We’ve restated real estate.

You’ve seen how the traditional commission-driven industry works, with excessively high fees and questionable ethics.

We think both you (our clients) and us (the agents here to serve you), deserve better.

So we developed a new approach to real estate, designed to be not only more professional and efficient, but also ‘fairer’ for us both.

It’s helped clients bank an average of over $4,500 more than they would have under the old way, and has been judged a winner at the 2016 South Canterbury Business Excellence Awards.

We help you bank more.

Banking the most profit from your sale doesn’t involve hype and it’s not about gimmicks. It’s about three things.

Avoiding fundamental mistakes, Increasing your sale price and reducing your expenses. That’s it. That’s the secret.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are your fees?

Our fees can be anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. It depends on exactly what you need from us and how much work is involved in helping you. You see unlike traditional agents, who only offer a ‘one size fits all’ approach to their fees (usually a percentage of your sale…

How does your new culture change how you work with clients?

It simply shifts the focus from getting a listing and a commission – to truly advising in your best interests. For example, we recently met with some people who were unfortunately going through a relationship break-up. Which, as many of you know, is an emotional and stressful time. Often stressed people rush into poor decisions.…

Client Stories

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    “On behalf of our clients we reviewed the options open to us to sell their property. We were drawn to the new consultancy model proposed to us by Carl Slade as it not only could result in significant cost savings but it gave us increased confidence that the agent was indeed acting on behalf of the vendor. In the end the property sold quickly at the upper end of the value range and we attribute that greatly to the advice given along the way. Our clients saved an estimated $8,800 in fees as well”

    Original Appraisal Range
    660,000 – $700,000
    Listed Price
    Deadline
    Sold Price
    $685,000
    Time on the Market
    27 days
    Savings
    $8,800
    N Gormack (Quantum Advantage)

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    “We are still in shock. Sombody was watching over us. Not only did we get $53,000 more than we were happy to accept, Restate also saved us close to $7,000 in fees. We are absolutely delighted and can only praise and endorse the enthusiasm, care and attention we received from the whole team at Restate.”

    Original Appraisal Range
    $420,000 – $440,000
    Listed Price
    $418,000
    Sold Price
    $471,000
    Hours worked
    6 hours 55 minutes
    Savings
    $6,901
    Bob & Beryl Stevenson
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    About 12 months ago we were thinking about moving but did not want to be rushed. So we invited Carl to come and have a chat. After listening to our concerns & discussing different options, he suggested & laid out a plan that was best for us & our situation. It made a lot of sense & put us in control, so we could go along at our own pace.
    Nine months later, when we were ready, we met with Carl again to get the rest of the plan underway. Carl & Liz worked closely with our solicitor to make sure we were protected. They helped us throughout the whole process including advice around buying our next property privately. They were never pushy & we always felt they had our best interest at heart.
    We ended up with several offers within a week of putting ours on the market & sold for more than we had planned. Their new fee structure also saved us $4,900 more than traditional fees. This meant we ended up with a bit extra & could comfortably buy our new home without
    having to touch our savings. We couldn’t be happier with the team at Restate.

    Original Appraisal Range
    $310,000 – $330,000
    Listed Price
    $339,000
    Sold Price
    $339,000
    Time on the Market
    21 days
    Savings
    $4,900.00
    Frank & Val Good

  • Daniel & Jess 2

    “When Carl explained his new real estate model to us it was a no brainer, it made perfect sense. Carl & his friendly team were great to deal with, they made the whole process so simple & accommodated all our needs. The result speaks for itself with our home selling for $11,000 over asking price & saving $4,800 on our fees. The Restate team kept in contact with every step of the way. We couldn’t be happier with the restate team & would recommend them to anyone considering selling their property.”
    Thanks Restate.

    Original Appraisal Range
    $280,000 – $300,000
    Listed Price
    $329,000
    Sold Price
    $340,000
    Hours Worked
    3 hours 20 minutes
    Savings
    $4,804
    Daniel & Jess

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    “Typically I believe that estate agents add little or no value but in terms of the service provided for the remuneration received I think that you have done a good job – I’ve sold 8 houses to date through agents and you have been the best agent and agency and I find your new commission model acceptable where as I normally find the traditional fee structures offensive.”
    “I’m sure that I have made it clear that generally I have an intense dislike of real estate agents so any recommendation from me is quite an achievement.”

    Original Appraisal Range
    $450,000 – $480,000
    Listed Price
    $469,500
    Sold Price
    $467,500
    Time on the Market
    127 days
    Savings
    $6,378
    Derek Neal

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    “We sold our home through Restate on the recommendation of our neighbour. Turned out to be a great choice. Adam and the team at restate presented our home in the best possible light and gained us the best possible outcome. More than we expected. Very professional, very honest and straight shooting. Helped make what could have been stressful, a very easy process.”

    Original Appraisal Range
    $320,000 – $340,000
    Listed Price
    $349,000
    Sold Price
    $355,000
    Hours Worked
    4 hours 10 minutes
    Savings
    $5,869
    Pita & Katy

  • 67 Murchison Dr 41

    “I am pleased to recognise the excellent service by “Restate Limited” in selling our house and acknowledge their new approach to fess represented a saving in the order of $7,230.62. After considering a range of agency offers we were encouraged by a structure that we judged fairer and gave a greater commitment to shared involvement in the sale process. This proved to be the case. I am therefore happy to recommend the team from “Restate Ltd” and to endose their new agency model”

    Original Appraisal Range
    $750,000 – $820,000
    Listed Price
    $885,000
    Sold Price
    $825,000
    Time on the Market
    143 days
    Savings
    $7,230
    Jeremy Boys

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    “It is our pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Carl Slade and Restate. We listed our mothers home with Carl to market and sell our property. Throughout all transaction and negotiations both Carl and Liz have been professional, friendly and supportive. They offered advice when needed, kept us up to date with progress and guided us through the quick and efficient sale of the home. Restate definitely made the whole experience operate as smoothly as possible and with the least amount of stress. We would have no hesitation in recommending Restate as an excellent real estate agency to anyone considering selling their home.”

    Original Appraisal Range
    $150,000 – $165,000
    Listed Price
    $165,000
    Sold Price
    $163,000
    Hours Worked
    7 hours
    Savings
    $1,168
    The Bennewith Family

  • 30a Avenue Road 13

    “This property was sold under our new model – here is what our client had to say.” We listed our property with Restate Ltd in July 2014. The reason we decided to list with them is because of their new approach to the selling process, which we considered to be fair for both parties. All aspects of the sale process were clearly explained, we were involved every step of the way, and had the say in exactly how each process was to be implemented. Our property had two offers within two days of being on the market, and went unconditional a couple of weeks later. With this new approach to the selling process, we saved over $6,000!! We could not have asked for more when it came to being kept up to date throughout the process and would not hesitate to list with them again.”

    Original Appraisal Range
    $355,000 – $375,000
    Listed Price
    $379,000
    Sold Price
    $375,000
    Time on the Market
    22 days
    Savings
    $6,201
    James Coventry

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