Some things investors who have bought and sold through us have said.
Some things investors who have bought and sold through us have said.
We worked with Kara to purchase a property in Rotorua. We are based in Auckland and this was all done during the recent lockdown. She was friendly, professional and worked very hard to find us suitable properties that worked within our budget and requirements. She made the whole buying process very easy and stress free. Many thanks!
We enlisted the help of Wayne in 2021 to help us find our first investment property. The service and support we received from Wayne was tremendous. He is extremely knowledgeable on the area of Tokoroa and offered sound advice and guidance. Even during the covid pandemic he went above and beyond to ensure our property deal went through. I would happily encourage anyone to use Wayne at iFindProperty.
We are very grateful to Dean and iFindProperty for having found our investment property in Dunedin. We were impressed with Dean's informed approach and felt that he was able to use his extensive knowledge to navigate the challenging real estate market. We were regularly kept up to date and always felt supported to stay true to our brief. The institutional knowledge that Dean brought during the due diligence and offer process was exceptionally valuable, and gave us confidence in our purchase decisions.
We would not hesitate to recommend Dean, or iFindProperty to anyone else wanting an out of town investment. They provide a value added, tailored service that we simply would not have managed without.
Dean did a brilliant job. For over a year we had had the ambition of buying a Dunedin investment property, a city we thought we knew from younger days, but were handicapped by being overseas, being out of date with the market and developments on the ground, and the scorching pace of the 2020-2021 market. Slowly realizing that chances were slim of succeeding without professional help, we reached out to Dean at iFindProperty. Dean has deep roots in the south, has his own portfolio of investment properties, and has a relaxed yet organized style, the combination of which completely transformed our search.
What was previously an aspiration became a plan that we collectively executed. Suddenly we had clear criteria, we were seeing properties we might not otherwise have considered, we had access to more sophisticated pros and cons when evaluating a property, and we had a team of vetted inspectors, rent appraisers, property managers, and other professionals at our fingertips. And we had a good time along the way too!
On top of all the indispensable theoretical aspects—his knowledge, his expertise, his contacts—one thing that really stood out is that Dean gets stuff done: whether it was enumerated points on an email, a narrated video house tour (jokes included), a dropbox of photos, a late-night text, or a weekend call, he does what it takes to get you what you need, when you need it, so that you can maintain momentum and get something over the line. You go into the process with Dean to secure an investment property, but you come out a much more knowledgeable property investor.
Kara helped us secure an investment property in Rotorua that matched our criteria. She was a delight to work with - great communication and always responsive. She keep us up to date with options available. It helps that she's a local and she ensures that we are aware of both pros & cons. She's very friendly, results-oriented and knowledgeable. Would recommend her to anyone! :)
We are really pleased to say we had an excellent experience with iFindProperty. Ben was so easy to work with and really understood the market. He found us a fantastic deal and we’ll certainly be asking for his help again in the not to distant future. Thanks Ben.
Chris Sim was invaluable in helping us secure our first property in Tauranga. He clearly outlined and looked after every step of the process, was excellent at troubleshooting and problem solving, listened carefully to our needs and gave excellent advice that helped us make the right decisions. His expertise of property investing, and of the local market was such an asset and he dealt with all the real estate agents etc. directly. Super happy with the outcome; we cannot recommend Chris highly enough.
Kara made selling our Rotorua investment property a breeze, We were reluctant to use an agent at first but are incredibly glad we decided with choosing her and the team at iFindProperty. We highly recommend using them for a smooth sale. Thanks again.
We have used Wayne to both buy and sell investment properties, he is easy to deal with, tells you the facts, and is knowledgeable about his area. We will definitely use Wayne next time we wish to buy a property in Tokoroa.
Wayne has helped us tremendously in our first investment property. He’s very knowledgeable of the market and has been very generous in sharing information to us. He even gave us a tour of the town. He also has a team available which makes the whole process smooth and seamless. All of these helped us gain the confidence to make the purchase.
Will use iFindProperty’s services again and would highly recommend Wayne if you’re looking to invest in Tokoroa.
I'm very happy with the service provided by iFindProperty and Kara. They helped me all the way, even after I bought the property, by introducing me to a great property manager. I greatly recommend their services and knowledge. Will use them again in the future.
Kara has helped us purchase two properties in Rotorua. We live in Auckland, are new to property investing, and have limited knowledge of the Rotorua market. Kara has made the whole process so easy - from finding suitable properties, dealing with agents, and organising tradespeople for estimates and remedial work. We would definitely recommend using Kara if you are looking to purchase in Rotorua.
We returned to iFindProperty to buy our second investment property and are just as happy with their service this time around. We bought in Dunedin with the help of Dean, who did all the heavy lifting for us - a relief, since we are still very new to property investment. We’re extremely happy with the result - even in a tough market - and highly recommend IFP.
As out of town buyers we weren’t sure how we were going to make it work, searching for and purchasing a property, but Kara from iFindProperty made the whole process a breeze. Kara was friendly and very patient with all of my questions. Her knowledge of the area was so valuable, and with her guidance we successfully purchased the perfect place for us! We would recommend Kara and iFindProperty to anyone and look forward to working with her again soon.
I had a great first experience with Chris and the iFindProperty team – purchasing from overseas, in an area I was unfamiliar with was quite nerve-racking however Chris’s excellent communication skills and clear experience with his market put me at ease. Chris went above and beyond during the entire process to deliver an excellent result far exceeding my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone looking to purchase an IP in Christchurch.
