Coastal & Country is an independent real estate agency and advisory business based in the Bay of Islands. We cover residential, rural lifestyle, horticulture, pastoral farming, commercial, tourism and specialised property categories and going concern businesses — and we strive to deliver a premium service and result for every client.

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436 Kāpiro Rd, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands 0294

Mon to Fri 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM

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The sweet spot

Premium service at a very fair fee

See how much our 2% fee can save you

Our fee

Minimum fee of
$14,000 applies

Others' fee
Saving you


We charge a fixed 2% fee for all categories of property we market and sell. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an exceptional coastal property, a farm, or a commercial building. Notwithstanding the superior service we provide, we are able to offer a competitive fee because we are small-scale, independent and operate a highly cost-effective and state-of-the-art business model. We think our 2% fee for a premium service is very fair — especially given the depth of experience and skills we offer.


Traditional real estate agencies typically charge up to 4% on the first $300,000 to $500,000 of the property sale price and 2% on the balance, plus a $500 admin fee. That's already a very big fee and the substantial price increases (reflected in the REINZ House Price Index and All Farms Index) over the past three years has lifted the fee even higher in dollar terms — for no extra work. Yet over that same period, the use of technology, availability of property information and marketing tools and Internet use by buyers has increased markedly, making the agent's job easier not harder. In our view real estate agency fees need to come down, but without compromising service, and we think our fixed 2% fee hits the sweet spot.


Our very fair fixed 2% (plus GST) fee covers the sale of all real estate categories — with a minimum fee of $14,000 (plus GST). Agreed marketing expenditure is payable prior to campaign commencement. That's it. Fair and simple.