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About Phoebe Shorter

As a key member in our styling team, Phoebe Shorter is a key selector in our day to day piecing together of all jobs. With a background in property development, Phoebe realised her passion and talent was in the creative aspects of home design and hence how she grew into the position she is in today.

March 2017

7 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Selling

By |March 27th, 2017|Selling Your Home|

During the 10 years I have been involved in real estate, it amazes me how often I see frustrated home sellers. Their frustration is with the selling process. Perhaps, their home isn’t receiving much interest, offers are “low ball”, they have been listed for ages or the selling price needed to be reduced…..again. My time in the industry has helped me to identify the most common mistakes homeowners make when selling. I can guarantee you, that if any of the following points apply to you, the sale of your home will be negatively affected in some form. Selling Without a Real [...]

The Real Estate Life Ft: Megan O’Leary

By |March 23rd, 2017|The Real Estate Life|

In this weeks edition of The Real Estate Life we chat with Megan O'Leary, Lead Agent at Place Estate Agents Coorparoo. In her six years in real estate, Megan has achieved an outstanding sales record and an ability to negotiate premium prices with minimal time on market. Megan’s honest and up-front approach to real estate shines throughout the interview and it's not hard to see why she has many of her clients return to her for repeat business. Where To Connect Email: meganoleary@eplace.com.au Website: www.meganoleary.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/MeganOlearyProperty Mobile: 0403 065 788 I started by asking Megan what accomplishment she was most proud of..... I started in real estate [...]

Where To Get Your Artwork When Staging Your Home

By |March 20th, 2017|Home Staging Tips|

When you hang art in your family home, it’s been chosen for personal reasons. It may remind you of a family holiday. It might reflect your love for the ocean or the mountains. It might be a collage of your children and family. My advice to clients though, is that these pieces should be removed when selling the home. Why? Well, staging the home is about de-personalising the space and staging art is no different. It’s designed to market your home, to fill empty walls and create excitement in a buyer. Staging art will help your buyers make the emotional [...]

The Real Estate Life Ft: Anne Fidler

By |March 15th, 2017|The Real Estate Life|

In this weeks edition of The Real Estate Life we chat with Anne Fidler, Licensed Real Estate Agent at Belle Property Wilston. Anne's energy and enthusiasm, combined with her wealth of knowledge, result in her achieving strong clearance rates and outstanding results. Anne's hardworking attitude shines throughout the interview and it's not hard to see why she was the deserving recipient of the 2017 REIQ Salesperson of the Year. Where To Connect Email: anne.fidler@belleproperty.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/annefidler.realestate Instagram: www.instagram.com/anne.belleproperty/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/annefidler/ Mobile: 0412 158 299 I started by asking Anne what the last book that she read....... I am currently reading Your Magic Powers [...]

How To Stage A Kids Bedroom

By |March 13th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

A few months back, our little family did something crazy! It was the first time I have ever felt truly stressed. We moved house. We upgraded from a cozy, three bedroom house, to a gigantic, five bedroom home, in a neighborhood two suburbs over. Not such an amazing feat? Well, we decided that the perfect time to do this was when I was 32 weeks pregnant and with an 18 month old in tow. Whilst in the haze of packing, when my toddler was not so helpfully unpacking every box I packed, I remember thinking how much harder it would be [...]

The Real Estate Life Ft: Caleb Fleet

By |March 9th, 2017|The Real Estate Life|

This week on The Real Estate Life we had a chat with Caleb Fleet, Sales Agent at Belle Property Bulimba. Caleb is proud to provide top quality service to every one of his clients and strives to provide them an experience like no other. It's refreshing to know that there are agents out there who genuinely enjoy helping people achieve their property dreams. Where To Connect Email: caleb.fleet@belleproperty.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/calebfleetbellepropertybulimba Instagram: www.instagram.com/caleb.fleet/ Mobile: 0401 720 853 I started by asking Caleb what was the last book he read.... The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller. What does your typical day look like? [...]

Are You Outdating Your Home?

By |March 6th, 2017|Home Improvements|

If you’re considering putting your place on the market, it’s time to stop thinking about it as your home and start thinking about it as a house to sell. Once you decide to sell, take a step back and have a good, hard look at your home's decor. Are your decor choices outdating your home? Dated touches might seem charming to you but it can turn off a potential buyer, lower your home value and make the selling process that much more difficult. What do I mean by dated touches? These include fixtures, fittings, wall and floor coverings and furniture that was first [...]

The Real Estate Life Ft: David Thomas

By |March 2nd, 2017|The Real Estate Life|

Another week, another edition of The Real Estate Life. This week we had a chat with David Thomas, Licensed Real Estate Agent at Belle Property South Brisbane. David's genuine commitment to the relationship that he has with his clients shines throughout our conversation. This commitment is backed up by his actions in never sending an assistant or junior agent in his place. Instead, David attends all photo shoots himself and conducts his own open house inspections. Where To Connect Email: David.Thomas@belleproperty.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/belleproperty.southbrisbane Facebook: www.facebook.com/davidthomasbelleproperty Mobile: 0421 329 166 I started by asking David what accomplishment is he most proud of....... [...]

February 2017

Home Staging Props That Get Noticed

By |February 27th, 2017|Home Staging Tips|

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been sharing with you the secrets of Home Staging. So, by now, you would know that that a home will sell more quickly if buyers are able to imagine themselves living in the property. This is why we stage a home. Now, it can be as simple as re-arranging the furniture, adding some lamps, hanging artwork or putting things away.  But I have found that there are a few items that can make a home more memorable to buyer. So, let me share with you a few secrets of the trade! Here are [...]

The Real Estate Life Ft: Shannon Harvey

By |February 23rd, 2017|The Real Estate Life|

Welcome back to this weeks edition of The Real Estate Life. Today we hear from Shannon Harvey, Lead Agent at Place Estate Agents Bulimba. Shannon is committed to providing the best personal sales experience to the community, with the vision that she is 'changing Real Estate, one sale at a time.' Where to Connect Email: shannon@eplace.com.au Website: www.shannonharvey.com.au Mobile: 0438 114 056 I started by asking Shannon what was the last book that she read..... The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni. What does your typical day look like? I just had a baby, so 5 am start and [...]

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