Best Real Estate Agencies In New Zealand

Sep 16, 2021
By Staff writer

When it comes to selling your property or finding the right home for you, getting the best real estate agent in NZ is a game-changer. It's only wise to get professional advice based on your budget and requirements, given the competitive market and (ridiculously) high prices of houses these days.

To get started, here are the best real estate agencies in New Zealand. These agencies are recognized by Agent Of The Year Awards 2021, a real estate reviews website.


Top Real Agencies By Region


Bayleys Real Estate

Official Website 
Contact +64 9 309 6020
Office address 30 Gaunt Streed Auckland Central, Auckland
Top regional agencies Dunedin, The Octagon, BayleysMetro

Bayleys is New Zealand's largest full-service real estate company, specializing in the marketing and sale of residential properties, farms and lifestyle blocks, commercial and industrial properties, tourism and business real estate, and real estate markets in Japan and other Pacific Islands.

They are proud of their chosen agents, who have demonstrated their capacity to work in different New Zealand localities and have developed strong working relationships and broad networks within their respective cultural domains.

Shaan Joshi 

Official website 
Contact 021 612 120 
Office address Level 2, Van Den Brink House, 652 Great South Road, 2104

Shaan Joshi was born and raised in East Auckland and is a Macleans College alumnus. He has extensive local knowledge of the Auckland region and a large database that stays up to date and relevant. He has a lot of experience marketing houses for customers and locating a premium buyer for their property at the best price. He has long-term relationships with both buyers and sellers and has established himself as one of the best in the field. 

Ray White Remuera 

Official Website 
Contact (09) 520 9100
Office address 411 Remuera Rd & 415 Remuera Rd
Top regional agencies

Tutukaka, Wellington

Ray White has offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and South Korea. In New Zealand, they concentrate on property management in Remuera and the surrounding eastern suburbs, where they have a 40% local market share.

They have over 50,000 clients in their database and a carefully chosen staff of multicultural salesmen who can communicate with clients from all around the world.


Official Website
Contact Phone: 0800 540 550 email:
Office address 15 Lady Ruby Drive East Tamaki Auckland New Zealand

Arizto provides premium service to Kiwi homeowners with no upfront expenses and a fixed commission rate of $10,000.

When they sign up as a seller on their official website, they receive their own certified agent, a professional and online listing, targeted marketing to thousands of potential buyers on social media, and access to their own online seller dashboard.

What distinguishes Arizto as one of the greatest agencies in the country is that it allows the typical homeowner to save $17,000 when selling their home against selling with a standard Real Estate Commission.


Haze Realty

Official Website 
Contact (64) 9 408 1670
Office address 170 Commerce St, Kaitaia Northland New Zealand 0410| 118 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui Northland, New Zealand 0420 | 8 Parnell Street, Rawene

Haze NZ has reached out to hundreds of clients who are selling their properties as well as buying houses and lots in the area. They take pride in their Haze Real Estate representatives who are trained to make your home buying and selling experience a fruitful one by providing the necessary expertise in the field. Their salespeople understand how to properly market a property so that the best possible sale price is obtained in a manner that is acceptable to the seller.

EVES Whangarei

Official Website 
Contact (64) 9 438 0071
Office address 96 Walton Street, Whangarei, New Zealand 0110

EVES was founded in Bay of Plenty in 1969, and while many developments have come and gone over the past 50 years, EVES' commitment to market-leading real estate has only grown better. Since their first office on Cameron Road, they have expanded to 14 dedicated offices throughout the North, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty, and is wholly owned and operated in New Zealand. They currently have 133 sold property listings worth $81,962,600.00 in the last 12 months.


More Real Estate Ltd

Official Website
Contact (64) 7 823 2300
Office address 74 Victoria Street Cambridge New ZealandBay of Plenty

More-Re is a high-performance real estate agent that was founded to keep up with the changes made possible by the Internet, enhancing personal client care focus.

They are a family business with a results-driven mindset that is focused on the property needs of their customers. More-Re provides sellers with exceptional service and innovative marketing ideas, as well as the option of reducing fees through efficiencies.

Official website 
Contact 0800 776 779

Proppy NZ is a pioneer in real estate technology and the first real estate marketplace in New Zealand, launched in 2015. Given that most of the stages of the transaction happen virtually, they managed to sell over $400 million worth of properties. Their software makes it simple to transact property sales so that buyers and sellers will find it easier to find prospects when it comes to purchasing or selling their properties.

They offer a low commission fee of 1.5%, hold online auctions, and won the 2019 Westpac Tauranga Business Award in 2019.


Ray White Gisborne

Official Website

(64) 6 867 1122

Office address

152 Grey Street Gisborne, Gisborne District 4010

The new Ray White Gisborne was founded on a simple idea that "it can be better".

