Jan wanted to move interstate
to be closer to her children

Our Brief

Jan first approached us in October 2022. She was getting ready to retire from her career and thinking about the future of where she would like to live. One of her children had recently moved to Perth and she was considering moving there also but knew there was plenty of work needed to be done to her home before then.

Like many downsizers, Jan was unsure where to start or how she could maximise her sale price. Getting the highest possible price would mean she could live a comfortable life in retirement and buy a beautiful new home for herself.

We conducted a thorough property inspection and provided Jan with a list of all the improvements we felt would add real value to the outcome. In a falling market, it is important to ensure your home stands out amongst the competition. Properties that are ‘move in ready’ are also more likely to attract a premium than those who are tired or in need of renovation. 

Even though Jan was working full time, she immediately started working through the list of recommendations with our help. Prior to Christmas, we conducted the agent interviews with 3 of the best in the area, and after narrowing down to just 1 agent, we got everything in place so we were ready for an early January 2023 sale. We took care of all dealings with the real estate agent so Jan didn’t have to worry, and instead could focus on finding herself a new place to live.

Our Recommendation

✔️ Paint all multi coloured walls white throughout. 

✔️ Declutter

✔️ Organise Council clean up

✔️ Various repairs around the home

✔️Remove bulky furniture

✔️ Hire contemporary furniture (property styling)

✔️ Mulching & general garden tidy up



Our Result

✔️ Agent estimates – $1,175,000 to $1,250,000

✔️ 43 buyer inspections in 21 days

✔️ 10 sale contracts issued in Week 1

✔️ Offers – Week 1: $1,080,000, $1,190,000

✔️ Offers – Week 2: $1,215,000, $1,225,000, $1,227,000

✔️ Offers – Week 3: $1,250,000

✔️ Sold prior to Auction in February 2023 for $1,260,000

What Our Client Had to Say.....

I highly recommend using Kathryn to assist with the sale of your property. From the very beginning I felt confident in her recommendations for sale and knowledge of the real estate industry.

I am certain that her suggested improvements to my property have resulted in a much larger sale price than would have previously been anticipated.

\Her dealing with the various real estate agents was very professional and she kept me informed throughout the whole process. Her support and concern during a stressful week of unfulfilled offers was very much appreciated. I believe she was as genuinely happy as I was when we achieved an excellent sale price.”  – Jan