March 22, 2024 - We specialise in helping property sellers reach the international buyer market by vetting New Zealand real estate agents - to establish those with superior expertise and competence at marketing properties globally. 

Due to the small pool of New Zealand buyers in the multi-million dollar price bracket, seeking out international real estate buyers is necessary. (Expats, Singaporeans and Australians are exempt from the Overseas Investment Office policy)

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International focused real estate agents and companies often have the connections to access this market and have a high level of knowledge and ability in these types of transactions.

This a specialist field and requires the expertise of international real estate agents who have substantial experience, knowledge of government policies and laws, who conduct themselves with diplomacy and integrity and are especially effective price negotiators.

Finding you this calibre of real estate agent is what we do - all at no cost for NZ vendors.

"We are under contract to the first person to see the farm; a Kiwi coming back home after 26 years abroad! Best wishes and many thanks for recommending our agent to us" - Vendor, Karen D

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International real estate agents must be experts in their field. They project manage what are often complex property sales involving the negotiation of multi-million dollar properties.

Knowledge of relevant Government policies (see below) is something these real estate agents need and must be able to communicate about and facilitate compliance for.

Many real estate agents have little or no experience in marketing and selling multi-million dollar properties to international buyers. With such a lot at stake, it's not a time to leave the outcome up to chance. 

You need to make sure you have a bonafide international real estate agent who you can trust to be competent and confident in handling what might well be your most valuable asset. 


International real estate agents in New Zealand need to answer queries quickly and facilitate such things as:

  • New Zealand immigration policies.
  • New Zealand business laws.
  • New Zealand taxation policies relating to capital gains.
  • Options for exchanging money.
  • Stamp Duty.
  • Anti money laundering verification.

Any enquires from international buyers need to be responded to promptly when interest in the property is at its peak, and carefully shepherded to maintain engagement.



Luxury and high value property marketing campaigns must be of sufficient quality to ensure your property is appropriately pitched to high calibre buyers. 

Whether buyers find your property through a Google search, see a brief headline description of your property, watch a video or look at real estate photographs, at each step of the marketing process, the quality must be exemplary. 

Photography and any video marketing campaign must be high end, while each and every word used in the marketing package must count.

Your property needs to stand out from all the competition - and your chance to grab buyer attention might amount to seconds

Every aspect of the campaign is vital so it's important to get the best international real estate agent in the field.

To better understand the importance of good international real estate marketing, see the graphs on this page which show two markedly different outcomes in terms of real estate buyer reach.



Busy property sellers need to be able to trust that when they hand the sales process over to a real estate agent, they are investing their faith in the right people to sell their property be it a lifestyle block, an orchard or a home in Remuera or Dunedin.

There are various options for selling New Zealand properties internationally and at Agent Finder NZ we specialise in:

  • Working on your behalf to find the highest quality international real estate services tailored to your New Zealand property type and location 
  • Ensuring you get the best high-end national and global marketing campaign specialists
  • Putting you in touch with proactive companies that target qualified international buyers in your price range
  • Ensuring you have a highly competent agent experienced and confident in negotiating million dollar house prices with million dollar buyers
  • Helping you get the most accurate valuation and ensuring your property goes on the market in the right price bracket to avoid a misfire
  • Advising you about the specific sequence of steps that will get you well positioned before going to market

When the real estate process follows the right steps, starting with the necessary due diligence, our data - collected over a decade of vetting real estate agents on behalf of sellers - has proven you will maximise your capability of getting the best possible price in the shortest possible time frame. 

The power of Facebook posts by Agent Finder NZ targeting buyers

This graph is a real life example of a property that Agent Finder NZ shared to Facebook groups we belong to. It records the resulting sharp rise in clicks to the listing.

Check out this glowing review of a luxury lifestyle property sale that sold within 30 days. There are lots more like it.

If your priority is getting the best sale price, in the shortest possible time, having a top international real estate is vital, expecially in today's market. 

Get In Touch or call free phone 0800 789 532. We offer an express service on request.

Agent Finder NZ Awards:

  • Best Independent Real Estate Advisors 2022 | BUILD 2022 Real Estate & Property Awards
  • Best Property Advice Hub New Zealand 2021 | APAC
  • Most Reputable Property Advice Hub New Zealand for Wise Up NZ 2020 | APAC
  • Best Real Estate Agent Vetting Service 2018 | APAC

Article updated February 22, 2024 by Trish Willis | Member of Property Institute of NZ (IPAC) & Awarded Property Advisor of the Year 2023

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