Agents embrace new look
A NEW name has emerged on the Coffs Coast real estate scene.
Coast 2 Country has joined the Harcourts International franchise, which was founded in New Zealand 125 years ago and now spans almost 800 offices across 10 countries.
Principal and director of Harcourts Coffs Harbour Peter Creenaune said he is looking forward to introducing the Coffs region to the "Harcourts way of real estate".
"Now that we are within the Harcourts family, we enjoy the benefits of a global reach, amazing technology, exceptional training through the academy and consistent networking with like-minded professionals around the country," he said.
"All this will benefit our vendors in the Coffs Harbour."
Mr Creenaune said Harcourts' culture and team environment was a major factor in their decision to join.
"Harcourts have four main values, but 'people first' and 'fun and laughter' resonated with us.
"That is definitely the ethos of our business - the entire team love being here and it shows in our attitude toward our people," he said.
"The Harcourts brand is the vehicle to take our business forward - to bring a new, fresh and modern approach to providing service to our clients, landlords and tenants alike. We are excited about the culture, the cutting edge tools and support that Harcourts offer."
Mr Creenaune brings to Harcourts more than 20 years experience in sales experience across multiple industries, the last three as a real estate office business owner.
Having lived in the area for the past six years, he now considers himself firmly a local, and he said his love for the Coffs Harbour community is a driving force in his decision to join forces with Harcourts.
"We enjoy an enthusiasm for the industry and for keeping on top of the latest ways to give the very best service to our clients," he said.
Harcourts employs 5400 sales consultants around the world, with offices across Australia and New Zealand, USA, China, Canada, Fiji, South Africa, Indonesia and the United Arab Emerites. The company says its listed properties receive a weekly average of four million views online.
The Harcourts Coffs Harbour office is located at 1A, 20 Gordon St.