Does Weka have a licence to sell real estate?

We don't need one.  We aren't real estate agents under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008.

Lawyers are allowed to provide real estate services under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006. 

Weka thinks it's a great fit for property lawyers to sell real estate.  We know all about property, we have strong client care obligations, and we are regularly involved in negotiations.  And, integrating real estate into our legal business provides efficiencies that allow us to charge a lot less than traditional agencies.


Can Weka get me the best price for my house?

Weka wouldn’t offer a real estate service if we didn’t believe we can achieve market results for our clients.

Karen's been involved in over $50 million of sales in the Queenstown Lakes district in the last few years, and believe the sales prices Weka achieves are as good as other agents in the market.

With live streaming of public auctions with other local agencies, all agents have instant access to current prices being achieved.  We feed this information into our property appraisals and conversations with buyers.

We offer the same range of marketing service options (any additional costs as agreed by you) such as professional home staging, photography, and advertising, to ensure your property is well presented and widely seen.


Why is your fee so much less?  What don't we get with Weka?

Weka charges less than traditional agents because:

  • We don't have their overheads or brand names to pay.
  • Real estate sales aren't our only source of income.  Our business model integrates legal work and real estate sales - if we aren't doing one, we are doing the other.
  • We think the traditional commission based model is based on the wrong input - the sale price of your house doesn't relate to the work involved in selling it.

What don't you get with Weka?  You don't get a tonne of agents - we're a small team and you'll get an individual personalised service.  


What is a Deadline Sale process -  How does it work?

Our preferred sale process is a Four Week Deadline Sale.  Here’s how it works:

· We do a market appraisal of your property and agree with you on a guide price.

· We promote and advertise your property with the description “Deadline Sale (Prior Offers Considered) – Offers Invited from $xxx”

· If a buyer wants to make an offer before the end of the deadline sale timeframe, we discuss that with you.  You can choose to accept an offer, negotiate further, bring the deadline forward, or wait until the end of the deadline to see if other offers are made.

· You have control of the process.

What extra benefits do I get through using Weka?

· You have an experienced property lawyer on your team from the outset.  When you list your property with Weka, we’ll do a health check to catch any due diligence issues before you go to market.  We can arrange LIM reports, building inspections, identify and deal with any title or covenant issues, and advise you on GST, brightline tax implications, tenancy matters and any other legal issues that we need to deal with.

· A trusted, legal professional handling every aspect of your sales process from listing your property, to handing over the keys once the sale transaction is completed.

· Legal conveyancing is included in your success fee  – that’s right, your fixed price fee covers everything – no surprises.

· An end to end solution – Weka takes care of everything in selling your property, from start to finish.