People might think the top Wellington real estate agents would be those that sell the most properties.  However, we know that the quality of service and results they achieve for their vendors are a better measure. 

The quickest and least risky way to find a top real estate agent in Wellington is to compare licensed, vetted agents from a shortlist specifically tailored to your property type, value, location and situation. Perhaps you have tenants to manage through the selling process, are selling an apartment, an investment portfolio or a property zoned for development.

With over 1200 salespeople and 95 real estate agencies in Wellington, it can be very time consuming and difficult to make the right choice objectively. Comparing vetted real estate agents can be very reassuring and is something we can help you with - all at no cost.


Vetting of real estate agents for vendors is something we have been helping Wellington property owners with for over 11 years - it's a genuine free service that has proven to help sellers achieve premium sale prices and have satisfying real estate experiences, often restoring faith in the industry. Learn more about what we do here.

It is said that on average, most New Zealanders only sell five properties in their lifetime so getting this decision right (or wrong) can be life changing - especially in a vibrant property market such as now.

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Our vetting of Wellington real estate agents is stringent and can take a lot of pressure off you, knowing that your due diligence is being done thoroughly. 

We take your variables into account such as tenants, structural issues, whether it’s a house, a luxury home, an apartment, sub-dividable or if your property is unique and hard to determine a value for. If you want to discuss your property in person, call 0800 789 532 - we're here to help.

You might want to view examples of real estate fees here to plan your costs first.

Request a shortlist to compare now - it's a genuine free service.


Buying and selling requires real estate agents to have a high level of:

  • Marketing properties digitally and especially if trying to tap into overseas buyers and ex-pats
  • Industry competence and accuracy 
  • Legal responsibility
  • Technical knowledge such as earthquake strengthening or apartment blocks
  • Compliance obligations
  • Negotiation skills
  • Tact and interpersonal attributes

Vendors are often not aware of the importance of these or if they are, they are often not taken into account when making the all-important decision of choosing the most suitable real estate agent.

Despite the complexities, it is still relatively easy to become a licensed real estate agent in New Zealand which is why vetting of licensed real estate agents is so important for you.

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Even if your property looks straight forward to sell, the buyer may have more complex issues requiring the assistance of a capable agent to manage each issue tactfully and within often tight timeframes.

Real estate agents assist buyers with mortgages, valuations, building inspections, acquisition of titles, LIMs, PIMs, Council compliance, surveys and interpret and communicate the meaning of content in these. They also coordinate with lawyers, most often under considerable pressure for time.

It is after the sale and purchase agreement has been signed, that is often the most testing part of the process for both sellers and agents. All vendors need a real estate agent who is capable of managing the process to completion or they risk the sale falling over.

The scope of a real estate agent's capability is essential for vendors. Call 0800 789 532 for advice first.


Selling real estate in Wellington or any other place in New Zealand can be complex and choosing an unsuitable real estate agent can cost you dearly and result in your property lingering on the market.  Agent Finder NZ was the first to introduce real estate agent vetting for this very reason.

We advise Wellington home sellers to lift their expectations of what defines a competent real estate agent. This is likely your biggest financial asset, so this is not the time to 'give someone a go' at selling your house.

Since we launched in 2009, we have helped many New Zealanders selling a combined $340M-plus annually of real estate to attain some notable prices, and often in half the average time on the market. We were recognised in the APAC NZ Business Awards in 2018, 2020 & 2021. 


Using our specialist real estate agent vetting service along with extra resources we share with you, will ‘enable’ you to forge ahead with confidence. You will be much more likely to achieve a prime price within a good timeframe and have a satisfying experience.

This a genuine free service to people selling a property in Wellington (We are remunerated in a similar way to mortgage brokers)

Our service includes:

  • A bespoke shortlist of real estate agents based on a stringent criterion
  • real estate agent questionnaire which will help you objectively compare real estate agents in Wellington from the shortlist of agents we give you. A lot can be gleaned from these questions.
  • Helping you understand what to look out for in your comparative market appraisal so you can address any information gaps or issues with the sale price recommendation or method of sale.
  • Helping you estimate how much real estate commission and fees you should pay.
  • Equipping you with information to help you make informed real estate decisions throughout the whole process of selling your house, from signing a legally binding agency agreement to the sale and purchase agreement.
  • If you are also buying a house, we can provide you with a thorough checklist that protects you.

Don't leave it to chance - Call 0800 789 532 or send inquiry

"I was over the moon with the sale price we achieved, but more importantly the whole real estate process has been stress free! We found our real estate agent to be outstanding in his professionalism.  Thank you so much for recommending him to me... I was beginning to think that I was going to have a bit of a nightmare on my hands after spending a week talking with some other real estate agents who were selling in the area. Thank you for your agent recommendations".  - Jo

Article updated January 10, 2022 | Trish Willis | Member of Property Institute of NZ (IPAC)

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