St Mary's Bay

St Mary’s Bay is a special little suburb. Largely populated by the Catholic community in the 1850s, the area also became a haven for commercial boat builders, and there were numerous boat sheds along the shoreline.


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$2,985,000
median sales price
– past 3 months –
3
house sales
– past 3 months –
10 to 20
active listings
– current –

That all changed when the Harbour Bridge was built in the early ‘60s, when many of the boat sheds were destroyed. A group of local residents banded together to stop the Auckland Harbour Board from filling in Westhaven with concrete. They donated their time, expertise and money – the group included engineers and architects – to designing, building and funding Westhaven Marina. The St Mary’s Bay Association still exists today and regularly makes submissions to local government on developments that affect that area. All this is in aid of protecting a lovely suburb close to the waterline with many beautiful old houses.

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About The Property Market



The Property Market is a boutique real estate agency which has been trading for nearly 10 years. We offer the same service as a traditional real estate agency, only better and for less.
2.25%
commission
700+
happy customers
$400m+
property sold

Our Fees - just 2.25%

We charge a sweet and simple commission fee of just 2.25% of the sale price plus GST.

What commission fee do the big Auckland real estate agencies charge?

Traditional real estate agencies charge 4% on the first $400,000 of the sale price and then an additional 2% on the remainder. An admin fee of around $500 and GST are then applied on top.

Commission fees in the big Auckland real estate agencies are a hangover from the days when sale prices were a fraction of today’s figures. These days however, they’re out of whack with the current market.

How can we afford a smaller commission fee?

We’re an independent agency so we don’t pay franchise fees and we use cloud based software to reduce overheads.

Marketing Success

We offer every method of sale and we deliver the right strategy to deliver the best price for your property. Our listings get at least twice the exposure of other agencies so they typically sell more quickly and we focus on creating maximum value and delivering a stunning service experience. We consistently sell between 75% and 90% of our stock in the first 90 days of being on the market so we have a formidable track record.

“Can't say enough good things about The Property Market team! So professional, responsive, proactive and driven. They achieved an awesome result for us and made the whole sales process so easy. They handled everything! I wish all agents were this good to work with. If you are selling a house, I highly recommend calling these guys first.“