Want to avoid being a newbie, feeling like you have a target on your forehead, waiting to be ripped off or taken advantage of?
And want to feel and sound like you know what you’re talking about when you build or renovate your home?
A recent report by Ernst & Young estimates that by the year 2028 women will control about 80% of discretionary spending worldwide.
And I recall as far back as 2006, when I was Chair of an Industry Committee, we commissioned research to find the purchasing power of women in the property industry. We that found at that time, that when it comes to property, women either controlled, or heavily influenced 80% of the purchasing decisions.
And yet, and I’ve experienced this personally, when it comes to our own projects, we’ll often find designers, salespeople, builders and tradespeople still want to speak to and listen to our male partners.
I’ve had tradespeople, not knowing I’m an architect, tell me they’ll wait until my husband is home to get instructions on a job (even though it was me who organised the job). Or tell me the most outlandish stuff when quoting, thinking I was a mum with a baby on my hip who didn’t know any better.
A woman named Melissa said her greatest worry about building her new home was this:
It is going into a contractual deal where it becomes obvious that I have no experience in this field and “they” have all the experience. Therefore “they” can easily pull the wool over your eyes or to be more blunt – rip you off. As a woman on her own building a house for the first time I feel like I have a big target cross on my forehead saying “easy”.
In this episode, I share 3 key actions for you to consider before you embark on your project, so that all those initial dealings, conversations and choices can achieve 3 things.
These 3 things you’ll achieve are …
- you’ll get great service from those you’re hiring
- you’ll know who and what to choose to get the outcome you’re seeking
- you’ll feel confident and excited about your project, your team and the home you’re going to create
Want to know what the 3 key actions are for you to implement and avoid being a home renovation or new build newbie?
Listen to the episode now.
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Another great podcast Amelia, thank you. Ive been hanging out on your website, devouring all the information you have provided, for about 6 weeks now – and its been fabulous. I love the quote from Alice Walker – that we lose our power if we don’t know we have power. Im reminded that knowledge (education) is powerful, and you have been providing me – and your community, with an abundance of it. Im also loving seeing the power of the feminine reflected how you deliver that information – the mix of expertise, experience, warmth, care, psychology and architecture that is so important for our wellbeing. With big appreciation, Fiona
Thank you for such a lovely comment – your feedback is greatly appreciated! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying UA, and finding it helpful. That quote by Alice Walker is so relevant for many parts of our lives isn’t it? Really grateful you took the time to share your thoughts – thanks again, and best wishes for your project,
– Amelia, UA x
Loved this podcast. You mentioned in this podcast you used a program on your iPad to draw over the top of a photo to create some ideas for your friends exterior. Can you share the program?
Thanks for the kind feedback. In the example I discussed, I used Adobe Sketch, which you (I understand) can download if you have a subscription to Adobe Suite. I also use Morpholio Trace a LOT. It’s a great app for sketching on an iPad.
Hope that helps!
– Amelia, UA