Warning! Warning! Price Ceiling Alert!

The Price Ceiling for this street is about to be broken!

Those of you from my generation would have grown up with this warning alert on your black and white TV screens every afternoon as we sat glued watching ‘Lost in Space’.

The rest of you will be hearing it from many real estate agents who have a fear of over exciting a potential seller with a price expectation above what the neighbor recently sold for.

Can I  please just get this out in the open?

The so called ceiling on prices in a street is not a rule! 


3 myths about Renovating For Profit that suck more than the new Star Wars…

Renovating For Profit – we’ve all heard the dire warnings.

Done right it can be a great way to get out of that 9-5 job you hate… but get it wrong and you’ll have nightmares for the rest of your life.

Now, while there’s some truth to these urban  legends, I ‘d like do a little myth busting here and show you that there’s always more than one side to an argument.

l’d like to help you see that myths- like many so called rules are just a guide… that doesn’t mean you can’t break them- you just have to know why you’re doing it and have a clear understanding of what it takes.


5 secrets to creating a home that sells…

Want to know the 5 secrets to creating a home that sells?

Want to be the one house in your street that sells for top dollar?

Want to be the one the neighbors both love and hate at the same time? … Love, because you’ve broken the record sales price for the street… but then they hate you because when they try to sell using one of ‘those other agents’- who do things the same way it’s always been done- they don’t achieve anywhere what you did.


Horrendous presentation means more dollars in the buyer’s pocket!

Horrendous presentation of your home for sale- even just poor presentation – will cost you tens of thousands of dollars…read this true story and see why.

Twelve months ago my son decided it was time to buy his first property. He was 29 and it was time for him to finally move on.

As the son of the Home Selling Specialist, he knew only too well how to look for the right property in his budget. He understood that the places that looked great always sold for far higher prices.


Why Cinderella would still be sleeping in the ashes without her Fairy Godmother!

I know … right about now you’re probably wondering what on earth does the Fairy Godmother have to do with selling your home?

Bear with me, you see every day l meet clients who say, “But I don’t want to do all this work to prepare my home for sale. I don’t need to use your home stager.”

Let me see if I can put this into context for you…

Ladies, remember when you were 18 and that really hot guy you had been drooling over for months finally asked you out on a date.…

Freaky Reasons The Right Home Could Get You Fired….

So you’re looking for the right house to buy?

Not an easy task. Almost impossible, some might say?

But what happens when you find that house?  The one that sets your heart a fluttering; keeps you awake at night while waiting for the call back from the agent to say your offer has been accepted.

This is when a whole other host of issues commence. And if not tackled logically could actually get you fired…


Why The Right Agent Beats Peanut Butter On Pancakes.

I know it doesn’t sound quite right, does it?

Peanut butter and pancakes?

Most people have maple syrup and whipped butter;  some even have maple syrup and  bacon.

But like most things in life sometimes you need to change common misconceptions and look beyond the obvious.

Being the home selling specialist- aka real estate agent- I often hear and read that agents are not trusted. In fact, we still sit below sex workers on the trust stakes.…

Pretty Woman- what really happened 19 years later?

At the start of the fairy tale, it‘s all roses and romance. And like Julia Roberts, we all want the dream to continue. Lorena-Chiappara-Blog-Pretty-Woman-19-years-later

But, realistically, that’s not always the case. So let’s skip forward 19 years and imagine the worst…

The fairy tale has ended.

Your prince has turned into a frog… and has now gone.  You’ve got the kids, the dogs and only one income. The family home needs to be sold and the assets divided.…