Selling a Home Privately in New Zealand

Realestate private property sales

DIY Real Estate have been New Zealand private sale real estate specialists since 1999 and provide:

Why sell your property through a real estate agent when selling privately is a viable choice. Selling your own home or property privately not only saves real estate commission fees but people choosing the homesell FSBO option (For Sale By Owner) means you are in control of the process - and it's not hard.

Private Sale Information and Options

When it comes to selling real estate privately in NZ there are three distinct groups:

  1. Those who haven't previously considered a private sale and need more information
  2. Those who are selling privately but aren't necessarily maximising their chances of success
  3. Those who would like to give it a go but aren't too sure about how to go about it

Don't just ring a real estate agent - sell your own property. Read more about why you should be selling your house privately in New Zealand and consider buying the book 'Selling a Home Privately in New Zealand' by Garry Bond.

Selling a Home Privately in New Zealand

Private Sale Book

Written specifically for the New Zealand market and constantly updated and reprinted, the 130 page book 'Selling a Home Privately in New Zealand' is a must read. Read book reviews and media releases.

  • Explains in logical and easy to understand step by step chapters (from pricing and marketing to negotiating the sale of your property)
  • Provides confidence, knowledge and skills
  • Helps give you a professional edge to all parts of the selling process
  • Gets you through the realestate paperwork and legal details
  • Gain access to a Book Owners section (download check lists, brochure template and more)

The book 'Selling a Home Privately in New Zealand' can be bought direct from the author.

Real Estate Signs, Signage, Brochures and Sales Aids

Realestate signs including real estate open home signs

Realestate signage is very important and many properties sales eventuate from people simply driving past and seeing a for sale sign. Signs reflect your professional attitude and present a good image. Ultimately potential buyers should not even be able to tell you are selling your house privately.

DIY Real Estate is able to supply cost effective real estate signs and sales aids including For Sale signs, Open Home signs and Sign Stands, Brochures and Brochure Holders.

"I would like to thank you for your fantastic products, great communication, very fast delivery plus awesome friendly service."Sue Wells, Rotorua

Featured Private Sale Real Estate Property Listings

Below are a selection of New Zealand properties for sale where the owner is selling privately.

Auckland : Albany [Private Sale]

Absolute privacy and peace in this 'one of a kind' location just 5 minutes drive from Albany Village or Motorway. Surrounded by bush with tui, kereru, fantails. Two living areas in this large family home. Modern kitchen with induction cooktop. Refurbished bathrooms. Office with extensive views. ...more

Auckland : Grey Lynn [Private Sale] (Sorry SOLD)

New to the market is this fully renovated villa in 3 legal flats - this property will attract investors and home buyers alike! Lovingly renovated throughout, the house features the following: One 2 bedroom and two 1 bedroom sunny and spacious flats. Modern kitchens, bathrooms and carpeted or polished floors. Light and warm interior, with full height ceilings in much of the upstairs flats. Parking at rear for 3 cars.

Auckland : Manukau City : East Tamaki {Private Sale]

Set in a quiet cul-de-sac close to all amenities, this well presented Townhouse offers easy care family living in a handy location. The home has 3 bedrooms, 1 ensuite and walk in cupboard, fenced lawns, modern kitchen, open plan dining / living areas, two levels, brick & tile construction, double garage with internal access and alarm. Compact modern construction in 2005. One owner. Walkways, flowing water stream are adjacent with Botany Down malls within walking distance. ...more

Auckland : Manukau City : Totara Heights [Private Sale]

Walk inside and fall in love with this stunning family home. The only home in Auckland to be designed by Ted McCoy, winner of the 2002 New Zealand Institute of Architects gold medal for lifetime achievement in architecture, and an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to architecture and architectural heritage. Situated on the exclusive Redoubt Road extension, this one of a kind 342 sqm north facing home spanning over two levels with formal and informal living areas has been created for entertaining, relaxing and comfortable family living. All rooms are generously proportioned and most have stunning views of Rangitoto Island and the wider cityscape. ...more

Auckland : Rodney : Stanmore Bay [Private Sale]

Beautifully presented three bedroom home renovated throughout. Situated down a driveway it is private and away from the road and calls from the Tui's can be heard. Offers excellent indoor/outdoor living with large north facing exterior deck. Fully fenced site so great for young families and/or animals, and lots of sunshine from a nor westerly aspect. Fully Landscaped with low maintenance gardens. Separate shower and bath. Separate toilet. Good sized laundry. Separate single garage with power. Plenty of off street parking for 2 and/or 3 cars or the boat. ...more

