Stringent vetting of Christchurch real estate agents clearly establishes competence, trustworthiness and the ability to sell properties for the very best sale prices in good timeframes.

From this, a list of the top real estate agents can be provided to you - all at no cost.

By lifting your expectations of real estate agencies, their services and objectively comparing property agents from a vetted list tailored to your property type is reassuring and time saving - a safeguard. Find out more about what we do.

With over 1490 licensed salespeople and 103 real estate companies in the Christchurch/Canterbury region alone, it can be a daunting and time-consuming process to try and find the best real estate agent. This is something we can help you with.

Request a list of top Christchurch real estate agents to compare.


Additional to comparing real estate agents from our list, the questionnaire we provide will help you to interview them when they present their property appraisal. It will help you extract all the information you will need to compare market appraisals, methods of sale recommended, commission fees and sale price estimates.

This will all help you to make a fully informed decision about who is the right candidate for you and your property. 

Agent Finder NZ is widely used by home sellers throughout New Zealand, as are the other resources that will carefully guide you through the whole real estate process seamlessly. 

We started this service in Christchurch and are very familiar with it. 

Find out more what difference our questions can make to your real estate experience.



Selling your Christchurch property for a prime price and in a good time frame will depend entirely on a real estate agent's capability, conduct, integrity, knowledge and attitude. For example:

Method of sale: There are numerous options from which to choose such as auction, tender, deadline sale, BEO, negotation or priced. Whatever you choose will have a significant role in your sale price. How each method of sale is handled by real estate agents varies alot. 

Managing sales process under pressure. The period between the date a sale and purchase agreement was signed and meeting conditions within the timeframe agreed is the most challenging stage.

Knowledge of property law, industry compliance and local Government rules: Real estate work requires competence, industry knowledge and correct interpretation of legal documents, clauses, plans, maps, surveys, building inspections, insurances, lending policies and district planning rules. 

Excellent communication skills a minimum: Real estate agents must be exceptional communicators with their vendors and buyers, mortgage brokers, banks, lawyers, building inspectors and valuers. Often all at the same time.

Marketing a property at all stages of the real estate process: Real estate agents must be able to respond to enquiries from potential buyers promptly and succintly with comprehensive property information descriptions and pack. The quicker the response and the provision of information can preclude the need for conditions and expedite a sale process when a buyer is most motivated.

Ethical real estate company: Real estate companies all vary in quality but should have policies and procedures in place that protect you. Some are better than others and having a 10-year overview of the christchurch real estate agencies has certainly helped our clients. Read our reviews here.

If you want to talk to an advisor about selling your home, call 0800 789 532 - we're here to help.


We tailor both the guidance we provide you and the vetting of real estate agents to:

  • Your property type - be it a unit, apartment, house, investment or lifestyle block
  • Your suburb or district within the Christchurch and Canterbury area
  • Your individual situation - or anything else important to you such as needing to sell your house quickly, managing tenants, or you may be downsizing your home.
  • If your house is an investment property, the new bright line test of 10 years may apply. We have all the facts about this - just ask.

The variations are many and we dedicate our effort to each individual home seller because there is no simple one size fits all. 


Image owned by Anthony Turnham of SNAP Architectural Photography | Christchurch

Selling a house in Christchurch is a specialist area in itself due to the aftermath of the earthquakes.

Many properties of the villa era have unlevel flooring and in some engineering reports, it can be unclear whether they are unlevel due to age or because of earthquake damage. 

Some villas have had faulty repairs completed (some more than once) which have only come to light after a buyer has sought a building inspection and by this time, you as the vendor, will have already spent money on real estate advertising.

Some real estate agents can manage this issue better than most, and this is why it is important that the real estate agent you choose is competent with your type of property and condition.


Property listings in Christchurch are in short supply. In times like this, the standard of conduct by some real estate agents when prospecting for 'new listings' can be questionable.

To take the pressure off, we can provide you with a shortlist of objectively vetted real estate agents tailored to you and your property type and suburb. 

You can then be assured in the knowledge that due diligence has been done to establish the very best agents.

Once you have selected a real estate agent, we have important guides about signing an agency agreement, a sale a purchase agreement and a marketing plan. There are industry rules around these to protect you.

Start by requesting a list of Christchurch real estate agents to compare or Contact Us for more information.

Article updated September 25, 2021 by Trish Willis

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