Finding A Real Estate Agent

Finding the best real estate agent for your area, who you can depend on to sell your property for an optimum sale price is a daunting task, but the most important decision that will determine the fate of your sale, good or otherwise.

Be cautious about your choice of real estate agent because this reduces the risk of things going wrong, which they do. There is plenty of advice and help available here.

The Real Estate Authority (REA) reports that there have been over 1800 formal complaints lodged about real estate services over the last three years. The main categories of official complaints made include incompetency/negligence, misleading, non-disclosure and undue pressure on consumers. But not all real estate agents are the subject of complaints.

Finding Real Estate Agents


The internet is saturated with advertising of real estate companies and agents and once word gets out that you intend to sell your house, agents can flock to your door like bees to honey. But you will be better off finding the best agent rather than the fastest.

So we urge you to use the information here on Wise Up to help you find real estate agents, understand what's involved in the whole process, do your due diligence and have a positive real estate experience. Don't underestimate the value of a diligent choice of real estate agent to sell what may be your most valuable asset. It all comes down to agent competence.

Proven Advisor For Selling A House

There is a time saving way to navigate your way through the real estate process safely and simply - engage Agent Finder NZ, a proven and free service for sellers who wish to find a real estate agent.

Alternatively you might want to understand the process in more detail. Have a look at the 6-step process of selling a house from beginning to end.

Request a shortlist of vetted real estate agents – it’s a genuine free service.

Find Real Estate Agent Nz

Agent Finder NZ has proven over nine years vetting licensed real estate agents, that listing with a real estate agent assessed as being highly competent, of excellent conduct and who is a forward thinking marketer, achieves the highest sale prices in the shortest time frames.

Real estate companies need to have a breadth of marketing reach to qualified buyers locally, nationally and globally. They also need to provide their property agents with ongoing training in legal and compliant real estate processes under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008, designed to protect you. Bigger doesn't always mean better.

There are over 15,000 real estate licensees in New Zealand. For your location and property type, request an agent shortlist from Agent Finder NZ.

Where To Find The Best Real Estate Agent

The safest way to find competent real estate agents is by using Agent Finder NZ which was established specifically to protect home sellers.

It is a free and independent service that vets real estate agents using a short listing criteria across four categories.

Agent Finder has been around since 2009 and also has some excellent resources, downloads, tips, photos and consumer information to ensure you make informed real estate decisions - all free.

'We had no idea who might be the most suitable real estate agents to market our property. You definitely pointed us in the right direction, as well as confirming what needed to be done in order to sell our property. The real estate team stood out, were friendly, efficient and made the whole selling process as easy as possible'. G Smith

What Is Best Practice Real Estate? 'A method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means and that is used as a benchmark.' Make sure you check out the video on this page to find out more about how Agent Finder NZ works.


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Article updated May 4 2021 | About