About NZ Realtors Network

NZ Realtors is headed by experts in their field, with the input of Directors who are actively working as owner operators in their respective agencies.

Donna Peffers is General Manager and acts as one of the single points of contact for key clients. She brings over a decade of industry and management experience to the network, including from roles with the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and The Rent Shop Ltd.

Donna regularly acts on behalf of clients to see properties through the listing process, acting as a conduit for the network’s 2,500 strong sales team. This streamlined system delivers time savings, ensures listings details are correct and consistent across all providers, and is all around easier for clients.


Donna Peffers NZ Realtors

General Manager

Donna Peffers
NZ Realtors Network Ltd
021 505 485
donna@nzrealtors.co.nz
c/- Barfoot & Thompson,
34 Shortland St,
Auckland 1010
PO Box 4078,
Shortland St,
Auckland 1140

Local experts, national connections

We provide access to more than 2,500 salespeople and 400 property managers and assistants across over 160 offices spanning New Zealand.

We cover all the major areas of real estate including residential, lifestyle, rural, commercial, business and property management. Our members are experts in their local markets and are often the dominant brand in some of the country’s most lucrative regions. With the NZ Realtors Network you benefit from the skills of local experts AND their national connections.

Better, simpler and wiser

Better than a national chain

Through a comprehensive network of market-leading real estate companies, we currently hold around 22% of national market share, providing access to more of the New Zealand real estate market than most of the national chains.

Our members are local experts with established reputations. They’ve grown in tandem with their respective communities and know what works best, creating tailored marketing plans that are in-tune with the local market.

Referrals also flow freely and swiftly and through this extensive network, helping match people with properties more quickly.

Simpler sales and acquisitions

Whether it is several properties or hundreds, we manage and coordinate your transactions through a single point of contact, while still drawing on the localised capabilities and referral power of the entire network.

Network fees can be negotiated-up front, and by working with market leading suppliers, our clients benefit directly from of highly competitive marketing and service rates.

Wiser with complex transactions

NZ Realtors brings together the skill and nous of some of the country’s most astute real estate managers as well as the collective benefit of their truly well-established processes, policies and relationships.

We have a proven track record in managing sensitive transactions. We also recognise that potentially contentious sales can attract public and media attention, and take every step to protect clients’ interests throughout the sales process.

Our members work to best practice and are bound by their established ethical, codes of practice and the high expectations of their colleagues in the network.

With an unrivalled team founded on expertise, reputation and national scale, NZ Realtors is the better, simpler and wiser option for your property transaction.

NZ Realtors history

NZ Realtors was founded in 1995 by the heads of four multi-branch independent agencies: Tim Mordaunt of Property Brokers, Colin Richardson of Richardson Real Estate, Richard Cashmore of Realty Group, and Nevil Hunt of Lodge Real Estate.

What started as an informal discussion among friends and former colleagues, Tim and Colin, quickly established into a bi-annual gathering of professionals sharing resources, insights and advice. Topics ranged from training to pay structures and from HR to marketing.

Offering a growing knowledge base and opportunity for independent operators to seek support, the network grew through invitations to other leadings companies including Barfoot & Thompson, McDonald Real Estate and others.

With such strength in its membership, the business opportunities through referrals became a natural progression for the network. A deliberately non-bureaucratic approach and freedom from of competition and politics between agencies allow referrals to flow fast and freely between members. Today, NZ Realtors is one of New Zealand’s largest referral networks.

Two decades on and the network is still growing, with the appointment of a General Manager in 2012 and through national sales projects such as that for Housing New Zealand’s FirstHome scheme. A six-strong board, still representative of the country’s leading independent agencies, continues to maintain the founding principles of the network – bound by friendship, trust and the desire to do better business in real estate.

Our leadership

NZ Realtors is headed by experts in their field, with the input of Directors who are actively working as owner operators in their respective agencies. Donna Peffers is General Manager and acts as one of the single points of contact for key clients.

Our Chairman is Mark Coffey, (Director of Tommy’s Upper and Lower Hutt). He is joined by five other Directors who are Peter Thompson (Managing Director of Auckland’s largest and longest standing real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson), Paul Cunneen (Company Principal, Property Brokers Hastings Mcleod Ltd), Jeremy O'Rourke (Managing Director of the Lodge group), Emma Ashworth (Director and Principal of Richardsons Real Estate, and Gus Johnston (Managing Director of Southland Real Estate).

Experts in property sales and management

† Figures quoted relate to the year to date ending March 2017.
*Our members are licensed under the Real estate Agents Act 2008.

Potential members

NZ Realtors members are an open and forward thinking network looking to collaborate with other strong, independent real estate firms.

Through the network, members benefit from being part of one of the country’s largest real estate referral networks and can also draw on the knowledge, skills and processes of fellow member organisations.

Membership parameters may include: market share, geographical territory, sectors covered, team size and composition, company ownership, financial performance, marketing activities, training undertaken, and community involvement.

Media commentary

NZ Realtors can provide or facilitate expert media commentary on property market matters, whether national or regional, or related to a specific sector.

Headquartered in Auckland, we can also put media in contact with established agencies in other regions of New Zealand. Our members are often the market-share leaders and most established brands in their region, positioning them well to provide expert commentary on the local market.


NZ REALTORS CASE STUDIES

Track Record of Success


SUPPORTING HOUSING NEW ZEALAND'S FIRSTHOME SCHEME

Changing demand for social housing has seen an oversupply of some types of homes, particularly in the country’s regions, and a selection of these affordable properties have been made available for sale to eligible first home buyers through Housing New Zealand’s FirstHome scheme.

With a vast network of professional salespeople across over 160 offices nationwide, NZ Realtors was ideally placed to support the sales and was appointed to the task in January 2014.


Property Management


Vanessa Puklowski
Property Manager, Summit Property Management Ltd
  • Property Manager of the Year 2016, Summit Group
  • Approx. $1.7 million in annual rent across 115 properties

Ask Vanessa why she loves and excels at property management and one word sums it up – people.

“I’m definitely a people-person,” she says, “and successful property management is really all about people management; being able to create positive long-term relationships with both the owners and the tenants. When both are happy it’s a win-win situation, and that’s very rewarding for me.”


Commercial Leasing and Sales


Dean Abraham
Commercial Leasing & Sales, Lodge Real Estate, Hamilton
  • #1 Commercial Agent, Lodge Real Estate, 2010-15
  • $58 million in commercial and industrial sales

Over the past decade, Dean has built a solid reputation as one of Hamilton’s leading commercial real estate agents, including six years as Lodge Real Estate’s top commercial leasing and sales consultant.


Rural Sales Consultant


Claude Shepherd
Rural Sales Consultant, Barfoot & Thompson, Kerikeri
  • #1 Salesperson, Barfoot & Thompson, Kerikeri, 2013-15
  • $177 million in rural sales across 30 properties, 2014-16

With over a decade’s experience in rural real estate sales, and more than 23 years as a dairy farmer, Claude is the natural choice for vendors and purchasers who want an agent who understands them and their business, and knows the true value of the properties he’s selling.