When a family starts shopping for a different place to live, there may be a goal for each of the children to have a separate bedroom. Sometimes, however, a house is nearly perfect except for the number of bedrooms. The house might be one bedroom short.
A Tough Decision
A family moving to a new town because someone is starting a different job has to make a tough decision in this case. They might consider renting an apartment or house while waiting to find the ideal home. Yet a more appealing place may not become available for a long time.
If everyone in the family loves the house, the two children who will share a room may not be bothered about it. Young kids especially commonly like sleeping in the same room. They feel a sense of camaraderie and friendship.
Narrowing the Search
The clients could ask a real estate agent to narrow the search to homes with a certain number of bedrooms. First, though, they'll want to know the probability of finding a place like this within their price range. An agent who knows the marketplace has a strong sense of whether homes like this ever become available at that price unless they need some fixing up. It might be a difficult quest, especially if there are several other must-have features and a limited number of preferred neighborhoods.
The clients might buy a house with the intent of selling within a few years and moving to something bigger. This is one possibility that could get all the kids into their own rooms by the time they are teenagers.
Another possibility is to look for houses where creating one more bedroom later on would be relatively easy. For instance, a basement might be converted to additional living space with the help of a remodeling contractor. An alternative would be a house with enough yard space for an addition.
A knowledgeable real estate agent is invaluable in this kind of search. The agent sets up notification parameters that send alerts when the various possibilities appear in the listings. Those listings can be forwarded to the clients. Clients can look at the photos and determine whether they want to view any of the homes in person. The process is streamlined for them, as they don't have to spend time looking through a large number of new home listings every day.
Once you sign the sale contract with your listing agent, there's a good chance that things will start moving quickly. Your agent will want you to stage your home for the listing photos, open houses, and showings. If you've never experienced the staging process, you may not know exactly what to do or where to start. The information on this site will help you to not only understand what's expected of staging but also offer tips for you to maximize your efforts without investing a lot of time. I hope the information here makes your home sale process a little bit less confusing and a little easier to manage.