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Demand Prompts Harcourts To Expand To Nakasi

Demand Prompts Harcourts To Expand To Nakasi
From left: Harcourts Sale Consultants: Raveen Reddy, Zoya Sahib, Grace Korolima, Cephas Kumar, Natasha Wah and Falvic Antonio at the Harcourts new branch in Nakasi located along the Kings Highway. Photo: HARCOURTS
August 08
09:48 2015

Real estate company, Harcourts (Fiji) has expanded its operating arm to Nakasi  the past week.

There is increasing demand for properties in the Suva-Nausori corridor and has become an upcoming market.

Harcourts Branch manager, Courtney Cheer, said: “Nakasi/Nasinu is a fast growing area, and we do a lot of business already there.

“Our intention is to take our business closer to our customers, so that they don’t have to travel to Suva to our office.”

The Nakasi office is located on the Kings Highway in 9 miles. It is currently employing six agents and will add two to three more agents in the future.

About Harcourts

The company has been operating in Fiji for 12 years now and is a franchise of Harcourts International. Harcourts International originally started in 1888 in New Zealand.

Harcourts currently has three offices, one in Gordon Street, Suva, Unit 4 Rosie Tours Building, Nadi and the newly opened Nakasi office.

Ms Cheer explained: “We help people with their real estate needs.

“If they need to buy, rent or sell for various reasons, such as first homes, investment, upsizing, downsizing, financial distress or windfalls, we are there to help.”

 

Growing market

In the recent years, it is evident that the Fijian real estate market is growing.

Harcourts (Fiji) is a fine example of this. Listing and Administration manager Enerieta Vukikomoala said they were performing within the expected targets, and were hoping to improve as they grow.

Ms Vukikomoala further explained: “We have approximately 20 per cent of the market in Fiji, measured in sales value.

“You will recall that in 2003, we were the first company to bring structure and international standards into the real estate market.”

Harcourts has tried to always set the bar of quality when it came to real estate.

“We were the first to bring proper real estate signage, structured marketing of properties, property auctions, open homes, and various other systems,” she said.

“These helped buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals in a fair and structured manner.

“We are still innovating new solutions for our customers, and will be rolling these out when ready.”

 

Challenges

However, the journey to becoming the renowned brand Harcourts is today was not an easy task.

Ms Vukikomoala stressed: “Real estate is a challenging business.

“We have various challenges to work on always, and are actively addressing them as best we can. We don’t always get it right, but we do try!”

 

Regional expansion

Ms Vukikomoala said the company is planning to expand and open more offices around Fiji and the region.

“We will expand to Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu in the next three to five years also.”

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