Harcourts Has Been at the Forefront of the Real Estate Industry for Over 125 Years and It Intends to Continue This Proud Tradition

Harcourts began their journey as a real estate company in New Zealand in 1888. Since then, the group has expanded to 840 offices in 10 different countries around the world. Specializing in residential, commercial, and luxury real estate, as well as property management services, Harcourts is the fastest growing real estate company in the world.

At Harcourts, we are all about the people. We know that real estate clients want to deal with agents that have knowledge, expertise, honesty and integrity, and are committed to achieving the best possible result for them.

Companies don't succeed. People do. As an organization, we understand that our success is all about people – our team and our clients. We must never lose sight of the “people” being at the center of everything we do.

There is never a right time to do the wrong thing. Instinctively, we all know the right thing to do, so our focus is always to make the right decision and always do the right thing.

It takes courage always to do the right thing, consistently tell the truth, and be the best at what we do. It takes courage to change a career, open a new office, and enter a new market or country. Every day we must, as an organization and as individuals, act with courage.

We spend a significant part of our lives in our profession – we must never forget that the journey is the most important thing, not necessarily the destination. Having fun and laughter along the way ensures that we are creating a life worth living.
Our values are entrenched in how Harcourts operates – in the decisions we make and the actions we take. Our values provide the foundation for our success.

Successfully buying and selling real estate is mostly about fulfilling people's needs, dreams, and aspirations. That's why our Harcourts team not only receives in-depth professional training, which has become recognized as the benchmark for the entire industry, but we are committed to building meaningful and genuine relationships with our clients. The enormous volume of referrals and repeat business generated is proof that this combination satisfies everyone involved.

A complete consultative approach is what makes the Harcourts' way of doing things so seamless. Trust, honesty, and integrity continue to be the company's hallmarks. Add to those attributes an intimate knowledge of the local market and current property trends, a solid work ethic plus well-developed negotiation skills, and you have the perfect recipe for success.

Whenever someone interacts with the organization, they must be more successful for that interaction. Whether that person is a client, a business owner operating a Harcourts franchise, or a receptionist, our organization is committed to assisting and ensuring that person achieves their goals, whatever they may be. We know that real estate clients want to deal with consultants with knowledge, expertise, honesty, and principles and are committed to achieving the best possible result. Above all, they want to deal with real people – that's why we put absolute focus on creating a relationship of trust and respect with all our clients. We've found that this philosophy is perfect for achieving personal satisfaction, high morale, and continued success.

We Make Success Simple

By combining your skills with a team that offers the tools and support to simplify your business, you can achieve more by doing less. At Harcourts We Make Success Simple. We simplify every step of the process so that you can focus on what you do best, connecting people and property.

"We are fully committed to the success of our team and the continued growth of each and every agent that is a part of that team. That is why we provide unparalleled agent services and continue to build new and innovative tools to improve your business."

Harcourts North America

Cutting-Edge Technology

We’ve created a one-of-a-kind application specifically tailored to the growing needs of today’s Real Estate Agents. It’s built from the ground up to make prospecting, contact management, and transaction management simple, efficient, and effective, including hundreds of leads updated daily with comprehensive data & information.

Harcourts Auctions

An exclusive marking platform that redefines real estate. With Harcourts Auctions, we are able to offer the most dynamic and diverse opportunity for sellers to receive a premium sale price in the shortest possible time, while also providing buyers with the exciting opportunity to purchase in a completely transparent and genuine public forum.

Personal Marketing

Professional design services including print, web, and email marketing collateral to ensure that you and your listings are well advertised. From marketing strategies to implementation, social media and email marketing to complimentary agent websites.

Transaction Coordinators

We have experienced coordinators in-house that can oversee all aspects of your buyer and seller transactions. From executed purchase agreement to the closing table, they can provide assistance every step of the way, ensuring a smooth and timely sales process.

Resources & Training

We offer one-on-one agent training, and a variety of literature, audio, and videos that improve and enrich the productivity, profitability, and lifestyle of our team. Whether you’re a new agent looking to learn the ropes, or a seasoned agent looking for new ideas, we have the resources that you need.


Sara has acted as Realtor for me and my partner as seller and buyer, and in both she was by far the best Realtor I've used in Maine or in other states. As seller, I left her briefly to try another Realtor but went back to Sara as soon as that contract ended. My house was hard to sell but Sara never gave up and never gave up on me, always encouraging and patient. If you decide to use Sara, you'll find she...

— Grace B.


I have worked with Sara a few times on different transactions. I met her when I bought my home in Penobscot. She was very friendly and helpful. She was also very knowledgeable. A few years later, I asked Sara to sell my late father's home in Waldoboro. She worked quickly and professionally, while also being so compassionate about the loss I was feeling. Sara is truly the whole package!

— Heather E.


I wanted to write to thank Harcourts Waterfront and Fine Properties for the wonderful experience I had selling my home of 55 years. I was provided the highest level of service with a welcoming personal touch. Most of all, I cannot thank you enough for Sara. Sara Leighton was my broker in selling my home in Penobscot. She gathered all the information necessary, really listened, was very personable, and di...

— Jane H. | Seller

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While the proud legacy of Harcourts goes back over a century, our focus is firmly on the future and continuing to offer our clients the highest levels of personal and professional service while achieving the best possible results. Contact us today!