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 : Mount Roskill

A beautifully presented solid 1950’s home with polished timber floors and an open plan kitchen and lounge that flows to a sunny secured front garden. A sunny home in the summer, and warm and cosy in the winter, with a recently reconditioned roof and fully insulated floors and ceiling. This house has a quality renovated bathroom and double spacious bedrooms with a double garage plus off street car parking. Excellent location, just minutes away from Lynfield and Stoddard Road shopping centres. Easy motorway access and the bus service to and from the city is one of the best in Auckland. ...more

Auckland : Rodney : Manly

Solid split level home, block base, aluminium joinery and tiled roof. Sunny elevated north facing family home. Situated at the end of a Cul de sac in sought after Manly. The home has new carpet throughout. Excellent indoor/ outdoor flow from the dining and family rooms, makes entertaining a breeze. Enjoy relaxing in the conservatory overlooking the park. The internal entry is incorporated with the double garage and has extra storage. . ...more

Auckland : North Shore

If you're looking for a great investment or a nice quiet place to sit and watch the birds from your deck, this is the house for you. Tucked away near the end of a no exit street and down a private right of way, traffic noise is not an issue here. This is a solid 1970's weatherboard home on a full site with three double bedrooms. It's neither a do-up or a done-up, but somewhere in between. ...more

Auckland : Rodney : Manly

Large comfortable family home. Cedar board and Tile roof. Quality appliances. Solar water Heating. Monitored Alarm system. Large fully enclosed garden, which includes a vegetable garden and small glass house. 2 x 5,000 gallon water tanks with new pump recently installed. Close to beach, schools and shops. ...more

Auckland : Waitakere City : Bethells Beach

Free-hold, north-facing, view from every room and deck, spacious open-plan, modern kitchen and lounge, modern bathroom, 3-4 bedrooms or separate study, large garden with spa-pool on back deck - very private. Friendly neighbours, beautiful community. The best of both worlds. 40 minutes from Auckland CBD. ...more

Auckland : Waitakere City : Titirangi (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 : Ashburton

Subdivision plan available. 3 bedroom family home with rural outlook towards river. Triple garage with sleepout attached on the back of the section, has previously been used for a business, could be used for teenage hangout or place to stay while building on the back. Has in ground pool that is heated - great fun for the kids in summer. Heated by log fire and air ducting system - very warm in winter. Has 2 dish drawers, integrated cooktop and oven in kitchen, separate laundry, bath and shower, separate toilet and second toilet in garage. Carport attached to house with access to back of property. ...more

Canterbury : Waimakariri : Eyrewell

A stunning and distinctive modern brick and tile home incorporating the traditional kiwi indoor/outdoor flow. Referred to locally as "The House on the Hill", this 356 sqm, 4 bedroom executive home sits atop an exquisite viewing platform looking down on its own natural lake with picturesque waterfall feature and beyond to the spectacular mountain views. The house consists of a lounge/dining/kitchen room, theatre room, entry, office/study, family bathroom, separate wc, 4 double bedrooms, 3 with wiw and Master with en-suite together with triple garage area containing the laundry. ...more

Christchurch : Avonhead

The kids have left home so the owners are downsizing. This unique, charming 2 storey family house is nestled next to the Avonhead stream presenting a beautiful, private, sheltered rural setting. Built in early 1980’s on TC1 land. Section 1093 sq metres. House size approx 270 sq metres. Oozes charm and character. Immaculately finished Rimu joinery a major feature. 4 generous bedrooms and 2 separate living areas. Separate kitchen and separate dining room with French doors. 2 Bathrooms, 3 Toilets which includes an Ensuite off the Master Bedroom. A 5th room is currently being used for storage. ...more

Christchurch : Linwood

A welcoming gate leads you into a secluded entertainment area. Beside it is a deck with fresh herbs and an in ground planter with fresh tomatoes and other vegies. Venture further to find your own lemon tree, blueberry, raspberry and boysenberry bushes and check out the strawberries still producing fruit. Don't stop there...enter into the renovated kitchen through the french doors and see the jarrah flooring and find a hidden laundry. Next you will see the large sunny lounge, the 2 large doubles and large single bedrooms. All with built in wardrobes. ...more

