ln a little over 30 years, we’ve built our family business into a company that stretches from Northland to Southland, and we’ve built it the provincial way: through hard work, discipline, friendships and a powerful sense of family.

“In the provinces, it’s all about relationships – with our clients, with our families, with our communities. We want to see them thrive. We are a positive and active contributor to growth.

I am so proud of our family, of our track record and we love living here.”


Tim Mordaunt
Chairman, Property Brokers

About us

Right from the start, provincial New Zealand has been the place we feel most at home. Here, relationships and trust count for everything. A deal is done on a handshake, and locals judge you on how long they’ve known you.

No one knows property in the regions better than us. To know a market, you need to live in it. You can’t service it from a distance. Our heartland connection means we have the insights to bring the right people together so you get the most value out of your property.

Our history

1986

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1 June 1986

Property Brokers was formed when Tim Mordaunt and Don Brown purchased Michael Gray Real Estate at 236 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North. Property Brokers was open for business.

November 1986

Property Brokers becomes part of United Realty.

1987

February 1987

In February 1987 the Feilding branch was opened closely followed by a branch in Dannevirke in November.

1988

Property Brokers Livestock was formed in Feilding and later sold to Williamson and Kettle in 1997. 

In 1988 Property Brokers Livestock was formed in Feilding. When the business was sold to Williams and Kettle in 1997, Property Brokers had twelve livestock agents.

1990

Property Brokers Insurance  In 1990 Property Brokers Insurance in Feilding was formed and at the time it was sold, there were 15 insurance brokers employed. To this day it still trades as Property and Commercial Insurance Brokers.

Head office -  In 1990 the Property Brokers Head Office was built at 234 Broadway in Palmerston North, and two new branches were opened on The Square and Rangitikei street.

1994

Property Brokers Auctions - Property Brokers Auctions was formed in 1994 in Feilding, to sell machinery from a large yard next to Feilding Saleyard.

Hastings & Greytown - In 1996 the United Realty Franchise in Hastings was purchased and the Hastings Property Brokers branch was opened. 1997 saw the opening of the Greytown branch in the Wairarapa.

1995

NZ Realtors Network -  In 1995 Property Brokers Carterton was established and 50% of Pahiatua Realty was purchased forming our Pahiatua branch. Also in 1995 the NZ Realtors network was formed alongside Richardson’s in the Coromandel, Lodge Real Estate in Hamilton, and Eves in the Bay of Plenty. The purpose of the NZ Realtors Network is to have a nationwide network of real estate offices combining and sharing indepth local knowledge and experience across the country. Today, the NZ Realtors Network covers the whole country with over 190 real estate offices and 2,400 Sales Consultants and 400 Property Managers from Auckland to Otago.

1998

Hawke’s Bay & Wairarapa - After purchasing the local Ray White office in 1998, the Havelock North branch was opened closely followed by the Martinborough office which was also purchased from Professionals. Later that year the Waipukurau branch was opened and a new purpose built building was opened in Masterton as the Property Brokers hub in the Wairarapa.

2000

Horowhenua - In 2000 our Napier branch was established and following the purchase of Michael Nash Real Estate in Foxton, the first Horowhenua branch was opened.


2001

Ashhurst - In 2001 Property Brokers Ashhurst was opened.

2004

Taihape - In 2004 an office was opened at 735 Main Street in Palmerston North and Rangitikei Realty was franchised as Property Brokers in Taihape.

2005

Marton and Napier - Property Brokers Marton was opened in 2005 and in October of that year, the Taradale branch, an extension of Propery Broker Napier, was opened.

Property Brokers Compliance - Graham Stewart Ltd, a compliance fire and safety company, was purchased later that year and Property Brokers Compliance was established in the Manawatu.

2006

Clive - Knight Frank became part of the company in July 2006 and as a result, Property Brokers Clive was opened.

2008

Whanganui - In 2008 LJ Hookers in Napier was purchased and integrated into our Napier branch. In August, Ray White Whanganui was purchased and Property Brokers Whanganui was opened.

2009

May

Suttons in Marton, Bulls, Foxton, and Whanganui was purchased and amalgamated into our existing branches.
The IT Help Desk was established at Head Office, and our in-house design team expanded growing our Marketing team.

2010

South Island - Hastings McLeod Limited became a franchise of Property Brokers in 2010, expanding the brand into the South Island. The Property Brokers brand now spreads from the West Coast  right down to North Otago. The Integra Property Management rent roll was purchased at the end of 2010 and the Levin branch was opened.

2011

Levin - In 2011 the Levin Rental Managers franchise and building on Bristol Street was purchased and the Levin branch was established. Taihape and Pahiatua, two of our franchise branches, also became company branches later that year.

2012

Waikato - The Waikato came on-board in 2012 with the opening of Property Brokers Matamata. This was followed quickly by the opening of Property Brokers Te Kuiti.

