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Tips for Touring Listings with Children

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Searching for a new home can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be a stressful experience, especially when you have young children in tow. It can be difficult to keep them entertained and engaged while you're trying to focus on evaluating potential properties. However, with a bit of planning and preparation, it is possible to make touring properties with children a more enjoyable and successful experience. In this blog post, we'll share some tips and tricks to help you navigate the process and find your dream home while keeping your little ones entertained and happy.

Simple Tips for Touring Listings with Children

1. Be Safe – First and foremost, it’s important to keep your children safe. Do not assume that the home is child-proof, in fact, assume the opposite. Kids love to poke around. Be aware that there could be dangerous chemicals and products within their reach. Medicine cabinets could have potent drugs and cleaning supplies may be under the sink.

2. Be Respectful – Often family homes have toys and other children’s items within easy reach but it’s important to keep your own kids from playing with these toys. It may be a tempting way to avoid boredom, but be respectful of the home. 3. Plan Ahead – Remember that your children may be bored or hungry. Plan ahead; keep food and drink in the car to snack on between showings or consider taking turns with a spouse to allow the children to stay in the car with toys or videos. Finally, if you can, limit the amount of time you are out looking at homes.

Touring properties with children can be a challenge, but with the right approach, it can also be a fun and rewarding experience for the whole family. By keeping your children engaged and entertained, you can focus on evaluating potential properties and finding your dream home. Remember to plan ahead, bring snacks and toys, and involve your children in the process. With these tips and tricks, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect home for you and your family.

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