Christchurch : Linwood

Opportunity to secure an extremely tidy 3 bedroom unit so close to the city. 2 large double bedrooms and a large single. All with built in robes. Large separate laundry. 2 skylights bathe the unit with natural light. Open plan living. Open the slider to a fantastic private courtyard garden with a deck positioned to catch the sun.Wall and roof insulated. Currently tenanted and tenant happy to stay on. A fantastic option for the savvy investor, retirees, or wonderful 1st home for those entering the market. Close to schools and in walking distance to the city and Eastgate Mall. ...more

Christchurch : Halswell

Investment or family opportunity. This sunny permanent material 4 double bedroom home is located in a quiet street close to shops and schools. Open plan kitchen, dinning and lounge captures the all day sun. The grounds contain established trees and gardens. The property is fully fenced together with a stand alone double garage. This property is currently rented with long term tenants who would love to continue the lease. Current return is $500 per week. ...more

Christchurch : Halswell

Lovely maintained 100m2 Summer Hill Stone two bedroom unit. Spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living with fabulous indoor/outdoor flow to a secure section & gardens. Separate shower & bath and a separate toilet. Also has an internal access garage. Electric garage door opener with a 3 year warranty. Hot water cylinder upgrade in 2010. Extra heavy duty carpet with 11ml underlay + commercial grade vinyl installed October 2013 with a 15 year guarantee. ...more

Darfield : Lake Coleridge

Lovely 3 double bedroom family home nestled in a stunning rural environment. Relax on the huge double level deck that sees the sun all summer. Almost all aluminum window frames, Yunca multi-fuel fire, ceiling fan in lounge, separate toilet, bathroom and laundry. Huge garage 80sqm - ideal for the car, the boat, all the toys as well as a workshop! Woodshed with attached lockable shed. Lots of fruit trees and fruit bushes...more

Dunedin : Abbotsford

Secluded rural lifestyle living, only 10 minutes drive from the city centre. Set on 2.4 hectares (6 acres) of gently rolling hills divided into 7 paddocks. This superb 290m2 roughcast and colour steel family home, built in 1993, offers the perfect lifestyle choice, rural living on the edge of the city. North facing for all day sun. Four bedrooms, master with ensuite. Two large living areas, ideal for entertaining. Easy indoor - outdoor living. Yunca Multifuel fire. ...more

Dunedin : Karitane

Centrally located on Coast Road close to the waterfront, domain, boat shed, Karitane beach and the village shop. Spend the summer with your family fishing, surfing and enjoying the coastal village atmosphere of Karitane. Within 30 minutes easy commute of Dunedin City and just 5 minutes away from the service town of Waikouaiti. The prime location remains highly sought after with several substantial new homes having been built close to the property. ...more

Gisborne : Mangapapa

Situated in a lovely neighbourhood, this property with a quarter acre section would appeal to the growing family or perhaps the astute investor with a view to subdivide. Solid home, with rimu flooring and a newly painted interior boasting a fresh, light feel throughout. Brick exterior with 117 sq. metres of floor area, large 1014 sq. metre section,3 bedrooms with wardrobes and extra-large main bedroom with ranch slider to sunny back patio. ...more

Hawkes Bay : Hastings : Haumoana

Tucked away at the end of a quite cul de sac on a private fully fenced section. 1 minute walk to the beach, pathways and 4 square. This 1990's home is fully insulated with heat pump and fireplace, a very sunny warm home.New bathroom with underfloor heating, newly decorated through out. Situated on a flat low maintenance section surrounded by decking and lawn a great play area for the children. ...more

Manawatu : Feilding

Situated on a popular picturesque tree lined street, this fully renovated weatherboard home on a sunny private secure flat section is definite must see! There's plenty of options as you look to create your dream home here. This tastefully renovated 3 bedroom home combines it all. Three generous sized bedrooms, modern bathroom and toilet. Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, two living areas, plenty of off street parking for family and friends with a huge double car port and shed located at the rear of a good sized 881m2 section. Conveniently located amongst Feildings schools. ...more

Manawatu: Levin

Great location with college, primary school and kindy just down the road. 3-4 bedroom home, two of the rooms have separate access if needed. Perfect for the teenagers or a boarder. Featuring new carpet, lino, new bathroom and new double garage! A big sunny deck overlooks the fully fenced private backyard - wow! Recently re-wired. Just move in and enjoy. Rental Appraisal $265pw. Call for an appointment to view. ...more

