professional who has a reputation as someone who is not afraid to tell the truth. Josh enjoys the challenge of working in a competitive market. He aims to grow the Harcourts USA footprint with his high level of service, passion, and drive as our Head of Growth.
    Laurie Fox

    Laurie Fox

    Head of Administration

    Laurie has worked alongside Rick DeLuca for a number of years, assisting with financial and administrative tasks. Her role as Head of Administration spans across all of Harcourts Northwest, as she manages the operational side of the business throughout Oregon and Washington.
    Debra Demasek

    Debra Demasek

    Franchise Development Assistant

    Debra’s focus is to expand the California market by introducing Harcourts Auction model to local independent brokers in the state. With her experience in business development and in the real estate industry, she is excited to grow the Harcourts family on the West Coast by sharing ownership opportunities with interested franchisees. Debra is passionate about helping others create success and building great futures. She was raised in Michigan however has lived in Southern California for the last several years and loves taking advantage of all the outdoor activities that Southern California offers bike riding, swimming, golfing and going to outdoor concerts in the park.