As Kiwis living overseas we were uncertain how to invest in a rental property in NZ that would suit our needs and our budget. From our first point of contact with Kirsty, the iFindProperty team supported and assisted us with narrowing down the right type of property and location for us. By doing the online course and through further discussions with the team we were empowered to make rational and informed decisions. Chris in Tauranga produced an excellent streamlined service. Chris provided guidance and tenacity in working closely with us to secure a property during a time when the investment property market was extremely competitive. We would definitely recommend Chris and the iFindProperty team.
I was introduced to Dean shortly after deciding to invest in Dunedin. There was very little stock available in my price range, but through Dean’s connections he found something that fit perfectly within the price and geographic criteria. Dean carefully negotiated with the vendor, professionally managing both sides of the sale process. A sale was agreed and both parties came away feeling like there was a tremendous amount of value added. Would highly recommend Dean’s services for anything looking for property in Dunedin!
They did a great job of assisting us into a multi-income property that we would never have looked at, and, would not have been able to make the deal happen ourselves. There were many moving parts that required industry knowledge and negotiation on their part and we were thankful for their skills. They are great communicators, have positive attitudes, and are real estate professionals that you can actually trust. We would highly recommend them and we will be back. Thanks again, iFindProperty.
Chris from iFindProperty Christchurch has been a pleasure to deal with, he was very prompt with looking for suitable houses which meet our brief. He is a great communicator throughout the whole process from putting offers forward, going conditional, unconditional and finally settlement. Very happy to recommend his services.
They helped us secure our very first investment property. Since we live in another city, their excellent market knowledge, expertise and assertiveness is just what we required to take this giant leap. They have excellent communication skills and kept us informed the entire time which led to a very good result.
As we are living overseas, Penny King helped us buy an investment property in Whangarei. She was very helpful, knowledgable and responsive over a number of months, throughout the searching and buying process. She gave us a lot of confidence to make the purchase. Great service.
They has helped me with 3 transactions in the last 3 years. Their knowledge of real estate made the process remarkably easy in each case. They explained every detail at the outset. Whenever I had a question or negotiations stalled, they consistently guided and helped progress things to great outcomes. If you are buying or selling a home, do yourselves a favour and hire iFindProperty - not because I say so but because you need a professional like them to handle perhaps the biggest transaction of your life.
Attention newbie property investors! If you have any doubts about what a buyer's agent can do for you, read on.
My husband and I have just purchased our first rental, with iFindProperty as our agent in Christchurch. I had done the iFindProperty online course, and spent a long time working out how I could buy a property in Christchurch - from Nelson, by myself. I had several preliminary conversations with them which helped me 'get over the line' and trust them and the process. From that point, they excelled as agents and we are delighted with our investment. They went the extra mile on more than one occasion and I valued the honest, frank advice and effort to get to understand our investment strategy and needs. If you're wondering about the fee...it's worth it!
We have just sold our house to an investor who was using Dean Horo as his broker. While Dean was working for his client, he still provided exceptional service and guidance for us, as we were a bit lost in the process at times. He kept us fully updated right throughout, and you could tell he genuinely wanted to get the best results for both parties. We have no hesitation in recommending Dean.
Chris McKernan helped me to purchase my first investment property. I couldn't have done it without his help. I was purchasing from abroad, in a city I didn't know very well and I was trying to get the investment completed to a tight time frame. Chris helped me throughout the process with step by step direction, timely advice and great tips. From finding a fantastic property at the start all the way through to settlement, the communication and assistance provided was highly valuable. Working with Chris gave me the confidence to complete a property investment because I knew I wasn't making any critical mistakes. I highly recommend considering a buyers agent if you're unsure of any part of the property investment process!
I recently purchased an IP in Tokoroa through iFindProperty and being Auckland based, found the process incredibly seamless. I can highly recommend Wayne Dickson - not only is he knowledgable, professional and well-connected, but he helped to make both the purchase and subsequent renovation process simple and easy. I will definitely be using iFindProperty again and am happy to provide a solid five star rating.
We really enjoyed working with Peter to purchase our first investment property and learned a lot through the process. We're planning an extensive renovation to increase the yield and wouldn't have purchased this type of property if it wasn't for Peter's help. His enthusiasm for property investment and experience in the Wellington market were clear from the beginning.
Peter was always available to talk through any questions or concerns we had throughout the search and due diligence process, and was very patient as we decided which of two houses to pursue. When it came time to put an offer in, Peter's up-to-date market knowledge helped us come up with a price that would be competitive in a hot and fast moving market.
We worked with Peter Ambrose in Wellington to find out first property. Peter is highly knowledgeable about both property investing and the Wellington property market - he took on board all of aspects we were trying to achieve with the property and worked relentless to find something that worked for us, whilst offering plenty of valuable advice along the way. After the purchase, Peter was very open about staying in touch and continued to offer us valuable advice and connections. Highly recommend working with him!
I cannot recommend them highly enough! They made the process of finding a great deal and purchasing the property such a breeze. They were able to liaise with my mortgage broker and solicitor on my behalf while I was busy with work which meant things kept ticking over throughout the day. I am really grateful for their help with organising and checking in on my renovations which was such a huge help for me as an out of town investor. They have been checking in on the progress and sending me video tour updates of the work that has been done and also letting me know when work hasn’t been done to a satisfactory standard and chased it up with the tradies to get it remedied.
iFindProperty has truly gone above and beyond my expectations and I believe they have a genuine interest in providing the best service she possibly can for their clients. I would not hesitate to work with iFindProperty again in the future.
