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BetterMoves eMailer June 2013






To sell your home fast you must grab the attention of the buyers in The first 15 Seconds, Make Your Home Visually Appealing with these cosmetic fixes!

Here are a few things you can do today to sell your home fast!

With the tough real estate market that we find ourselves in recently anything that you can do to help get your property sold faster and for more money helps. Here are some Cosmetic Fixes to Sell Your Home Fast.

 Sell your home fast

De-clutter and Clean the whole House

As easily as this seems, it is surprising how many people are so attached to their STUFF that is in their home that when it comes time to put the house on the market and show the house people are really turned off because of the mess. Spend a weekend and pack up at least ¼ of all of the items in your home, especially if they are very personalized items, pack them away possibility to a off site storage location. Then give your whole house a major cleaning. It the cleaning is too much for you hire it out.

Spruce Front Entry Area

Stand in front of your home and look carefully at the front entry area. Is it messy? Could the door use a fresh coat of paint? Do you have a welcome mat? Does your door bell work? Does the front door hardware look good and work properly? Do you have any plants/flowers on the front porch? Is the walkway to the front porch in good shape? If there are handrails, are they secure and looking good?  For the most part none of these fixes would total much money. Just make sure the first impression to any potential buyer is top notch.

 Minor Kitchen Makeover

If the cabinets are wood and they are old or dingy, consider cleaning, lightly sanding and giving them a paint job. This is not as hard as you may think and this one thing alone could possibly bring you thousands of extra rands in a sale. Make sure to use a primer first and high quality paint. Next, update the cabinet hardware. After the cabinets, look at updating the back splash. This can be done in many different inexpensive methods that look great.  This is the #1 area to do work to to increase your ability to sell your home fast.Sell your home fast

Minor Main Bathroom Makeover

Next to the kitchen inside of the home the bathroom will bring in the most money from a minor update. Again do the same as for the kitchen with the cabinets by painting and changing the hardware. Think about replacing the counter tops and faucet. On most vanities this can be done for a few hundred rands. If the toilet is old, dirty or a water leash, consider changing it with a new water saving model.


Minor Master Bedroom Update

This is the bedroom that should get work before any other. Freshen up the paint color. Replace the window covering with nice, but inexpensive new blinds and/or curtains. Make the bed the focus point of the room. Buy new bedding with a new comforter. (Even though these items do not stay with the house it will really make the room feel more finished.) If your bed does not have a headboard, consider building or purchasing one. Headboards make a huge difference in the completeness of this room. If your furniture is old or dingy consider painting it to make it all look consistent and fresh.

Sell your home fast

These are just a few Cosmetic Fixes to Sell Your Home Fast.  Completing all of these items is sure to bring you great results during the showings of your home and possibly much more money at the closing table.




We recently moved house and of course logically we used our own Removal company. I owned a Guest house for 11 years and I beleived that to understand the qualitly of our facility and service we were offering, it was important to try out the rooms first hand. I always found something else that could be improved in the rooms that would make happier customers.

Well on move day I beleived we were more that ready to go, but realized that actually I needed at least another 4 boxes to pack up the last minute odds and ends- this included the bathroom bins, the toilet paper, the cleaning stuff such as rags and polish, the outside mat and much much more that just kept turning up and needing a box. Thankfully our truck and team arrived early and got on with the actual job of moving. Some of the goods were going to storage and Alpheus, one of our experienced workers, carefully wrapped my special furniture in cushion craft and labled and numbered each item. Thank heavens I did not have to worry about the bigger issues of moving – that was happening like clockwork. I was having my own little haffy about getting the dust and dirt removed where there was once a frdige or a washing machine and finding the extension plug (which had been packed away in a box) for the vacuum cleaner to get rid of the dust that had gathered under our bed (and I thought we lived a clean lifeteyle). Moving really does show up the places we seem to miss when we clean house each week doesnt it- and worse than that the new owners and all and sundry get to see this- OMG!!. Here I was on all fours with a brush and pan trying to get rid of the evidence of poor housekeeping.

Before I knew it the entire truck was packed and ready to roll and I was still trying to finish off the job of handing over a spotless clean house. What amazed me was how relaxed and confident our staff were and ready to banter as they worked. No stress from them and no problems at all with the move from start to finish.

So what did I learn from my personal moving experience.

  • Our staff are very quick – there is no time to think about anything – its all just happening
  • Their experience with moving left me feeling confident to just leave it to them to get on with the job
  • You can never have enough boxes
  • Plan plan and prepare well before your move.
  • I probably should have made use of our packing service- I was really tired after the move
  • A good cleaning company at the collection address would have been such a bonus
  • Come to think of it a good cleaning company at the delivery address would have been fantastic too.
  • We used plastic boxes to pack our goods- what a brilliant way to keep your goods clean, protected and safe from damage.
  • If  you are moving anytime soon why not look us up- I beleive our staff know what they are doing