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$1 million invested in new jobs

$1 million invested in new jobs

New Zealand’s largest real estate group Harcourts is investing more than $1 million into the creation of new jobs, with the launch of its third intake into the New Zealand Real Estate Scholarship Programme™.

The programme is part of Harcourts’ drive to open up opportunities for people wanting to make the move into a real estate career, while continuing to earn a salary.

This year Harcourts’ business owners across the country are offering in excess of 20 placements to people who have never sold real estate before and are wanting to make the jump.

Recipients receive a base salary as well as fully subsidised training enabling them to earn their national certificate and licence in real estate. They are also mentored closely by the best in the business and are provided with all the marketing materials and support they need to start their real estate career.

The programme is an initiative of Harcourts Chief Executive Officer Hayden Duncan, who says the programme enables people form a variety of backgrounds and careers to pursue their dream into a real “This is a $1m investment into job creation and our economy. We choose people we believe have the drive and ability to succeed in the industry. We give them the best tools and support available, and the formula is working. Many of our scholars have carved out incredible careers for themselves.

“Our first scholars from 2012 have collectively sold over $60 million dollars of property – and these are people completely new to the industry.”

One such person is Tracy Denny, who was a 2013 scholarship recipient.

Tracy, 44, was a successful career woman, working in sales as a senior account manager for several large national and international companies.

“I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to try real estate, but there was always the fear of giving up the security of a good income for something completely commission based.

“My husband saw the scholarship ad in the newspaper and told me it was the perfect opportunity for me. I applied and was absolutely thrilled to be accepted.

“I have two sons and so having a regular pay check and the cost of my training and licence paid for was Tracy says the support from Harcourts has been incredible, with senior team members mentoring her, as well as additional training and support from the Harcourts’ corporate team.

Tracy has had her licence for six months and has already sold six houses.

“And this is just the beginning. I am truly thankful to my owners, manager, work colleagues and husband for all their help along the way with my new journey in real estate, all made possible with the scholarship. I look forward to many successful years ahead here at Harcourts.”

The New Zealand Real Estate Scholarship Programme is for a period of twelve months and is available to anyone new to selling real estate. It includes:

• A competitive remuneration package

• National Certificate in Real Estate - Salesperson (all course expenses paid)

• REAA Real Estate Salesperson's License - 1st Year (all course expenses paid)

• Ongoing corporate Harcourts training

• $1,000 investment towards a personal profile and marketing collateral

• Access to New Zealand's leading real estate technology platform - Harcourts One

• Attendance to New Zealand's largest real estate conference in 2015 - the Harcourts New Zealand Conference

Harcourts welcomes applicants from all walks of life. They must be over the age of 18 and have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work permit.

Applications are open until the 30th of April. Visit www.opennewdoors.co.nz for more information and to start the journey into real estate that will change your life.

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