2014

January
Westport - The franchise, Buller Real Estate, is purchased

July
Te Aroha
- Property Brokers expands further into the Waikato region opening a branch in Te Aroha.

2015

King Country - 2015 saw Property Brokers firmly established in the King Country with the addition of the Taumarunui branch. Later that year the Hawke’s Bay region grew with the addition of it’s northernmost branch in Wairoa.

2017

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New head office - Property Brokers officially opened its new Head Office/ Branch in Palmerston North in March 2017, located next door to the original site of Property Brokers’ first office. Previously the Palmerston North teams worked out of four separate buildings. This modern, state of- the-art building shows how far the company has come from its humble beginning. The Waikato continues to expand with branches being opened in Tokoroa and Morrinsville.

2018

June
New era
- Property Brokers refreshed their image after 25 years with the existing brand. The new brand is punchy and modern, and positions Property Brokers well to expand into the future.
Rolleston and Darfield branches are welcomed to the team

July
The lovely little town of Leeston gets a PB branch

2019

July 2019

Gisborne - In July 2019 LJ Hooker and Colliers Real Estate in Gisborne was purchased by the Property Brokers team and joined the Property Brokers family.

November 2019

Farmlands Real Estate - Property Brokers announce purchase of Farmlands Real Estate. 

2020

Janurary
Te Awamutu - Pastoral Realty Limited in Te Awamutu in purchased

February
 A new branch is opened in Featherston

March
Kapiti Coast
 -  a new branch is established in Paraparaumu
The Professionals franchise is purchased, and we open our doors in Whakatane

June
Papamoa 
- a new branch is opened in the sunny beach town of Papamoa  

September
Southern Wide Otago - Property Brokers was proud to welcome Southern Wide Otago into the family with branches in Dunedin, Alexandra, Naseby, Ranfurly and Cromwell 

October
New Plymouth - a new branch is added in Taranaki

November
A rent roll is purchased in Turangi leading to the opening of a new branch

2021

February
New offices are opened in Bulls and Eketahuna

April
Southern Wide Southland is welcomed to the team with offices in Gore, Invercargill and Winton

June
Cambridge
 - Property Brokers opens a new branch in Cambridge
Whangarei - First National is purchased, and we welcome Northland to our service area      

August
Tirau - Property Brokers opens a new branch in Tirau  

October
Waverly - Property Brokers opens a new branch in Waverly  

2022

March
Tauranga - Property Brokers welcomes Ray White Commercial in Tauranga and Tauriko
Te Puke - a new branch is established in downtown Te Puke

August
Mosgiel - The good people from Living Corporation join the team strengthening the Dunedin region

All the services you need

Residential property
Residential property

Our dedicated team of residential professionals are proud of their client for life approach and work hard to develop lasting relationships based on excellent outcomes.

Rural property
Rural property

Our rural people have been farmers, stock agents, rural bankers, valuers, farm advisors and everything in between. They are great salespeople and genuine good sorts who know the market and industry.

Lifestyle property
Lifestyle property

Our specialist lifestyle team are intimate with the nuances of lifestyle property. They get out of bed every morning excited to help people live the kiwi dream.

Commercial property
Commercial property

Our commercial team creates wealth. Always thinking laterally, their extensive business backgrounds allow them to connect people with opportunities they might have missed.


Property Management
Property Management

Property Brokers Property Management is committed to providing long term, trouble-free tenancies for landlords and a great home for tenants and their families.

Building Compliance
Building Compliance

The compliance team add another bow to our commercial offering. We can look after all your commercial buildings requirements to ensure your property meets statutory requirements.

Here where you are

Here where you are

No one knows property in the regions better than us. To know a market, you need to live in it. You can’t service it from a distance. We partner with industry leaders to offer our clients unmatched insights, exceptional local and global reach and access to powerful exclusive databases.

Our promise to you

Our promise to you

When you work with us, you don’t just have access to the one agent; you’ll also have a team of equally committed salespeople, marketing experts and support staff, from the top of the North down to the deep South, working to get you the best result. This is our True Team Promise.

Giving back

Giving back

We value commitment, community, family and fun, and we’re loyal to where we are. That’s why you’ll find Property Brokers’ people quietly putting enormous effort into all sorts of sports, cultural, charity and community events. It’s our way of saying thank you for trusting us.

Think differently

At Property Brokers we think a bit differently. Always have. Looking to turn your innovation and ambition into a successful career? You're going to want to talk to us!


Find us

Find a Salesperson

From the top of the North through to the deep South, our salespeople are renowned for providing exceptional service because our clients deserve nothing less.

Find a Property Manager

Managing thousands of rental properties throughout provincial New Zealand, our award-winning team saves you time and money, so you can make the most of yours.

Find a branch

With a team of over 850 strong in more than 88 locations throughout provincial New Zealand, a friendly Property Brokers branch is likely to never be too far from where you are.