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2007 

Expect that your children may be even more distressed after the movethan they were before it. The new house will not be beautiful thenight after the moving van leaves, or for months after. The furniturewon't fit the rooms. The curtains won't be up, and every spot on thefloor will be covered with ...
12/29/2007
Sugar coating will help, but since children can quickly see thenegative sides of most situations, every parent must plan to deal withtheir children's worries, fears and sorrows. The children will losefriends they may have known all their lives. They will leave behindtheir sports teams, their club...
12/29/2007
The impact of a move on a typical child starts about the time he orshe first hears that Daddy has accepted a promotion, and oftencontinues for about a year, until the new house becomes home andmemories of the previous place fade. It's not usually necessary toannounce this big change to children i...
12/29/2007
Moving from one house to another is seldom easy or fun for adults andit can be especially troubling for children. If parents deal withtheir children's concerns and needs thoughtfully, much of thatdistress and discomfort can be avoided. Children see moves differently than their parents do, and the...
12/29/2007
Access Factor Top selling agents will not show your home if both the Key and accessare not readily available. They do not have time to run around townall day picking up and dropping off keys. They want to sell homes!The greatest way to show a house is to have a key! When your home isbeing shown, ...
12/29/2007
The best chance for selling your property is within the first sevenweeks. Studies show that the longer a property stays on the market,the less the seller will net. Below are 5 main factors toaccomplishing this goal.  Pricing Factor It is very important to price your property at a competitive mark...
12/29/2007
Mistake #9. Not planning your move earlier enough Many sellers simply don't plan their move early enough and then feeltotally overwhelmed at the time of moving out of the house. If you areable to move at any time of the year, don't wait until summer, thepeak-moving season. Consider also that the ...
12/29/2007
Mistake #7. Not knowing how to price your home to sell Perhaps the most challenging aspect of selling a home is listing it atthe correct price. It's one of several areas where the assistance of askilled real estate agent can more than pay for itself. Listing thehome too high can be as bad as too ...
12/29/2007
Mistake #6. Forgetting what you would want to see if you were thebuyer of your home Remember that although people can be different in personality, theytend to be the same when it comes to expectations at someone else'sexpense. In other words, a prospective buyer would probably like tosee a perfec...
12/29/2007
Mistake #4. Forgetting about health and safety issues Be upfront and disclose to your Realtor any problems with theproperty. The problems are going to be discovered anyway. A decadeago, health and safety issues were rarely a part of the typical realestate transaction. Today, however, it's common ...
12/29/2007
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