Summit NJ Home Staging Tips for Sellers With Children

Real Estate Agent with Kristin Balsley

Selling your home in the Summit NJ real estate market can be a daunting task for anyone, but put small children into the mix and your task just became harder, though not impossible.   

Anyone with small children knows that keeping toys put away can be an ongoing challenge.  Most children (I know mine included) have far more toys than they actually play with.  You may find it helpful to box up all but the favorite toys and put them into a garage, attic or even separate storage facility.  Less toys means less temptation to pull out toys that are going to be left on the floor when buyers come through your home. 

Buyers have a hard time seeing past other peoples clutter.  They want to try to imagine their things in a home, not yours.  Also, uncluttered rooms look larger.

However, buyers do understand that when children are living in a home, toys out of place are inevitable.  It's more important to have a clean house.  A home with clean bathrooms and a sparkling kitchen that smells fresh will show better than a dingy house with not a single toy out of place.

If your children are under the age 10, it is best to leave the house for showings whenever possible.  When this is not a realistic option, it is best to keep small children occupied in one room rather than letting them have the run of the house.

If you have any questions about selling your Summit NJ real estate or property in the surrounding towns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Summit NJ  real estate is my specialty.

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