Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more.

Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more. Here's how Australian owners could cash in. Everybody wants an energy-efficient home. After all, an energy-efficient home is comfortable to live in, without large energy bills. These can be important factors for prospective home owners or renters. Our review of international research found energy-efficient homes typically fetch a higher price.

Do you auction or put a price on it?

Do you auction or put a price on it?

Auctions are popular in the market at the moment and we suggest you familiarise yourself with the auction process. A standard residential property transaction is known as a Private Treaty sale. This is when you set the price you’d like your house to sell for, and your real estate agent negotiates individually with prospective buyers to achieve a sale as close to this price as possible.

What should we do to the property before we sell to maximise its value.

What should we do to the property before we sell to maximise its value.

Your property is usually just one in a very long list of properties a buyer will see, so it’s crucial that they see it in the best possible light. The more desirable your property appears, the better your sale price is likely to be.  It’s important to make sure your property looks its best from the moment it goes onto the market. First impressions really do last when it comes to presenting your property for sale.