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How To Survive the New Home Search with Young Kids

Posted on September 21, 2015 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

Searching for your new home can be overwhelming, especially because there are so many important decisions to be made, and so many great choices. Luckily, at Miller & Smith, we are experienced in making the search for the perfect home as smooth as possible. If you do choose to bring the kids along for the ride, here are a few tips to keep the process easy and quick!

Keep them occupied

When visiting model homes, bring all of the necessary supplies that you will need throughout the day. Coloring books, games, and other no-fuss activities are perfect for the kids to stay occupied.

Don’t waste time

It is only a matter of time before the kids get cranky and everyone wants to go home. If you are looking at multiple homes and decide as soon as you walk in that it is not what you are looking for, move on to the next one. This way, you won’t waste time looking at a home you know is not right for you and your family. If you change your mind later, you can always revisit a home!

Make them feel like an important part of the process

If your kids feel like you actually value their input and appreciate their cooperation, it makes the process a whole lot easier. Discuss with them the reasons why you are looking for a new home and why it is important that they are there. You can even make a game out of it by having them tell you what they like and don’t like.  

Build up some excitement

When you finally do choose a new home by Miller & Smith, tell your kids you have finally made a decision! Plan a day to take them to the new home that you chose, or show them photos. Prepare them for the next steps of moving and the transitions that will take place. Doing this will make the entire process easier over the next few weeks or months until you are finally moved in!

At Miller & Smith, we don’t just build quality homes in a variety of locations, we strive to be there for you throughout the process and help you make a more informed decision on your new home. No matter which of our communities in Delaware, Maryland & Virginia you choose to discover, one visit can change everything!