Buying guide

Tools to help you find your dream home

Buying property in NZ? These tools will help you simplify the process.

Let’s be honest, buying a home in New Zealand is a time consuming process. But it doesn’t have to be! We’ve made it so much easier - here are a few tools to help you sail smoothly through the whole home buying process, and into your dream home.

Property Insights

Ever wondered what a house sold for, or what it might be worth now? Now you can find out for free! With Property Insights, you can look up the recent sold price and an estimated market value of any New Zealand property, even when it’s not currently for sale.

Take a sneaky peek at what houses in the neighbourhood are worth, and how much buyers paid.

Looking to buy a home and stuck on how much to offer? Property Insights can give you a price guideline based on sales of similar properties and RVs.*

Get a property estimate now.

*Property Insights is not a professional valuation or appraisal and doesn’t involve a physical inspection of the property. For a full market appraisal, chat with your local real estate agent or valuer.

Trade Me Property App

Search for property on the go with New Zealand’s #1 property app* on Android and Apple.

The free app is packed with useful features to make house hunting a breeze - all in the palm of your hand.

For example, you can save properties to your watchlist, enquire about properties, add open homes to your calendar, and subscribe to email updates so you don’t miss out on new properties being listed. And you can do it all while bingeing Netflix!

Try it out by downloading the app on Android and Apple now.

Saved Searches

With new properties being listed for sale every day, it can become a real challenge to keep up! With Trade Me Property’s saved search function, you can do less searching and get more results.

You can easily set up a saved search for your favourite suburbs or property types, and then, when new property listings come up that match your search criteria, you'll receive an email. Simple.

You can have as many saved searches as you like, and can choose how regularly you’re emailed.

So, go ahead and create a few searches (e.g. favourite suburbs or properties in a price range) and save them as Favourites – we’ll email you whenever matching properties get added to Trade Me, so you don’t miss out on the right one.

Open Home Planner

Going to an open home or viewing is a good place to start your property search. But getting to them all and managing your time can get tricky.

To help you make the most of your time, you can organise your open home times using Trade Me Property’s Open Home Planner.

Simply save open home times directly to the planner, or add a property to your watchlist, and we’ll plan your open home timetable and route. We even give you directions so you won’t get lost.

Try out the Open Home Planner now.

Property Price Index

Being well informed about property market trends in New Zealand can be a big help when buying a property. Take a look at our Property Price Index to see what the market is doing in your region, and for your preferred type of property.

The monthly indices provide detailed and up to date insights on expected sale price and latest rents in our major cities and for 15 regions across the country. The data is tracked month by month for the past 3 years and collected from real estate agent listings, private advertisers and property managers.

Find out more about the latest market trends now.