Carmen was first exposed to real estate through her mum who was a sales agent and she loved tagging along to open homes with her mum over the weekends. She has always had a keen interest in property investment and having a family of investors has taught her much about investing and property and encouraged her to get involved. Carmen also got a taste for renovating through family projects mainly doing the clean up jobs, but fell in love with whole transformation process.
Carmen is a qualified Chef by trade with 9 years in the hospitality industry. Her entrepreneurial nature lead her to purchase her first food business at the age of 20 which she operated for 2 years. She later started her own café from scratch at the age of 24 which she sold after 18 month. Carmen holds a Diploma of Business.
- Oil painting
- Playing guitar
- Running, kayaking; staying fit and healthy
- Crazy about cats
Carmen’s café was called Hungry Hippo Café, and she sold an enormous burger called the Kilimanjaro along with a half-size version called the Kosciusko. She grew up in South Africa but the accent didn’t stick after moving to Australia.