Using our knowledge and professionalism, we dissolve the household items in your loved one’s estate, whether they are relocating to retirement accommodation or have recently deceased. We prepare the house for sale in a timely way, and with an eye to maximising value. We are happy to provide you with an obligation-free estimation of our costs, including the likely timeframe involved.


When the decision has been made to relocate to retirement accommodation, it can be difficult to decide what to take and what to let go of. Further, it can be tricky when family members do not live nearby and are unable to help with your move. We liaise with family members and our industry partners [agents/… ie removal people etc..] to ensure that your relocation goes smoothly.


When you have lost a loved one and it is time to attend to the family home, the task can appear daunting. Often we live elsewhere or otherwise do not have the time or practical resources to disperse the household items and prepare the house for sale. Estate Matters provides a comprehensive range of services to help you.


We are here to help you.

We arrange for the professional appraisal and valuation of any antiques or collectibles. Any unsold items we will donate to charity, recycle, or otherwise dispose of. The home - including the carpets - will be cleaned, the gardens tidied, and generally the house is fully prepared for sale.


We can arrange for a handyman to make minor repairs to the house, or a painter to freshen up the home. We liaise with real estate companies of your choice or are happy to make recommendations.


Once all parties are agreed to the services they would like Estate Matters to carry out, a contract will be signed between ourselves, the estate trustees, and your solicitor. When family members have determined which items they would like to retain, we can arrange transport of the items anywhere in the world.


We charge on an hourly basis, and do not take a commission for the sale of household items.


Rachel and Philippa have been good friends for many years. We have each been involved in the dispersal of close family members’ estates, and have assisted family members in their transition to retirement accommodation. We have first-hand experience of the challenges inherent in arranging the dispersal of a lifetime of memories and assets, and realise that we have an important responsibility to ensure that this process is as smooth as possible for our clients.

I have a back ground in sales and marketing and have worked for International and National companies. I have been involved in many non-profit organising at grass roots level as well as serving as a board member on Canterbury Plunket Board, School Board of Trustees and have been involved in early childhood education. I have excellent organisational skills and I am committed to providing a quality service to you.

I have worked for over 25 years in government service and understands the core aspects of customer service and providing a personal experience to the public. I have first-hand experience with disbursement of a family home. My experience and knowledge can help you through the process.




If you would like further information please contact Estate Matters by phone or email an enquiry below.

We can meet with you and find out what your requirements are and give you a no obligation free estimate. We serve the greater Christchurch area in New Zealand.

CALL US ON: +64 3 354 6011

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