What Types of Homes are Selling in Rockhampton?


As a well-established and historic town, Rockhampton has a cross-section of property types that reflect different periods in time, and the varying styles of homes appeal to different buyers. 


Here’s a look at the places that have been hot property during 2023 and what to highlight if you own one and are ready to pass it on to a new owner.



It almost goes without saying that Queenslanders are a staple of the Rockhampton property market.


In the unlikely event that you don’t know what a Queenslander-style home is, it’s a high-set home, often with a verandah and a large under-house area. Queenslander homes were created to help keep the home cool as well as to protect the main house from pests.


Rockhampton is full of stunning Queenslanders, and beautifully renovated Queenslanders have been achieving top-of-the-market prices in 2023. If you are hoping to sell a Queenslander, if you can make it look fantastic in the listing, you will be likely to see more competition from buyers who will fall in love from the moment they see the photos.


Meanwhile, there are a lot of older Queenslanders in Rockhampton with plenty of renovation potential that young buyers are excited to get their hands on. If you own a property like this, ensure that you highlight the heritage-style features such as casement windows, and take a good look at the downstairs area and see what you can do to make it more appealing, or at least demonstrate what it could potentially be used for. People like fully enclosed and secure areas under the house, for example, so if you can add a lockable door or gate, that is an excellent start.


If you don't have the money for any major renovations on your Rockhampton Queenslander, you should at least consider giving the house a fresh coat of paint and doing some sanding of rougher areas to ensure that the home looks fresh in the photos and inviting when people walk in the door.

New homes


Newer homes are usually easy Rockhampton property to sell and are generally snapped up quickly by people who want comfort, convenience and functionality.


There are a few things to keep in mind, though, that buyers will be looking for.


People expect open-plan living from a newer home. Odds are your home is open-plan, but if not, you might consider removing a wall to create an open-plan living space.


Buyers also want a modern kitchen, so an upgrade with great-looking benchtops and cabinet doors can increase your odds of a top-dollar sale.


Finally, Rockhampton property buyers naturally look for air-conditioning, so this is another investment you can make if you want to get a good price and offer a move-in ready home to the market. If you already have a modern air conditioning system, have it serviced to ensure it is in good working order when you have a home open.



If you own an apartment in Rockhampton, you are likely to be close to the river.


Most Rockhampton apartments are riverside and offer the convenience of urban living. Don’t feel as though you will miss out on community; locals often get to know each other because everyone is out and about walking by the waterfront.  


In Rockhampton, apartments tend to be favoured by folks who have homes outside of town and want somewhere to stay when they’re in town, or newcomers who want somewhere easy and central to live as they get to know the city. They are also an increasingly popular option for downsizers who want a more convenient way to live.

Older homes


Older homes in Rockhampton come up for sale regularly. They tend to appeal to two main demographics; younger first-home buyers and investors.


You have two options with an older place: sell for a reasonable price without putting any effort in, or sell quickly with the help of some upgrades and elbow grease.


If you don’t have a lot of money to put into the home, you should find you get an offer from a savvy investor or someone who has a keen eye for renovating. These buyers will want a good deal and be looking to negotiate. Don’t shy away from advertising your older Rockhampton property’s potential as a rental, and talk about rental yield in your listing. 


The other option is to spend some time and money on upgrades. Your Rockhampton real estate agent can talk to you about a plan that will maximise your outcome without you going overboard. 

Buyers are ready!


At The Agency, we specialise in matching buyers to the type of home that will suit them, but this year, we have had more demand from buyers and investors than we have properties to sell to them. 


No matter what style of home you own, we can help you find its perfect match. Reach out to us to find out more. 

Ready to sell your Rockhampton property? Get in touch with The Agency CQ 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.