Exterior of the Sandringham pre-sale renovation


The Sandringham Pre-Sale Renovation: A Sneak Peek

My newest pre-sale renovation project is a home in Sandringham NSW – a quiet suburb just south of Sydney Airport and right along Botany Bay. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing the before photos and giving you a little sneak peek of our plans for this renovation. But first – why pre-sale renovations? If […]

This blog post rounds up the 2024 home design trends predictions from Pinterest, Etsy and Home Beautiful magazine. Plus, I share my takes and how to use these trends in your own home.


Your Ultimate Guide to 2024 Home Design Trends

At the start of each year (OK, even the end of the previous year), you’ll start hearing buzz around home design trends predictions. And while they can be fun and I think worth taking a look at, it is also important to take them with a grain of salt. While it might be tempting to […]

Case Study

Maximizing Returns: How much value a $70,000 unit renovation could have added to a recently sold property

A Case Study in the Return on Investment of Pre-Sale Renovations As a pre-sale renovation specialist, I’m always keeping my eye on the market – especially when I see a property listed that I see has some renovation potential. Even if it’s a small unit renovation, I’m often curious. Are the vendors (and real estate […]

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Real Estate Agents

3 Ways to Increase Your Real Estate Commission Without Doing Any Extra Work

Have you ever thought about ways to increase your commission? As real estate agents, we know how important commissions are and that it’s usually the first point of negotiation when engaging with a vendor. And with prices in the millions for many Australian properties, the difference of just 0.2% can mean thousands of dollars. So […]

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How to Avoid Over Renovating

A few years ago, I was working with a buyer client who was very interested in a particular house. The house was in a great suburb, and it was fully renovated. The problem? It was fully renovated. Let me explain. A few years prior, the homeowners put an extensive two-story addition on the home. This […]


The Block: Separating Real from Reality Show

When it comes to home renovation inspiration, “The Block” has become a household name across Australia. Channel 9’s captivating reality show, which follows the journey of contestants transforming rundown properties into stunning homes, has definitely captured the attention of viewers nationwide with last season’s finale getting 1.7 million views. But as we tune in to […]


Understanding Property Preparation Services

A Guide for Homeowners If you’ve met with a real estate agent recently to discuss selling your home, they may have told you about their agency’s property preparation service. If you’ve never heard of this, you’re not alone. This seems to be a fairly new service to emerge in the real estate industry in the […]

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5 Steps to Get the Most Out of Renovations When Selling Your Home

Renovations when selling can be a powerful tool in attracting potential buyers and maximising your profits. In this blog post, I’ll explore five essential steps to help you get the most out of renovations when selling your home. From researching the local market to setting a realistic budget and seeking professional help, I’ll guide you […]

Case Study

A North Manly Pre-Sale Renovation Case Study: 5x Return on Investment

When $170,000 could have netted the vendor a $700,000 profit Welcome to this month’s case study featuring a potential North Manly pre-sale renovation. This example highlights a strategic pre-sale renovation that could have yielded a remarkable 5x return on investment. Amazing, right? Let me show you how. The Details First things first, this is a […]

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Case Study

How an $80,000 Renovation Could Have Boosted the Sale of a Manly Unit by $900,000

A Case Study in the Return on Investment of Pre-Sale Renovations If you’re in the market to sell your home, you want to make the most money possible. And while a complete home renovation may be time-consuming and expensive, there are often smaller, more affordable changes you can make that will still get a big […]

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