Get on the property ladder and buy your first home

Buying your first home is every Kiwi's dream. Sammy's here to give you everything you need to get into your first home.

Working with Opes First Home looks like this...

  1. 01

    Step 1 – Calculate Your Deposit

    An Adviser from Catalyst financial will give you a call and calculate the deposit you’ll have available. You’ll talk about… - Government grants - Kiwisaver - Cash Savings

  2. 02

    Step 2 – Establish Your Buying Criteria

    Before you start your hunt, you want to ensure you know what you want as your first home. You’ll sit down with Sammy and establish your buying criteria. Things like… - Property profile – 2bed, 3bed etc - Desired Area - Layout - Purchase timeline

  3. 03

    Step 3 – Confirm It’s Right For You (Due Diligence)

    Once you've selected a property, you'll have 10 days to make sure it's the right property for you. Signing the contract does not mean you are confirming just yet. During these 10 days, you’ll go look at the development and be introduced to mortgage brokers, solicitors and potentially the property developer themselves. The professionals will help you figure out if this property works for you.

Opes First Home


We get paid by the developer

  • Receive suitable first home recommendations
  • 7 days a week support
  • Access 97 developers properties in one place
  • Cost you (the first home buyer) nothing

What does it cost?

It’s free. Complimentary. No Cost.


The developer pays us a marketing fee when you confirm that the property is the right fit for you. Very similar to the way a mortgage broker gets paid by the bank.

Is Opes First Home right for me?

Who this service is the right fit for:

  • You are considering your first home will be a New Build.
  • You are looking to buy your first home in Christchurch or Auckland.

Who this the programme is NOT the right fit for:

  • You are looking to purchase an existing property that's already been built.
  • You want to be coached on how you can go out and find your first home by yourself.

Frequently asked questions

Request a call with a Sammy from Opes First Home

Here's what will happen next

  1. Sammy will be in touch for a discovery call to find out what you are looking for.
  2. You'll then be presented with first-home options from 1 of the 97 developers we work with. 
  3. Rubber hits the road, once you are happy with the property, you'll sign the contract and Sammy will support you through due diligence.