When it comes to selling real estate in Bunbury, if you want to get the best deal then it is important to identify what your property offers prospective buyers that other properties don't.
According to members of Archicentre, the Australian Institute of Architects' housing inspection and design service, adding sustainable features to your home is one of the best ways to make it stand out from the crowd.
Why not consider making sustainability your unique selling point?
Archicentre General Manager Cameron Frazer said features such as solar panels and rainwater tanks are being actively promoted by real estate agents as they offer the potential for lucrative return on investment.
"The rising costs of energy and water means green design has now turned into a substantial money-making investment and a lifestyle trend. This trend is often used by real estate agents to promote the home's sustainability with the rainwater tank or bank of solar panels as a major advantage when homes are sold," Mr Frazer explained.
He added that investing in sustainability could save homeowners "thousands of dollars in the future" if electricity prices continue to increase, which is expected to happen.