Resources

The following articles and links are provided to help vendors and buyers when they have made the decision to purchase or sell a real estate.

Resources

​​Sellers​

Selling a house vacant vs occupied.  MORE

 15 Home selling myths you need to forget.  MORE

Vendor tips for how to best present your home when it's on the market.  MORE

How to: Add value in the kitchen.  MORE

Bring your bathroom up to date.  MORE

The do's and don't's of selling your house.  MORE

When to hold, when to fold.  MORE

Wash and wear: How to add value to your laundry.  MORE

Common mistakes when pricing a home to sell. 
MORE

Buyers

Costly mistakes to avoid when buying your first home.  MORE

​Ten questions buyers should ask real estate agents.  MORE

Guide and overview on the rental market in Hamilton by suburb for potential Investors.  MORE

​The cost of building in New Zealand.  MORE

First-home buyers' guide to getting a mortgage​.  MORE

Tips to consider before buying an empty section.  MORE

7 things to know about bidding at auction.  MORE

The advantages of working with a 'buyer specialist' when purchasing property.  MORE​ 

Links

RealEstate.co.nz

Real Estate Institute of New Zealand

Property Guru

Property Guru  is the award winning, market leading, online application that gives you instant access to New Zealand's most up-to-date and accurate property information.
Finding listings from Harcourts, Ray White, Lodge real estate and other companies across Hamilton and New Zealand.
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is a national, voluntary member organisation providing products and services to approximately 13,000 real estate agents throughout the country.

REAA (Professional Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2012

Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Real Estate Agents Authority

The independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry - protecting buyers and sellers of property. Provides information for buyers and sellers, guidance for agents and a complains procedure.
Link to the act  that covers all professionals working in the industry with the single exception of residential property managers (handling renatl properties).
Learn about the all the rules and regulations that real estate agents in New Zealand have to abide by.

Inland Revenue - Buying and selling residential property.

Open 2 View

Westpac - Tools and Resources

Link to a Inland Revenue Department resource which provides information about the responsibilities of those buying or selling property.
Open2view provides Real Estate  Photography and online marketing services to agents and sellers in the Waikato and across  New Zealand. 
Tools and resources provided by Westpac for those looking to buy or sell a property.

Harcourts New Zealand

Harcourts Hamilton

Harcourts Hamilton Facebook

The home page for Harcourts New Zealand. Company information and values, links to the Harcourts blog, and links to property nd Harcourts offices around New Zealand.
Harcourts Hamilton's Facebook page for listings, auction details, and the latest local and national real estate news.
The Harcourts Hamilton homepage.  View auction times and location, open homes, and search for Hamilton properties.

Hamilton School Zones

Free New Zealand moving company comparison site. Customers submit their info once and receive up to 5 quotes from professional movers in their area.
100 professional organizers were interviewed to get their #1 moving tip.

A very detailed and comprehensive list of moving tips .
Link to a website where you can view all the schools in Hamilton, and their zones.

Homes.co.nz

Know your Building

Whether you’re a buyer, seller or home owner; there’s more free data to help you decide what it’s worth than any other site in New Zealand.
Transparent insurance advice.  Life, health, Trauma, Mortagage/Rent, Income

Hamilton based building inspectors.  High recommend considering them to check your next property before you purchase!

Settled.co.nz

Trade Me Property

Guiding Kiwis through home buying and selling. For independent and comprehensive guidance for home buyers and sellers, visit settled.govt.nz
NZ real estate.  Search for residential, rural and commercial properties for sale or for rent/lease including private sales.
Relevant local NZ website with resources and information for real estate buyers, sellers and agents.