There has been much discussion in the media about the difficulty of buying your first home. The government has released the Kiwibuild scheme to both fanfare and criticism. People who qualify enter a ballot for homes, yet to be built. The income level limits for qualification for singles and couples are surprisingly high. Its arguable that there are already homes available in the price range that these houses are to be available for.
Often there will be more than one purchaser interested in a property. There are ways to commit interested purchasers where a contract is already in place. But, the process has to be done properly so you do not commit your vendors to sell to more than one party!