Coastal & Country is an independent capital asset advisory and agency business based in the Bay of Islands. We cover commercial, horticulture, pastoral farming, rural lifestyle, tourism and specialised asset categories and going concern businesses. We strive to deliver the best service and outcome for every client.

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Call Nigel Mayson on +64 027 222-5858

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. Some just charge a flat 4%. 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). Fees for master agencies and joint sole agencies are negotiated case-by-case based on the nature of the asset and complexity of the task. Agreed marketing expenditure is payable by the client prior to campaign commencement. That's it. Fair and simple.