We have just brought our first investment property with iFindProperty. We could never have achieved this as easily as we did without the help we have had from them. Finding the right property, never giving up hope, walking us through the logistics of investment purchases - commiserating with us when we missed out on places, but always being positive and having hope for us. As a consequence, we settled during the first week of Level 3. We are very appreciative of the support we have had and in complete admiration of the service that Nick's team provide. Thank you.
They take all the hassle out of finding a great rental property.
I went to iFindProperty with some pretty specific goals in terms of buying a property and they found an investment property that fitted my requirements and everything has gone well so far and I have owned it for about 6 months. The property was out of town for me so the local knowledge of the market and knowing which other property professionals were reliable in the area was invaluable.
Maree in Rotorua is a legend. She made our purchase smooth and easy. Wouldn't hesitate to use her again moving forward, and we probably will. Her knowledge is outstanding. A++++.
A great service, they helped us buy remotely and we're really happy with the result. They really know the market in Christchurch and was a great partner to work with.
As a new investor, the process of buying a rental property could be overwhelming, especially when looking in a region that I have zero knowledge about. I couldn't be more grateful when I was introduced to Dean. He assisted me from day one and presented a variety of options that suited my criteria. He communicated every single step of the way and always put my best interest. His professionalism, expertise, and approachability makes him a great person to work with. It's been invaluable to have him in my corner as someone that I can fully trust. I can confidently say that his service went above and beyond my expectations. I could not have achieved my goal without his help and I have no hesitation in using his service again, hopefully in near future.
iFindProperty is a delight to deal with. They have great market knowledge and was a wonderful help to my parents who where looking to sell their property.
Highly recommend working with Wayne and the iFindProperty team. They helped us with our first investment properties, local knowledge in regional NZ and understanding renovations.
We highly recommend Ben Meehan at iFindProperty to those looking to buy or sell an investment property. During lock-down we really appreciated his knowledgeable and calm manner and was able to make the whole process a breeze!
A refreshing change compared to a conventional (so called) sellers agent experience when selling our rental. While Ben definitely was acting for the buyer, I found this approach more honest and it worked for both parties. The due diligence Ben organised on behalf of his buyer was comprehensive and he got the sale over the line in the middle of the Covid lock down. A win win all around.
We started seriously looking at purchasing another investment property shortly after Covid. We were looking for a specific type of property to help us achieve our goals (sub-dividable section with existing house with the possibility of adding multiple new dwellings, in the BOP) and had a back up offer accepted, which fell through. In what seemed like only a few weeks later, prices had jumped significantly and properties were selling so fast, at the same time both our work commitments increased and with the expiry of our 80% lending looming, we realised that we needed someone with more skill, knowledge, confidence and time to support us if we were going to secure the type of property we were after.
That's when we made the choice to work with iFindProperty, which we are delighted we did! We were teamed up with Chris Sim. Who aside from being a top guy, was experienced in and currently working through exactly the project we had in mind and in the same location. We were stoked with the whole process, and although we had no experience with buyers agents before, we really felt Chris went above and beyond our expectations. He moved quickly making enquiries with the council etc. about potential properties and really presenting all options with full detail and as much background info as he could. His knowledge and experience has been invaluable to us as we are early on in our investment journey.
We really took the opportunity to learn as much as we could about how he gathers info quickly and what he looks at to decide if a property is suitable or not. He was really open in sharing his experiences with us. We feel better equipped to look at similar projects in the future. The end result ticked all the boxes, at a price we were happy with. We would have no hesitation recommending Chris and iFindProperty to anyone. Thanks for all the support and guidance, you're awesome!
Would we use iFindProperty again? 100% we would!
After initially researching property as a medium to financial progression for about 6 months, we decided to take a step forward and contacted a finding company. After initially contacting and meeting with another company we were put off by the urgent nature of everything being requested, meeting, viewing (of a property that wasn't in our brief), S&P agreement… then to due diligence, rush rush rush.
Around this time we came across iFindProperty and spoke to Maree, totally different approach. We were quickly teamed up with a property finder as we were interested in the greater Christchurch area. They listened, understood and communicated like the professional we have come to know they are. We were kept up to date with their progress in locating a property and then once the property was assessed, the numbers crunched and chosen from those presented, the decision was made to proceed. We were updated on a regular basis, and were prompted where required. We are offshore so the videos and photos were very much appreciated. They went far above and beyond our expectations as property finders and we could not be more grateful. We have subsequently been in contact with Nick regarding the way forward and now feel more confident in what we are trying to achieve.
Again, would we use iFindProperty again? 100% we will.
This was my first time buying property in my life and iFindProperty was basically holding my hand during the whole buying process. They first recommended me to a mortgage broker, Andrew Mackay, who was excellent at explaining home loans to me. They then found me a good town house deal in Christchurch. We put in an offer before open home because they knew the agent well and knew from the agent that the property was in good condition. They showed me step-by-step how to do my due diligence from insurance, rental appraisal, building reports, title, LIM, healthy homes...etc. They also have really good connections in Christchurch who I can get help from.
The best part of the experience for me is that I was in Wellington the whole time. I still haven’t seen the house in person today, but I am very comfortable with this investment because of iFindProperty and all thier connections in Christchurch.
I found Peter Ambrose to be professional and his market knowledge and experience in the Wellington City market shines through. Peter is enthusiastic, returns your calls and emails, provides relevant information and is very reliable. Great when due diligence is on the clock.
I also worked with Nick Gentle who stepped in when Peter was unavailable for a few days, he also has experience as an investor in Wellington. It was good to get another view point and he was very thorough and helpful in walking me through reports and helping complete due diligence.
