Farms sell all the time

We advise the best time to sell the farm is when you and the family are ready. Sometimes that's a 1-2 year "lead-out" period. We have wide experience in helping clients make such big decisions and believe this should never be rushed

Save thousands when you sell with us!

Before you even think about listing with another company see how much you can save with Rural and Lifestyle Sales.com Ltd flat fee of 2.2% plus GST. And don't think that because it looks "cheap" that the service may also be cheap. We have a team of experienced salespeople with many years of selling real estate and a track record of satisfied clients. Our thinking behind the 2.2% rate is that house...

Farming remains the backbone of our economy

Food and fibre produced by our primary industries continue to underpin the NZ economy. The latest Situation and Outlook report from MPI (click on the link to read to 154 pages!) shows that $52.2 billion and 81.8% of our export revenue is contributed by the primary sector. Contrary to what some people think the other sectors of the economy have not been catching up - in fact for nine out of the past...

Join our growing team.

We are looking for hard-working and enthusiastic real estate salespeople to join our growing team. We have opportunities in rural, lifestyle, and residential sales. Click here to get in contact with...

Plenty to be positive about

Seems every media commentator is jumping on a bandwagon of "doom and gloom" for the housing market. Yet only a few months ago they were calling for cooling to the price rises. I thought a little bit of perspective is due.  Buying and selling on the same market has always been sound advice Many who tried to upgrade their house last year missed out due to a host of other offers being presented...

Riparian plantings used to offset emissions

The Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership (He waka eke noa) is agriculture's response to the Government's desire to capture agriculture under the ETS by 2025. One highlight of the work being developed to date is to allow farmers to offset farm emissions through recognising the trees already on the property. The ETS scheme generally only recognises sequestration from stands of trees at least 30...

Fonterra Payout trending to 9

We keep a regular tab on what's happening within Fonterra payout. Today they announced earnings for the year but the two numbers that mean most to farmer shareholders and sharemilkers are the final payout for the 2020/21 season and forecast for 2021/22

Is subdivision an option?

When it comes time to sell or re-arrange your life, getting maximum value from your land asset is important.We work closely with clients from the initial feasibility concept of subdividing part of the farm or lifestyle block right through to the final sale. Maybe it's something you are weighing up the pro's and cons of? We've outlined below what the process might look like. Take a read and then give...

Live Auction Action

Koputara, a 244 hectare beef fattening farm  near Himatangi Beach in the Manawatu was offered for sale by auction on 10th March. After 148 years in the Spiers family, it took less than 15 minutes of spirited bidding for it to change hands. Here’s an outline of how that auction progressed. Rural and Lifestyle Sales office in Feilding was packed full of aspiring bidders and locals interested to...

Private sellers missing out on premium prices

Homeowners who used a real estate agent to sell their home could receive on average 15% more premium than those who sold privately, which is the highest level of premium that New Zealand has seen in 18 years, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). According to the REINZ’s analysis of private sales compared to those using an agent, the premium has slowly increased over the last...

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