Auckland : Rodney : Waimauku [Private Sale]

The home is a freshly renovated 1950’s weatherboard house with a concrete tile roof and beautifully finished timber floors.The floor plan has been modernized with the kitchen, dining and lounge turned into one spacious area that opens out onto two connecting large decks with views over the surrounding farms. This easy inside – outside flow is perfect for entertaining. The all-day sun, the wood-burner fire, the new ceiling and floor insulation all add up to ensure a pleasant temperature all year around. ...more

Auckland : Waitakere City : Titirangi [Private Sale](Sorry SOLD)

Less than 4km to Titirangi Village this home is stylish, modern and functional. Titirangi means 'Fringe of Heaven' and in a private bush setting with all day sun and decks galore this really is your very own piece of paradise. Listen to the birdlife, soak in the spa and relax. The spacious open plan living area opens out on both sides to sundrenched decks. One side looks over miles of native bush, all the way to the sky tower and beyond. The other opens out onto a secluded entertaining area featuring a spa pool and a garden water fountain which is home to a couple of fish.

Canterbury : Lake Coleridge [Private Sale]

3 double bedrooms, almost all aluminum window frames – all opening, Yunca multi-fuel fire, ceiling fan in lounge, separate toilet, bathroom and laundry. Huge double level deck. Huge garage 80sqm – ideal for the car, the boat and all the toys! Huge woodshed, with attached lockable shed. Lots of fruit trees and fruit bushes. Professionally landscaped gardens. Established raised vege gardens. Childrens playground, basketball court and tennis courts located about 30 metres away. Idyllic village setting, approx 40 minutes to Darfield and 60 minutes to Yaldhurst. Skiing, hunting, boating, fishing… you name it, you can do it here! Ideal for a family, retired couple or as a holiday home getaway (maybe get the family/friends to pitch in together to buy it). Address: 16 Acheron Ave, Lake Coleridge. Contact: Anna on 0273191266.

Christchurch : Cashmere [Private Sale]

Climb above the smog and traffic noise to views that will take your breath away. Listen to the sound of bellbirds while taking in panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Pacific Ocean. Full of features you will love, this well-appointed house sited in a quiet cul-de-sac is built for entertaining and family life. Architecturally designed by award winning Jonty Rout it has a strong north American influence from the cedar cladding and heart rimu joinery to the spacious double story entrance and the multi-levelled layout. ...more

Christchurch : Pegasus [Private Sale]

Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to stamp your mark on a brand new home without the stress. Due for completion July 2014. Exceptionally warm, quiet and light. Close to the stunning Pegasus Lake. North facing with all day sun overlooking reserve. Designer kitchen, walk in scullery. Designed by Award winning architect Mark McClay and built by award winning Master Builder. Highest level of engineering and quality New Zealand made materials. ...more

Christchurch : Pegasus [Private Sale]

This stunning home located opposite a reserve, will appeal to those seeking a luxurious open environment along with contemporary sophistication. The owners own design has been perfectly executed by a very experienced builder. Enter via the featured entrance and you will be drawn into the light filled living areas. Two large sets of doors open from the living and dining areas onto the large exposed aggregate deck for the afternoon sun. Another exposed aggregate deck is from the dining room for the morning sun. ...more

Manawatu : Rongotea [Private Sale]

Three bedroom/two bathroom insulated (ceiling and underfloor) home set on 10 acres (4.04 hectares). Spacious lounge with free-standing fireplace and heat transfer system. Open plan kitchen/dining area. Master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Large conservatory measuring 16 sqm with access to covered deck. Double garage with workshop. Two loose boxes and tack shed. Large oval swimming pool (6 x 4 metres) set inside 80sqm tunnel house. Established gardens with bird aviary and two fish ponds. ...more

Nelson : Tasman : Collingwood [Private Sale]

This is a 1945 built cottage sitting on a 1208 m2 section, Cladding is board and baton approx 40% and iron 60%. There are two bedrooms + Sun-room or 3rd bedroom. The french doors off the sun-room open out onto a good sized deck. The cottage has a free standing log burner. This property is being sold furnished if it suits a potential purchaser.New roof and pink batts installed. We have installed a new 30,000 liter water tank + pump + pipe work. ...more

Northland : Far North : Paihia [Private Sale]

