The Harris Difference

An award-winning, progressive agency putting customers and their property first

You don’t become South Australia’s largest independent real estate agency by chance; a respected, innovative agency spanning five boutique local offices with unrivalled coverage across the state and its stunning peninsulas.

Harris Real Estate is a proud local success story.

Your success stems from a line-up of high-performing Harris professionals with the passion, market insight, and discipline to list, sell, lease, and manage your property like no other agency in Australia. Whatever social media or marketing strategy you choose, in any budget, your property’s online momentum is spurred by our talented in-house team of marketing specialists.

As industry leaders, we aim to surpass – not simply meet – the needs of the modern consumer. Our advanced digital platform leads the nation in automated real estate technology, meaning more face-to-face client engagement to improve our world class service standards.

Wherever you’re based – from the metro area to the Adelaide Hills, the Copper Coast, Eyre Peninsula or Yorke Peninsula – Harris has an agent, ready to talk property with you.

Our mission

To be industry role models, leading the way through innovation, training and service.

Our purpose

To create an inspiring and innovative environment, where our people can learn and grow.

Work as a team
Through collaboration and participation, we support each other. We are fair in the face of conflict and celebrate team success. We are always humble.
Think like a customer
We produce work we are proud of because we care. We act with integrity, empathy and transparency - taking on feedback and delivering on our promises.
Grow as a leader
Through training and innovation, we encourage our people to grow. We embrace change and lead by example. We always strive to be better.

A summary of Key Events in the history of Harris.

2010
Number of Staff: 5
  • Harris Real Estate opens first office at Glen Osmond with 5 staff
  • Harris Real Estate founded by Phil Harris
2011
Number of Staff: 38
  • Harris Foundation established
2012
Number of Staff: 49
  • Harris Real Estate opens Corporate Head Office at Rose Park
  • Acquisition of Raine and Horne Rent Roll
  • Harris Real Estate moves to Burnside premises
2013
Number of Staff: 56
  • Harris opens second office in Blackwood
2014
Number of Staff: 69
  • Acquisition of Bernard Booth Rent Roll
  • Harris opens third office in Glenelg
  • Harris Real Estate announced as an In Business Fast Movers finalist
  • Harris opens fourth office in Prospect
2015
Number of Staff: 98
  • Harris Real Estate opens fifth office in Stirling
  • Harris Real Estate advisory board established
  • Harris undergoes first major rebrand
2016
Number of Staff: 115
  • InDaily SA Business Index announces Harris Real Estate as #89 in the Top 100 Companies in South Australia
  • RP Data announces Harris Real Estate as the largest independent agency in South Australia
2017
Number of Staff: 131
  • REB announces Harris Real Estate as #1 in the country for number of sales
  • Harris Real Estate buys building in Kent Town and relocates Corporate Head Office
  • Harris Real Estate relocates Glenelg office to Jetty Road
  • Acquisition of Cocks Auld and Rent Roll
  • Acquisition of Harcourts Platinum
2018
Number of Staff: 163
2019
Number of Staff: 172
  • Harris merges with Josh and Julie Biggs of LJ Hooker Stirling and moves existing Stirling office to new office down the road, merging 162 residential properties and 20 commercial properties
  • REB announces Harris Real Estate as #1 in the country for Number of Listings and Sales, along with #15 Top Sales Office

Harris Awards

2021
2020
  • REIA
    Large Residential Agency
  • REIA
    Large National Residential Sales Agency
2020/2021
2019/2020
2019
  • REISA
    Large Residential Agency
  • REISA
    Large Property Management Agency
  • REISA
    Innovation
  • REEF
    SA/NT Employer of the Year
2018/2019
2018
  • REISA
    Large Residential Agency Property Management
2017
  • REISA
    Large Residential Agency Property Management
  • REISA
    Large Residential Agency Sales, Silver
  • REB
    No 1. in Australia for Number of Sales
2017/18
2016/17
2016
  • REISA
    Large Residential Agency Sales, Silver
  • REISA
    Large Residential Agency Property Management, Silver
  • InDaily
    SA's Top 100 Companies - Number 89
2015
  • REISA
    Large Property Management Agency, Silver
  • REISA
    Large Residential Agency, Silver
  • REISA
    Innovation, Bronze
  • REISA
    Marketing and Communications, Bronze
  • REISA
    North / North-Eastern Local Salesperson of the Year, Silver
2015/16
2014
  • REISA
    Large Property Management Agency, Bronze
  • REISA
    North / North-Eastern Salesperson of the Year
2014/15
2013
  • National Award
    Excellence in Customer Service
2012
  • REISA
    Large Residential Agency of the Year (small)
2011
  • REISA
    Small Property Management Agency of the Year
  • REISA
    Marketing and Communication, Gold
  • REISA
    Innovation, Gold
2010
  • REISA
    New Agency
  • LPMA
    National Award Excellence Business Development