[iFindProperty] is a part of the Wellington team and has been very supportive even outside of this business. These guys make a great team and I like how they support the property community in general by working/volunteering within the property investor association or Nick on the Property Investors chat group NZ on Facebook. Thanks Team, much appreciated.
As a new overseas investor to the NZ market and buying my first property in Wellington, I was introduced to iFindProperty. Our initial meeting was spent to better understand the Wellington market, desirable areas, price points and what I was after. The agent is knowledgeable, an avid property investor themself, and certainly has their pulse on the local market. With iFindProperty, I always felt I was in a safe pair of hands.
They found me an off market private deal - which meant not having to compete with others. They assisted with due diligence, and continued to step me through various facets of purchasing. There were moments when it felt like there were a dozen balls in the air - lawyers, brokers, insurance agents, surveyors, rental valuations, builders, renovation options etc. But they have this uncanny ability to remain calm under pressure, which definitely put me at ease and helped make the right choices. My wife and I are celebrating our first overseas purchase, sight unseen (we got photos and videos) - all thanks to iFindProperty. Very much appreciate their help.
I will most certainly be using iFindProperty for my next purchase and have no hesitation in recommending their services to overseas or NZ based buyers.
I was looking for my first rental in Rotorua and as I didn't know the market or the town I wanted someone who knows it well and is great with communication. I got that and more with iFindProperty.
Our agent was passionate and had great energy, would email me late at night, and was always contactable. His brilliant advice got a really great deal across the line for me. Long after I went unconditional he has continued to help with the reno. He even has his own set of keys. Do yourself and your rental portfolio a favour... Work with iFindProperty!
This was our first (hopefully of many) investments. As newbies, what we underestimated was the complexity of every opportunity and we were extremely fortunate to secure Dean to lead the project. If I had to pick the number one smartest move I made with the whole process it was picking Dean and iFindProperty. I would strongly recommend taking this path even if this is not your first project. What Dean helped us with, above all else; was spotting the deal and spotting the nuances which would have blind sided us. He lead us through step by step, he was prompt and efficient and ambitious on our behalf, but appropriately ambitious to our appetite for balancing risk and security. He really got to know what we wanted, in a tough market, whilst showing us the variety of options available. We had a couple of dead ducks, a bid that fell short (mental market at the moment) and then a success. At all stages, Dean was constantly checking in with us and never made us feel pressured to close a deal if we were getting cold feet. One of our goals with this venture was to enjoy it and we can happily tick that box.
The only apprehension I have about writing a testimonial is that we are coming back for a second investment soon and we don’t want Dean to be unavailable to us.
As new investors we didn’t know a lot about the process, but we had decided that Christchurch was the market we were interested in. We were put in touch with a property finder who gave us great market information and within 2 weeks found us an amazing deal in Christchurch that matched our buying rules. They made the whole process easy and walked us through each stage step-by-step.
iFindProperty provided a huge amount of due diligence support and kept in constant communication, with great advice along the way. Being based in Auckland, we also needed help with local contacts and the property manager that they recommended has been great to work with and they even helped us find a good law firm to look after our legal requirements. They also made it clear that any advice or recommendations had no financial benefit to them and made sure we did our own homework and were absolutely free to use anyone that we decided to. This gave us great comfort that they were looking out for our best interests and that there was integrity throughout the process.
It was quite a big step and we were nervous about the deal with the time that it took for the bank to process our application, but their positivity and reassuring nature really helped us get through, they are an amazing team to have on your side!
We will be looking to purchase more properties in the future and will definitely work with the team at iFindProperty again. We highly recommend the whole iFindProperty team for all your property needs.
Penny was amazing helping me buy my first investment property. She kept me informed every step of the way, helped me through every stage of the buying process and was a pleasure to deal with. She made the whole process relatively easy and stress free and I would recommend the service to anyone.
Penny has been our property adviser since June 2020. She is an excellent listener and we appreciated the effort she made to clearly understand our situation, and needs, before working with us to tailor a property investment plan that best meets our needs, at a cost that is manageable and sustainable.
We have found Penny to be meticulous in undertaking analysis and preparing informative reports that provide clear recommendations, as well as a thorough explanation of the reasoning behind those recommendations. She explains the key details in properties that she is recommending so that we have a firm understanding of how property investment works.
Penny’s ongoing service is exceptional, she is with you all the way in helping at every opportunity, and we are delighted to have her as our property adviser. We recommend Penny for all your property needs.
We had a GREAT experience working with iFindProperty. Having them gave us the confidence to purchase our first IP and we think working with them in particular made the whole experience enjoyable, non-stressful, and calm. Buying an IP is a big commitment and although we already knew what we were after, we would not have had the confidence on our own. We are SO THANKFUL we had them helping us and we 100% recommend getting in touch with iFindProperty to see how they can help you start your property investing journey.
I first met Wayne Dickson in 2016 when I was looking to buy investment properties in Tokoroa. We had an immediate rapport and I felt we could work well as a team. Since then I have bought a sold a number of properties – all through Wayne. The process is extremely easy and cost-effective. Recently I sold two houses and I did not need to do any marketing as Wayne already had buyer.
It is a “no brainer” to use iFindProperty as they know the market and the buyers / sellers in the area well.
iFindProperty helped us to find a cashflow-positive, multi income investment property in a fantastic suburb of Christchurch. We would never have been privy to this deal without them. We worked with [iFindProperty] and her professionalism and sound advice has made the due diligent process a breeze. Would definitely highly recommend!
