It is the duty and obligation of agents to create awareness of the Real Estate Agents Act (2008), regulations, and rules.

View the Real Estate Agents Act (Professional Conduct and Client Care) Rules (2012) for more information.


New Zealand Residential Property Sale and Purchase Agreements Guide

If you are in the market to purchase a new home or about to sign a contract to complete a purchase we recommend that you read the REAA NZ Residential Property Sale and Purchase Agreement Guide first.


New Zealand Residential Property Agency Agreements Guide

For those selling their property, we strongly recommend that you read the REAA NZ Residential Property Agency Agreement Guide. is an independent website and brand that guides Kiwis through home buying and selling.

The site provides comprehensive independent information and guidance for home buyers and sellers. It aims to help users feel more in control and to get them settled. Users can find information about the risks, how they can be impacted, and get useful tips on how to avoid some of the major potential problems.

The website is interactive and users will get valuable guidance, checklists, quizzes, videos, tools and calculators. From understanding LIMs and sale and purchase agreements, to when to contact a lawyer, explains what consumers need to know.

The website is based on extensive consumer research and user testing by both licensees and consumers. Content has also been tested with several of REA’s Industry Advisory Groups.

Launching is not the end, just a major next step of REA educating and informing consumers. The website will continue to be developed through further research and feedback from buyers and sellers, and of course the real estate sector. is managed by us, the Real Estate Authority (REA). As you know, we are the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry. Our aim is to promote and protect the interests of consumers involved in real estate transactions, and to promote a high standard of professionalism and service in the industry.