Do you have a large family trying to sell your house? Do you have questions like: What should you put away when showing a house? Do I have to leave my house for a showing? Why am I not getting any showings of my house? Is there any recommendation in getting your house showing ready with a large family in NKY or Cincinnati?
If you have a large family, just keeping some semblance of order and cleanliness – and sanity – from day to day is a big enough job. But it gets even tougher and seemingly impossible when you’re trying to keep your house ready for showings, for those times when you get a call and are informed that interested buyers will be there in 15 minutes. Still, with some planning, preparation, and persistence you can do it. Here are some tips to getting your house showing ready and keep it that way with a large family in NKY or Cincinnati.
If you intend to organize a house show during this pandemic – have a discussion with your real estate agent on how you’ll be able to carry out the activity without contradicting the Covid health protocol so you can protect your family from being exposed to Covid-19.
Working with Large Families
As a father of five children, I know what it’s like to have a large family! One of my favorite parts of being a real estate agent is helping large families find the perfect home. And because I have a bunch of little ones (10 and under), I know how complicated it can be to get the house ready for showings.
If you work with me and Team Sztanyo, just know you will be working with a Realtor who understands what it’s like to be a parent of a large family. Here’s a video of my friends who I helped sell their home and buy their dream home – with 5 acres of land that’s great for hosting.
1. Declutter and Be Ruthless About Keeping Clutter Out
Decluttering is absolutely crucial, but it’s not a one-shot deal. You have to stay on top of the clutter and be ruthless about keeping everything out of the house that isn’t essential. If your house stays on the market for several weeks, it’s all too easy to start filling up your house again with junk after the initial decluttering. Just use your storage areas, put things away after using them, and don’t buy new stuff till your house sells.
2. Designate an Area for Kids and Toys
You have to keep your NKY or Cincinnati house showing ready, but you also have to let your kids be kids. And that means letting them have their toys and a place to play. The trick is to designate a certain area as the kids’ area where they are to play and keep all their toys – instead of all over the house. That way you can keep the disorder and damage inflicted by those little tornadoes called children confined to just one room or two and can keep the rest of the house showing ready at all times.
3. Have an Unyielding Schedule for Daily Chores
Another tactic to keep your NKY or Cincinnati house showing ready is to set up a schedule for daily chores and cleaning and then stick to it no matter what. You can even get the kids to willingly help if you make a game out of it and offer rewards for helping with certain chores. The two hard and fast rules here are 1) never go to bed with a dirty, messy house, and 2) never let the laundry pile up. Just do some every day, and it becomes far more manageable.
4. Opt for Paper and Plastic
One way to make sure dirty dishes don’t pile up is to switch to paper and plastic. Sure, it may cost a little more and you may feel slightly guilty about adding to the landfill, but it’s worth it. You can’t eat out all the time, and switching to paper and plastic will help you get your house showing ready at a moment’s notice.
5. Do As Much as Possible Away From Home
You can also get and keep your house showing ready with a large family in Cincinnati by doing as much as possible outside of and away from home. You can go on day trips to museums and parks, visit grandparents, or just go swimming at the local pool a little more often. Any activity that takes place away from your home will help ensure that it is showing ready. It can even be something as simple as cooking out and playing family games in the backyard.
6. Ask Your Agent for Additional Tips
As you know, showings are critical. It may be the difference between a sale and a long wait. So it really is worth the extra effort and some inconvenience of getting your house showing ready with a large family in NKY or Cincinnati. Your agent can also be a wealth of ideas and tips on getting and staying showing ready.
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