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Apr 10, 2019 9:46:11 AM

Harcourts North America Wraps Up Their 2019 Annual Conference at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California

Topics: Agent Life, USA, Events, Awards, Harcourts Northwest, Harcourts Pacific 0



Harcourts North America just held their 2019 Annual Conference at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California, with a record number of guests in attendance. 

Picture1.1Harcourts began with hosting its 6th Annual Business Leaders Conference, consisting of all North American leaders as well as guests from New Zealand, Australia, and Indonesia.  This seminar was an opportunity for Harcourts to plan for the future by facilitating round table discussions comparing numbers, business structures, and profitability.

Harcourts Pacific Regional Director, Ben Brady, comments on the afternoon,

“We were able to focus on the real things that count.  Focusing on profitability and making sure our leaders can coach their people within their offices to do better in 2019.” 

Following the Business Leaders Conference was the always-anticipated Annual Awards Gala, celebrating Harcourts North America’s top successful agents and offices within the organization.  

“Our annual awards night is a time to reflect on the year and recognize the wonderful achievements of our team right across North Harcourts NV1 RealtyAmerica,” mentions Mike Green, Harcourts International Managing Director. 

“When you work as hard as our people do and you achieve results that perhaps you never thought you’d achieve, to then be recognized for that and have your peers in the room cheering you on is probably one of the most special things about our culture,” continues Green.

Beginning with Harcourts #1 Top Office, Harcourts NV1 Realty in Reno took out the #1 spot for the 4th consecutive year in a row.  Trailing close behind was Harcourts The Garner Group based in Bend, Oregon, and Harcourts Prime Properties Monarch Beach from Monarch Beach, California.  

Next up was the Harcourts Auctions award categories.  With the auction department continuing to see tremendous success Harcourts Prime Properties Newport Beachthroughout Harcourts North America, they were excited to recognize Harcourts Prime Properties Newport Beach for sweeping all three auction award categories.

“It’s exciting to see the auction culture so deeply entrenched at Harcourts Prime Properties Newport Beach.  Across the office, each agent has a firm belief in the auction system, and the results continue to speak for themselves individually and as a team,” says Director of Harcourts Auctions, Jason Scott.

“What’s even more exciting is the tough competition they had from other strong auction offices snapping at their heels.”

Picture1.2Finally, the energy in the room reached its peak upon the announcement of the Harcourts Top 20 Sales Consultants for 2018.  Harcourts crowned a new winner for the highly sought after #1 position, Shelley Griffin, Co-Owner/Broker reigning from Harcourts The Garner Group in Bend, Oregon.

Harcourts Northwest Regional Director, Rick Deluca comments,

“The Northwest team claimed 7 of the Top 20 Sales Consultants, and I’m extremely excited for the future of our agents.  A special congratulations to Shelley for claiming the #1 award, we are really proud of her.”





Kicking off the following morning, Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green, presented the Conference theme, one of Harcourts’ 4 guiding principles, Being Courageous.

Keeping with the theme, Harcourts proceeded the day with a jam-packed list of motivational, inspiring, and industry leading speakers.Picture1.4

To highlight a few, Sharran Srivatsaa presented “How to Win a Listing in 7 Minutes” and won the crowd over with his infectious energy.  Bringing a close to the Conference speakers was Chris Norton, a former collegiate football player paralyzed in 2010 while making a tackle.  Chris was told he would never walk again.  He shared his incredible story to the audience of how he defeated the odds by walking down the aisle at his own wedding.

Another exciting moment at this year’s Conference, was the Future of Harcourts session, presented by Regional Director, Ben Brady, where he launched several corporate initiatives intended to revolutionize the Harcourts business.  

Given the geographical location of many Harcourts offices throughout North America,  Harcourts developed a virtual training room that will now stream all future trainings, making classes available to everyone in their organization regardless of location.  Also released was the Harcourts Hub, a website that’s a one-stop shop for all Harcourts members, organizing everything from marketing materials and auction information to a full calendar of events and trainings in one location.

“Conference is an exciting time of year for us as a network here in North America because it solidifies the connection we have as a group. One of our serious goals for 2019 is to focus on having an incredible connection with our people, as I really believe that is the future of our company,” states Brady.

Green concludes,

“2019 is going to be a huge year for Harcourts in North America with a whole lot of new initiatives and a whole lot of momentum around our auction platform.  Coming off the back of an all-time record year in 2018, we’re excited to look toward and be a part of the year ahead.”


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Harcourts Top 20 Sales Consultants for the Year





Scott Palermo & Jim Sanak

Harcourts Desert Homes


Alison Mata

Harcourts The Garner Group


Corinne Gallagher & Associates

Harcourts Sand and Sea Properties


David E. Buck

Harcourts Island Real Estate


Bob Sisul

Harcourts Real Estate Network Group


Brad Freeman

Harcourts Freeman


Maddox & Stephanie Team Sripetch

Harcourts Prime Properties Carlsbad


Victoria Wriglesworth

Harcourts Real Estate Network Group


Sandy Garner

Harcourts The Garner Group


Dr. Whenrica Joe Mcafee Sr.

Harcourts WE Realty


Drew Lyon

Harcourts Avanti Real Estate


Christian Castner

Harcourts Prime Properties Pacific Beach


Moon Team

Harcourts NV1


Justin Green & Chad Widtfeldt

Harcourts Prime Properties Monarch Beach


Jennifer Maben

Harcourts Real Estate Network Group


Brennan Real Estate Group

Harcourts Prestige Properties


Eugenia Garcia & Jeff Carlson

Harcourts Prestige Properties


Westley Williams

Harcourts Prime Properties Newport Beach


Borden Group

Harcourts NV1


Shelley Griffin

Harcourts The Garner Group



About Harcourts USA:

With over 900 offices in 10 countries, Harcourts International is one of the fastest growing real estate groups in the world.

Harcourts offers a full range of real estate services, specializing in residential, commercial and rural property sales as well as property management services. Harcourts works closely with affiliate, Luxury Property Selection to offer clients a comprehensive real estate solution.

In 2008, Harcourts launched its charitable arm, the Harcourts Foundation to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities. This year, Harcourts celebrated its 130th year anniversary.

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