Rosalyn Wanted to Live Closer to Her Children

Our Brief

Rosalyn reached out to us because she knew it was time to sell the family home of 36 years but was overwhelmed by the thought of all the decluttering and preparation work needing to be done. Her children were busy with families of their own and she didn’t want to burden them with helping her.

Upon inspection, we found that she had already organised a council clean up and had started the decluttering process. She was not planning to keep much of the furniture and was happy to spend some money to present the property at it’s best. We recommended and assisted with organising a few repairs, gardening, painting and also styling the property.

The transformation was incredible and was a major catalyst in us being able to achieve an outstanding price at Auction.

The agent we chose provided great service and Rosalyn was fully informed of buyer feedback throughout the entire campaign.

Our Recommendation

✔️ Remove all the furniture except for a few beds she was keeping 

✔️ Re-paint over the pink and blue walls, in white.

✔️ Replace some dated light fittings

✔️ Garden tidy up and mulching

✔️ Clean all windows

✔️ Thorough clean throughout

✔️ Style the property with rental furniture

✔️ Auction



Our Result

✔️ 50 groups in total inspected

✔️ 7 registered bidders on the day

✔️ Reserve price : $1,388,000

✔️ Sale price : $1,390,000

What Our Client & Her Daughter Had to Say.....

“I am incredibly grateful for Kathryn’s help in selling the family home.

At the beginning I was overwhelmed by the daunting task ahead of me. Kathryn guided me through the process and kept everything on schedule. She gave excellent advice on what needed to be fixed in the house, and what we didn’t need to worry about.

She dealt with organising tradesmen quotes and real estate agents, leaving me to declutter my 36 years worth of stuff. Kathryn made the whole process as stress-free as possible.

We got a great price for the house, and I am about to move into my new place. Without Kathryn’s wonderful service, I would probably still be agonising over tradesman quotes and nowhere near ready to put the house on the market.

If you are thinking of selling your home, I would highly recommend Kathryn’s invaluable service!   – Rosalyn


“When my Mum decided to sell the family home of 35 years, we knew it was going to be a gargantuan task. I was willing to come over every weekend to declutter and clean, but that meant the bulk of the task still rested on Mum’s shoulders. She was stressed and overwhelmed, and we hadn’t even started yet!

Kathryn was like a guardian angel holding Mum’s hand during one of the most stressful times of her life. Kathryn’s market insights, her knowledge of what potential buyers were looking for, and her local tradesman contacts were invaluable resources. She gave excellent advice on what parts of the house needed to be updated, and what parts were not worth doing, so we never felt we were over-capitalising.

She organised tradesman quotes and negotiated the best price on our behalf. She interviewed three local real estate agents and made a recommendation based on their market knowledge, their personality and drive, and their sales approach. She even negotiated down their fees for us!

I am extremely happy that Mum had an expert to help her with the big decisions. Without Kathryn, it would have taken much longer to prepare the house for sale. Kathryn helped to smooth out the road to a successful auction of the house above the reserve price.

Not only that, Kathryn was a pleasure to deal with. She understands how hard downsizing can be, and she always had Mum’s best interests at heart. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathryn to anyone whose parents are downsizing, or to anyone overwhelmed by the process of selling their home.”  – Melissa