For as long as I can remember I have always loved property, but real estate really became a passion for me when I was old enough to become involved myself, rather than observing from the sidelines.
When I was in my early twenties, I took my father to inspect a property that I wanted to buy. I had already looked at it a couple of times and was beyond excited about the prospect of owning it.
As we drove away after the inspection, I looked expectantly to my Father for a nod of approval and he remarked, ‘the agent said, if you buy this house, I should buy you a chemistry set for Christmas, hopefully you can accidently burn it down”.
It was not what I wanted to hear, obviously, but my youthful exuberance and inexperience combined with my enthusiasm for the potential I could see in the property, saw me on the property ladder.
The key to the value in this property was not in the 100+-year-old miner’s cottage that stood on the site, but in the size and location of the land. I knew that I was too inexperienced to develop it myself and I certainly did not have the finances to undertake such a project, but I also knew that eventually a parcel of land such as this would be ripe for the picking, and someone with the means and experience would be willing to pay the right price to take it off my hands.
With minimal outlay, while living in it, I spruced the place up a little and eventually rented it out. Despite the dire predictions of those around me, the investment served its purpose for me and I have watched with great interest over the years, to see what has followed since we parted ways.
"I have watched with amazement as the value has continued to steadily increase over time."
I get a real buzz each time it has been relisted on the market as I go and inspect to see what physical changes have been implemented and I have watched with amazement as the value has continued to steadily increase over time.
It’s no secret that Australians have a huge love affair with property, you only have to turn on the television to realise that. What I find when speaking to my clients, however, is that there can be a big problem when attempting to transfer what we see happening on TV to our own lives and individual situations. So often the process is infinitely more stressful and time-consuming and a lot less straightforward than we hoped or imagined.
I have been lucky to enjoy my fair share of success through involvement in the property market, and I really love helping others to achieve the same. I enjoy that fact that every situation, client and property is different and therefore requires a different approach and solution.
I invite you explore the website and see the results 3 Pea’s Property Styling has been achieving for it’s clients since commencing business more than 2 years ago.
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Jo Powell is the Director of 3 Pea's Property Styling. Combining her creative skills with her accounting background to assist her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in the sale of their property.