About Headway, the story…

Since 1996 in an ever changing Valuation industry with ever changing technology, Valbiz and its predecessors have been the reliable go to source for Sales data.
Analysis, Job management and Document storage capabilities followed.
Now Valbiz Version 8 is integrated with multiple data sources to provide a Practice with their own, up to date Property database and an end to end business solution.

Headway Systems was born in the 1990’s out of an idea from the late Ted Fitzgerald and a desire by the New Zealand Institute of Valuers to protect the business critical supply of Property Sales data to their members.
Ownership was and has remained 50% NZIV, who contributed their own fledgling database, and 50% interested members, who were willing to front up with some development money.

Valpak was born as the means to manage the distribution of Council Sales data to the Valuation profession.
Information was posted out every fortnight, firstly on microfiche and then on floppy disc, for the manual loading into the ‘blue screened’, DOS based, Valpak 2 and 3 systems.

The late Ted Fitzgerald

Board & Governance

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