Most couples that don’t have children yet begin with a starter home, that’s a bit smaller but has everything the couple needs for now. That’s fine, but many of them don’t know how best to handle upsizing once they decide to have children. Many families don’t want to deal with the stress of a home purchase while experiencing the stress of a pregnancy. It’s an understandable thought process, but the stress of moving with a small child is actually much greater than the stress of moving while pregnant. It’s always best to move before the child is born.
You might think that puts a tight deadline on your home search. That’s where a real estate agent comes in. A professional agent only needs to know what you want done, and they’ll get it done. You don’t need to fuss over every detail throughout the process. Though, you can still help the agent, and yourself, out a bit by working on decluttering your home before it’s sold. This ensures a faster sale while also doing some of the packing work early.