Affordable Bay of Islands home. This is a Lockwood top of its range. Warm and spacious with three bedrooms and the main bathroom down one end of the house. The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk in wardrobe. The open plan living and kitchen down the other end of the house leading to a huge fourth bedroom with its own bathroom too. We use this room as a rumpus room and guest wing. Beautiful sliding doors from nearly all of the rooms lead on to the deck and fully fenced quarter acre section with tranquil lake views. The estate is so peaceful and safe. This home is very versatile, it could suit a family, retired couple or even a holiday home. ...more

Tauranga : Bethlehem [Private Sale]

From the moment you step through the front door you'll enjoy the spacious open plan living area that open's directly onto the central courtyard. The home has been perfectly position with a Northerly aspect to enjoy the lovely sea views and all day sun while providing protection from the South. Single level home of solid brick and Cedar Plywood construction. Built in 2012 this 211m² home was built for easy living, you can throw open the large stacker doors and entertain your guests on the large central deck area. ...more

Tauranga : Pyes Pa [Private Sale]

Start new memories in Pyes Pa with this cutie. A modern three bedroom home nestled in a quiet, friendly cul-de-sac. Separate bathroom and toilet. Elevated and warm on an easy care section. Beautiful morning sun fills the kitchen, lounge and dining room. Zoned for Greenpark School and close to Aquinas College. Greerton Village within a 3 minute drive and new shopping complex under development a short walk away. Two playgrounds within a 5 minute walk. Backs onto Althorp Retirement Village bowling green. ...more

Waikato : Raglan [Private Sale]

Floor area of 84m2 plus 20m2 decking plus double garage (with auto tilt door) 36m2, all more or less. Beautiful timber floors and wooden joinery throughout. Beautifully sunny lounge that has french doors opening onto the North deck with a pohutukawa backdrop and french doors opening onto the West deck with stunning Mt Karioi and sunset views. Gas central heating, wood burner with heat transfer system to stay cosy in winter. Underfloor and ceiling insulation, walls unknown. Built in wardrobe in each bedroom. Low maintenance, fully fenced, landscaped section including mostly native plantings. Established vegetable garden. ...more

Waikato : Whenuakite : Whitianga [Private Sale]

Spacious 3 bedroom home plus office, 2 bathrooms (one ensuite) large laundry. Extensively renovated with open plan kitchen/dining/lounge. New kitchen with 2 ovens, Bosch dishwasher, bifold windows to extensive decks. Kent log fire. Insulation in ceilings and some walls. Inground pool. Beautiful country garden with established trees and small orchard planted in citus, plum and apples. Fruit sold at gate stall Bore water supply.Two boutique self contained cottages overlooking the orchard. ...more

Wanganui : Springvale [Private Sale]

If you are looking for easy carefree living in a great neighbourhood this house is for you.Very cosy family home built in 2004 in a top location surrounded by other quality homes.Three bedrooms,master with ensuite plus a second bathroom with toilet and shower-great for guests. Open plan living at its best with easy outdoor flow to a paved patio and raised gardens. Economical gas heating, with gas hob in a well appointed kitchen. ...more

Wellington : Kapiti Coast : Otaki [Private Sale]

Finally its affordable to feel at home in this quaint two well sized bedroom unit. You won’t need to spend hours maintaining this property or mowing the lawns, which means more time for the finer things. There’s plenty of outdoor area to grow your own fruit and vegetables to accompany that lovely Jamie Oliver recipe slow cooking in your open plan kitchen. Forgot the double cream for the home made cheesecake desert? Don’t worry , the Otaki shops are just a hop step (No jump) down the road. Everything you need is there for you to enjoy and the life you want is available NOW. Be quick to view your new home and get ready to relax. ...more

Wellington : Upper Hutt : Trentham [Private Sale]

Very well presented 2 bedroom house located in popular Poet's Block. Large living room, leading into kitchen/dining area. Newley fitted bathroom, 2 double bedrooms, separate laundry. Heat pump and fire place for heating. Large sunny deck for entertaining. Excellent in door/out door flow. Fully fenced child friendly section. Exterior has been recently painted. ...more

Wellington : Upper Hutt : Trentham [Private Sale]

Motivated vendor wants it sold! You will enjoy coming home to this lovely, well built 1950s house set on a large private section with mature trees and space for the children and pets. As you step in the front door the first thing you notice is the honey glow from the polished rimu floorboards. The sunny separate lounge has a fireplace for you to enjoy on those winter nights ahead. Internal french doors lead through to a beautifully renovated kitchen and dining room. There is plenty of choice with three large double bedrooms, all heated by a heat transfer system. ...more