I was keen to sell quickly, simply and smoothly. I had no experience of selling but feared my property would not appeal to buyers and worried about the stress of open homes. I had seen Peter's skills in action, like his promptness, organisational skills and communication skills. I could see he was persistent and driven to get results for his clients. I knew this was the attitude and professionalism I was looking for to sell my house. I knew he had lots of contacts and experience in investments and this also appealed. I was interested to hear what he thought would sell my property. I listened to his advice and implemented all his recommendations trusting he knew what he was talking about.
Peter had a plan based on knowledge of the market. However, I was always consulted and the choice was always mine. He kept me updated regularly and was always cheerful. The skills I'd seen in action before were present again. The photos maximised my house's positives. The end result was a great turn out at the open homes, multiple offers and sold with a deal I could never imagined within 6 days. I am pleased I chose Peter Ambrose as my agent. The outcome was better than best case scenario.
I contacted iFindProperty as I was interested in investing in property in another part of the country but did not have the time or motivation to commit to finding a suitable property. I found iFindProperty to be very helpful, reassuring and informative from the outset.
When I was ready to commit to their Premium Buyer Service, the support stepped up a notch and the agent they paired me up with (Debbie Van Den Broek) went over and above to find me the right types of properties and steered me away from making any poor choices based on her local knowledge of the market. When it came time to negotiating, Debbie assisted me on strategies to use and helped me to identify appropriate prices to offer etc. Certain circumstances (including COVID restrictions) limited my ability to carry out normal due diligence on the deal, but Debbie and her contacts in the area were able to give me sufficient confidence to proceed with and subsequently settle on a deal, all without me setting foot on the property, which I am very happy with.
I will certainly be using iFindProperty again for the next transaction and would highly recommend them for anyone who doesn’t have the skills, time or confidence to do a deal by themselves.
We contracted with iFindProperty to find us a deal in Christchurch. Their knowledge of the city and their networks were invaluable as we live in another part of NZ. We looked at several properties, well iFindProperty did on our behalf, they were so accessible and ready to help at any time. We eventually settled on a new build, and they viewed for us, liaised with the Vendor, facilitated us having the window dressings paid for, arranged a great Property Management deal for us and did the leg work we needed to get done but couldn't in person. We flew down for settlement day and our agent picked us up from the airport and spent the morning with us, showing us around the local area. Now that we have our nice safe new build under our belt, we are looking forward to working with iFindProperty further to find a deal on an existing property in the City.
I've been working with I Find Property for a while now. Both Nick and Maree, as investors themselves, really understand what a good investment property is and are more concerned with, as are their property finders, with getting the right deal for you, rather than just selling a property so they can make a commission. Their fees are transparent and made known up front, rather than being hidden inside the purchase price of the property. I highly recommend them for people wanting to build a property portfolio, or even just get one property, and can't do the considerable amount of legwork required to find a good investment themselves.
The iFindProperty team have achieved phenomenal results, not just for some of my clients but for many others. They are one of the few agencies who genuinely put their clients needs first. It seems like a simple thing to expect, but I can assure you it's rare in the industry. They do this by ensuring clients are educated and ready and not just funnelling them to a property that would earn them an additional commission. They would gladly turn away business if the client isn't ready, expectations aren't realistic or the property isn't fit for their agency. Nick & Maree are strong advocates for responsible investing in the community. This translates on to all of their team!
Nick and the team are a great source of information and help. They are deep experts in the NZ property investing scene.
Outstanding team. I was lucky enough to work with more than one agent and they all gave different point of views and guided us to purchase a great property. If you are a novis or even an investor who has multiple properties these guys are worth getting in touch with.
We had the pleasure of working with iFindProperty in Christchurch to purchase an investment property. They were very quickly able to find a suitable property matching our brief and walked us smoothly through the buying process, including some negotiation and helped organise the due diligence as we were out of the city. They were always available by phone or email and quickly responded to any questions we had. They made the whole process so easy and smooth and I can highly recommend them as a buying agent. We will be back to use iFindProperty again without hesitation in the future.
We are blessed to have come across iFindProperty - as first time investors we felt quite a bit out of our comfort zone, but they helped make the process simple, straight forward and found us the best property that we've seen (and since secured) - as we had been looking privately for around 9 months and hadn't come across a property that suited our needs.
They showed integrity and promptness in their communication towards us and were always helpful. We have no problem recommending iFindProperty; especially if you are feeling a little overwhelmed starting the process as first time investors, it is certainly a great place to start to have a professional eye go over your figures and ensure you are buying the right property to suit your needs
I want to thank Peter Ambrose for the help and support he gave me for the selling of my property.
I particularly liked that he took his time to sit down and explain all the options available to me clearly in a way I could fully understand.
My house had a lot of maintenance that needed to be taken care of and I was concerned that this would cause a huge problem in selling. I did not want to have an open home and I needed someone experienced with this type of situation to do the sale for me.
I found Peter and working with him was fantastic. He went the extra mile to help me in every way. His communication was great in that he came with a lot of advice for the best solution. He spent so much time running backwards and forwards for taking people in for viewings.
Not just that, but he also drove all the way to where I work to get the papers signed and met me for quick meetings to discuss the offers.
What I liked about him was that he was so calm and patient with the whole process and never rushed me into making any decisions. He also took me through each page of the sales agreement to make sure I understood or had any questions before I signed the documents for my lawyer.
Peter also had a list of buyers who came around for viewings and after a couple of months he sold my house, just before the Covid lock down. I was very pleased with everything, especially for Peter and all the time and effort he put in.
