William Harvey commenced conducting his real estate business in 1918 in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand.
Years later, William’s son and family moved to the Auckland with the intention of growing the family business. In 1980 William’s grandson Ross Harvey, who was already a real estate agent, purchased an office based in Blockhouse Bay. During the next year or so he opened two more offices in Mt Roskill and Green Bay. Over the next ten years Ross expanded the business to include eight offices throughout West Auckland putting up the family name Harveys, before franchising the offices in 1990.
From 1990 to 2004, when he sold the franchise group, 48 offices where opened nationwide. The Harveys name expanded into other regions, with offices opening in Tauranga, Rotorua, Mt Maunganui, Taupo, Tokoroa, New Plymouth and on the Kapiti Coast in the lower North Island of New Zealand. Under new ownership the franchise grew to approximately 60 offices.
Harveys were very dominant in West Auckland. The offices were very good marketers with well-trained auctioneers and salespeople who focused on customer service, hence much of their work was repeat and referral.
In 2010 LJ Hooker purchased Harveys. There were approximately 35 offices and most of them rebranded to LJ Hooker. In some areas, there were already LJ Hooker offices in operation so the Harveys offices continued to operate under the Harveys brand. Since 2010 Harveys have opened offices in Warkworth, Queens Street, Papatoetoe, Manurewa and Timaru.
Five of the Harveys offices – Te Atatu Peninsula, Manurewa, Papatoetoe, Papakura and Tokoroa have #1 market share, whilst four others have #2 market share.
The Harveys group shined in 2015 and 2016 cleaning up at the Harveys and LJ Hooker annual awards with
- Franchise Owner of the year
- Top Salesperson of the year
- Top selling franchise owner of the year
- Top property management office
- Community awards in South Auckland
Individual offices carry out community fundraising in their local area, with the majority of them supporting a variety of great local and national causes.
Throughout New Zealand today Harveys are known for great service, top auction marketing and open honest communication.
We believe our people are special realtors, who are all committed to ongoing education and development to ensure we continue to grow and achieve great results for our customers.
Harveys has no desire for world domination in the real estate market like so many do. We are building our business and relationships with people like you in our local community’s first.
At Harveys we do what we do because we love helping people like you. We don’t need to be known as the group who sell more homes than everyone else - We want to be known as the group who achieve better results than everyone else! Just remember -You only get one chance to get the best result so why risk it!
At Harveys people come first, second and third. If you are buying, selling, renting or investing in property let us show you that in our business people mean more to us than just a transaction!
Harveys agents are simply people who love helping people like you buy, sell and rent property every day.
If you are thinking about real estate - buying, selling, investing or even joining this exciting industry call one of our team today. It could be the best call you make this year.
Harveys - bringing people and property together every day.