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Peaceful Home

JETNELSON

Presale Renovation Specialist

I'm passionate about helping owners maximise the sale price of their property. And, I'm independent of real estate agents, tradies, builders, & suppliers so I advocate for you to achieve the best possible outcome whilst ensuring you are not taken advantage of or misled throughout the process. 
If you are considering selling your home, a cosmetic renovation is the single most effective way to maximise your sale price.
Without a structured and purposeful renovation, buyers will look to offer the lowest they can rather than the opposite.

KEY SERVICES

Clients usually engage me for any of the following;

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ADVISORY

  • Helping them make decisions to move forward with renovations or major repairs prior to sale

  • Outlining the scope of work (what is required vs not)

  • Guiding them on detaching from a long-held property

  • Independent advice to avoid being misled

DESIGN & PLANNING

  • Developing a design that suits their property and appeals to the widest spectrum of buyers

  • Protecting clients from unqualified, unprofessional operators

  • Finding qualified builders or tradies

  • Sourcing fittings, tiles, vanities etc.

  • Reviewing quotes for accuracy, completeness, and cost fairness

  • Interpreting and comparing quotes from builders and tradies

  • Preparing & managing overall project budget

  • Finding stylists to uplift the renovations

DELIVERY

  • Don't have time or need it done without the stress

  • Managing the builder or tradies to ensure work is completed to the correct standard

  • Managing timeframes/schedules

  • Risk planning and management

  • Resolving variations or unplanned work requests (things that were not expected)

  • Resolving corrections to incomplete or poor quality work

  • Communication with builders, tradies and neighbours

WHO WE HELP

Our service aims to help owners who are in 1 or more of the following categories

  • Haven’t sold a property before or maybe it was a long time ago

  • Not aware of their property's potential

  • Don't have the time or money to prepare for sale

  • Emotionally invested

  • Overwhelmed or don't want the stress

  • Don't have renovation experience

  • Have heard stories of it all going wrong

  • Don't know where to start

  • Worried about being taken advantage of

  • Agent/friends/relatives say it would take too long, cost too much, or isn't needed​

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OUR SERVICE

A presale renovation will transform your home into a standout product leaving a lasting impression on buyers. It's at the renovation stage where the sale price is maximised (not the sale stage) as the property is transformed into a product that buyers will make an emotional connection with and pay a premium to secure.

WHAT WE DO

  • Independent research into sales in your area

  • All planning to uplift the value of your property

  • Design for bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms

  • Engage and manage all professional insured trades

  • All project & budget management

  • Handle communication with neighbours

  • All painting, flooring, blinds electrical and plumbing

  • All tiles, fittings, vanities, mirrors, toilets, shower screens and bathtubs.

  • Gardens, fences, patios, and exterior painting

  • Check for quality and ensure any corrections are completed

  • Professional Staging

  • Handover to real estate agent (we can support you here also)

WHAT WE DON'T DO

Extending your home up or out is something we don’t do for presale, mainly due to the time and cost involved, so we focus on the existing areas to ensure they stand out in the right way and generate emotional excitement from potential buyers.
We also don’t add pools or granny flats though if there is potential for these, we’ll be sure to let your agent know to include this as a selling point.

THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE

So there’s no incentive for them to guide you to renovate before selling as it just delays their commission.

Their guidance will be to declutter, touch up the paint, and tidy the gardens. All useful (and quick) things that are nowhere near enough to help you achieve the maximum possible sale price.

Very few agents will have the design knowledge or skills to transform your property for sale to achieve a maximised price.

Their expertise is in the negotiation and sale process itself.

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By far, the most common mistake owners make is engaging a real estate agent too early. Most people believe a real estate agent gets you the highest possible price, so they contact them as the first step. The reality is, the right preparation gets you the highest price.

 

Around 95% of an agent's commission is guaranteed by the fact that your property already has a basic “as-is” value.

Our research has shown that a renovated property adds tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars extra for you, whilst only a few hundred more to your agent. And, unless they own the business, agents usually only receive 50% of the total commission.

Here are some examples of before and afters. In most cases, the real estate agent just wanted to get the property on the market and sell it as is. This would have guaranteed the owner a lower sale price and thankfully, we were able to prevent that.

