If that ‘For Sale’ sign has been up too long, it might have less to do with your asking price and more to do with the way you’re presenting your home. These sure-fire show day tips from Jacqui Cragg, Principal/Director at Property.CoZa The Parks, will help you stir up some interest, fast.
Property.CoZa is one of the fastest growing real estate companies in South Africa, and from these tips we can see why. Their out-of-the-box approach to real-estate means you can take everything you thought you knew about the property industry, and throw it out of the proverbial bay window. Greenacres Office Park, Technology House, Corner Rustenburg and Victory Road, Victory Park, Johannesburg. Details: 011-431-0804
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It’s finally happened — you’re moving! But there’s a lot to pack up and cart on over to your new home and somehow you know it’s not all going to fit into your SLK Merc. So you know what that means … it’s time to ring up a removal company. But the folks at Key Moves, with over 10 years of experience in the furniture removal industry, have a few tips for you before you do:
Stolen or missing items – It’s hard when you count your things and you find out that one or several of them are missing. It’s even more frustrating when you ask the moving company about it and they tell you that they do not have any idea why your stuff went missing. To prevent this from happening, make a list of all your items before moving and recount them after opening the box. Ask the company about its insurance policies and observe how they pack your things. You can also do this to prevent having damaged items.
Delayed delivery – Another concern of people with moving companies is the issue of delayed or late deliveries. If you don’t want this to happen, make sure that the company follows the given delivery timetable. It’s a good idea to check if the moving company has a tracker so that you know exactly where the delivery truck is at any given time. This will allow you to make adjustments on your moving schedule if necessary.
Unexpected charges – Ask the moving company about their rates and read their policies before signing the service contract. Find out if they have additional charges for large appliances and extra boxes. Take note of your items’ weight and use the company’s price list in calculating the estimated charges you might have to pay for those items.
When selling a home first impressions count … and that’s why Property 24 has provided a quick checklist of last minute things to do before each and every house viewing that a lot of us forget about. Wipe down countertops and the kitchen hob. Give the toilet brush a quick swish around the bowl and wipe the rim with a cloth. Rinse the sink, bath and shower, and dry with a towel and give the mirror a flashy shine. Take out the trash – it’s definitely not the first thing you want prospective buyers or leasers to notice when they arrive. Fluff up any pillows, straighten out your bed, declutter and wipe down furniture tops, as well as any frames or ledges.