Should I Get A Sitter? Yes. Yes Please.

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843


* Disclaimer.  Amanda and I LOVE kids.  Heck, I am a big kid and I love to goof around.  That said...


I'll never forget the day I met Jack and Jill and their two young hellions...  I mean kids.  The son was six, the daughter was four.  They were both out of control.  

It was cute at first.  Then as the son knocked the vase off of the coffee table in the living room because he was practicing wind sprints, and then the daughter decided to stand on my feet, grab my pockets, and look up at me and scream bloody hell...  

The cuteness quickly wore off.  :)  

This time around I was only showing them one home.  The following weekend they wanted to see five more.  Let's see...  out of control young kids.  Five homes.  We will probably be out for at least two hours or so.  Can you imagine the relief I felt when Jill said...  

"Should we get a sitter??"  

Now don't get me wrong here, I love kids and they love me.  I just think that young kids these days get bored quickly.  When I'm showing homes, the conversation I have with my clients is very important.  If there are screaming and out of control kids (of any age), it makes it difficult for me to do my job.  

My advice is this:   If possible, find a sitter.  



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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda and Jared Christiansen are award winning Realtors with Century 21 Bradley Realty in Fort Wayne.


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Kathy Streib
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Room Service Home Staging

Jared and Amanda- the patience they expect you Realtors to have.. remarkable.  I'm glad your buyers thought of a baby sitter so you wouldn't have to tactfully try to suggest it, which we all know would never come across the way you want it to. 

May 15, 2012 12:41 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Absolutely get a sitter.  House hunting is so stressful and attention should be on the house not watching what and where the kids are.

May 15, 2012 07:28 PM
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty *

Good morning ....

I have been missing your daily post but am sure you are just busy bees with real estate.  Clients always take priority.  Your comments are greatly appreciated my friends.  Hope all is well and look forward to seeing you again soon in the Rain. 


May 17, 2012 08:17 AM
Debbie Cook
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc

Once a long time ago - I took a woman and her 5 children (all under 5 years old) to see houses.  She and her husband were very motivated to find a house because their current house was under contract.  This woman had one infant child at the breast and the rest (4 boys) were toddlers. The husband never went with us because he was always at work.  This woman was one "in charge" parent and there were no huge mishaps, just a near miss with some China in one of the 4 houses we looked at.  When one of them got antsy, separated  from the pack and darted out into the street, she got out a "child leash" and put it on him.  It could have been awful, but we found a large 5 bedroom split level home in Silver Spring, they bought it and they lived happily ever after. 

May 27, 2012 09:50 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg Homes
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Just had a showing myself where they brought 4 of the little 'darlings' with & it started right in the driveway. I told the Mom that they weren't allowed in the house 'with that much energy'.  When Dad finally showed up, so did their attitude. They were still obnoxious though.  Can they spell the word 'civilized'. 

I remember when the phrase 'were you raised with wolves?' was popular ......

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