15th November 2019
Moving house with a growing family
As your family grows you may be searching for a bigger home. Looking for a new house is exciting, but don’t forget about giving your existing house the best possible head-start to make a quick and successful sale. Here are few simple things you can do to help.
See things from your buyer’s perspective
It’s normal to become accustomed to your home. Try seeing it from a buyer’s perspective; they aren’t just looking for a place to live, but a home to build memories in.
While toy clutter might be normal to you, it could be off putting for potential buyers. Think about smart storage solutions to keep your toys out of sight during viewings. Items such as stair gates and highchairs could also be put or folded away during viewings so that your potential buyers see the full potential of the property.
Use the opportunity to declutter
Kids grow out of clothes, toys and games eventually. Moving house is a great opportunity to declutter. Not only can you free up some space in the moving van (as well as vital headspace!) but you’ll make your home clearer and smarter for prospective buyers.
Time your viewings wisely
Having a family brings its own time demands, whether it’s bath time or football practice. Try to arrange viewings when your children aren’t present so that there are minimum distractions during a viewing. A good estate agent will come up with a viewing schedule that works.
Keep it clean
When you have young children keeping on top of the cleaning in your home can be a challenge even on a daily basis. So be prepared that when you are showing your property to prospective buyers, you need to be continually keeping on top of the cleaning. Cluttered and messy properties never show well, so whilst your property is on the market, you’ll need to be making that extra effort to put toys away and clean up after your children’s mess.
Find a good estate agent
This can make all the difference as you look to move home. A good estate agent will work with you to sell your home, offer great advice and guide you through the process.
At Matthews we’ve been helping families sell and find their perfect home in Chester for three decades. Book a free and accurate valuation today and browse our wide range of properties to find your next ‘forever home’.