You’re constantly having to keep your home clean, dealing with showings, and coping with the stress of trying to sell your home.
But, when you add kids into the equation, selling your home can become even more complicated.
Here are 6 secrets to selling your Knoxville home with kids.
Unfortunately, that ideal world doesn’t exist when you’re selling your Knoxville. Sometimes you get plenty of notice and sometimes you don’t.
When you list your home, you can request that you need a a few hours in order to prepare for showings, due to having small kids. A vast majority of buyers will understand your situation and be flexible.
It’s just important that you’re reasonable, too. If a buyer cannot get into your house, then they cannot fall in love and want to buy it. If there are situations where a buyer wants to get in on short notice, it can sometimes be worthwhile to be flexible.
Kids can have a lot of stuff. Whether they are 6 months or 6 years old, their stuff can be everywhere and it can take over your house.
So, how do you cope?
Getting creative with storage can make all the difference. Instead of having rooms littered with toys, find ways to store toys in a way that is appealing and easy to organize.
Take advantage of decorative bins, baskets, and storage containers to organize toys away quickly and efficiently. It can be much easier to stick toys away after kids are done with them if you already have a storage container handy.
Storage containers can be found at reasonable prices at places like Walmart or Target. Even after the move, these containers can be utilized in your new home to organize toys.
Instead of seeing showings as an annoyance, it can be good to turn them into an opportunity to do something fun.
If you Saturday afternoon gets interrupted, consider going to see a movie or enjoy a nice afternoon at the park. If your dinner hour is interrupted, consider going somewhere fun for dinner.
To kids of any age, if you turn the showing into an opportunity to do something fun, you’ll find the showing as less of a hinderance as a whole. Before you list your house, come up with a list of activities that are fun to do when your day gets interrupted by a showing.
When you have little kids, it can be tough to keep your home clean. And, the experience is even more stressful when you never know when you’re going to have showings.
The only real way to keep things clean is to keep up with things as messes are made.
If you have kids that are at the age that they can clean up after themselves, get them in the habit of cleaning up after their done with certain toys. Consider giving them a reward each day when they’re good about cleaning up their messes.
If your kids are too young to clean up after themselves, it can be helpful to get in the habit of putting away toys when play time is done.
It can also help to take care of organizing your playroom as well. Take the time to go ahead and pack away some extra toys to help declutter the space. This can help the room look more appealing to buyers if it is organized.
By minimizing the amount of clutter, you can make the room more appealing to buyers. When a room is crowded with too many kids toys, it can make it difficult for other buyers to see the room for another purpose.
When you get frustrated or annoyed, it’s important to remember selling your house is only a temporary situation.
Whether your relocating to a different area or getting larger house, keep the end goal in mind. Selling your home is the first step to get to that end goal.
The best thing that you can do is to keep a positive outlook on the situation and making it a positive experience for you and your kids.
Are you thinking about selling your Knoxville home this year? Please let us know if there is anyway that Knoxville Home Team can assist you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected] or at 865-696-1888.
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