Louise Carr

Property Consultant – SA / TAS & WA

Why I like my job: I love property, design and architecture but the key reason I love PRE is definitely my colleagues and my mentoring clients. I enjoy the intimacy of peoples stories and enjoy their celebrations! It’s amazing and truly inspirational to watch people at the start in goal setting, hearing their innermost personal fears, and to seeing them achieve is amazing! Drives and motivates me personally and professionally. There’s so many amazing stories. For example, one of my clients was so scared about investing (quite common) and her family didn’t believe in her. She strived to want to create a better life for her and her 3 boys. Over 2 years, they purchased quite a few properties and were $400 per week better off! Saving tax and paying down their mortgage. They can now private school their boys and are planning a gap year in America as a family! Boundless adventures and fun. The power of property is phenomenal, but for me the phenomenon of freedom and choices that impact on people’s lives and self confidence is what I enjoy! I truly treasure part of their journey.

Qualifications official: Diploma in Property (Agents Licence), Cert IV Financial Services (Finance & Mortgage Broking), Cert IV FS (FMBM)

Life qualifications: Wife, Mum of 2, Auntie to 9, Cousin to many!

Past Life Qualifications: First job was wiping pumpkins! Lasted 2 days I was so bored. Second was Checkout Chick through school for 3 years and been in Property for 22 years! Property Manager to Real Estate Agent General Manager and Investments.

Interests: Sea marine conversation, being close or on the sea – khyaking, jet skiing, boats, fishing, shell collecting, Steve Harvey (Family Feud) – always start my day with a laugh!

Hidden talents: I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue! Always been able to since I was a kid. Hilarious to watch other people try

Special Coaching Skill: I can see all sides of a debate, (which is sometimes a curse!)

Time with PRE: 4 years

How long you have been investing in real estate: 15 years

Best deal: Kurralta Park, SA (Renovation Project) – made $200,000 in 12 months

Worst deal: Mildura, Victoria – but had development potential when market right!

Biggest lesson: Hold through the down turn and don’t panic! Also to look after your tenants! I buy my tenants gifts about every 12-18 months, whether it be a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine, they love it. Normally at a routine inspection and I’ve found them to be more loyal and extra clean!

Passionate About: Seeing happiness and building resilience in my children. I like to surround myself my positive, happy people. My family and I do ‘favourite part of the day’ every night at tea or before bedtime (even when I’m on the road via FaceTime), funny little chatter comes up. My children are not allowed to use negative language including “it’s not fair, it’s not my fault”. It’s like a swear word in our house. When my daughter was 2 we were in the supermarket and a 50 year old stranger said “it’s not fair”… my daughter piped up at the top of her voice in a disgusted tone she shouted and pointed at him “he said the F word Mummy!” Leaving this stranger perplexed by this bossy little girl.

Favourite Saying: β€œThe more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”― Oprah Winfrey

Favourite Movie: Dirty Dancing! Don’t judge me πŸ™‚

Favourite Colour: Aqua blue

Favourite Book: Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson

Favourite Holiday Location: My family shack at Mt Dutton Bay, SA! Dolphins come in bay every day, endless pelicans, birds and wildlife. The shack village hasn’t changed since my childhood (except now we have running water instead of a bucket with holes in it for a shower)! Our shack is now quite modern but the essence of shack life is still the same as my childhood, and my Dad’s generation. My children can run on the beach, play with neighbours, discover the rock pools and be free. A place where my soul rests, that my whole family loves and we are all at our happiest.