Why Harcourts?

Why does Harcourts sell more real estate than any other company in New Zealand?

  • New Zealand's most visited real estate website. With wide buyer exposure, almost half of our buyer enquiries come from beyond Hamilton.
  • The largest real estate company in NZ, Harcourts know how to get you results.
  • Your property is widely promoted in the Blueprint, Hamilton's only glossy real estate weekly publication.
  • Every property advertised with Harcourts has an online Virtual Tour for increased buyer activity on harcourts.co.nz.
  • Established in 1888, and grown globally out of New Zealand. Harcourts now has over 780 offices in 8 countries. We’re there to help, whenever you need.
  • Harcourts Hamilton is proud to be locally owned, servicing Hamilton for over 25 Years.
  • Harcourts manage more residential property for landlords than any other NZ real estate company.
  • The Harcourts Academy trains all licensees, assuring you of the highest professional standard.
  • Your community receives support through the Harcourts Foundation.
  • We are also a proud principal partner of the Halberg Trust.
  • Harcourts unique lockboxes offer superior security throughout the marketing of your home.
  • Harcourts offer many ‘added value’ services with insurance and mortgages through Mortgage Express.
  • Hamilton’s most experienced and awarded auction team.
  • For the fourth year running, Harcourts has been awarded New Zealand’s Most Trusted Real Estate Brand.

Current Market Conditions

The 342 homes that sold in November were up 23% on the 278 sales in October and down 14.7% on last November’s 401 sales. The comparably poor weather this September and October saw the influx of new stock that is typical of Spring arrive later this year, the number of properties currently advertised for sale increasing during November to over 800 from a low of 380 a few months ago. This gave buyers more choice resulting in sales slowing, the average days to sell has gradually moved from May’s 10-year low of 24 days, to 34 days last month. An increase in listings is traditionally soon followed by an increase in new buyers entering the market, as evidenced by November’s sales growth and available listings again decreasing. Owner occupiers are accounting for a higher proportion of these buyers, enjoying less competition from investors after recent LVR changes, as reflected in the record high $527,000 median, up $9,000 on October and $83,000 (or 19.1%) from November 2015.

Prospective sellers should be mindful of greater competition, however properties that are fairly presented and widely exposed to buyers through our excellent marketing campaigns, continue to enjoy strong buyer enquiry and the best possible prices. This is an excellent time to sell and with over 90% of the properties Harcourts auctioned during 2016 selling, it is no surprise the advantages of this method of sale continue to be the option favoured by more than half of our sellers.

Whether buying or selling a new home or an investment, this is an exciting market!