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Tips and Tricks for Selling Your Home Even With Children Living In It

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On September 4, 2015

You may think that it might be impossible to sell your home while you and your children are living in it, especially if you have a lot of small children. Selling your home doesn’t have to be a major headache as there are many tips and tricks to get the job done even with the little ones running around making messes everywhere. Let’s take a look at a few tips on how to sell your home despite the “little people”.

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  • A good idea to get your kids involved in the process of selling your home is to get them to take care of any clutter they may see around the house. It doesn’t necessarily have to be clutter they created, just any kind of mess that may be lying around will do. Kids love to feel helpful and what better way to help them feel helpful than to get them to help. If you have older kids you can perhaps motivate them with a bit of cash to get the job done correctly.
  • You and your kids need to make a plan for when someone comes to tour your home so that you can all get out of the house together and have something fun to do. When you have a last minute showing you and your children will easily remember that plan and head out together to wherever you have already decided upon. A good place to go if it is summertime or springtime is the local park; if it’s cold the library might be a good option.
  • Have your children be in charge of packing their own rooms away for the future move. They can easily pick through their toys and pick out the ones they don’t play with as often and go ahead and pack them away in boxes. This is also cool to do because once you finally make the big move it will feel like Christmas to them when they open the boxes filled with toys they had forgotten they had.

Whatever you do, try to make the packing and moving as low key as you possibly can, for your sake as well as your children’s. Kids can sense when you are upset or stressed about something and then they can upset and stressed. Do your part to make the transition of selling your home as smooth as possible.

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