How To Sell A House With Kids
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Every parent knows that keeping a house clean for even a day is a task. Now imagine keeping your house clean for a week, a month or even longer while you try and get it sold. Whether their two or twelve, there is no doubt that a mess will be spotted somewhere in your house. It could be an impossible task to clean your entire house before every viewing so to avoid crumbs, stains and other buyer turn-offs follow these simple tricks.
Whether it’s a toonie or 15 minutes of extra television time give your kids a reason to keep their area clean. You need to offer something that will peak their specific interests and motivate them. Not only are you teaching your children good habits but you are giving yourself a cleaning break.
Something to consider is how you schedule open houses and showings. Try to arrange your viewing schedule to fit in when the kids are at school, at sports or staying at a friend’s house. The trick here is to make the process as easy as possible on everyone, including a potential buyer.
Close off rooms
The easiest way to keep rooms clean is by closing them off. While you are living in the house adjust your living to limiting what rooms you regularly use. Considering using only one entrance, blocking off the dining room or closing off the basement. When you do a clean sweep of the house you can rest assure that fewer places will need tidying up.
The most important thing to remember when selling a house with children is to keep them as comfortable as possible. If they have lived in that house for a while, moving might be more difficult than you can imagine. Talk to them! When deciding to move, have them involved as much possible to ensure they do not feel left out.
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