Selling Houses Australia

“We were worried” The Waratah homeowners reveal the drama behind their renovation

As the old saying goes, when it rains, it pours and this was definitely the case in Waratah.

A full back and front yard overhaul plus rain, and lots of it, was a recipe for disaster. But, thankfully, the Selling Houses Team have pulled off the perfect reno yet again.

Owners Jarryd Logan and his wife Erica have now moved into a much bigger house. Each of their four children have their own room and they have started creating new memories together, but there was a time when the pair had their doubts whether they would sell at all.

“We didn’t think we were going to sell the way it was going – it went on for over 12 months,” Jarryd told LifeStyle.

The renovation also got off to a rocky start with the couple saying the Selling Houses team had it pretty ‘tough’, especially Charlie thanks to an unprecedented downpour on their first day into the build.

“The inside was alright – it was the outside we were worried about,” Jarryd explained.

“At one stage I thought Charlie was putting a pool in. So what we ended up with was a very good result.”

While they were met with heavy rain early on, by the end of day two and into day three things were looking a little brighter on the outside.

Meanwhile, the couple’s tiny two-bedroom brick house looking much better on the inside too, thanks to Shaynna.

When asked which room had the biggest transformation, the couple both exclaim in unisen: “the kitchen, without a doubt.”

The heart of their home went from pokey and cramped to bright and spacious.

In fact, they would have loved to have stayed and lived there, had it been big enough.

“We loved everything they did – but the house was just way too small for our family,” Erica said.

“We are much happier now. Our new home is a lot bigger compared to what we had, and we are loving it.”

“But we do have a lot of decorating to do here.”

At the end of the day the couple are extremely happy with their result of selling for $605,000 before going to auction, a situation they certainly didn’t see coming.

“To go the auction and then for it to sell beforehand, we were surprised at how quick people responded,” Jarryd said.

“All the work they did definitely bumped the price right up in the end.

“It was a good result for us, we needed a bigger house and we’ve got a mansion now compared to what we had before.”


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