Are you thinking of selling your home?

Not sure what it involves?

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Please see a selection of my Case Studies below and see why I believe I’m the Home Selling Specialist.

You see, I don’t believe it’s good enough to have ‘just sold’ your home.

I’m adamant it’s got to have sold for the highest price possible!

This is my personal mission and mantra…

If you’d like to know more, please call me on 0412 292 230.

Let me show you how I can do the same for you.






Sellers made an extra $220,000 in 2 days !!!

46 Bronzewing Close Elanora       Sold in 48 hours –  $1,020,000  

The sellers were two ladies – childhood friends – who were looking for a dual living home.  I found this  two storey home for them to buy 12 months earlier- but it was in a very poor state and had been on the market for over 6 months.

Massive 44 Square home – 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fabulous water views from most rooms, dual living in the heart of Elanora.

Renovated- Pre Home Staging                                    After Home Staging

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They had paid $685,000 and spent $80,000 over 12 months to renovate the home-

new paint, carpet and tiles upstairs, 2 new bathrooms and painted the kitchen cabinetry.


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At this stage,  most agents would have said, “Great, now we take it to market.”

They would have sold for around $800,000, in the renovated state, compared to

recent sales of similar sized homes.


But you see, I’m the Home Selling Specialist.

I’m committed to my clients achieving the absolute best price possible … so we had it staged!

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I felt that staged we would sell for close to $1M, but I also knew this was the very top

end of the market for the area.   We started at Offers over $1,090,000.

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Sold in 48 hours for $1,020,000.

Another record sale – for  both price and days on market for the area. 


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Sellers made an extra $220,000!!!

44 Bronzewing Close Elanora

Sold for $920,000 – 3 weeks and 3 written offers

The sellers were an older couple looking to downsize.  They had seen what I had achieved next door and called me in two days later.

They had been in the home for 18 years and it was very dated – peach carpet and walls, chandeliers and over filled with heavy dark timber furniture- their and their daughters.  Two bathrooms and laundry were 30 years old- the ensuite had been renovated 15 years ago as had the kitchen- but they were tired looking and would need updating.

Based on sales in the  area of similar 5 bedroom homes, in that original condition, we would have achieved around $700,000.

After our consultation, they removed all the furniture from the house, new paint and carpet throughout, and replaced the chandeliers with modern oyster light fittings.  Kitchen and bathrooms were left as they were. And of course, we  staged the home.

Before staging – new paint and carpet                 After staging

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With the fresh paint and new carpet and light fittings, the owners could have achieved

around $750,000 compared to other sales in the area.

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They had great water views from the kitchen and main living area upstairs. And there was a pool.

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The massive rumpus room downstairs had only been painted and staged.

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SOLD- $920,000 in 3 weeks  3 written offers

Another record price for the area and for days on market


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Sellers made an extra $192,500!!!

17 Southaven Dr Helensvale        

Sold for $1,142,500  – 5 weeks,  35 groups of inspections, 3 written offers. 

The sellers were a lovely couple, who were wanting to sell so that the husband could retire. They had seen me on Facebook, and wanted me to sell their rental property.

Before                                                                        After Staging

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Stunning water front home- although it was considerably smaller to others in the neighbourhood.

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It was now vacant. They had some painting done, new carpet and new pool fencing.

Then we had it staged.

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We were competing with 6 other homes in the street- all twice the size and on the market

from $1.29M – $1.39M. All of whom have been for sale for between six and twelve months.

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Unstyled, I feel we would have struggled to achieve $1,000,000. Similar sized homes were selling for around $950,000.

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Sold for $1,142,500  – 5 weeks,  35 groups of inspections, 3 written offers. 

Record days on market for the area and exceptional price for the size of the home. 

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Sellers made an extra $80,000!!!

8 Spumante Crt Highland Park:     

Sold for $600,000 –  2 days,  7 written offers.

This was a young family who were selling to relocate to another country and start a whole new life.   I had been recommended to them.

     Before                                                                               After Staging

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Their dream price was $560,000, but they were very concerned because most homes in this

neighbourhood were still selling in the high $400,000’s…possibly low $500,000s.

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The house had been fully renovated, large block of land and large pool.

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I felt that as it stood we would achieve around $520,000  but I knew that properly prepared and staged  we would achieve high $500,000’s.