Peter’s expertise in the Property Market is excellent. I truly recommend Peter Ambrose to anyone who needs help with buying or selling.
My property investment goal for this year has achieved in a much shorter time than initially planned, thank to iFindProperty. From the initial chat with Nick, he was super genuine, direct, and provided me with much-needed guidance and strategic insights of the market in the early days of COVID 19. And I decided to sign up for Premium buyer services with iFindProperty shortly after.
Since then Nick introduced me to a salesperson that has been amazing to work with, in the last couple of months. They impressed me with their wealth of knowledge and the networks that they had, from valuer, to building inspector, and builders. They went above and beyond to make the process as smooth as possible while looking out for your interests as their own.
There were a few hiccups along the way, without iFindProperty, I wouldn't be able to get them across the line. They also patiently coached and guided me in the process to make informed decisions. I highly appreciate them and the work they did. I would recommend iFindProperty to anyone with interests in property investment, and can't wait to work with them for the next one, hopefully soon.
iFindProperty helped us to find a cashflow-positive, multi income investment property in a fantastic suburb of Christchurch recently, in other words, exactly the kind of property we had hoped for! We would never have been privy to this deal without them as they had access through an industry contact outside of the open market.
Their professionalism and sound advice has made the due diligence process a relative breeze. What’s more, they have hooked us up with some great contacts for property management and trades along the way. Would definitely contact iFindProperty again for another property in the future!
iFindProperty has impressed us greatly with their strategic awareness, financial acumen, and ability to create and execute a sales plan. During the Covid lockdown when open homes were cancelled, they worked tirelessly to ensure our property continued to get good exposure in the market, following up all attendees and providing countless private viewings. All the while keeping us well informed and handling tricky issues with integrity and professionalism. All in all, iFindProperty has transformed our opinion of real estate agents and we would not hesitate to engage again in the future.
We were deeply impressed with iFindProperty's professional service selling our investment property. We were always kept informed at every step of the way, had all our questions answered and felt like the pressure was removed from us as they took care of all the details. We trusted them completely as sellers that they were on ‘our side’ and had our best interests at heart. We appreciated that they went out of their way for us, travelling to our home an hour away to have discussions and paperwork signed. We couldn’t have asked for anything better, the result exceeded our expectations on many counts and we would have no hesitation at recommending iFindProperty to other people looking to sell.
iFindProperty was without a doubt the help I needed to secure my first two investment properties. They navigated me through the realms of the property market and has taught me a great deal about due diligence and adding value. They educated me throughout the whole process which was extremely beneficial as it was my first time.
We encountered some challenges due to COVID-19, but they were able to persevere and help me get a great deal. They have given me confidence and motivated me to keep my finger on the pulse of the property world, so I can build my portfolio.
We recently used iFindProperty as a buyer for 2 units in Hastings. It was a particularly stressful time for us as we had a lot of other things going on. Our agent was always calm, reassuring, professional and nothing was too big a problem, she assured us our questions were not silly.
She doesn’t take herself too seriously and we could definitely have a laugh with her along the way. Looking back we can also now see that she has a good understanding of the area and property prices. We would definitely use iFindProperty again.
This is such a great company with such knowledgeable experienced agents. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience with iFindProperty. I highly recommend using this brilliant company! They go above and beyond!!
iFindProperty has a really helpful team if you’re getting started with property investing and need some guidance to make the right decisions. When I first started out I went with a group who was just trying to sell you any old property and ended up back at square one after 2 years. Since working with Nick and the team I really feel like my property goals are being met and they’re going to work with and for me at every step along the way.
The team at iFindProperty listen and understand what an investor needs. They found me a great deal in no time, helped with the DD. The property is cash flow positive on day one. After renovation, it will give me a even better cash flow. I will no doubt use them again, and happy to recommend them to friends and family.
Fantastic service. These guys know how to source great property and are great to deal with. Highly recommended.
I just want to express a big thank you to Kate for all the work she has done for us in the short due diligence period we had. It’s hard for me to articulate how impressed I was by her coordination, effective communication and time management skills. I have truly learnt a lot from her and that knowledge is a bigger asset to me than the value of entire project can ever be.
We have been amazed by the assistance iFindProperty provided, finding and securing the property was just the start. Next their agent was negotiating and liaising with plumbers, electricians, builders, insulators, roofers, agents, property managers and our insurance broker and mortgage broker to get everything absolutely sorted for us at the right time and price. Instead of being a worry it has been a breeze. I would heartily recommend iFindProperty to anyone looking for a problem-free property purchase.
We knew we wanted to start investing in property in order to plan for security in retirement, but had no idea where to start. We read a lot of books, took a lot of notes, went to a lot of seminars and asked plenty of questions on property forums. We also talked to a few different places offering different types of mentoring. After all this due diligence (see, we already know the lingo!), we decided to sign up as Premium Buyers with iFindProperty.
Nick was so helpful and unbiased in guiding us, and has been extremely generous with his time as we navigated the start of our investment journey. He suggested we look in the Hutt Valley and was also able to put us in touch with the other members of our investment team (an independent mortgage broker and accountant) and to suggest the kind of property strategy we should be pursuing given that we want to build a portfolio.
Our agent had been very generous with her time, and displayed saintly levels of patience when it came to our many newbie questions! She kept on looking for us until we found an excellent first investment property, and we are really happy with our decision.
Already we feel a bit less anxious about what our retirement will look like. We have no hesitation in recommending iFindProperty, and we can't wait to use their services again when we're ready for our second purchase.
