Buying guide

Tools to help you find your dream home

Buying property in NZ? These tools will equip you for the process.

Let’s be honest, buying a home in Aotearoa New Zealand can be a time-consuming process. But it doesn’t have to be. We can help you find your dream home with our suite of home search tools.

Property research tool

When you’re on the hunt for a home, you’ll want to know what the house sold for and what it might be worth now. Check out property insights on, where you can look up a home’s recently sold price and an estimated market value of any New Zealand property, even when it’s not currently for sale. 

Gather some useful intel on what houses in the neighbourhood are worth, and how much buyers paid in recent sales.

Search on the Trade Me App

Search for property on the go with the Trade Me app on Android and Apple.

There are a heap of great features on the app. You can:

  • Save properties to your watchlist
  • Enquire about properties
  • Add open homes to your calendar
  • Council valuations and estimated values
  • View the sales history
  • Notifications about price changes
  • Subscribe to email updates

And you can do it all while picking the kids up from school. 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 when you’re busy with work. With Trade Me Property’s saved search function, you can save some time and get more results. 

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’re up to date.

Open Home Planner

Going to an open home or viewing is a good place to start your property search. But getting to them all can get tricky especially if they’re only a half hour long. 

To help fit in all your viewings 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 Aotearoa New Zealand is essential when homebuying. Take a look at our Property Price Index to see what the market is doing in your region for your preferred type of property.

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

Find out more about the latest market trends now.