NZ's Most Reputable, Independent Hub Of Property And Real Estate Advice


15 Jan, 2016

Wise Up NZ has created this 100% free & impartial information community for property consumers enabling buyers, sellers, landlords and home enthusiasts to Wise Up about all property related decisions.

It centralises broad-ranging advice, services and resources that empower, inform and achieve excellence in your real estate, home ownership or investment experiences.

Wise Up centralises the most important property-related information from literally dozens of agencies, societies, boards and Government into one relevant place that responds to your search. It will save you hours of time and often a lot of your hard-earned money.

Ten years in the making, this hub empowers Kiwis with knowledge, rights, rules, regulations and inspiration to own, invest in, buy and sell properties more informed. Whatever your involvement with property, Wise Up NZ is definitely the community for property-loving Kiwis. Enjoy and Share.

Centralised Hub Of Reputable Property Advice

Wise Up NZ empowers the real estate community to have greater knowledge about the impact of property related decisions. These are often life changing when they go wrong.

Every property owner, property type and location requires a different mix of advice for buying, selling, investing in, renovating or developing properties. When you use Wise Up, you experience a strong focus on due diligence.

As an example, in 2017 we created this Buying and Selling A House Checklist, a great example of streamlining many organisations' services into a 5-Step one page chart. It's easy to use, time saving and is the most comprehensive information available to keep you safe.

With multitudes of websites, (not including buying and selling brands), all offering different types and quality of information, it's nearly impossible to really be properly informed at the time when you most need to be.

We hope Wise Up NZ will help you to navigate your way through the real estate minefield. We have enjoyed creating this 'real estate community' for consumers, to help home buyers, sellers, investors and home improvement enthusiasts find everything you need to make educated property decisions

Have a browse without any pressure and we hope you will find Wise Up NZ insightful. SAVE it to your Favourites Bar, we have plenty more to publish. This is just the beginning...

Our Values Protect NZ Property Consumers

  • Vendor protection and advocacy comes first

  • Independence of all real estate buying and selling brands

  • All our resources and services are free to vendors

  • An attitude of client empowerment and optimism

  • Informed decision-making without pressure

  • Excellence in service is our habit

  • An entrepreneurial approach to problem solving

  • Aim to exceed industry statistics and expectations

  • A consultative culture with industry authorities

Trish Willis - director and founder

Trish has been working with home owners for a decade, helping them get the most equity out of their property sales as possible.

She started Evolve Enterprises Ltd in 2003 as a business mentor and project consultant with a strong belief in the value of collaborative initiatives.

After a shift South, Trish soon had real estate agents asking her to stage homes for sale as the Home Style Doctor, a business she started in 2007. Those houses most often halved the average number of days on the market, so the entrepreneur in Trish got thinking.

Out of that grew Agent Finder NZ in 2009 which has evolved into a reputable service that empowers consumers to choose real estate agents more diligently and access appropriate advice, from the right sources, when they most need it.

Being an independent vendor's advocate for hundreds of people over the years has provided a unique perspective and wealth of information, which is made sense of and centralised here on Wise Up NZ, solely for the property consumer's benefit.

Trish is a strategic problem solver. She has a leadership and management background packed with variety including central, local government and not-for-profit sectors. Trish is currently a Community Board member, a volunteer with immigrants, community and economic development initiatives.

Tracy Miles - website editor

Tracy is a journalist who has, from 1981, worked in the New Zealand mainstream print media, on a number of daily and community newspapers.

Not content with only print, in the mid 1990s she set out to explore the new internet frontier and helped set up Garnet Publishing in 1998. Now, 18 internet years later, she has a working knowledge of both print and digital.

She has lived anywhere and everywhere from a Victorian apartment above an Indonesian restaurant in inner Sydney to a stylish '70s house on Norfolk Island with the best views in the Pacific, to small town New Zealand Victorian villa with native bush garden.

Among her favourite pastimes are browsing real estate websites, poring over beautiful house and garden magazines and dreaming about what she will do with her own current renovation project.