We’ve previously discussed moving with kids, but, what about the process of selling your home? Selling your home while you are still living in it isn’t easy, but, selling your Zionsville, IN home when you still live in it and have kids is definitely harder. It may not be easy, but, you can still make sure you get great offers on your Zionsville, IN home when selling with kids. To get the most offers you’ll need to present your home as a blank canvas anyone could love and not just a home fit for a family with kids. Here are some tips to guide you through this process.
Stage. While its certainly possible that some buyers will have children of their own, buyers who don’t will have a hard time picturing themselves in a house full of children’s belongings. To appeal to the widest range of buyers possible you’ll need to minimize your children’s presence throughout the house: put toys in toy boxes or out of sight, remove their art work from the walls and refrigerators, and remember to check hiding places such as under the bed for stray toys.
Goodbye Playroom. Most buyers look for a multi-purpose room they can tailor to fit their own lifestyle. If you have a room currently configured as a play room be sure to stage that area before you start showing the home. Remove the toys and play sets and use common use furniture like a sofa or small desk instead.
Prep Bedrooms. The staging continues in the kids rooms where you will need to repaint the walls in a neutral color, store away the stuffed animals and toys in the closet, and remove any kid décor touches such as themed light switches.
What about the Kids? To make this transition easier on your kids, let them pick out their favorite toys and belongings and store these items in an easily accessible box you can take out after every showing. Hopefully this will keep them comfortable during this unsettled period.
If you’re planning to sell your Zionsville, IN home, we’d be happy to help! Please contact a Zionsville, IN real estate agent to find out how to start the selling process. We look forward to hearing from you!
Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team