Get Ready for a Spring Sale in Rockhampton


Spring is traditionally the best time of year to sell a property in Australia and Rockhampton is no exception to this trend. However, if you want to sell before summer hits, now is the time to start preparing. 


The following tips will help you be ready for spring buyers and seal the deal in a matter of weeks rather than months:

Why sell in spring?


While Rockhampton has great weather year-round, spring is a peak selling season for a few reasons: 


The weather is pleasant and it’s a great time to showcase property

Buyers want to be moved in before Christmas

Many buyers are feeling frustrated after missing out on other homes so they are ready to ‘pounce’

People come from out of area during the school holidays


At The Agency CQ, we always have a rush of enquiries as the seasons change. If you can be ahead of the curve, you’ll find your property sale campaign less stressful. By taking action now, you’ll be ready to go by September/October. 

How to be sale-ready by spring


Homes sell faster when they match the needs of the buyers who are active in the area. In Rockhampton, demand is coming from a cross-section of young families, upsizers, out-of-towners seeking a city pad and investors. 


Once you have figured out which buyer is more likely to look at your home, these steps will make it stand out from the competition: 


  • Freshen up the paint: A layer of paint is like a breath of fresh air, particularly for an older Queenslander. Many of these homes have great ‘bones’ but look tired. A coat of paint inside and out can make all the difference to buyer first impressions and will attract people who want a home they can move right into and then gradually update over time. 


  • Sand the floors: The comments above apply to floors as well. Beautiful timber floors can look brand new with some sanding and polish, and it takes a big job off the buyer’s to-do list. 


  • Green up the lawn: A fresh-looking lawn will make a big difference in the eyes of Rockhampton buyers, and winter is the best time to put one in. It shouldn’t blow your budget to lay down some nice green turf, and it can give the property a completely different look that pushes buyers towards a bidding war.


  • Work on the garden: Frequent water regulations mean an easy-to-maintain yard is favoured by most Rockhampton residents and property investors. Tidy up your yard and make it as low maintenance as possible while still adding some spring flowering blooms so the property still has charm.


  • Upgrade the air-conditioning: Air conditioning is a priority for Rockhampton buyers but outdated units might put them off. Investing in a new, quality air conditioner in the living room and master bedroom will help springtime buyers decide that your home is the one they want. 


  • Declutter and style the home if you can: There is plenty of choice for buyers in Rockhampton. If they walk into your home and can see themselves living in the space, they will be more likely to make an offer. Do your spring cleaning early and either throw things away or put them in storage so the home looks easy to live in. 

How long will a spring sale campaign take?


This year, Rockhampton properties are selling in a matter of weeks, not months. Homes are often snapped up before the second viewing, particularly if they are in sought-after suburbs or have good foundations with the potential to renovate. The good news is that it’s not only homeowners who are active; Rockhampton has recently been earmarked as one of the best places in Queensland to grow wealth through property so there is a lot of interest from investors and the buyers agents who work on their behalf. 

Want to sell this spring? Talk to a Rockhampton real estate agent


September, October and November are on track to be busy months for Rockhampton property sales, so now is the time to request appraisals and choose an agent. With a little time up your sleeve, you will be able to earmark your priorities and start preparing your place to wow those buyers. 


Need a Rockhampton Real Estate agent? We’re happy to have a chat. Get in touch today


Todd Brandon
Operating with unparalleled insight into market trends, sales agent and team leader Todd Brandon services the Southside and Gracemere districts with a level of knowledge only a long-time resident can provide.