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Appointment Adds New Dynamic to Auckland Scene

Harcourts Appointment Adds New Dynamic to Auckland Scene

One of Auckland’s most energetic real estate professionals and committed auction advocates, Grant Parker has joined Harcourts’ Corporate team in Auckland to take over the key strategic role as Business Development Manager.

Auckland born and bred, Mr Parker’s real estate background began following 15 years in the building industry where he often worked closely with members of the property industry. He has also owned and operated successful manufacturing businesses.

Achieving outstanding sales success and prominence with another real estate brand, Mr Parker was at the point of business ownership when he became aware of the Harcourts Corporate role.

He said, “Harcourts has long been known for its strong technology focus and I was ‘blown away’ by the technology and systems Harcourts people have access to. Harcourts’ marketing is easily up there with the best along with the management style focused on building a relationship with their clients, not just one-off transactions.”

With a strong commitment to auctions and renowned for his expertise in property marketing, Mr Parker estimated around 90 percent of his listings were sold by the auction method and he is looking forward sharing his knowledge with the 32 of Harcourts’ 52 offices throughout Auckland and Northland he mainly works with.

CEO of Harcourts New Zealand, Bryan Thomson said, “We believe we have identified in Grant Parker an outstanding individual with a massive future in our industry. His skills, market knowledge and obvious enthusiasm make him a highly valuable resource for our Business Owners, managers and sales consultants.”

Mr Parker’s predecessor Mark Moynihan, has moved on to joint business ownership of Harcourts’ Whangarei office with long-time multiple Harcourts business owner, Barry Gillespie.

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