Involve the Kids When Buying a New Home

As homebuyers are taking more and more advantage of the low rates and prices of many of the homes for sale in Birmingham, it is important to remember that a new home purchase affects and should involve the entire family.. even the children. Below is an entertaining article from Ashley Alway Braatz at Inman News which talks about a realtor’s first-hand account of a family that made the thought of moving into a new home not only acceptable to young children, but downright enjoyable. Families searching for new homes in the Birmingham area can make the transition to a new life as easy as possible simply by involving the kids and showing them how exciting the home buying process can really be.

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Selling Real Estate to Children – by Ashley Alway Braatz I am one of those girls who secretly loves tabloid fodder. Sure, I may roll my eyes while in line at the grocery store, but as soon as I get to the gym I run over to the magazine rack and steal at least four copies of People for the elliptical. And I'm betting I'm not the only one with TMZ in my "Favorites" bar. Some top producers are reading this now and thinking, "Oh! Well, she doesn't have enough to do, obviously!" But that's not it at all. I have come to discover that checking in on Justin Bieber periodically throughout my day has actually helped me understand my buyers better. Because if you haven't already noticed, buyers are doing things differently these days. My aha moment occurred three weeks ago at Fitness Forever. Under celebrity quips of the day, Katie Holmes was quoted about her apparel choices: "Many times, I'll be getting ready for an event and I'll ask her (Suri, age 4) what she thinks. She goes, 'Definitely those,' and she won't let me leave unless I'm wearing what she wants me to wear. She has great taste and I want to make her happy!" Eureka! We should make the children happy. Now I realize that many Realtors already employ this tactic through the use of coloring books, juice boxes and Barbie Dolls in the backseat. But you are getting it wrong…

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