Three of Gisborne's most driven, high-performing, and well-respected real estate salespeople have teamed up to form the new Ray White Gisborne, the next step in the industry's evolution. Shelley Donaldson, Tom Harbott, and Alan Thorpe all have seen the same thing when it comes to the next generation of real estate agencies: a company that stands out as market leaders while emphasising positivity and collaboration.

Hawke’s Bay

Harcourts Hawke's Bay

Official Website

(06) 872 8888

(06) 873 0123

(06) 845 9100

(06) 835 5211

Regional Agencies

Hastings, Havelock North, Taradale, Napier 

Harcourts Hawke's Bay (Regent Realty Ltd.) connects people and properties throughout Hawke's Bay. They're a locally owned, full-service real estate company with expertise in Residential, Commercial, and Property Management.

If you're thinking of selling or buying, contact Harcourt's Hawke's Bay to learn more about how they can assist you in realising your goals. Harcourts's headquarters is in the Bay, with locations in Taradale, Napier, Hastings, and Havelock North.


Harcourts Palmerston North

Official Website
Contact (64) 6 356 8688
Office address 252 Broadway Avenue Palmerston North

Since 1888, Harcourts NZ has provided Kiwis with a wide range of real estate services through local communities and international networks.

They assist customers in finding their ideal home, selling their property at a fair market value, and providing mortgage options through Mortgage Express.


Harcourts Real Estate NZ

Official Website 
Contact 0800 804 805 
Office address Grenadier House, Level 1 98 Moorhouse Avenue City, Christchurch
Top regional agencies

Blue Fern Henderson Heights, Upper Hutt, Cooper & Co Milford, Twentythree 

Harcourts Real Estate has taken over property listings in NZ's Northern region and making them among the most trusted agencies in Wellington.

They assist consumers in finding the ideal home, selling their property at a fair market value, and providing mortgage options through Mortgage Express.

Professionals Real Estate

Official Website 
Office address Unit S/383 Khyber Pass Road Newmarket, Auckland New Zealand
Top regional agencies

Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Rotorua, Wellington, Upper Hutt (Blundell and Mark Realty Ltd), Christchurch

For almost 40 years, Professionals have been helping Kiwis in selling their homes. Founders were originally from Australia but relocated to New Zealand to challenge the traditional real estate business, founding a cooperative that has since grown to become one of the country's top real estate companies.

They have local property experts in each region, making them one of the ideal options if you're selling or buying a house in your area.

Just Paterson Real Estate 

Official Website 
Contact Phone: 04 385 7755 email: 
Office address Level 1,12 Jessie Street PO Box 27073 Wellington 6011 New Zealand 

Just Paterson is a Wellington-based real estate firm that was founded in 1989. They are proud to be a part of the local community and strive to give back as much as they can by assisting individuals and families in the area in finding the ideal house according to their way of life

In addition, they sponsor the Malaghan Institute, a world-renowned medical research centre in Wellington.

Bay of Plenty

Powers Realty

Official Website 
Contact Phone: 0800 72 63 72 email:
Office address 233 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui

Powers Realty is comprised of a competitive group of agents that have sold property listings totalling more than $300 million in the past 12 months, including homes in the Coromandel, Mt Maunganui, Papamoa, Taranaki, Tauranga, and Western Bay regions.

Tremains Real Estate

Official Website 

Contact 0508 873 6246
Top regional agencies Tauranga

Tremains Real Estate was established in Hawke's Bay in 1970 by All Black and rugby star Kel Tremain. Today, the company is run by Kel's son, Simon Tremain, together with business partner Cam Ward, who has expanded the company to five offices around Hawke's Bay. Through agreements with established real estate businesses, the firm expanded to Taupo, Rotorua, Tauranga, and Wairarapa by 2018.


Ray White Richmond

Official website
Contact (03) 544 8778
Office address 257 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman District 7020

Ray White Richmond is a leading real estate agency in the Tasman region. They have the experience and commitment to continually provide their clients with an exceptional level of service and achieve top-quality results for their property.

The RW Richmond website features family homes and luxury properties for sale as well as rentals in the Nelson and Tasman region. Because of our high profile in the market, buyers and tenants come to them first. They are located in the heart of Richmond, where they have one of the highest levels of visibility and consistent pedestrian access.


Bentley Real Estate

Official website
Contact (04) 212 6324
Office address 2 Geange Street Upper Hutt, 5018, New Zealand

Bentley Real Estate is dedicated to marketing Upper Hutt properties with founder Debbie Bentley.  Debbie has over 21 years of expertise assisting families in the area with the buying and selling of real estate. Their skilled property manager and team of seasoned agents all live in the area and are active in their respective communities. When looking for a local agency you can trust, Bentley Real Estate is your best bet.


