Real Estate Career: Are you looking for a career rather than a job?

Real Estate is an industry that rewards hard workers!  If you are wanting to build a strong career this is your chance. We are looking for motivated, self-starters who are passionate about building a rewarding career to join our award winning team.

You may be experienced or new to the industry, either way you will have the chance to enjoy exciting rewards and unlimited potential!

Our upcoming Careers Evening is a great opportunity to find out more about this exciting career. It is being held on Thursday 14th March, 6pm at Holmwood Auction Rooms, 397-399 Ilam Road, Ilam.

Topics covered include:

  • Why real estate
  • What costs are involve
  • What to expect
  • How Harcourts will help you succeed
  • Training & support provided by Holmwood

Holmwood Professional Development Programme

We are committed to developing all of our team regardless of experience to be ahead of their competitors in terms of training, market knowledge and skills. The Holmwood team join together in our dedicated training room to share ideas, learn from each other and listen to invited guest speakers. Topics are diverse and include professional development, business planning and scripts and dialogues.

To learn more register your interest by filling in the form below or calling Anna Penny Moore on 021 0466097

Harcourts Holmwood has a positive and long-term commitment to the Christchurch community. This year we have taken another step up! Not only are we contributing to the Christchurch City Mission’s ‘Walk of  Stars’ but we are also as a major sponsor of the Mission’s Christmas Lunch.

The Christchurch City Mission is one of those institutions we all wish wasn’t needed. Alas, the statistics tell a different story. Demand continues to rise, more are living on the fringes of society and we need to give a helping hand this Christmas.

With one family in five finding the expense of Christmas too much of a burden, it is a privilege to be able to support this important event.

We are aware that others might also like to contribute so we have set up a ‘Givealittle’ page. To access this page please click here or simply text “donate” to 206 to make a $3 donation.

Help us, help others this Christmas!

The Walk of Stars is a chance for individuals and companies to show their support for the Christchurch City Mission by sponsoring Hollywood Walk of Fame inspired stars. The stars will be placed along Oxford Terrace (which is set to be one of the best spots in the city this Christmas) for all of December and January.

Harcourts Holmwood are delighted to once again sponsor a gold star on the Walk of Stars which represents a $5,000 contribution to the City Mission’s campaign.

If you are also wanting to support this incredible organisation please see timeline of events below and a link through to the City Mission’s website.


1st November – Campaign Launched

30th November – The first stars are laid down along Oxford Terrace

14th December – Last chance to buy a star!

31st January – Last chance to see the Walk of Stars

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It’s competition time again!

There is only FIVE weeks until Christmas and we have a $50 Farmers voucher to giveaway!!

Competition rules as follows:

2. TAG A FRIEND in the POST (as many as you like!)

SHARE THE POST to increase your chance of winning!

The winner will be announced on Thursday 29th November at midday.

Only likes and tags on our Harcourts Holmwood Real Estate page will be included

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One of the few things that forecasters agree on is that most individuals will experience many more job changes than was the case generations before.

A career in real estate is one of those pursuits where the combined strength of past life experiences and acquired work skills can create a winning combination. Coupled with a positive attitude and great communication skills, it is amazing how many people have built extraordinary careers in real estate. On inspection it is clear that the top real estate performers come from diverse backgrounds; retailers, butchers, mechanics, teachers and nurses (to name a few) but they are all linked by a common desire to succeed and deliver outstanding customer service.

I, myself, started my working career with Lands and Deeds and, believe it or not, while at school had aspirations of becoming an accountant. So it is no surprise to me to see people from all walks of life forge successful real estate careers. My decision to start in real estate was made over three decades ago and it is a decision that I have never regretted and an industry I continue to be passionate about.

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Real Estate offers opportunity and flexibility beyond those of regular 9 to 5 based roles. It is a dynamic and engaging industry that ultimately centres around people. Real Estate provides rewards for those that work hard and are committed to going the extra mile. Recently though a famous real estate coach, Tom Panos, identified that hard work alone is not the make-up of a top performing agent. It is when this dedication is combined with diligence, organisation and prudence he believes you have a recipe for success. Theories aside, it is hard to identify who will make the “perfect” agent, however, in my eyes it should always come down to the following three things:

1. Service – A commitment to delivering outstanding service to your clients. Always doing what you say you are going to do and having a general desire to put people first!

2. Communication – It is vital to have clear and constant communication with clients regardless of the news that must be delivered.

3. Passion – Your attitude and energy is determined by your passion for the job so loving what you do is crucial.

Many people that enter the industry as a second or even third career often talk about having wished they had started with real estate earlier. So my advice to you? Don’t delay, join us at our upcoming Careers Evening to find out how you can enter the wonderful world of real estate or call me for a confidential chat.

Harcourts Holmwood CEO
M 027 432 2896

Summer is fast approaching and we are heading into a very busy selling season in the Christchurch real estate market. Holmwood have recently announced another Gala Auction on Thursday 29th November from 6pm at our auction rooms (Ground Floor, 397-399 Ilam Road).