Nelson : Tasman : Collingwood

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

Nelson : Tasman : Ngatimoti

Situated 15 minutes south of Motueka in the area broadly knows as Ngatimoti. This property, built in 2006 from low maintenance materials, sits on an elevated position of a 4850m² section adjacent to the Motueka River. The main living areas, with polished concrete foundation, have double glazed French door access to a patio area that overlooks the river and is best situated to make the most of the all day sunshine. Internal accessed double garage with twin external remote control roller doors. Additional workshop, with 'up and over' and roller doors. ...more

Palmerston North : Hokowhitu

Situated on one of Palmerston North's most beautiful tree-lined streets, this sprawling character home has been extensively renovated to meet modern needs. Filled with gorgeous native rimu woodwork and detailed ceilings and cornices. Features include 4 enormous bedrooms large enough to be used as a second living area. 3 full bathrooms including a brand new modern ensuite. ...more

Waikato : Hamilton : Cambridge

This 278m2 home, situated 10 minutes from Cambridge and Hamilton, offers a commanding hilltop position with great rural views from every room. Add on the extensive use of Otago Schist, native timber,sarked ceilings, the spacious rooms with heaps of storage, the family friendly layout, landscaping to ensure secluded living and you have a beautiful unique home. ...more

Waikato : Hamilton : Nawton

This 3 bedroom weatherboard family home has been owned for the past 7 years is now on the market as the owners now reside in Australia. Large fully fenced yard perfect for children and pets. HRV system with gas heating in living area and hallway. Newly installed bathroom and carpets. Separate toilet and bathroom. Long concrete driveway and back deck. Friendly neighbourhood. ...more

Waikato : Hamilton : Pukete

Two Storey detached bungalow on a cross -lease title. 3 bedrooms with modern kitchen and bathroom. Two heat pumps. Low maintenance gardens and fully fenced section. large single garage and loads of extra parking. Potential to convert attic space into a 4th bedroom. Dishwasher and HRV system. ...more

Waikato : Raglan

Flat easy building platform (confirmed with recent Geotech report) with unobstructed views north to Mt Karioi and west to the Tasman Sea. Southern views take in a huge vista towards Aotea Harbour and beyond. It gets all day sun from sunrise to fantastic sunsets. Perfect for capturing solar and wind energy if required. If you want to be on the grid, you have power and phone to the gate. Sealed roads take you 15 mins to Raglan and 40 to Hamilton, so you can get the best of both worlds. The flat area is large enough for planting as well as building, and there is also a substantial north facing slope, ideal for taking advantage of the sun and shelter. ...more

Wellington : Lower Hutt

This 3 double bedroom, home has retained Matai flooring throughout. High battened ceilings and two original tiled fireplaces enhance the character of this bungalow. It boasts a modern open plan kitchen /dining area which opens to a fully fenced sunny garden. Walk through the ceiling high timber French doors and enjoy the last of the summer evenings. ...more

Wellington : Lower Hutt : Kelson

A wonderful opportunity to own a great family home in the popular community of Kelson. 3 double bedrooms, large open plan lounge, sunny conservatory, open plan kitchen and dining, family bathroom with separate bath & shower, separate toilet - separate laundry, weatherboard cladding and timber joinery. ...more

Wellington : Lower Hutt : Wainuiomata

3 double bedroom home. Double wardrobes in each room. New single run carpet throughout. Large modern kitchen/dining area with plenty of storage space. Large lounge with log burner. Tongue & grove bathroom with bath and separate shower. Separate toilet. Internal access single garage with plenty of off street parking. Large fenced back section with big separate storage shed. ...more

Wellington : Thorndon

Set on the sunny side of the street just up from Premier House, this rather special cottage in the heart of Thorndon Village offers easy living and a fabulous central location. Downstairs flows with a contemporary vibe and includes living room, heat pump, dining area, galley kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom with shower plus allocated laundry/dryer area with plumbing for washing machine. Upstairs you'll find a surprisingly large space with lots of scope for a 3rd bedroom/living area and abundant storage options. ...more

Wellington : Mt Cook

2 bedroom apartment including one large master bedroom. Open plan living with a stylish and practical kitchen featuring a combination oven and dishwasher. Great built in storage throughout and includes a lock up unit. Minutes walk to the city. Large double glazed sliding windows opening north receive great afternoon and winter sun. Warm and quiet. Good rental property. Outdoor area for BBQ. Great earthquake rating (close to 100% of current code NZS4203:1992). Carpark at front door. ...more