Are your kids heading back to school now after summer break? The National Association of Realtors shared a great article about why having a real estate professional like me is so important this time of year when you are trying to make a move with kids.

Realtors® Help Consumers Make Smart Back-to-School Home Shopping Decisions

When it comes to the home search, for buyers with children under the age of 18 living in their home, it’s no surprise that the quality of the school district and convenience to schools was a strong influencing factor of their neighborhood choice. Recent buyers with children cited quality of the school district an influencing factor (at 50 percent compared to 11 percent with no children in home), as well as convenience to schools (at 46 percent compared to 6 percent).

“If you are thinking of buying or selling a home this fall, don’t be intimidated by the market or process while kids are back in school; overall, the fundamentals of the market are strong,” said Salomone. “A Realtor® helps get sellers ready to sell and buyers ready to buy – whether or not they have children – and knows the ins and outs of the real estate transaction the market where you want to buy or sell.”

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For charts about families with children who are buying or selling a home, visitwww.realtor.org/reports/moving-with-kids.

I’m here as your local real estate expert to help find your preferred home in your preferred school district, set you up on immediate home alerts that meet your criteria and guide you through every step of what may seem like a daunting process, whether buying and/or selling.

Contact me at 515-210-0707 to set up a consult and receive a free market analysis for your current home.