Buying my latest investment property through iFindProperty was pretty easy. Our agent acted quickly, matched my criteria and went out of her way to keep the process smooth and stress-free for us. Having an experienced investor working for you is an efficient and low stress way to secure the right property- we are looking forward to working with iFindProperty again very soon.
As first-time young property buyers, we relied heavily on iFindProperty and their expertise. They did not disappoint. iFind is a one stop solution to all your property issues. From helping us find the right house to helping us with the right contacts to get work done. All this with thorough professionalism and personal touch.
I think the thing that sets iFindProperty apart is the communication skills. Our agent was prompt and proactive. We can't thank her enough for being our true guide.
After 9 years of searching for a way to invest in an NZ rental property whilst in the middle east, I finally found iFindProperty. It was well worth waiting for. Not only have I now purchased my first rental property, I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge from working with a team of professional investors who have a lot more experience than myself to help me make informed and sensible decisions.
The entire team was there for me every step of the way, regardless of how many questions I asked! I feel like I have not only been introduced to an entire network of contacts, whom I hope to use going forward, but I have also gained friends.
I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all the advice, tips and encouragement you have given me the past 2 months - including over your Christmas and New Year holidays Janet!
I've loved every bit of the process and can't wait to do it again! I will be recommending iFindProperty to anyone who will listen!
We finally have our much dreamed about, first rental and I am so pleased that I called you Maree. Janet was well and truly amazing and I am beyond pleased.
What a wonderful business you have set up.."
Before engaging Peter Ambrose as our property finder, we had been looking for our second investment property for over a year in Wellington. We knew exactly the type of property we wanted and what our investment goals were, we just couldn't find the right property to make the numbers work. The process had been very tiring.
After meeting with Peter, we discussed what our goals were, what yield and cash flow we wanted to achieve and with our buying rules in mind, he quickly went to work for us. And within a couple months, Peter found us a property that could turn into just under 9% yield after renovation!
That’s a pretty amazing deal and the yield is something we wouldn’t even of dreamed of a year ago.
Peter worked closely with us during the due diligence process. Just one day before going unconditional, the bank wanted a valuation done on the property. Peter called his contact and organised a valuation and got it done quickly. I have to say, I would never of been able to get the deal across the line without Peters help.
Buying a property was a lot easier with Peter on our side.
We would highly recommend Peter and his team to our friends and family, and we will definitely be getting Peter to find our next investment property.
We have bought four properties this year, from different agents. We found Wayne Dickson to be the most helpful agent we have ever come across. He gave us a lot of “above and beyond” help. We live out of town, so the help was greatly appreciated.
Wayne also has a team of contacts for almost anything you can think of property wise, which we have utilised. This has saved us hours of time in building a network for our out of town houses.
I would highly recommend dealing with Wayne to anyone, he knows what he’s doing and we feel lucky to have bought a house from him. I would not hesitate to buy from Wayne again in the future.
As fate would have it, I signed the Sales and Purchase agreement on the day I flew overseas for two weeks. With an eight-hour time difference, working through due diligence could have been a challenge; could have been if it wasn’t for the tireless support I received from iFindProperty.
Not to mention the amazing work she did in getting the property under contract in the first place. She provided updates, recommendations and was always available to meet people on-site during due diligence.
Thank you iFindProperty for making our recent purchase possible.
Our needs were a little different. Peter had the challenge of finding us an investment property that we would also be living in for the first 5 years.
Peter educated us on how investment properties can work for us as a family. He was super patient as he took the time to show us multiple properties throughout Wellington. When the time came to make a move on an apartment, we fully trusted his ability to provide measured advice for us to move quickly, and we are delighted with our purchase.
We are out-of-town young investors and needed a lot of local knowledge and support. iFindProperty has been immensely helpful from the start. As it was difficult for us to travel to Rotorua, they have been very accommodating, so we could see as many houses as we could that suit our budget/need. They had a chat with us to find out exactly what we were looking for and made the whole process very smooth. We were extremely happy with the process and the result we got dealing with iFindProperty and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone else .
Peter Ambrose worked with us as our buyer agent and after 2-3 months, we had a property under contract that was exactly what we were looking for!
After over a year spent looking for our first property, and being unsuccessful time and time again, we decided to take a different approach and engaged Peter to assist us with our search.
Our brief was quite difficult given we wanted something that would be suitable to live in now and would rent well enough that when we go overseas next year, we would be able to command enough yield to at least breakeven after including rates, insurance, property management and maintenance costs.
Peter got right to work spending time getting very specific on our requirements and was able to present us with a number of different property currently on the market. Through this period we learnt a lot from Peter through his experience as a property investor and coach given our objectives meant we needed to view the properties with an “investment lens” rather simply buying the first place that caught our eye.
We looked at quite a few over a period of 2-3 months and after missing out on some at Auction and Tender, we began to feel like we were never going to buy a property. However, Peter keep his finger on the pulse and soon after he came to us with what turned out to be the property that ticketed all the boxes!
Through one his contacts, Peter received a call to say that a city fringe Home and Income property hadn't sold at tender and that he should act quickly before it got advertised with BEO. Peter contacted us and we viewed the property that day. Within 3 days we had the property under contract!
We had managed to negotiate a 5 day due diligence clause in the contract, so we spent the week organising our builder and property manager to go through so we could set a budget for the work we wanted to do and also getting rental appraisals. Peter was with us every step of the way and contactable at all ours of the day to provide us with insight and advice on every aspect on the property. At the end of the 5 working days evaluating all the numbers, we were happy to proceed and so we went unconditional – our patience had paid off in the end and we ended up with a great property.
