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A podcast for women who want to create an income and a life they love through renovating and property.

She Renovates Bernadette Janson

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A podcast for women who want to create an income and a life they love through renovating and property.

    58 - How to Find Reliable Trades

    58 - How to Find Reliable Trades

    One of the most common complaints of renovators is not getting a good tradesperson. It is crucial to get a tradesperson who is in sync with your vision because your renovation success relies on them—the trades team is your ticket to glory. However, it really can be a challenge to find trades that can do good work within the constraints of a tight budget.
    In today’s episode, I will walk you down the process of finding and working with a reliable tradesperson. We’ll cover the characteristics of a competent tradesperson, how to handle your trades, where to find steady trades, the role of the document package, and how you can keep your tradespeople happy.
    Check out these podcast highlights below, and make sure that you tune in to show for the specifics of finding a reliable trade.
      How To Find Reliable Trades The Characteristics of a Good Tradesperson Someone who gets in and gets out quickly and gets a good job done promptly and efficiently Someone courteous Someone whom you enjoy working with Someone who works clean and would not leave you to clean up Someone who's going to turn up as scheduled Someone who does quality work, is reliable and will push the envelope for you Someone who’s going to prioritise your work Handling Your Trades Teach your tradesperson on how to treat you. One-strike rule: If they do not turn up or do not inform you of their absences, don’t pursue them. Let them know what’s acceptable and what’s not. Look at their point of view as well. There needs to be a give and take in the relationship. You need to be an excellent communicator. Do your due diligence and make sure that they’re going to meet your criteria before you engage them. Finding Reliable Trades Word of mouth Local trades Home improvement pages Document Package It lets them know what’s involved in the job. You get an opportunity to fit down your expectations of them. You’ll get the feel of how it would be like working with them, and you’ll get feedback from them as well. You come across as very professional, which also helps with finding the right trades. You will be able to fit down the timeframe for the project in that document package. The Process Put together the document package. Have a meeting with your people and talk them through the project. Give them a timeframe to quote on and wait for the quotes to come in. Sort them in order of price. Watch out for the duds. Do your due diligence. Make your selection and appoint the trade. Sign a contract and pay a deposit. Make sure that the deposit you pay is a legal amount. Keeping Your Trades Happy Look after them. Communicate well and keep them posted on progress. Monitor supplies and make sure that you’ve got the supplies available on time as well.  
    Head over to iTunes if you have any questions or reviews. Join the discussion on our Facebook group, She Renovates.
    Connect with Bernadette Janson on The School of Renovating and tune in to the She Renovates Podcast. You can also reach Bernadette through Twitter and LinkedIn.
    This episode is sponsored by the Airbnb Empire Online Course. It’s a new online course to learn how to build your first wildly successful six-figure, short-term rental business. You’ll learn how to go from $0 to $100,000 per year.
    Thanks for listening!

    • 23 min.
    57 - How Women's Attempts To Build Wealth Through Property Can Be Sabotaged

    57 - How Women's Attempts To Build Wealth Through Property Can Be Sabotaged

    Property investment can be a good way to get more income. However, it might get complicated once you strategize to improve your investor’s portfolio. While there are a couple of strategies that significantly helped others, these may not have the same effect for everyone else. These strategies might also be detrimental to your business.
    In today’s episode, She Renovates guest Jo Vadillo of the Property Women and Advocate Property Services will share her tips on how to get a presentable portfolio. We will also talk about how to prevent a woman investor's property from being taken advantage of and sabotaged.
    Check out the podcast highlights below, and make sure to listen to the whole podcast for a more detailed discussion!
    About Our Guest Jo Vadillo is one of the founders of Advocate Property Services, providing professional Buyers’ Agent services in Syndey for developers, homeowners, and investors. She also established Property Women, which helps women achieve financial independence through different property strategies.
    How Women’s Attempts to Build Wealth Through Property Can Be Sabotaged Common Mistakes in Property Investing Some investors would look to other people's successes, and they try to replicate them, thinking that this strategy might also work for them. Another mistake is that some investors would invest in a property that doesn’t suit their profile, budget, abilities, among others. Jo says not to put too much pressure on yourself and make sure the strategy you’re using matches your phase of life and the situation of today’s market. Matching Your Needs to Your Portfolio When building your portfolio, make sure that you create different strategies that would take your circumstances into account. Diversify your portfolio, and don’t use the same strategy over again. It is also essential that you educate yourself with the nature of investments and how can you make your cash flow. Sabotaging Ideas Some women would ask for other's opinions who have zero knowledge about property investment because they still lack confidence in themselves despite research. Jo's philosophy: "If I weren't willing to put my money into a deal, I wouldn't be promoting to anybody else in a heartbeat." Be confident. If you are still hesitant with your plan, ask people who have done it before or who have a decent portfolio.  Children Bled Dry By Parents Jo says to put your child into a habit of saving or putting away a percentage of their income. It is essential to teach children at a very young age to be money-savvy and not to spend money on unnecessary things. You may contact Jo through her email at jo@propertywomen.com.au. You may also visit her website, Property Women.
    Are you working on any retirement projects? Do you have any retirement plans? We’d love to hear them! Head over to our iTunes, leave a review there, and join our Facebook group, She Renovates.
    Connect with Bernadette Janson on The School of Renovating and tune in to the She Renovates Podcast. You can also reach Bernadette through Twitter and LinkedIn.
    This episode is sponsored by the School of Renovating’s brand new one-day training, The Game Changer Mastermind. Grab this opportunity to change the game completely. Transform your working life and retirement by renovating property.
    Thanks for listening!

