Being selected as the first real estate company to be featured across Apple’s global web network is an example of the progressive approach Harcourts takes to the client experience in real estate.
In recognition of Harcourts’ innovation and use of the iPad and iPhone to enhance the client experience and drive greater efficiency for their business, Apple has produced a video and business case study about Harcourts’ work – an accolade reserved only for companies developing the most cutting edge business solutions using Apple technology.
Harcourts is the first and only real estate group in the world to be selected by Apple for this recognition.
Harcourts CEO, Hayden Duncan, says the custom suite of apps developed by Harcourts has transformed the way the real estate company conducts business and is excited about the benefits they will bring to the Canadian market as the brand opens its first Canadian office in Vancouver this month.
“By nature, real estate is a mobile business,” says Duncan. “Realtors™ are on the road, meeting clients, inspecting properties and showing houses. The apps save our Realtor™s hundreds of hours per year by streamlining tasks. And they help us deliver a great client experience.”
Duncan points to e-Campaign for iPad as an example of how the technology is impacting the way homes are bought and sold.
“From the comfort of your living room, a Realtor™ can help you build your ideal marketing campaign, visually showcasing the complete range of marketing options available—and booking everything into an online calendar so you know exactly what to expect every step of the way,” he says. “The iPad also allows us to enhance home security for property viewings and communicate quickly and effectively with buyers requesting more information.”
Harcourts is an international real estate business founded 129 years ago in New Zealand. The company has more than 7,200 Realtors and 790 Brokerages in ten countries.