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.

For more real estate for sale search the private properties for sale section

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

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.

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

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

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

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