For Licensees

We are the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry.  Our job is to promote a high standard of service and professionalism in the real estate industry and help protect buyers and sellers of property.

​​You come to us to apply for or renew a real estate licence

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We provide information about maintaining your licence and continuing education

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We set the standards of behaviour you are expected to follow

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You can order the approved guides and the Code from us

You can order the approved guides and Code of Conduct from us - just call 0800 367 7322 or (04) 471 8930 and select option 6 or complete the order form and email it to approvedguides@REAA.GOVT.NZ
You can also download the guides and send them to your clients electronically:

Electronic versions of the approved guides are also available in Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Chinese, Korean and Hindi from the Forms and Publications section.

We look into complaints

We look into complaints that are made about a licensee’s behaviour. Read more about what happens if a complaint is made against you.

We maintain a public register of licensees

This is a database of all licensed real estate agents, branch managers, salespeople and companies in New Zealand.
Anyone can search our public register to get contact details for any licensee or check if they are licensed or whether they have had any complaints upheld against them.