    • 16 min.
    56 - 5 Steps To An Epic 2020

    56 - 5 Steps To An Epic 2020

    Another decade has passed but it doesn’t mean “the end”. We are standing once again on the threshold of another journey. Are there things you’ve been wanting to leverage but haven’t been able to do? You might not have started yet for various reasons but that’s why we’re here. Let me share with you some tips for ensuring an epic year.
    Today, we will be discussing five steps that will ensure an epic 2020. This episode is for everybody who has long been wanting to renovate their property but hasn’t been able to start - yet. Let those accomplishments come to life by following this comprehensive guide. What are you waiting for? Hop on, tune in, and renovate your life.
     
    How To Have An Epic 2020
     
    Step Number 1: Focus
    Make a decision, create a clear goal, give it your full attention. Social media sites play a big role in keeping you on the side. They distract you from what you’re doing. Social media is a bright, shiny object that distracts you from what you’re trying to do. Focus on what you’re planning to do and block out everything else to start getting traction. Focus is a muscle that you can strengthen with daily practices like “quieting the mind”. Do daily meditation even if it’s just five minutes, to get your mind settled and be able to focus on the thing you’re working on. Try using apps like Headspace or Brain FM. Get daily exercise to allow yourself to think and develop a plan in your mind. Keep your goals visible. If you want to achieve a result for something you find really challenging, put effort into it and create a structure.  
    Step Number 2: Adjust Your Mindset/Create A Story That Empowers You
    The same old thinking will produce the same results. A negative story in the back of your head is undermining your ability to achieve what you want to do. Whatever your flavour of negativity is, shut it out or it will ruin your life. Your success is undermined by constantly thinking negative thoughts. Create a story that empowers you. Be careful what you think because it will impact the results you get. Instead of saying “I don’t know where to start”, say “I’m going to find out where I need to start.”  
    Step Number 3: Build A Strategic Plan Towards The Outcome You Want To Achieve
    Know the difference between a plan and a strategic plan. If you’re planning to do your first renovation, there are a few elements you need to consider for your strategic plan. #1 Element: How am I going to fund my project? #2 Element: What area of renovation am I going to choose? #3 Element: What type of strategy am I going to use? Once you’ve sorted that out, the next thing to do is take action. When thinking about action, put this acronym in mind: ACT(Action Changes Things). Get onto the court and take action. Don’t be paralysed by fear or the whole exercise will be futile.  
    Step Number 4: Build A Support Team
    Have a support team that understands you and what you’re trying to achieve. While family and friends love you, they may not be your best support team. Surround yourself with people who will be there to pick you up if you fall down slightly. You will definitely make mistakes but be sure to make the right mistakes. The role of your support team is to make sure you are on the right path.  
    Step Number 5: Review Your Work After Completion
    This is an important step that most people tend to skip. This is important because this gives you the opportunity to tweak your process and refine it, then improve.  
    Resources
    Headspace Brain FM  
    Connect with Bernadette Janson on The School of Renovating and tune in to the She Renovates Podcast. You can also reach Bernadette through Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
     
    This episode is sponsored by the School of Renovating’s brand new one-day training, The Game Changer Mastermind. Grab this opportunity to change the g

    • 18 min.
    55 - 2020 Part 2

    55 - 2020 Part 2

    On today’s episode,
    This is part 2 of Bernadette talking about setting goals for 2020, and what we've got in store for the new year.
    The Game Changer Mastermind Airbnb in East Berlin The final piece in her retirement plan Choosing "Quality" as the theme of the year Removing "busy" from her vocabulary Finally finding a health program that works Keeping relationships and friendships Maintaining quality in the home The Airbnb goal More renovation plans for the year Resources:
     
    Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com.au/ The Game Changer Mastermind: https://tsor.respond.ontraport.net/gamechanger2020 realestate.com: https://www.realestate.com.au/ SheRenovates Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567917187046574/  
    If you find this episode helpful, you can help support the show by leaving us a 5-star review in iTunes: She Renovates and subscribe to the podcast. Check out more renovating tips and inspiration at www.theschoolofrenovating.com

    • 20 min.
    54 - 2020

    54 - 2020

    On today’s episode,
    Bernadette is going to talk about setting goals for 2020, and what we've got in store for the new year.
    The Game Changer Mastermind event Holiday at Black Forest Germany with family Her retirement plan project Strategies for the retirement plan The entity that you purchase the property in Using a discretionary trust for asset protection The affordable housing path New generation boarding house legislation The Affordable Housing King  Risk reduction strategy Incorporating low energy into the design and power source The building costs of new-gen townhouses Resources:
     
    Ian Ugarte: https://smallisthenewbig.com.au/ Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com.au/  
    If you find this episode helpful, you can help support the show by leaving us a 5-star review in iTunes: She Renovates and subscribe to the podcast. Check out more renovating tips and inspiration at www.theschoolofrenovating.com

    • 20 min.
    53 - Postmortem of 2019. What Worked and What I Would Do Differently

    53 - Postmortem of 2019. What Worked and What I Would Do Differently

    On today’s episode,
    Bernadette is going to talk about the value in reflecting over the year they had, particularly coming to the end of a decade and start to look at the results and adjust their plan accordingly.
    The Game Changer Mastermind event The Rennie Street project The struggles of the JV team A full structural reno to a cosmetic reno A major shift in the market that helped sell our Rennie Street project Having hindsight is a wonderful thing The Bondi project An Avocado Smash Strategy with son David The strata report  Engaging the right buyers' agent The right auctioneer The highest sale record result The Wynnum splitter project A very lovely 80-year-old property The building report Doing a project remotely Airbnb saved the day The key takeaways of 2019 If you find this episode helpful, you can help support the show by leaving us a 5-star review in iTunes: She Renovates and subscribe to the podcast. Check out more renovating tips and inspiration at www.theschoolofrenovating.com
     
     

    • 32 min.

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