Agent Finder NZ was established in 2009 to help property sellers throughout the country achieve a higher standard of service from real estate agents.

As keen observers of the real estate industry we could see much room for improvement. While trustworthy real estate agents were to be found, too often it was a lottery for both home sellers and buyers who often deferred to agents they knew little about.

More than two decades on, we have heard many eye-watering stories from clients who make contact and tell us about their prior experiences and have assisted thousands of New Zealanders to make more informed decisions about selecting a real estate agent and agency suited to their property type, value and location.

A licensed sales person who has been vetted and proven competent, who has the attributes and skill set needed for often complex and legal property transactions is what we seek for consumers selling what are likely their biggest assets.

We use a stringent criteria to ensure this and the results are evidenced in our many reviews.

We have been commended by Government and non-government property related organisations, trusts, boards and societies over the years for helping to ensure property buyers and sellers are better informed and achieve the results they so deserve.

We have since expanded the service to include vetting real estate agents and companies for selling farms and businesses. Our founder Trish Willis is a member of the Property Institute of NZ (IPAC).

Find out more about what we do or call 0800 789 532.


The model works similar to that of a mortgage broker.

  • Should you decide to engage a vetted real estate agent who has met our stringent criteria, we will charge the real estate company a fee when your property sells.
  • Agents who meet our stringent criteria have to work hard to gain a client's business by offering a more competitive rate than if they were to seek them out independently. This is a huge benefit for sellers.
  • You can be more assured of receiving best practice real estate, excellent agent conduct and of selling at the best sale price possible, in the shortest amount of time.

NZ's best estate agent vetting service.


  • Agent Finder NZ is 100% independent and does not have affiliations with any real estate brand
  • There is no obligation and you will not have uninvited real estate agents knocking on your door
  • We continually liaise with industry authorities to ensure our information is solid

We always aim to provide a better than expected service when selling your property, lifestyle block, apartment, business or farm.

If you would like to find out more about us, how it works, or want help getting started call now 0800 789 532 or send an enquiry.

Agent Finder NZ awards:

  • Best Estate Agent Vetting Service New Zealand 2018
  • Best Property Advice Hub New Zealand 2021
  • Best Independent Real Estate Advisors 2022 - New Zealand

Page updated July 3, 2024 by Trish Willis | Member of the Property Institute of NZ (IPAC) 

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