Here are four tips to help get your kids excited about your upcoming move.
We often work with homebuyer parents relocating to our area, and unfortunately, a common problem they deal with is their kids not being on board with the move.
If you’re planning a move and have younger kids, as I do, it’s important to find little ways to get them excited about the move. My parents only moved a handful of times when my siblings and I were kids, but they were great at getting us involved with the process and introducing us to new houses and neighborhoods.
Here are a few tips you can try when doing the same thing:
- Take them out for ice cream and then drive them through the new neighborhood and talk about all the things they’ll be able to do in the new house.
- Play games. For example, have them guess how far it is to the library or school—the winner gets a prize!
- Have them sign a “promise note.” In other words, the note says that if they’re on board with the move and help mom and dad throughout the process, they get a treat when all is said and done.
- Respect their feelings. This is the most important tip to remember. Too often, adults make the mistake of bulldozing over how their kids feel about a move. Try to get them involved as much as possible. If you do that, they’re more likely to be a big help along the way.
As always, if you have questions about this or any other real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help.