Tips for Selling Your Harris County Home When Living with Kids
Harris County is a wonderful part of Georgia for families with kids. But life changes and sometimes you might need to move inside or outside the county. Selling a home while living with kids can be quite a challenge. But don’t fear…there are ways to make selling your Harris County home with kids an easier process. Keep reading…I’ll tell you how.
Leave the Home during Showings
You don’t want there to be any distractions when your home is being showed, so it’s a good idea to leave the home before your potential buyer shows up. Otherwise, your kids can get in the way of the potential buyer fully experiencing the home.
Plan a Two-Hour Window for Cleaning Up
Living in a home with kids can lead to some messy rooms. When selling your Harris County home, give yourself at least two hours for cleaning and organizing before you show your house to a potential homebuyer. Get your kids involved and have them help with tidying up. Remove all clutter and be sure that you put away all of your personal items including mail, business/financial documents, and photos. Plan for this two-hour window to be enough time for you to clean and leave the home.
Make a To-Do List for Preparing for Home Tours
If you call on us to be your Harris County GA real estate agent, we might surprise you with a call or text about a potential homebuyer wanting to look at your home at short notice. In this situation, it’d be a good idea to have a to-do list to run through so that your family can quickly tidy up the house and leave it nice and ready for the home showing. Your to-do list should include the following items:
- Put away mail, toys, clothes, tools, and other items that are lying around
- Put away the dishes and clean the kitchen counters
- Sweep and mop the floors
- Thoroughly clean the bathrooms and put down all of the toilet lids
- Organize your closet space
- Clean up the children’s room(s). Your kid(s) can be a big help here, depending on their age(s).
Write a Letter about Your Home and Neighborhood
I love this tip. Write and leave a thoughtful letter that introduces your home and neighborhood to potential homebuyers. Be sure to leave the letter in a place where it is easy to find. This will surely impress the potential buyer. If you want to go a step further, make the letter handwritten.
The letter should highlight everything that’s great about your home and neighborhood. Be sure to highlight any updates, additions, and renovations to your kitchen, bathroom(s), basement or garage. Also, include a list of important attractions around your Harris County home, such as restaurants, grocery stores, shopping and gyms. Get your kids involved and ask them for fun places in the area that should be included in the letter.
Lastly, you don’t want the potential homebuyer to know that every visitor is receiving a letter. You want to make each letter a unique experience. It’s okay to use the same letter for all your showings, but just make sure that there’s only one copy there for each visit.
I hope these tips will help you with selling your Harris County home while living with kids. I’m a parent, so I understand how difficult this process can be. That’s why we’re here to help you. Contact us today if you need help with selling your Harris County home.