The journey begins
Aged 22, Cherie buys her first low budget, unrenovated property and cosmetically flips it for a profit. Bitten by the renovation bug, she dives headlong into a structural renovation that she completes while holding down a full-time job. When she sells that property for a huge profit, she realises there’s more money and satisfaction in renovating than slaving away at a day job.
The road to riches
Cherie quits her full-time job and becomes a professional renovator. In the first year of her new career, Cherie buys 6 houses with a combined value of $6.2 million. She achieves this with no stable income, no job and little money behind her. But she’s found the road to renovation riches.
RFP is born
Cherie sees a gap in the market for a company that teaches everyday people the nuts and bolts of renovating as a profession. In 2009, she establishes Renovating For Profit, a groundbreaking course that sets out exactly how to successfully buy and renovate property in an 8-step process. It’s a virtual overnight success.
The Living Room debut
Cherie is invited to create her own renovation segment for The Living Room, a new lifestyle show launching on Network Ten. Week after week, she puts her rapid renovation skills to the test on national television, pulling off amazing budget transformations in record time. The media soon dubs her “Australia’s Renovation Queen”. In 2018, she’ll celebrate her seventh season on The Living Room.
5,000 student milestone
Cherie is now a celebrity renovator, has notched up several highly profitable renovations of her own and Renovating for Profit is rapidly becoming the market leader in renovating courses. In two years, 5000 graduates have competed Cherie’s 3-day renovating workshop.
Telstra Business Woman finalist
In recognition of her growing achievements and extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit, Cherie is selected as a NSW finalist in two categories of the coveted Telstra Business Women’s Awards. It’s the first of many accolades that signal her personal and professional success.
Fulfilling an almost lifelong ambition, Cherie secures her own renovating show on US cable TV and heads off to Minnesota for three months to film 5 Day Flip, a reality renovating show that flips houses in an astounding five days. By her own admission it’s a bold move, and one that pushes new personal frontiers, but her courage pays off. The show is syndicated throughout Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
Renovating For Profit
It’s time to embrace the new era and take RFP online. While the 3-day bootcamp still remains at the core of Cherie’s course, there’s now the flexibility to learn at your own pace with Cosmetic Renovations For Profit online. Cherie also partners with interior designer and fellow Living Room celebrity, James Treble, to launch Interior Design For Profit online course.
It’s been 8 years since Renovating For Profit opened its doors and 10,000+ graduates have completed Cherie’s course. There are 100,000+ enthusiastic Facebook followers and a whole community of passionate investors are finding their own road to renovation riches.