We have experienced fantastic clearance rates in our auction rooms over the Winter  and Spring months and expect this to continue into Summer, so now is a fabulous time to list your property for sale by auction.

The Holmwood Summer Gala Auction packages include special marketing offers that are not to be missed. Speak with one of our consultants today for more information.

As the warmer weather approaches and flowers start to bloom we head into a busy selling season in Christchurch real estate. Holmwood have announced another Gala Auction on Thursday 20th September from 6pm at our auction rooms (Ground Floor, 397-399 Ilam Road).

We have experienced fantastic clearance rates in our auction rooms over the Winter months and expect this to continue into Spring, so now is a fabulous time to list your property for sale by auction.

The Holmwood Spring Gala Auction packages include special marketing offers that are not to be missed. Speak with one of our consultants today for more information.

Home Buyers Information Evening

DATE: Tuesday 21st August
TIME: 6pm -7:30pm
LOCATION: Holmwood Auction Rooms, Ground Floor, 397-399 Ilam Road

An informative evening where industry experts will talk about home buying.

The evening will be facilitated by Harcourts Holmwood Auctioneer, Mark McGoldrick, and no doubt he will include some pearls of wisdom about buying through the auction process.

Nigel Rodwell from the Westpac Mortgage Team will talk about the financial side of buying a home (How much deposit do I need? Can I use Kiwisaver?) and lawyer Janine Ballinger, will be covering the legal side.

Tony Jenkins, CEO for Harcourts Holmwood, will provide valuable real estate insight on what you can do to be in a good position to purchase.

It will all culminate in a Q & A, where you will be encouraged to ask any questions you might have.

Don’t miss out on this superb event. Reserve your seat now!


Prime Minister and new mum Jacinda Ardern’s creative talents have helped raise much-need funds for cancer research.

An artwork of hers was auctioned at Christchurch’s annual Cancer Society Ball, which on Saturday raised $167,000 for the charity – enough to fund one week of its services.

The Cancer Society, which needs $5 million to deliver accommodation, research, and patient welfare services this year, was thrilled to receive the sum through a combination of pledges, raffles and live and silent auctions.

Chief executive Elizabeth Chesterman said the event was a key fund raiser for the charity and “a wonderful and glamorous opportunity for our caring community to come together and contribute for the greater good of people in need”.

Television personality Hilary Barry was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening at Horncastle Arena, which about 850 people attended. The Eastern, internationally renowned DJs Sweet Mix Kids, and local duo Byllie-Jean and Simon entertained the crowd throughout the night.

An emotional speech from cancer survivor Carrie Broomhall left the room teary-eyed and “really [brought] it home, that that’s what we’re here for”, Chesterman said.

The ball elicited support from “so many, and that’s why its so special”, she said.

“There seemed to just be so many happy people there and they were once again incredibly generous, which is very humbling.

“It’s lovely to be at an event where people come for the right reasons.”

Guests bid on 13 “grand items”, including business class flights for two anywhere in the world and the Ardern artrwork, while the silent auction was conducted online. Combined, they raised $125,290.

A further $19,120 was raised through a raffle of a diamond ring, and 67 people pledged $250 each to fund scholarships for three students to undertake national and local cancer research projects.

Harcourts chief executive Chris Kennedy said the real estate company was “incredibly proud” to be the event’s lead sponsor for the third year running.

“While tonight we think about those who are suffering and have gotten the news, we’re also celebrating those who have gotten through, those who have survived.”



Join us on Saturday 23 June for this year’s Harcourts Cancer Society Ball to ‘Electrify the Night!’

The Cause:
Every year more than 22,000 New Zealanders learn they have cancer. The annual ball is crucial in helping the Cancer Society raise funds to support as many of these individuals as possible through their cancer journey. Click here to read more about all the regular services offered by the Cancer Society and the ways they can help:

The Cancer Society could not provide these much needed services and programmes in the community without our annual Cancer Society Ball. Your attendance at the Ball ensures they can be there to support those who hear the words, you have cancer.

Harcourts Holmwood Community Support

The Event:

We’re back with our favourite host partners Vbase, at their standout venue Horncastle Arena, and this year we’re looking forward to welcoming even more guests and good times! Entertainment for the evening will knock your socks off with the line-up including the Sweet Mix Kids (who have toured with Ed Sheeran, Flume and Kimbra) as well as local favourites, The Eastern, and other live acts yet to be announced. Get ready to kick up your heels and dance the night away…

Tickets include a gourmet, show-stopping three-course dining experience curated by the talented Vbase head chef, Dan Shanks, and a premium open bar to enjoy (plus a late-night whisky treat…)

The highlight of the night though? (if we do say so ourselves…) The Harcourts Live Auction, with twelve money-can’t buy experiences being auctioned off by our team – including business class flights to anywhere in the world courtesy of Singapore Airlines. There will also be a digital silent auction, which means everyone in Canterbury can get in on the action with a range of amazing live auction items.

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It’ll be a night to remember, so don’t delay – tables are selling fast (over half the Ballroom is already sold).


Saturday 23 June
Horncastle Arena

6.30 PM – 12.30 AM

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