Lorna, her husband Cathal Farrell, and two young children moved from Cape Town, South Africa in 2002. After a short 4-month residency in Sydney they relocated to Coffs Harbour to take advantage of an opportunity which arose. They own and developed a seafood export and marketing business, Upscale Seafoods Pty Ltd.
Previously in South Africa, Lorna worked as a bank official as OC of a Forex Dept and then decided to do something more creative and ran her own antique furniture store for some years. Thereafter she returned to the financial world and was appointed as a Small Business Senior Consultant for the American, W.K. Kellogg Foundation which, in a joint venture with the four big banks in South Africa, mentored small and micro businesses (SMME’s). She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Small Business Advisors and is also a keen student of philosophy.
Lorna has always had a love of property and interior decorating. Before emigrating from South Africa, she styled (now she knows it’s home staging) and sold two of her properties herself. Buyers were “wooed” and “wowed” at her open inspections. Then in 2010, when an opportunity presented itself to train as a home stager, she registered for the very intensive training course, through CSP™ (Certified Staging Professional International), the top-ranked North American staging training academy owned by Christine Rae. Christine Rae is a successful author and training expert, recognized as the world’s leading authority on staging.
As a Certified Staging Professional I am bound by a strict Code of Conduct.
This ensures that all work is carried out with the utmost respect for your property.
Your privacy will be respected and information treated as confidential.
The pricing of your property is between yourself and your real estate agent.
All our discussions will be handled with discretion.
Today’s buyers are well-informed and have high expectations. They make a decision in the first few seconds of entering your property. They are ready to move on to the next one on their list if yours is just not up to scratch, or doesn’t look well-maintained, or has too many distractions, like clutter or overpowering wall colours or art.