When it comes to moving, it can be quite a stressful experience to relocate yourself and everything you own. If you have a family, then you add all of the stress they’re feeling on top of your own. At Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors® in Bakersfield, we’re here to help remove some of that stress. If you’re looking for homes for sale, then please contact us today!

In this post, we’ll look at some of the things to take into consideration when moving your family to a new home. While they may not apply to your specific situation, they’re all good to keep in mind when looking for a new house.

How Much Space Do You Need?

This is often the first question that a family asks when getting ready to move. Your family might be living in a two- or three-bedroom house right now, when what you really need is a three- or four-bedroom house. If you have kids, then they might be getting to the age where they want or need their own room. You’ll also have to consider if you need a guest room for friends and family who come to visit.

You’ll also want to think about what type of living space you’ll need. Everything from the living room to the dining room to the kitchen will need to be able to accommodate you, your family, and your belongings. If you’re living with a cramped kitchen right now, then you might want to upgrade to something much larger that has a breakfast nook or the island you’ve always dreamed of.

How Long Will You Live There?

You might just be starting a family, and you’re looking for that first home where you can live for a few years while your children grow. On the other hand, you might be looking for that house where you can retire and live for the rest of your life. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to think about how long you’ll live in a house. While you may not have a certain number of years in mind, you can think about the milestones that could change where you live, such as once the kids move out or once you reach retirement age.

No matter how long you plan to live in a home, our Realtors can help you find the perfect spot for this current time in your life. You might find a forever home, or you might find one that you see yourself in for the next 10 to 15 years before moving somewhere else.

What Improvements or Changes Will You Make?

Your first choice when moving might be to find a new construction home. There have been no previous owners, so you can move in and easily make the house your own. On the other hand, if you’re buying a home that has had previous owners, you might be buying a house that needs some upgrades and improvements. Whether or not you’re going to handle the changes yourself, it’s good to think about what you’re going to do in the house. Will you remodel the bathroom and add a new shower/tub combo? Will you gut the kitchen and install new cabinets and appliances?

A house becomes a home when you put your unique touch on it, and your family may have ideas of what they’d like to see in terms of changes and upgrades. Talk with them about what they’d like to have, whether that’s a deck or pool in the backyard, or a bigger family room where you can gather to watch your favorite movies.

At Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors® in Bakersfield, we’d love nothing more than to help you find your next house. If you’d like to see what homes we have for sale, then please contact us right away!