Let us buy your as-is-where-is Property

Arete Property the As-Is-Where-Is People

Looking to Sell Your As Is Where Is Property?
Are you worried about E.Q.C issues or substandard repairs affecting the sale of your house?
Are you sick of scheduling open homes?
Hate the idea of taking hours off work to deal with real estate agents, painters, gardeners, builders and lawyers and possible buyers?
Ready to move on to the next chapter in your life?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, we are here to help you!

We buy Residential Properties

Ready to move on to the next chapter in your life? Let us buy your as is where is home. It all starts with an appraisal 

We Buy Commercial Properties

Looking to Sell Your As Is Where Is Commercial Property?  We buy commercial properties, apartment blocks and unit title properties.

Hire us to complete your Earthquake repairs

Are you worried about E.Q.C issues or substandard repairs affecting the sale of your house? 

Learn how to Sell Your As Is Where Is Property

Selling property in Christchurch can be a real minefield. Get peace of mind and learn how to sell your as is where is property with our free guide.

Complimentary Property Appraisal

Keen to know what your property is worth and what sort of repairs might be needed to maximise your sale price?

Learn how to Sell Your As Is Where Is Property


Organise a free appraisal by giving us a call or filling in a web form

Offer is accepted

If the offer is acceptable for both parties, we draft a Sale and Purchase Agreement

WE appraise your home

One of our team will visit your property and appraise its value.

Choose your settlement date

You choose the settlement date that best suits your circumstances

We will make you an offer

Get a fair offer in 24 – 48 hours. No Real Estate Agent fees & commisions


Move on with your life

Your house is sold. It is time to move onto the next chapter.


Arete Property was born in 2014 when a group of 5 friends decided to combine expertise to purchase and repair ‘As Is Where Is’ property in Christchurch. An eclectic group with a cross-section of expertise ranging from building to investing, we pride ourselves on our professional, honest and flexible approach to helping people sell their damaged or uninsured property.

We pay market rates, which saves expensive real estate fees for our customers and we listen. Flexible settlements, long settlements, quick settlements whichever suits your situation, we can work with almost any request!

We Buy As Is Where Is IN Christchurch & Kaikoura

We’ve bought and repaired ‘As Is Where Is’ Properties in Shirley, Edgeware, Cashmere, New Brighton, Opawa, St Martins, Aranui, Beckenham, Burwood, Parklands, Queenspark, Sydenham..and more!


Arete Property has over 30 years of combined experience in the local property market and we’re passionate about our contribution to Christchurch’s rebuild and the future of our city.

No real estate fees

We’re private buyers so you save on expensive real estate fees. Need to sell your house before you buy another? We can help you out! We work to your terms and settle whenever suits you.

Ant and Paul are the definition of professionals and true gentlemen. They have been very easy to deal with offered a price that was suitable to both parties and offered us the utmost flexibility to allow the deal to go through. They have continued to be flexible with our ongoing demands and changes through the process and we thank them for that. I have no problem in recommending Arete to anyone. James Mander


I was dreading the process of selling our ‘as is where is’ house. By chance I contacted Arête Properties, and was so impressed. They offered a price which was close to Real Estate appraisals, were friendly, professional, always punctual, and communicated through every step of the way. They were understanding and flexible when there were hold ups from my end. I kept thinking this was too good to be true. But it wasn’t . These guys were great. Lesley Williams

As is where is news…

Navigating the property minefield in Christchurch.

The Canterbury earthquakes affected Canterbury as a whole, they discriminated against a few properties more than others but the whole region shook. That means the whole area was affected in some way or another. EQC, who were understaffed and underprepared had the...

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Why Choose Arete Property?

  • No open homes
  • No days sitting on the market unsold
  • No back and forth about your EQC repairs were handled
  • No arguing with insurance
  • No waiting for your house to sell before you can buy your dream home
  • No stress and time off work trying to organise repairs before you sell
  • No commissions or agents fees
  • Move when you are ready – Set your timeline

What does Arete Property do after they purchase my ‘As Is’ house?
We repair all of our properties to a very high standard. Some properties are held as rentals, some are sold on the open market depending on suitability for sale or rental.
Will you make me a cash unconditional offer?
Others may offer cash unconditional but because we repair thoroughly we have to engage an engineer to qualify we can repair the dwelling. This translates to a 10-20 day due diligence clause which often equates to a better price for you as we can confirm that our repair methodology is viable.
How long will it take for someone to come and view my property and make me an offer?

We can usually get to your property within 24 hours and turn an offer around in 24-48 hours depending on the property, some are harder than others!

If I choose a long settlement but then find a house I really want to buy, can you bring settlement forward?

Yes. We are very flexible with settlement dates and we often add ‘or earlier by mutual agreement’ to all contracts, giving you plenty of time to find a new property.

We are here to help you! We will offer you fair market value with NO HIDDEN COSTS OR AGENT FEES

We pay market rates, which saves you expensive real estate fees. We listen to your settlement needs. Flexible settlements, long settlements, quick settlements whichever suits your situation, we can work with almost any request!

Feel free to give us a call or drop us an e-mail to find out more.

Find out how much your as-is-where-is is worth today.

No obligation. Get an offer of fair market value. We will get back to you in 24 hours.  Contact us on 0800 568 568