Find an agent
We maintain a public register of licensed agents, branch managers, salespeople and companies (licensees).
The public register
The public register holds contact details for all real estate licensees and companies. You can use the register to check if the person you are dealing with has an active licence or if they have had any complaints upheld against them in the last 3 years.
It’s illegal to carry out real estate agency work without a licence. If you deal with an unlicensed person, we won’t be able to do anything about it if things go wrong.
Types of real estate licence
There are three different licence classes that real estate professionals can hold in New Zealand to carry out real estate agency work.
A salesperson’s licence allows the licensee to carry out real estate agency work for or on behalf of an agent. They must be supervised by an agent or branch manager.
A branch manager's licence allows the licensee to carry out real estate agency work for or on behalf of an agent. A branch manager may supervise salespersons carrying out any real estate agency work.
An agent’s licence allows the licensee to carry out real estate agency work on their own, whether in a partnership or otherwise. They can hold a company licence and supervise salespersons.
Guidance for home buyers and sellers
If you’re thinking of buying or selling a property, settled.govt.nz can help guide you through the process.
Settled.govt.nz provides comprehensive, independent information and guidance for home buyers and sellers. You’ll find checklists, quizzes, videos and tools to help you feel confident and in control.
You’ll learn about building your support team, building inspection reports, sale and purchase agreements, LIMs, open homes and much more.