Getting Family Members Enthusiastic about Moving

You may be excited about selling, but do other family members share your enthusiasm? Kids, especially, can be hesitant about, or even resistant to moving. That can make the selling process more stressful.

The good news is, there are ways to get everyone in the family keen on the idea. One effective technique is to get everyone involved in the planning process, especially kids. Seek their input. Keep them informed. Include them in conversations. The less of a mystery the move is to them, the more comfortable they’ll feel about moving.

With kids, another technique is to show them what their new neighborhood is going to be like. (Or, if you haven’t purchased yet, show them the areas you’re targeting.) Point out schools, parks, and other neighborhood features. That will build their anticipation.

For those family members who seem particularly troubled about moving, take the time to have a frank conversation with them. Let them relate their concerns. Sometimes having their concerns heard is all that’s needed to help them feel better about selling and moving.

Of course, there’s no perfect solution. But, these techniques can help get everyone in your family keen on the adventure.

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