Should I Get A Sitter? Yes. Yes Please.

Reblogger LaNita Cates
Real Estate Agent with REMAX of Joliet

Re-blogging this great post from The Christiansen Team of RE/MAX Home Connection in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  I always ask my buyers to find a sitter. I ask "Who else is coming to view homes with you?" and if they tell me their kids, I ask the ages. If too young, I tell them it will be a nightmare to view homes with any small kids. 99% of the time, the buyer listens!

Original content by Amanda Christiansen


I'll never forget the day I met Jack and Jill and their two young hellions...  I mean kids.  The son was six, the daughter was four.  They were both out of control.  

It was cute at first.  Then as the son knocked the vase off of the coffee table in the living room because he was practicing wind sprints, and then the daughter decided to stand on my feet, grab my pockets, and look up at me and scream bloody hell...  

The cuteness quickly wore off.  :)  

This time around I was only showing them one home.  The following weekend they wanted to see five more.  Let's see...  out of control young kids.  Five homes.  We will probably be out for at least two hours or so.  Can you imagine the relief I felt when Jill said...  

"Should we get a sitter??"  

Now don't get me wrong here, I love kids and they love me.  I just think that young kids these days get bored quickly.  When I'm showing homes, the conversation I have with my clients is very important.  If there are screaming and out of control kids (of any age), it makes it difficult for me to do my job.  

My advice is this:   If possible, find a sitter.  

 Whether you are buying, selling, downsizing, or relocating to Fort Wayne...


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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I can handle kids..bring them on. Where is that taser.... (looking around)

May 07, 2012 01:55 AM #1
Eric Peltier
Eric Peltier - Premier Mortgage Group - Boulder Colorado - Boulder, CO
Mortgage Lender in Boulder CO

I consider my kids well behaved, when asked to.  Even so, looking at houses is where you want _ZERO_ distractions.  Get a sitter is right!

May 07, 2012 02:00 AM #2
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Get a sitter.... Stay focused on the huge task of home searching.

May 07, 2012 02:38 AM #3
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