By Trish Willis - Independent Property Advisor of the Year (PINZ)

Selling your Auckland property for a prime price in a good time frame will depend on a real estate agent's experience and capability, integrity, knowledge and attitude. However, it will also depend on you having all the information at hand to make fully informed decisions prior to signing an agency agreement with a real estate agency. This will include such things as which method of sale to use, how advertising money should be spent and when, how to choose the right estate agent and company, when to get a valuation or a building report or legal advice. These are all things we can guide you with.

We have been vetting licensed real estate agents and agencies across Auckland for 15 years and can assure you, it is the most reliable way to establish the competence you deserve and is a genuine free service for NZ vendors.

Additionally, we provide impartial advice and guidance that is vital to help people make fully informed decisions throughout the whole process. Many report 'this is gold'


The average number of days on market in Auckland is currently 39. For our clients, the days on market is just 27. The following selling tips explain how.

(The days on market for Agent Finder NZ clients has almost always been around half of the average for their locations. Our stringent criteria has well proven to help our clients consistently achieve outstanding results.)

Request a shortlist of vetted Auckland real estate agents to compare - call 0800 789 532 or send a quick enquiry.


Real estate agencies in Auckland all have different policies, agent recruitment standards, compliance and training systems, expectations of customer service and property marketing and advertising systems.

Real estate commission and fees in Auckland also differ.

Real estate commission is something we can guide you with.


Purchasers' situations can often be more challenging than a seller's so both the real estate company and the agent will matter to you when selling a property.

You may have a house in Auckland that is zoned for development and want to know about selling to developers. We have a lot of experience helping connect our clients to specialists in this field. 

Our stringent method of vetting from the pool of 5887 Auckland real estate agents is well proven. It removes doubt and risk from the outset and has helped many Kiwis prosper beyond their expectations.

Use this overview of real estate commission and fees for residential sales.


Once you make contact, we can quickly proceed with vetting real estate agents tailored to your property type, value and location. 

For example, you may be selling a house from abroad, selling a rental property or portfolio of rentals. Your property may be in the luxury market or have a farm or lifestyle block that you think needs marketing abroad to ex-pats moving home.

Whatever your situation, we adapt our service and vet real estate agents accordingly to ensure the best result for you.

Call 0800 789 532 to talk to us, we can help take a lot of pressure off. 


When preparing to sell a house in Auckland, use the following resources prior to signing any agency agreement with a real estate agent. 

  • Our real estate agent questionnaire will help you to objectively compare real estate agents from the shortlist of vetted agents we email to you. These questions to ask can be very telling.
  • You will be clear about what to look out for in your comparative market appraisal so you can identify any information gaps or issues with the sale price recommendation or method of sale.
  • You will be able to estimate how much real estate commission and fees you should pay.
  • We can guide you through the real estate rules and conduct related to signing a legally binding agency agreement, a sale and purchase agreement and everything in between.
  • If you are also buying a property, we can provide you with a thorough 'buying a house checklist' that protects you.
  • We can confirm your zoning under the Auckland Unitary Plan if required - call 0800 789 532 to find out now.

Choosing a real estate agent in Auckland (or any other place in New Zealand) can be complex. Choosing an unsuitable real estate agent can be a costly affair and create a long drawn-out experience. This is not the time to 'give someone a go' at selling your property.

Using our comprehensive, awarded service and resources will give you confidence to proceed (quickly if needed) with optimism rather than dread - you will be on the front foot and more likely to achieve a prime sale price. 

A real estate agent should be proven competent before you list with any real estate agency. Send enquiry now.

Agent Finder NZ Awards:

  • Best Estate Agent Vetting Service 2018

  • Wise Up NZ Awarded Most Reputable Property Advice Hub 2020

  • Agent Finder NZ Awarded Best Property Advice Hub NZ 2021

  • Agent Finder NZ Publications

If you need a shortlist of vetted Auckland real estate agents to compare or want to discuss your sale in confidence, call 0800 789 532/send an email. We're here to help and it's a free service.

Page updated January 14, 2024 by Trish Willis, Director. A Member of Property Institute of NZ (IPAC) & awarded Independent Property Advisor of the Year 2023.

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