What we’ve been up to

What have we been up to? Driving a motorhome to the Sydney Equestrian Centre for an interstate concierge colleague whose client needed the vehicle while showing horses.

Job of the week: pick up a motor home from out past the airport, drive to the Sydney Equestrian Centre via M5, get an uber to Fairfeild then train back to base. Total time? Five hours!

And of course there’s been more:
  • project managed the installation of ducted air conditioning into a three-bedroom apartment
  • arborist arranged to inspect large tree overhanging house
  • set up 25 phone interviews for a research company
  • got quotes for a bathroom renovation; arranged and supervised an electrician, a builder, carpet installers and deliveries
  • sold a clients car (listing and taking all calls and inspections from carsales.com)
  • prepared a full inventory (with photos) for a client’s rental property
  • interstate vehicle relocation quoted, booked and delivered
  • valuable one-off ceramic repaired after being shattered into eight pieces
  • managed emergency carpet drying after Sydney’s November deluge
  • found best fireplace restorer in Sydney, to fix three heritage fireplaces
  • let a client into his house when he’d locked himself out (we have keys for most clients, to speed up access for tradies etc)
  • did an emergency grocery shop for a bed-ridden client
  • had clients’ carpets steam cleaned while they were out of town
  • arranged airport transport, groceries, baby gear, winery tour and more for a family visiting Sydney from East Coast USA
  • packed up a kitchen prior to the builders coming in to install a new one
  • supervised multiple house moves (Sydney to Canberra, Elizabeth Bay to Surry Hills, Paddington to Darlinghurst, Glebe to Coogee…)
  • purchased a golf club for a client to give to a supplier – and delivered it
  • fixed a broken dishwasher filter without needing a service call
  • installed a retractable umbrella on a very sunny roof terrace
  • Provided apartment security checks and plant watering for clients overseas
  • two apartments painted over the Christmas period, while owners out of town
  • attended open homes to narrow down apartment choices for an out-of-town client
  • changed all the locks after a set of keys was lost
  • drafted proposal for Strata company for apartment renovations
  • got a plumber in to fix a broken gutter – before a storm, not after
  • received new dining table, chairs and lounge furniture
  • looked after a very cool dinner and party for 50 – in the bush
  • managed the installation of a six metre long wall garden by Sydney’s best greenwall company
  • delivered dry cleaning; sorted shoe repairs; and tailoring; banked some cheques
  • found an acoustic engineer to advise on reducing noise in an apartment – 50% reduction
  • Bought the food for two dinner parties for a stretched client; posted birthday presents
  • Found hirers for spare carparks
  • Sorted faulty appliance for recall and repair; sold old appliances, and bought new
  • Sourced items for a costume party on a cruise liner
  • put a dent in a few to-do lists!


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