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Sold for $600,000 –  2 days,  7 written offers.

A street and neighbourhood record for price and days on market!

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Seller made an extra $49,000!!!

33 Azure Way, Coomera          

Sold  for $429,000 – 8 days, 4 written offers  

The vendor called from the UK- she had seen me on Facebook and wanted me to sell her duplex. She had purchased it nine months earlier for $390,000.

Before                                                                          After Staging

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She was due back in Australia in 3 weeks and wanted it sold by then for a top price.

This area is notorious for lengthy days on market due to heavy supply of stock.

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This gorgeous duplex was in also in a display estate competing with free standing

‘house and land’ packages for $440,000. Other duplexes were selling for under $390,000.

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The living area was quite compact, but reconfiguring of furniture opened it right up.

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Then I had it staged, and gardens mulched.

Sold  for $429,000 – 8 days, 4 written offers  

Record price, and days on market, for duplexes in this area.  

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Seller made an extra $90,000!!!

12 Maidstone Place, Robina   

Sold for $640,000 – 2 days,  5 written  offers.  

This was a single mum with 2 young daughters looking to upsize.

Before                                                                        After Staging   

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Her dream price was $600,000 when all other similar sized homes were selling for around $550,000.

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She was concerned about being able to achieve her dream price, and being on the market for too long.

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I knew that with proper presentation we should be able to achieve at least $600,000,

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Sold for $640,000 – 2 days,  5 written  offers.  

Another record for price and days on market for the area!

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Sellers made an extra $215,000!!!

22 Tanjenong Place,  Burleigh Heads     

Sold  $1,190,000 in 4 weeks

The sellers were baby boomers – looking to downsize.

Before                                                                      After Staging

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It was a very large home over 3 levels with amazing views to Burleigh Beach.

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They had been on the market 12 months earlier, but it was very poorly presented.

Their agent had said to ‘Just tidy up’. As home owners, they didn’t know any better.

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As a result they had only had one offer at $975,000.

They begrudgingly accepted, but then the contract collapsed.

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The same agents had recently told them they would never achieve $1,000,000!

Let alone anything over that. They wanted over $1,100,000.

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This time we advised that they give the whole house a fresh coat of paint,

and new carpet in the living area and master suite.

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And then we staged the home.

Sold in 4 weeks:  $1,190,000

$215,000 more and another record for street price and days on market!

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Sellers made an extra $65,000!!!

154 KP McGrath Dr Elanora     

Sold for $645,000 –  in 24 hours and 7 written offers.

This was a lovely young family who were wanting to buy a home on acreage.

Before                                                                    After Staging

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The wife was heavily pregnant, a toddler in tow, and huge German Shepherd dog.

They were concerned about how long it would take to sell.

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Their dream price was $600,000 – other homes were selling for mid $500,000’s –

over 3 to 4 months.

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They did some maintenance to the timber floors, a little painting and mulched the gardens.

Then we had it staged for sale.

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Sold for $645,000 –  in 24 hours and 7 written offers.

Record price, and days on market, for the suburb.

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Sellers made an extra $75,000!!!

65 Macleay Circuit Upper Coomera    

Sold for $625,000  – 13 days, 3 written offers.

The sellers were relocating to New Zealand and wanted the house sold before they left in 3 weeks.

Before                                                                           After Staging

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Another agent had suggested a price of between $480,000 – $520,000.

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I knew that unstyled we would achieve $550,000 but days on market were slow in this area.

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We had the property styled and I felt we should now sell for over $600,000.

Sold for $625,000  – 13 days, 3 written offers.

Record price and days on market for the area!

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Sellers made an extra $63,000!!!  

14/1 Riverwalk Ave Robina        

Sold for $363,000 – 7 days and 19 inspections

Previous offers: $300,000

This was the first time I used styling to sell a property.  It was back in 2013.

The market was very slow at this time and I was their third agent.

The elderly mother had passed away 2 years earlier, and they’d been trying to sell since then.

Before                                                                     After Staging

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It was a gorgeous ground floor unit in a fabulous location…but poorly presented.








The son refused to consider staging at the beginning

. . . but after 5 weeks with only 9 inspections and 3 offers at $300,000, he agreed.

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Once it was staged, the results were fantastic:

Sold for $363,000 – 7 days and 19 inspections

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