STREET PRESENCE

This house was untouched for over 30 years. Broken roof tiles, rotting timbers with an overgrown garden. The time spent on planning and design paid off and paved the way for a tasteful transformation with a modern colour palette.

ART DECO APARTMENT LOUNGE

This loungeroom suffered years of smoke damage from the previous owner. The right design, planning and trades, transformed this unloved and dated loungeroom into a modern showpiece within weeks.

EXAMPLES

Here are some examples of before and afters. In most cases, the real estate agent just wanted to get the property on the market and sell it as is. This would have guaranteed the owner a lower sale price and thankfully, we were able to prevent that.

STREET PRESENCE

This house was untouched for over 30 years. Broken roof tiles, rotting timbers with an overgrown garden. The time spent on planning and design paid off and paved the way for a tasteful transformation with a modern colour palette.

AGENT Valuation Pre Renovation: $1.8m

SOLD After Renovation: $2.1m

ART DECO APARTMENT LOUNGE

This loungeroom suffered years of smoke damage from the previous owner. The right design, planning and trades, transformed this unloved and dated loungeroom into a modern showpiece within weeks.

PRIOR to Renovation: 30 days without a buyer

AFTER Renovation: SOLD in 10 days

70'S KITCHEN TRANSFORMATION

With water-damaged cabinets, an old cooker, limited storage and benchspace, this 70s kitchen needed an overhaul. It was stripped back to an empty room before the transformation could begin. The result was sleek and sophisticated.

AGENT Valuation Pre Renovation: $785k

SOLD After Renovation: $1.0m

MODERNISED BATHROOM

Functional yet dated, this modest bathroom went from tired to the hero of this modern apartment in just 5 weeks.

AGENT Valuation Pre Renovation: $520k

SOLD After Renovation: $620k

MASTER SUITE

Old carpet, peach coloured walls and wallpaper had dated this room. With new lux flooring, light grey walls, new window coverings, and new lighting, the Master Bedroom was back.

Renovation Planned Time: 14 Weeks

Actual Renovation Time: 12 Weeks

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OUR VALUE TO YOU

Being independent presale renovation specialists, we have developed a system to transform properties within 5-10 weeks, unlocking your property's potential to attract buyers willing to pay premium prices.

Using our strict processes, we manage the entire design and renovation for you using professional insured trades making your property look its absolute best. Our “done-for-you” renovation service will boost your ability to achieve a maximum sale price with payment only when the property is sold* (*conditions apply).

Once we are 2 weeks from completion, we’ll remind you to engage a real estate agent of your choice or use our free guidance process to help you choose one.

Contact us for a no-obligation free consultation about this how this might help you move forward with your next chapter in life and provide a beautiful home for another family.

Flexible Payment Planning

FINANCE SOLUTIONS

With increasing inflation and interest rates, like many owners, you may not have the funds available for a presale renovation. We offer a "pay on sale" solution to qualified clients. If you qualify, we can discuss how your property can be renovated and sold with our fees paid only on sale. Your property will be transformed for you and sold at a maximised price without finance as a barrier to moving forward.

THREE STAGE PROCESS

To maximise the sale price of your Property

1

Assess & Agree

We listen to understand your goal, assess what work needs to be done to transform your property, and present a tailored approach that will help you move forward

2

Planning & Design

We obtain quotes, develop the budget, plan the work with professional trades and design the overall look including all fixtures, fittings and colours

3

Renovate & Transform

We manage all trades and timelines ensuring the right level of quality is achieved, manage risk and communicate progress to complete the transformation making it ready for marketing and sale.

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TESTIMONIALS

From clients to tradespeople and real estate agents, there are many people to support when preparing for sale.
See what they have to say...

Thanks Kendall for your overall project oversight, your attention to detail, your close monitoring of costs, management of sequencing and dependencies along with the time-saving suggestions on product sourcing.

Client - St Ives

Get in touch today and let's discuss how I can help put you on the best path to move forward

PRESALE RENOVATION TIPS

AVOID THIS MISTAKE

Many people contact a local real estate agent as the first step. 
However, engaging them too early can be a costly mistake. Extracting the highest price for your property involves more than fast basic updates. The right time to engage an agent is 2 weeks before your renovation is complete.

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