Anne-Maree Russell

“Presentation is everything!”

Agency Principal | Creative Director

Anne-Maree Russell is Australia’s leading authority in presentation-centric real estate sales.

She is the 2020 winner of the International Home Stager Of The Year (Vacant Homes) award at the global RESA (North American Real Estate Staging Association) awards and the 2020 winner of the Queensland Property Styling awards for small residential, large residential and overall Property Styling Project Of The Year at the 2020 HIA and Interior Design Association Interior Design and Decorate awards.

As Australia’s most awarded real estate agent for home presentation, Anne-Maree has now won 10 prestigious HIA Property Styling awards over the last 8 years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 & 2023).

It is easy to see why Anne-Maree is widely regarded as one of Australia’s pre-eminent real estate innovators.

As the Principal and co-founder of Cape Cod Residential, Brisbane’s ONLY, all-inclusive, Staging, Styling and Selling real estate agency, she has pioneered one of Australia’s most effective residential property sales models against the backdrop of new age real estate gimmicks and traditional agency competition.

Anne-Maree’s average days-on-market performance is also unmatched in the Greater Brisbane market (where there are more than 3,000 agents).

For almost a decade, and across more than 65 suburbs (and every type of home) her average days-on-market for hundreds of sales up until 2020 was just 14 days … in 2021 it reduced to just 5 days!

This level of consistency across different market segments is the strongest testament to the consistency and reliability of the Cape Cod Residential sales process.

Anne-Maree is also the founder of The Australian Real eStagents® Network and was one of just 4 finalists for the Gold AREA Award for ‘Most Influential Woman In Property’ at the 2019 National REA Excellence Awards.

In addition, Anne-Maree is an accomplished author of multiple publications. ‘Price Truths’, ‘Negotiation Truths’ & ‘The Impact Of High-Calibre Property Styling On Residential Property Sales’ (an Australian-First Property Styling Study) are just some of the content Anne-Maree has been willing to publicly share.

Anne-Maree is a genuine inspiration for other forward thinking agencies around Australia who have also chosen to adopt the value-driven approach of integrated Staging, Styling and Selling.

As a result of her informative, fun and educational social media content, Anne-Maree is followed by arguably more Australians across her multiple Instagram and Facebook accounts than any other South East Queenland real estate agent. @capecodresidential, @capecodresidentialstyling and @thenexthousethatambuilt

Formerly a Paediatric Dietitian and professional social media influencer, Anne-Maree is definitely not your typical real estate agent, adopting ‘value’ over ‘volume’ to ensure constant demand for her agency’s services. It is easy to see why the Cape Cod Residential mission statement reads ‘Uncompromising value, unprecedented service’.


  • Over 12 years experience as a licensed real estate agent
  • 2020 QLD & International Home Stager Of The Year
  • 8 Housing Industry Of Australia Property Styling Awards
  • Bachelor Of Science and Graduate Diploma Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Author of 5 ground breaking real estate books/studies