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Transform Your Property Woes into Wealth

Welcome to Arete Property, your solution for transforming problem properties into profitable opportunities. Whether it's earthquake damage or neglected homes in need of care, we specialize in maximizing outcomes. With 8 years of expertise in Christchurch, we've mastered the art of turning challenges into triumphs.
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How it started

Our journey began as two backpackers with a shared passion for property. Today, we're a thriving property company that has transformed over 200 problem properties and established a multi-million dollar development business. We know the region and the industry incredibly well. Arete Property has a team of experts ready to help make your problem property a problem no more!We continue to specialise in "As Is Where Is" properties, the Canterbury-unique market of earthquake-damaged homes and commercial buildings. Together with joint venture partners we've successfully completed over 50 projects on these types of dwellings and we're excited to share our success stories with you.We're here to help you navigate the complex world of problem property ownership. Sometimes it can be hard to work out what the best options are for you but rest assured whether you're dealing with earthquake damage, leaky homes, defective titles, or any other property problem, we're here to help. We’ve seen many of the same issues over and over again so we are in a great position to help you navigate a potential minefield.
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What we offer

Free Consultation
Tell us about your property, and we'll advise you on the best outcome for you. No obligation, zero pressure and no real estate agent involved. We’ll be able to use our experience to guide you in the right direction and set you up for the best chance of success.
Fast Offer
f it’s a straight private offer you’re looking for, we'll happily make you a no-obligation offer within 24 hours of viewing your property. You will always get an offer from Arete, if a sale is the route you would like to explore. 
Flexible Terms
Sell your property privately, with no agent's fees or marketing costs. Settle when you want, on your terms.
Free eBook
Download our free guide on "As Is Where Is" earthquake-damaged property in New Zealand. Learn from our experience of purchasing, repairing, and selling more than 200 properties.
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What our clients says


– James Mander

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.