First National Real Estate

Official website
Contact Phone: 0800 22 55 87 email:
Office address 6-20 Lambie Drive Manukau Auckland 2104 
Top regional agencies New Plymouth, Marlborough, Gore

First Nation is an independently owned and operated real estate firm that was founded in 1985 and has become the country's first agency for thousands of property buyers and sellers.

They have agents from Kaitaia to Riverton, making it easy for you to seek the most accessible and ideal residential house, commercial leasing, or holiday rentals for your family.

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West Coast

RE/MAX Elite

Official website
Contact  (64) 3 548 7705
Office address 7 Haven Rd, Nelson, New Zealand 7010

RE/MAX Elite is among the real estate group's most dynamic offices, having won the Top Business Growth Award and ranking fifth in the RE/MAX New Zealand network.

They began as a brand new real estate business with four sales agents in our current location at 7 Haven Road. In 2014, RE/MAX launched their Property Management division to ensured that they are able to meet the needs of the public with any type of Real Estate enquiry.

RE/MAX is passionate about customer service with experienced salespeople who work hard to make sure that buying or selling a home is a pleasurable and exciting experience for both vendors and potential buyers. 


Smart Real Estate

Official website
Contact  Phone: +64 3 384 8600 email:
Office address Mt Pleasant Christchurch 8081

Smart Real Estate was founded in 2013 in Canterbury by Debra Hakaraia following years of selling real estate for a well-known, corporate organisation. Debra has worked with the industry's greatest businessmen and sales experts.

They have created a special Smart Marking system that will introduce properties to over 300 million users worldwide, guaranteeing that your property receives the global exposure it deserves.


Nidd Realty Dunedin 

Official Website
Contact Phone: +64 3 477 4470 email:
Office address 211 High Street, Dunedin

Nidd Property was started in 2005 by Joe Nidd. The agency is dedicated to providing consistently exceptional service to homeowners and buyers in New Zealand.

They are located in Dunedin, which was previously hailed as the best city in the country due to its tourist attractions, affordable housing, and friendly neighbourhood.

They also sponsored Cure Kids, Nidd Realty Youth Innovation Fund, and other charity auctions in Dunedin and throughout New Zealand.

LJ Hooker NZ

Official Website
Contact 0800 554 665 
Office address 24 Morrow Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023
Top regional agencies Dunedin, Mackenzie County

Over the last ten years, LJ Hooker has evolved to be Australasia's best-known and most trusted real estate brand, constantly ranking first in Newspoll and Galaxy. 

They were founded in 1928 and now have over 600 offices throughout New Zealand, Australia, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu. They provide a wide range of real estate services in the residential and commercial sectors.

One Agency Dunedin

Official Website
Office address Regional offices can be found here: 
Top regional agencies Wellington, Far North, Bay of Plenty

One Agency is the fastest growing real estate agency network in New Zealand and Australia, with new members joining from all around Australasia. They are one of the "elite" realtors who provide buying advice as well as assist sellers in putting their properties on the market.

If you're looking for a new home in a prestigious area or want to sell your gorgeous "organic modern" home, One Agency has you covered with various regional offices throughout New Zealand.


Tall Poppy 

Official Website
Contact Phone: 0800 82 55 76 email:
Office address 74 Amohia Street, Paraparaum

Tall Poppy is an award-winning real estate agency that gained Canstar's Customer Satisfaction Award in addition to its other successes as one of the country's leading agencies.

Given the current environmental situation, Tall Poppy has set a goal of becoming New Zealand's first carbon-neutral real estate agency by 2025, using their photographer's totally electric vehicle fleet and eco-friendly printed brochures.


If you're looking for new and other real estate agents in your area, consider these firms that offer the same level of service for your next property hunt!

How much does a realtor in NZ make?

It varies according to the commission they earn on successful transactions and the firm with which they are affiliated. The Ministry of Business estimates that the average annual salary for real estate agents is roughly $84,000.

Do I need to get a realtor when buying a house?

The simple answer is no. Hiring an agent, on the other hand, will provide you with additional possibilities to explore different properties, particularly in prospect areas you are unfamiliar with. Real estate agents can show you around the community you'll be moving into, as well as utility plans such as power suppliers, broadband, and other necessities for your home. It will also be more convenient to complete documents because you will have a professional assisting you with the procedure.

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Kat W , 2023-06-20

Very helpful and informative. Lovely chatting with them on the phone, helped me find a power supplier, pretty simple and straight forward

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So easy to use, very helpful and got a great deal with my power and gas