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Cosgrave Brings Home Success from Harcourts International Awards

Bringing home yet another victory for New Zealand, Shaun Cosgrave has been placed as the eighth top sales consultant in the world in the 2016 Harcourts International Conference.

This position not only places Shaun as the top sales consultant in Harcourts in the Waikato, but it also places him as the top salesperson in New Zealand outside of Auckland and Christchurch.

This award is a nod to all the hard work he has put in over the last twenty years. In this time, he has won multiple national and international awards, including achieving the highest number of sales internationally in the company’s history. To date his career sales are over $700 million.

Shaun says there is one main thing driving his international success: listening to people.

“I think success in this business is really all about listening to people, and if you say you’re going to do something do it,” Shaun says. “There are a lot of voices out there – be one people can rely on.”

Shaun’s dedication to listening to people and helping them reach their goals is a great example of why Harcourts is such a well respectable company.

“Harcourts is a very highly-regarded and trusted company in New Zealand, and known for its commitment to a high level of customer service. That commitment results in very happy customers throughout the country who are then only too happy to recommend us to their family and friends,” says Harcourts International Managing Director Mike Green.

“That’s how our New Zealand offices generate excellent levels of repeat business and satisfied customers.”

Curated from Shaun Cosgrave

Magic Memories Captures Photos and Awards

Hard work pays off for Queenstown’s Magic Memories after being awarded the Supreme award at the the International Business Awards. From humble beginnings as a fast photo service tourists on the Queensland peninsula, Magic Memories now operates at 100 tourist destinations around the world.

Judges at the awards told said the company’s focus on maintaining high quality operations at each site, while providing local teams with considerable freedom, was an important feature of the business according to Stuff.co.nz.

John Wilkstrom says the company sets itself apart by focusing on people rather than procedures. “It’s the same with going to a restaurant, if the food’s up to a certain standard it’s always the service that sets it apart and separates a great night from an average night. We don’t want people going to work thinking they’re in a photo factory, they’re in a tourism business”  he told Unlimited Magazine.

NZTE chief executive Peter Chrisp is confident in both the outcome of the awards and the potential for other New Zealand businesses. Chrisp told Stuff.co.nz, “There is no shortage of opportunities for New Zealand businesses, but the challenge is to design businesses to be relevant to the markets.”

“Magic Memories has taken the traditional model of attraction photography and shaken it up by creating a much more personal experience for users who are happy to pay a premium for a truly bespoke product. The benefits extend to Magic Memories’ partners, who also reap the rewards of that premium.”


Heat Pump Specialist Pumping Out Awards

A local heat pump specialist has pumped out another big award. Goldstar heat pumps, installers of heat pumps in Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga was previously named Waikato’s number one Fujitsu dealer. And now they’ve accepted an even bigger title: number one Fujitsu dealer in New Zealand.

This is no small feat for the expanding company. Fujitsu is New Zealand’s favourite air afterall. So this means Goldstar Heat Pumps is the biggest dealer of New Zealand’s favourite air – not a small feat.

What’s next for Goldstar you may be wondering? If they follow this trend then probably world domination.

Shaun Cosgrave’s ToView Team Take Out Region’s Top Awards

It was victory all round for Shaun Cosgrave’s ToView team at the Harcourts Central Region awards in Tauranga last week, for the October – December quarter.

ToView team member and rural sales specialist, Aaron Davey, won the Top Sales Consultant award, across all real estate sectors. Shaun took out second place, making him the top sales consultant for residential sales. Shaun was also named the Top Exclusive Lister for the quarter.

“Having our team as number one in rural sales and residential sales is very pleasing,” said Shaun. “We always strive to achieve the best results for our clients, so we really appreciate their support”.

Shaun has been working in the Hamilton area for over 20 years and was the first Harcourts sales person to achieve property sales of over $500m.

Campbell Scott, manager of Harcourts Central Hamilton office, said that Shaun’s achievement of being the top residential sales consultant for the region was exceptional.

“To be able to get that to level after taking a six month sabbatical is a great effort.

“Harcourts has about 330 sales people across the region, and it was one of the most buoyant quarters of the last couple of years, so the ToView team have done exceptionally well”, Campbell said.

“In fact our whole Harcourts Hamilton central office did exceptionally well, picking up five of the six awards in our category”.

Harcourts Hamilton saw a dramatic rise in monthly sales in the second half of 2014. There were 196 sales in August, rising to 305 for December, equating to a 55% increase over that time.

Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1502/S00448/shaun-cosgraves-toview-team-take-out-regions-top-awards.htm

Great Achievements By Businesses in 2014

This year has been a year of great achievements. With a combination of a recovering economy, improved technology and innovation and a can-do attitude, local businesses have done well. Here are a few of our top successes in 2014:

Guest Nights Rise to a New Height 

Because of Queenstown’s booming tourism, New Zealand guest nights have risen to new heights in October. Guests have been both locals and eager tourists. Kiwis in particular have been eager to explore our land. Great for our hospitality businesses!

Urban Homes Sweeped Up Seven Awards

The Hamilton master builders proved they don’t just have brawns – they have brains! At the Annual Awards Gala, they won gold in the categories new homes $600,000 – $1 million, Gib show home and builders own home. They won the categories for Gib Show home and Builders own home and won two lifestyle awards – Bathroom excellence and the Interior Style and Finish award.

A Big Save Expanded Immensely 

A Rotorua Big Save got so big that it couldn’t fit it’s old premises. In fact, it needed to take up a whole block just to fit it’s expansion! More people needed to be employed to both build the new building and work in the bigger building.

Heat Pump Specialist Claims Special Title

Goldstar Heat Pumps claimed a pretty big title: the #1 Fujitsu Heat Pump Distributor in the Waikato. Considering Fujitsu is New Zealand’s favourite air, this is a very impressive title. They also sell and install heat pumps in Auckland and Tauranga.

3D Brain Company Succeeds Internationally 

Nothing like good Kiwi ingenuity! Scientifically minded creatives decided to begin selling 3D printer replicas of actual brains. Little did they know the rest of the world would take interest.

Goldstar Heat Pumps Expands in Tauranga

Yet another success for Goldstar Heat Pumps! The installer of Hamilton and Auckland heat pumps decided to set their sights bay-ward. Tauranga was a market they thought of once things got quiet, and have been excited to expand that way.

So altogether it’s been an incredibly successful year for New Zealand businesses. Let’s hope this new year goes just as well.

Urban Homes Win National Home of the Year

Urban Homes have proved they don’t just succeed in building urban homes by winning yet another title. The Hamilton master builders have won the Registered Master Builder 2014 House of the Year award which is no small feat! Here is a photo of the award:

National Home of Year

Urban Homes have been incredibly successful this year. Here is a coalition of other impressive awards they have won this year.


Local Heat Pump Specialist Claims Big Title

A local heat pump installer has won an impressive title; distributors of New Zealand’s favourite air! Goldstar Heat Pumps have been deemed the #1 Fujitsu Heat Pump Dealer in Hamilton!

But Goldstar Heat pumps don’t only deliver to Hamilton. They also install heat pumps in Auckland and Tauranga.


Goldstar Heat Pumps also offer Mitsubishi heat pumps. When small and medium sized businesses offer products from recognised brands, it improves their own brand’s standing.