Selling a home when you have young kids can be rather stressful and challenging. Fortunately, you find below some helpful things that you can do to make the sales process easier on you and your children.
Create a new daily routine
Selling your home can change your daily routine upside down and sideways. Intentionally design a new routine, Things will be easier when you plan quick & easy meals along with adding the daily cleaning tasks to your daily routine. You may find there will be less interruptions to your day.
Clean, clean, clean
Your home should be dirt free when the buyers view the home. And there is a high probability that even if your kids are pretty clean, they might clutter some areas as they go about their playtime.
You need to be prepare for this challenge as you move into showing the property to potential buyers. Usually, sellers trying to sell quickly will always make sure their homes are as clean on a regular basis—and be prepared to clean up right away if the buyers are coming to check out the property.
Make the home appealing to the masses.
There are many things you do to your home to make it more attractive and fun for your kids. Some of these attractive designs include Impressive murals on the walls, fun neutral colors in the specialized play areas—these things make your life and your kid’s lives more enjoyable, full of fun and may provide good memories.
However, your Realtor might recommend that you revert the playrooms to more general areas, paint the rooms with more neutral colors, and take down your family photos for showings.
Don’t take the changes personally. You are making a business transaction, since the goal is to obtain the best possible price for the sale of the home.
Strike a balance
Just like other rooms in the house, the kids’ rooms should be clean and dirt free. Does this mean playtime is prohibited while your house is on the market for potential buyers or clients? No. But it does mean you’ll might need to take an inventory on what needs to stay.
One of the best methods to make the home inviting besides making it dirt-free is depersonalizing. We don’t mean transforming it into open space, just a neutral home that could comfortably belong to anyone, even a buyer with kids or without kids.
If you’re looking to sell your home in the Twin Cities and the surrounding suburbs, please feel free to call or text RE/MAX Results – Shannon Lindstrom, Realtor at 612-616-9714.