The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Moving with Children - Part 1

Moving with Children - Part 1

Moving with Children - Part 1

We all know that selling your home and buying a new one is stressful on the adults in a household, but don’t forget that it is very stressful on the children!

GiraffeMy own children got very used to moving as I was in the corporate world as they were growing up.  When we arrived in Cheshire CT in 2002, our oldest child had lived in 8 homes and the younger child 6.  The best thing about moving to Cheshire is that they had been coming to visit here since they were born as my wife’s family lived in Wallingford and two of her brothers lived in Cheshire.  Also, as we moved so often, we looked at it as the next great adventure (though it became a little more emotional as they got older).

Not all children are used to moving however, nor are their parents.  And every age has its own challenges.  Are you leaving behind family or moving closer to them?  Is this a job transfer where the move is handled by your company or is this a new job where all costs and arrangements are made by the family (causing more stress to the adults in the household)?

There are so many things for an adult to work through when moving that a REALTOR has to remember, but at the same time we Must Remember the Children and try to help them get excited about what lies ahead!

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsChris Canfield • May 23 2011 08:25PM

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Excellent post on not to forget the impact of moving on the children. It is important they have signed up for the process and understand the "benefits" as they are leaving their "world" made up of friends, favorite places and possibility aunts, uncles, cousins and even grandparents. Suggested!

Posted by Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (Hello Realty Partners) over 7 years ago

Chris,

Excellent story that needs to be told. I'm going to click suggest. I love the photo too!

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

I have one friend who has moved 18 times in 20-ish years with her husband (corporate moves). She worked hard to help her kids learn friend-making skills and they always manage to be the popular kids as soon as they show up in a new school - the work really paid off. Other kids, like mine, are almost incapable of making any transition without falling apart. :-(

Posted by Allen 2222 over 7 years ago

Chris,  I also moved quite a bit when I was young.  My Father was a Builder so we aalways had a "better" home to move to.  I did not like the moves at the time but I did come to really appreciate the opportunities given.  I have many friends from the areas we lived in, that remain dear friends today.  Once we were in the new home it was always exciting and rejuvenating. 

There is something to be said for staying put, but for me there is even more to be said for moving to a new home and area with the new opportunities and friends that come with it.

Posted by Kathleen Vetrano, Helping YOU Achieve YOUR Dreams (RE/MAX Gateway) over 7 years ago

Good advice for families on the move. Life will be a lot easier if the children are excited about the move.  It is a good idea to take them on a tour of the new location including the new schools.

 Blooming for you!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Hi Emily - Yes, every move is very different.  Even moving across town can be a stressful situation for a youngster (or an adult).

Hi Patricia - Glad you enjoyed it (and the photo).  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Alison - I moved a few times as a child - to different parts of Connecticut.  My wife always lived in the same house.  Our kids are the ones who really KNOW what it is all about.  : )

Hi Kathleen - My kids like to tell me that they are glad they moved to each spot because . . . Most have to do with "I never would have met . . ."  It is tough to do; easier to look back on.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Roy - You are stepping on "Part 2."  : )  It is always important to keep everyone excited about the move, this makes it much easier for the kids to get excited.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris, a great story.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 7 years ago

Hi Joshua - Thanks for checking out the additional pieces of this series!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

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