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Harcourts Talent Shines at 2023 REINZ National Real Estate Auctioneering Championships

Harcourts New Zealand has taken home the gold at the 2023 REINZ National Real Estate Auctioneering Championships, with five of its own taking top honours ahead of scores of competitors.

Auctioneering stalwart Mark McGoldrick of Harcourts Holmwood – Ilam 2 in Christchurch claimed the Premier Division as a worthy winner and will represent New Zealand at the Australasian Auctioneering Championships in Sydney later this year.

The 2023 Harcourts New Zealand Auctioneer of the Year Ned Allison of Harcourts Grenadier – Christchurch City came in at a very honourable second place in the Premier Division.

In the Open Division, Daniel Pengelly from Harcourts Gold – Parklands in Christchurch, was named as runner-up and Nathan Canton from Harcourts Cooper & Co. on Auckland’s North Shore was awarded as runner-up of the Rising Star competition.

The competition drew an extremely high calibre of auctioneers, with chief judge of the event Mark Sumich saying,

“The two days of intense competition showcased a crucial skill within the real estate industry. Our challenge is to ensure that the competition is a test of capabilities and that the bar gets lifted each year. Without Harcourts numerical presence the entire competition would be a lot weaker.

Auction is a preferred method of sale in Harcourts so it’s great when their auctioneers come through to test their skill in the REINZ competition. The company act as a barometer for auctioneering nationwide.

I want to congratulate everyone who took part in the competition but especially so to Mark McGoldrick who has worked tirelessly in his craft for over a decade to secure this win.”

Harcourts Managing Director Bryan Thomson says, “To have the Premier Division winner come from the Harcourts auction stable as well as upcoming stars make their mark on this contest, really illustrates not only the potential in our organisation, but also the depth of expertise and commitment to excellence of those coming up through our team across the country.

We are thrilled at the success we have achieved at this prestigious event."

Congratulations to all who competed and represented Harcourts during this year's REINZ National Real Estate Auctioneering Championships!


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