Propertyscouts Property Management


Experts In Property Management

Franchises available

Work for yourself - not by yourself. Propertyscouts is a member of the Franchise Association of NZ and has been a finalist in the Westpac Franchise Awards in both 2017 and 2018.


The first Propertyscouts office began in Dunedin over fourteen years ago.  With the business owner, Milton Weir, at the helm it quickly grew to become one of the biggest Property Management businesses managing hundreds of rental properties in the Otago region.  Milton took time out in 2014 to fully document the various procedures and processes that lead to the success of the Dunedin business.  Utilising previous franchise experience, he started the Propertyscouts franchise 'arm' and the first franchises were sold in early 2015. 

In 2017 Milton sold the Dunedin business to allow him to concentrate on the rapidly growing franchise business. 

In his words - "We are continuing to expand throughout New Zealand by rolling out a series of owner/operator franchise businesses. Our ownership model allows franchisees to fit their own business to their lifestyle but have the stability of working with a successful and established company - work as hard as they please and reap the rewards. As a business owner, you'll have access to proven marketing strategies, operational support and a comprehensive manual - all part of our unique process related model which encourages success".

With 16 franchise businesses already established across NZ a great opportunity exists to be part of a growing nationwide franchise network.

Due to the continued growth of Propertyscouts, Milton's son Ryan Weir, joined Propertyscouts as a director and shareholder in early 2020.


Conditions in New Zealand are perfect for the property management industry as more and more investors look to have their rental property managed by a professional. The last significant survey of investment property management in New Zealand indicated that only about 34% of rental properties are managed by property management companies.  That represents a significant opportunity for growth in the professionally managed property management sector, especially when you compare the likes of Australia where professional property management sits at about 80% of all investment properties. 

In our time poor society, many investors buy a property only to find they are too busy to manage the different and challenging aspects of rental property management, let alone keeping abreast of the ever-changing legal requirements.  Enter - the professional property manager!

As the New Zealand rental industry continues to follow the rental market in Australia, professional property managers in NZ are likely to end up managing a significantly greater percentage of rental properties than what they do today.


As our company has grown, we have set about establishing a best practice, step-by-step property management system. Being a Propertyscouts owner means you will have access to this proven business model that equips you with all the resources you need to run a successful business.

No details have been overlooked in the development of our systems and you will feel confident working within our effective marketing and operational systems, combined with expert support from the Propertyscouts head office team.

At a glance, becoming a Propertyscouts owner gives you.

  • Stability and confidence for the start-up period
  • Initial onsite training
  • A comprehensive operations manual covering all aspects of property management
  • Marketing support geared towards quantifiable results
  • Branding toolkit
  • A dedicated website
  • Continuous guidance and assistance
  • Expert ongoing training
  • Peer support from a nationwide team
  • HR assistance


Becoming a Propertyscouts business owner is a very cost effective and secure way of becoming self-employed. In our view, the risks are low, and the rewards will be determined by your ability, determination and work ethos.

The cost of a franchise depends on the location you are interested in.  Entry and start-up costs have been kept low to attract suitable franchisees.  With the Propertyscouts franchise option you can own your own business and be your own boss for about the cost of an average reasonable quality second-hand four-wheel drive!


If I won Lotto on Wednesday, I would still do this business. Of all the business opportunities that I have looked at, the Propertyscouts business has offered the best training and back-up by quite a margin. The franchises are based on the success of the original business, and the training and manual is designed to give the business owner the grounding that they need, which provides more time to build a business network.

John Leyland | Propertyscouts Auckland Central & East

We have found Propertyscouts to be very professional in their processes. It was obvious that a lot of effort had been put in to ensure we are part of a success franchise. This certainly made us feel ready and excited to come home after the training, with a sense of confidence and direction. Milton and the team are very personable and were very forthcoming in their areas of expertise. They were so accommodating and at any opportunity were happy to go the extra mile. We certainly left believing we were part of a great team and look forward to bringing the professionalism of Propertyscouts to Dunedin.

Brad & Rebecca Harris | Propertyscouts Dunedin

Having been in the property management industry for over 13 years now I have not come across a more structured and easier to follow system that will and is providing support and the best practice to provide owners and tenants with the service and professionalism that is required.  I found the training week in Dunedin covered all aspects of the Propertyscouts franchise, so you are equipped to start your career and have the best support needed to achieve the goals and service you desire.

Sheree Merrick | Propertyscouts Tauranga

"Milton made the whole process of purchasing a Propertyscouts Franchise straight forward and enjoyable. We were never rushed and were left to make our own decisions in our own time, any questions we had were easily answered. It is now a pleasure to be working alongside Milton and his team since purchasing the Wellington Franchise.”

Dante Christensen | Wellington Central

"Owning a business can be a lonely walk. I face challenges better knowing Ryan and Milton have my back 24/7. The whole franchise celebrates my successes with me. But most importantly, the procedures and processes are what make it work. The bottom line is always the question: "would you join Propertyscouts NZ again?" and my answer remains a resounding YES!"

Didi Skinner | Whangarei


Get in touch with Ryan Weir
Ryan:   022 657 9432    email: