Top auctioneer takes top job

Harcourts’ new national auction manager.
Aaron Davis

New Zealand’s top auctioneer has been appointed national auction manager for Harcourts New Zealand.

Aaron Davis hails from a real estate dynasty, his father owning the Harcourts Blenheim franchise, which is where Aaron cut his teeth selling residential real estate.

Davis was named ‘Rising Star of the Year’ in his first year of selling and had climbed to No 14 in New Zealand for Harcourts by his second year.
Ten years ago, he moved into auctioneering and has made it to the finals of New Zealand's national championships eight times.

This year he outmanoeuvred 27 of the country’s top auctioneers to win the REINZ National Real Estate Auctioneering Championships and in October he will represent New Zealand at the Australasian Auctioneering Championships in Melbourne.

 “An elite auctioneer requires a high level of industry knowledge, excellent communication and numeracy skills, and most importantly, the ability to build rapport with people from all walks of life,” Harcourts managing director Bryan Thomson said.

“Aaron has all those skills in spades, which is why we’re delighted to announce this.”

In his new role, Davis will lead and develop Harcourts’ team of auctioneers around the country in addition to continuing to operate as an elite-level auctioneer.

He starts his new role in September and will be based in Harcourts’ Auckland regional office.

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