Staging your home is tough enough – but when you have kids, it seems like a monumental task. And even though buyers probably know you have kids, they’re not willing to look past staging faux pas and minor details.
Use these tips for staging a home with kids to make your house as appealing as possible to all buyers (including those with or without children of their own).
Tips for Staging a Home With Kids
Pack up the “big stuff”
Skip the art projects and cooking experiments
Invest in a “to-go” laundry basket
Let’s take a closer look at each of these.
#1. Pack up the “big stuff.”
Big toys that dominate kids’ rooms have to go while you’re showing the house. Your children might not be happy, but large play sets and other toys that take up a lot of space will make their rooms look smaller, which is the opposite of what you want to happen.
#2. Skip the art projects and cooking experiments.
Now probably isn’t the best time for big art projects and kid cooking experiments in the kitchen. You’ll need plenty of time for cleanup after those – but you could get the call for a showing 10 minutes before the prospective buyers are going to show up. (You can still do those projects, but you’ll have to make sure that they’re on days you know you won’t have buyers coming through – such as days or times you’ve told your real estate agent that the house can’t be shown.)
#3. Invest in a “to-go” laundry basket.
Your “to-go” laundry basket can be a lifesaver. It’s a catch-all for everything you couldn’t put away before buyers showed up – and you’ll use it to sweep away messes and clutter as soon as you find out you’re having a short-notice showing. Put the laundry basket in the car with you when you leave the house, and when you get back after the showing, you can put everything where it really belongs.
2901 Ocean Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 772-231-6509
Should you require assistance in navigating our website or searching for real estate, please contact our offices at 772-231-6509.
The data relating to real estate for sale/lease on this web site come in part from a cooperative data exchange program of the multiple listing service (MLS) in which this real estate firm (Broker) participates. The data is provided exclusively for the user's personal non-commercial use, and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify properties that the user may be interested in purchasing or leasing. The properties displayed may not be all of the properties in the MLS's database, or all
of the properties listed with Brokers participating in the cooperative data exchange program. Properties listed by Brokers other than this Broker are marked with either the listing Broker's logo or name or the MLS name or a logo provided by the MLS. Detailed information about such properties includes the name of the listing Brokers. Information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed to be accurate; you are advised to verify facts that are important to you. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, or for their use or interpretation by the user. Florida Realtors® and its cooperating MLSs do not create, control or review the property data displayed herein and take no responsibility for the content of such records. Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale, rental or financing of housing.