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How to Successfully Sell and Buy a Home When You’re a Busy Parent

Sure, people buy and sell homes all the time, so it must be easy enough to do. Or is it? Unless you’re a seasoned veteran or a professional, you will likely find that doing either (or both) can be a real challenge. Throw parenting duties in the mix, and you will have your work cut out for you.

Of course, nothing is insurmountable when you are motivated — and, no doubt, the inevitable comfort of home for your family is motivation enough. (Selling your home quickly and at a profit isn't too shabby, either.) So, do yourself a favor and make use of the following resources from FUN WITH KIDS IN LA to break down the process.

Preparing for a Successful Sale

When it comes to readying your house to sell, a few common things come to mind, including touching up with fresh paint, sprucing up the landscaping, and de-cluttering to create a more inviting and open living space. But there are other, less obvious to-dos to consider, such as power washing the roof to remove dirt and grime, and gathering warranties for appliances. These pointers cover all the bases:

10 Things to Do Before You Sell Your House

How to Sell Fast When You Have Little Kids Destroying Everything

6 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal (and Property Value)

The Benefits of Decluttering Your Home Before Selling It

Buying a New Home

The home-buying process is enough to tie anyone in knots. It’s one of the most stressful things we can experience. But, as points out, knowing what’s ahead helps quell at least some of the stress. In addition to saving for a down payment and not overbuying, consider these pieces of advice:

5 Things You Need to Be Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

The Best Real Estate Websites And Apps for Finding Your Next Home

Finding Your Next Home with Kids

10 Steps to Buying a Home

Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

Making the Move

Perhaps the most difficult phase is actually moving from old home to new. After the packing, you’re either loading up the trucks yourself or organizing the movers -- then you have the unpacking and settling in. And there’s a whole lot more in-between. For those moving to Los Angeles, check out FUN WITH KIDS IN LA to find things that will get kids more excited about the move.

Advice for Moving with Children

Best Ways to Move with Babies and Stay Organized

The Most Epic Moving Checklist in the History of Moving

Hiring Quality Movers Near You

What to Do After You Move

Needless to say, you need your wits about you to pull off these gargantuan tasks. With the right resources and a solid game plan, you’re so much better equipped to stay on track and ultimately realize your objective. And when you close the sale on your old home and call a new one “home sweet home,” don’t forget to give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done.

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