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Carmen Derfoldy

Buyer’s Agent

Property Background
  • First exposed to real estate through my mum who was a sales agent and loved tagging along to open homes with her over a weekend.
  • Always had a keen interest in property investment and having a family of investors has taught me so much and encouraged me to do the same.
  • Got a taste for renovating through family projects mainly doing the clean up jobs, but fell in love with whole transformation process.
  • Spent a couple of years working in Property Management before transitioning over the buying side of the business
Professional Background
  • Qualified Chef by trade with 9 years in the hospitality industry
  • My entrepreneurial nature lead me to purchase my first food business at the age of 20 which I operated for 2 years
  • Later I started up my own café from scratch at 24 which I sold after 18 months
  • Hold a Diploma of Business and Certificate IV in Real Estate
Life interests
  • Oil painting
  • Playing guitar
  • Running, kayaking; staying fit and healthy
  • Travelling
  • Food/Cooking
  • Crazy about cats
Something interesting
  • My café was called Hungry Hippo Café, and I sold an enormous burger called the Kilimanjaro along with a half-size version called the Kosciusko.
  • I grew up in South Africa but the accent didn’t stick after I moved to Australia