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Top talent steps into Harcourts CEO roles in two states

Building an auction culture in Victoria and zeroing in on growth and productivity will form the focus for two new Harcourts CEOs.

Harcourts Australia announced today that Fabian Sanelli has been appointed CEO of Harcourts Victoria, while Rachel Eckey has taken the corresponding role in South Australia.

Harcourts Australia CEO Adrian Knowles said he was delighted with the appointments, which represent an internal promotion for Ms Eckey and an external acquisition for Mr Sanelli.

“Rachel has been an integral part of the Harcourts corporate support team, leading operations, marketing, growth, and strategy within South Australia, for the past nine years,” Mr Knowles said.

“She has spent more than a decade in strategic communications and business leadership roles before joining the real estate industry some 12 years ago.”

Ms Eckey said she would focus on growth and productivity in South Australia.

“There’s a reason every one of our office’s chooses to have our company values displayed on their walls,” she said.

“We never required them to do that, they chose it for themselves. 

“People First, Doing the Right Thing – we are all proud to live and work through these filters.”

Mr Sanelli comes to the role of Harcourts Victoria CEO with an extensive background in real estate, having worked with some of the top and most successful agents in the state.

“Fabian is well-known for his exceptional energy and skills,” Mr Knowles said.

“This resulted in numerous accolades as an auctioneer, including running Victoria’s largest and leading independent auction business, EYS Auctions.

“In addition to his energy and auctioneering skills, Fabian also has a deep passion for developing and mentoring great young people within this industry.”

Mr Fabian said he would focus on building an auction culture in Victoria.

“I see the next 12 months as enhancing Harcourts businesses with significant potential, establishing a robust social media presence, and strengthening our auction culture through diverse programs, and a clear focus on the growth of our Harcourts footprint,” he said.

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Kylie Dulhunty

Kylie Dulhunty is the Editor at Elite Agent.

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