Peter was instrumental in the buying process. If we hadn’t engaged him to help us, we would have never known about this property or the circumstances around it, and therefore would have been unable to act so quickly with limited buyer competition at the time. And it was lucky we did, we learnt on the last day of our DD that there was a back up offer in waiting!
We learned a great deal from Peter, not only around the property buying process and the Wellington market in general, but also through his experience as a property investor and coach. We would highly recommend Peter to any person who is interested in finding an investment property in Wellington.
If you want someone who knows what they’re doing, can use a very professional yet friendly approach, then Maree is the one. I asked her to sell one of my rentals and she did so quickly, with no fuss and got an excellent price for me.
I used iFindProperty to buy an apartment while overseas, she was very quick to reply to all my questions. Working with them made the whole process go a lot smoother. They understand the struggles of buying property while overseas, so they helped me out in anyway they could. I would highly recommend iFindProperty.
We have purchased several properties through iFindProperty. Not have they found the properties, they have helped us through some very tricky due diligence period which they navigated like pros. Their can-do attitude and hands on approach is greatly appreciated and dealing with them is a real pleasure.
When we decided to sell our investment properties recently, we needed someone we could rely on and trust.
One name came immediately to mind, and as per our expectations, we were not disappointed. Wayne understood our requirements extremely well and carried out our instructions in a professional and timely manner. Liaising with everyone on our behalf, the transactions took place with no hassles, delays or problems.
Wayne provided us with good straightforward service - and always with a smile. I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to use his services. A+++ rating.
I am the former owner of a rental property situated at 9 Moa Place, Tokoroa. In January 2015 I placed this property on the market and listed it for sale with an estate agent in Tokoroa. After around three months I was forced to remove it from this agent as there had been little interest, the fees were high and I needed a quick sale.
I contacted Wayne Dickson about selling my property and his reply was prompt and professional. Wayne talked with me about a price and sale that would work with my own requirements and it was clear that what I wanted was what he sought, he made me the priority. After agreeing to terms Wayne sought about selling my property.
Wayne achieved this in a timely and efficient manner. What the Estate Agent has failed to do for me, Wayne was able to do in quick time. MY property sold for the amount I wanted it to sell for and the ease at which this was done amazed me. My lawyers were impressed with Wayne’s efficiency in regards to the sale and purchase agreements and there were no hiccups. The settlement date was even able to be brought forward to speed up the process.
What also made this sale great was that I was able to utilise Fiona Dickson who is Wayne’s wife. While the property was on the market Fiona managed to rent the property out for me at a high rent rate with good tenants. She became my Property Manager. The way that these two worked together was phenomenal and made it a “one stop shop” for all my property needs.
I would recommend both Wayne and Fiona for any property matters whether it be selling or renting the property. Their professionalism and commitment to their clients should be the envy of any local business.
We decided to sell our much loved family home of 12 years so contacted someone whom helped us in the past, unfortunately he did not specialise in our current location and so we trusted his recommendation to Peter Ambrose.
I contacted Peter and we explained what we wanted after meeting and the rest was a blur as it happened so quickly. We found Peter friendly and easy to communicate with. His expertise was genuine and transparent, especially if there was something we needed clarified and unsure about. After first-hand experience we can now confidently and personally highly recommend Peter Ambrose and iFindProperty to others that need to go through what would normally be a stressful process of selling your property and home with ease and the least hassle.
Again, we express our thanks and much appreciation.
iFindProperty has been wonderful to work with. They were professional, thorough and have an inside knowledge about the Rotorua market. On top of this, they were willing to share their extensive knowledge with their clients as they are on the side of the investor.
I have bought two investment properties through iFind in Tokoroa – so far! Wayne is great to deal with. He is very knowledgeable about the area, a great communicator and trustworthy. As I do not live in Tokoroa it is important for me to have someone local that I can trust to act in my best interest.
I highly recommend Wayne and look forward to working with him a lot more!
We've been very happy with iFindProperty especially your advice around investing outside of cities. Wayne and Fiona have also been great, giving lots of advice highlighting where to invest and where to avoid but particularly the details of the local housing stock and maintenance considerations.
We'll definitely purchase through iFindProperty again.
I would like to impress upon you my gratitude for the amount and quality of work iFindProperty has put into making this investment work!
Without their help it would have been an impossible task to get into the Christchurch market. Their number crunching and area knowledge was the key to finding the right property for the right price.
Thanks to the iFindProperty team, I am now the proud owner of an investment property.
iFindProperty persevered with us investigating many properties in a very challenging market, before completing a successful purchase.
We were very pleased with their determination to find the right deal for us, in particular as we are out of NZ, and need to rely heavily on local knowledge and advice.
It has been a pleasure to work with iFindProperty on this purchase. I found them to be personable, responsive, intelligent & experienced, very helpful and available.
Maree has always shown a very high level of integrity, transparency and flexibility and I believe iFindProperty offers great value – not only do you get a great property deal but the additional advice, assistance and recommendations make her service outstanding. I highly recommend Maree to anyone looking to start off on the right track in property, be they first timers or seasoned investors.
It is my pleasure to recommend Maree and the iFindProperty team, having had an excellent experiences with them.
I have been involved in property investment for over 10 years, and was glad to use a property finder as I have had first hand experience in the difference between being 'in the market' full time, and searching after hours. They provided a deal I am thrilled with, packaged well with a very transparent process and all the cards on the table. With all the dishonest property investment 'experts' out there I was initially sceptical - however I have found iFindProperty to be honest and professional and have since recommended them to family and friends.
Thank you Maree and the team.
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