We Are Buyers' Agents

Erskine + Owen are one of New Zealand’s first dedicated buyers’ agents, licensed under the REAA 2008.

We work with people who want to buy property in New Zealand but don’t have the time, knowledge or experience to do it themselves. We don’t represent vendors or developers and have no property to sell. We only represent our clients and, working to their customised brief, go out and find the right property for them.

Finding an excellent investment property takes deep knowledge and hard work. That's why we go the extra mile... and further.


We will research dozens of properties until we find ones that are right for you


We create a customised plan of your financial goals and then tailor a specific buying brief to action this plan.


We go to auction, negotiate the best deal for you, ensuring all checks have been carried out before going unconditional.


We view properties that meet your brief ensuring all the due diligence is completed.

We Take Care Of Every Part Of The Process

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Planning & Strategy
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Property Management
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What is a property buyer's agent?

What do they do?

Engaged by a buyer to assist in a property purchase. In our opinion they should only ever act for buyers, however in NZ some do both. They must be licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008.

Questions to ask a buyer's agent

How do you charge? Do you accept referral fees from anyone ? Are you qualified and licensed to act? Do you sell property? Are you knowledgeable about the areas I want to buy in and the types of property I prefer? What is your process?

Why use one?

Save you time, money and frustration. A good buyer’s agent will know the market well, have strong relationships with sales agents and be a great negotiator. Our agents have specific local knowledge.

How to ensure you get a great result

Always sign an engagement letter. Always, always, always conduct a detailed brief. Agree on a communications program up front. Agree to a non-performance solution. Agree to follow through post unconditional date. Go with someone you like and have a good gut feel about

Get in Touch

Email us or fill in the form and we will be in touch for a quick call so we can understand your circumstances.