About this site

This website provides information for buyers, sellers and real estate agents.

​The Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) is the independent, government regulatory body for the real estate industry in New Zealand. We:
  • Provide independent oversight of the real estate industry
  • Promote a high standard of service and professionalism within the industry
  • Help protect buyers and sellers of real estate
  • Deal with complaints about a real estate agent’s behaviour
REAA is a Crown entity, established under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008.

For buyers and sellers

On this website you will find the information you need to know when you are buying or selling property in New Zealand – including agency agreements, what to expect from a real estate agent, the different methods of buying or selling property and sale and purchase agreements.

Finding an estate agent

Our public register holds contact details for all licensed real estate agents and you can check if an agent has had any complaints upheld against them. You can search our public register online. You can also find out what action you can take if you have concerns about an agent’s behaviour. 

Information for real estate agents

We have a range of information for real estate agents. Find out how to apply for or renew a licence, information about compliance requirements and continuing education, and what the process will be if a complaint is raised about your conduct.

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