There are a lot of preparations that need to be made when
you are buying and selling a home. You have to arrange for
financing, prepare your property so that it’s as attractive as
possible to potential buyers, start the process of looking for
a new home, and on and on.
A great REALTOR ® will help you do all that.
But there’s one item on the list that’s as important as the
rest: Preparing yourself and your family. You want to make
sure everyone is prepared for the excitement – and, yes,
sometimes turbulence – of selling a home and buying
another. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
Engage the kids
Get them involved, as much as possible, in the decisions.
Ask them to make a list of the features they want most in a
new home. Get them excited about the new friends they’ll
be able to make in the new neighbourhood – and assure
them that they can keep in touch with their current friends
after the move.
With all the additional activities associated with buying
and selling a home, it’s all too easy to skip exercises,
home cooked meals and other healthy activities. Make a
commitment to not let that happen.
Keep up with family time
Like going to the beach with the family on weekends?
Enjoy a game of golf with your spouse? Kids involved in
soccer, baseball or other sports? Do your best to keep up
with these activities.
Ask for help
Even the most well organized move doesn’t go smoothly 100%
of the time. When you and your family are feeling some stress,
don’t be afraid to ask for help. Give your REALTOR ® a call!
Want more ideas for making your move go smoothly?