Cherie Barber is an Australian renovation expert who has been carrying out renovations for more than twenty one years. She is also a highly sought after public speaker. Cherie was born in a working class family and grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney. At the end of the 10th year of school, her family asked her to stop schooling and she accepted it even though it was against her will. The reason her parents gave for this decision was to have Barber help them meet their financial needs.
Cherie Barber learnt about business, the meaning of hard work and self discipline at an early age. She says that this has played a big part in her success as a renovator. At the age of 21 in 1991, she purchased her first, low budget property. She then renovated it and sold it at a profit shortly after.
After a few years, she bought her second property and renovated it whilst living in it. At that time, she held a full time marketing job. Barber now advises business people not to renovate a property whilst living in it. In the year 2001, she resigned from her job as a marketer to concentrate on renovating old properties. Her renovation endeavors earned her more money than her full time marketing job.
After renovating properties for a period of a year, Cherie Barber purchased, renovated and sold six properties as a ‘professional renovator’. Barber did not have a stable income and she only used the little money she had to do this. During her first year as a renovator, Cherie made a tidy fortune and decided to focus on property investment, development and renovation as a full time business.
Cherie Barber has now renovated more than thirty five properties, many of them being structural renovations. Cherie has largely been successful in property investments because she approaches her property investment projects in a business-like, disciplined manner.
She also created a systematic system that allows her to follow a logical process in her property renovation projects. Cherie Barber has also developed a due diligence system and knows a lot about property values in the Australian suburbs she targets. She is also very skilled at adding the maximum profit a property can generate at the least cost possible.
This property developer has broken sales records consistently in her area. According to her, one can achieve this if he or she identifies market needs, delivers a product that satisfies this demand and creates a wow factor which ensures that people who occupy the property are emotionally attached to it before buying it.
Cherie Barber’s knowledge, skills and expertise on property renovations have made her a great contributor for anything related to the renovation of properties in Australian media. She has been featured in many major television networks, newspapers, radio stations, and property investment magazines. She is also a regular columnist for magazines like Australian Property Investor, Woman’s Day, Handyman, Burke’s Backyard and Renovate.
She currently represents a number of product brands. Cherie is one of Australia’s top property improvers and she continuously averages a high 300,000 to 600,000 dollar profits on every property she renovates regardless of the present market conditions. Cherie Barber firmly confirms that it is possible to make lucrative profits as long as one knows how to renovate properties in the right manner. She owns a company called Renovating for Profit, which teaches average Australians how to renovate properties as a profession.