Sustainable real estate

Promote the efficiency features of the home you’re selling using Scorecard

Real estate agent handing over the keys to a young couple

Real estate agents are increasingly being asked by homeowners to promote the efficiency features of their homes. With the cost of living increasing and climate change causing extreme weather events, the efficiency features of a home are one of the top five things buyers and renters now look for.

It’s important to provide this information so that it’s easy for buyers and renters to understand and be deemed trustworthy. Wherever you are, the Government’s Residential Efficiency Scorecard is the best option.

Green Moves have partnered with real estate agents and homeowners selling and renting, helping promote the efficiency aspects of a home. As sustainability consulting experts, we can guide and advise real estate agents and homeowners to help maximise the value of their homes.

What can Scorecard do for real estate agents?

This video shows how Scorecard can help when you’re selling a home.
  • Australian and international research shows that homes with sustainability features sell around 13 days faster and for approximately 10% more than other homes
  • The Scorecard rating provides an appealing, easy-to-understand way to communicate the benefits
  • A Scorecard rating helps to promote features like solar power installed in a home, by showing benefits and relating them to the cost of running the home

Make Scorecard part of your sales package

  • When meeting with potential vendors, you can suggest a Scorecard
    assessment to show off a home’s great credentials. We’ll talk you through what to look for to identify a home that is likely to rate well.
  • Many homeowners have made a significant effort to maximise their
    home’s efficiency to make it comfortable and cost-effective to run, so they’ll want those features promoted as part of their property’s marketing.
  • Marketing a home’s energy efficiency features helps differentiate the home you’re selling or renting out because it has a big impact on the quality, comfort and cost to run
  • Homes with high Scorecard ratings are eligible for reduced home loans with some banks, making financing the home more cost-effective.

We’ll work with you and your team to help identify homes that would rate well in a Scorecard assessment.

Green Moves are government-accredited assessors who can assess the home and give you a Scorecard rating that can be included in the marketing materials for the home. We can also provide information on marketing opportunities.

A Scorecard rating that you can use to promote the home in its marketing materials. You’ll also get media and imagery associated with the rating.

The cost will vary depending on the size of the home. Contact us to discuss fees but expect between $250-$350 per rating.

How Scorecard can help your vendors

If a home you’re selling has sustainable features, a Scorecard efficiency rating can be a potent sales tool. Watch the case study video below showing how Barry and Val sold their 1980s house in regional Victoria in just three weeks. They think it’s because of their home’s 8-star Scorecard energy efficiency rating.

How Scorecard can help your buyers and renters

Scorecard helps your buyers see the value in homes with efficiency features so they can make more informed decisions. By objectively showing the efficiency features and benefits, along with a trusted rating, buyers and renters will know exactly what they’re getting.

Did you know you can upskill with Green Moves?

Take our ‘Maximising value using residential efficiency ratings’ short course

This 3-hour short course is designed for the residential property Sector for residential property real estate professionals. It’s been developed by sustainability consultants and building industry educators.

Expand your toolkit to identify hidden value in property, and understand changing consumer trends and attitudes towards homes. Find out what the different ratings are, what to look for during inspections and how to promote it.

Make your real estate agency efficient and sustainable

Knowing how energy-efficient and sustainable your own operations are can help you reduce costs, create a more comfortable workplace and help promote the benefits of sustainable real estate.

Take the lead and start with an energy assessment or carbon inventory for your real estate agency. We’re here to help you become more sustainable.

Why choose Green Moves

Our team have years of experience in residential efficiency. We’re fully accredited assessors and understand well how important home comfort and cost efficiency is.

You’ll find a full range of sustainable home solutions from our list of services. From basic guidance to fully tailored solutions, we’ll work with you to make sure you get the best advice and service.

We don’t take any fees or commissions from providers so you can trust that all the advice and recommendations you receive are completely independent. We pride ourselves on our easy-to-understand reports and practical advice that is also financially viable.

You’ll love how easy it is to deal with us. We believe in being honest and open and always strive to communicate clearly with you. You’ll always find our friendly team approachable and helpful.

Find out what people we’ve worked with say about us

We are leaders in building high performances houses in Australia, based in Wodonga and have worked with Danielle and Green Moves to help us maximise the sustainability and energy efficiency of the new homes we build.

We’ve found her expertise and experience highly valuable and she has a helpful, practical and realistic approach. She has certainly added value to our developments and readily shares her knowledge. Collaborating with Danielle has also helped us to achieve a 10 Star Scorecard rating for the new homes in our recent development (a first for new build homes in Victoria) and helped us promote it.

Her commitment and professionalism have truly helped us achieve the level we are working at. She has had a direct influence on us leading the market. 

I can recommend working with Danielle and am sure she will add value to any project.

Brendon Collins OAM

Director Elmwood Living

Danielle is unique in her credentials. It is rare to get someone from an academic background and industry who has cumulated years of knowledge in informing and marketing green housing, design, architecture, and assessment of green criteria within retail and sales. Even more rare that Danielle is able to do this with passion and a great capacity to communicate. After meeting with Danielle, I felt inspired. Not only does she provide a great service but she is contributing as an educator in this new green industry. 

I feel honoured and privileged to be associated with her.

Andrew HD

Our project is based on sustainability so we were fortunate to be offered Green Moves services. Being posted on the Green Property list complements and enhances our marketing campaign. Danielle King was instrumental in raising the profile of green development with our chosen real estate agent.
Her local knowledge and personable manner were an added bonus.

Patricia D.

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