Moving house with Kids? Here are our tips to keep kids happy on moving day Moving house with kids can be stressful and upsetting for everyone, but particularly young children, especially if they’ve previously only known one home. But with a little foresight, planning and some good old distraction techniques moving to a new home need not be traumatic. Before moving: • Keep the kids as involved as possible in the process of moving house. Before you start looking for a new place talk to them about what they’d like a new place to have, or even draw pictures of what they want their new bedroom to look like. • Have them research your new neighborhood and make a list of places they’d like to visit and explore once you’ve moved. • Once you’ve bought a new house, either take the children for a walk-through so they can see their new bedrooms and play areas like the back garden. Or have them search for the house online and, if possible do a virtual tour. • If possible make a few visits to the new neighborhood before moving so the children can see where their new school is, or where the local playgrounds are and take some time to walk around so everyone can get their bearings. • Give them printouts of the floor plan of their new bedroom so they can start to plan where they want to put their things. • Have your kids research the new neighborhood or town themselves and make a list of places they want to visit. During moving: • Let each child pack a box of their favorite toys themselves, then have them write their name on it, and decorate it. And make sure they help load it into the car or moving van so they know it’s going with them to the new house. • Give each child a special responsibility on moving day and print them out a label with a job title like “head toy packer” making sure everybody’s favorite toys are accounted for, or “chief librarian” to make sure all the favorite books are packed, or “head gardener” responsible for collecting all the pot plants. • Keep calm! Kids will pick up on your stress and anxiety about moving, so try and focus on making it a fun adventure however and whenever you can. It may even ease your own state of mind! • Keep a picnic basket readily available and well stocked so you have plenty of snacks and drinks to keep children occupied as well as refueled. After moving: • Once you arrive in your new house on moving day, unpack and set up the children’s rooms as a priority so they feel at more at home more quickly. Make sure the rooms are welcoming and recognizable as theirs with familiar duvet covers, furniture, toys and books. • Keep a few large moving boxes for making forts. • Plan a special celebration “first night” dinner, that easy to prepare and fun – try a pizza and ice cream picnic on the lounge floor. • Set up a treasure hunt around your new section so the kids become familiar with it. • After moving day try and return to a normal routine, of normal bed times and meal times, school and play as quickly as possible to help everybody settle.
We’re a highly successful multi-national real estate company located in Ballito. We have the global, national, and local connections for managing and leasing Ballito real estate. That’s the combined resources of thousands of consultants across nine countries. Then there’s the advanced systems and training. So our people can recognize every opportunity for their clients – and step up and grab it. For all property related information in Ballito, Harcourts Dolphin Coast is the place for you.
But there’s something else that’s been far more important for our success. It’s you and your property needs in Ballito, that we are able to assist you with.
Where in Ballito do you want to be? And what do you need from us to get there? As every potential client who reads this document will discover – it’s our commitment to your results that delivers success to our company. So we won’t randomly prescribe rental levels, marketing plans and leasing techniques. We’ll work with you to find out what you want to accomplish for your property dreams to be realized in beautiful Ballito.
Then we’ll work our hardest to get you here in Ballito.
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What we do at Harcourts Dolphin Coast in Ballito:
We assist you in optimising your property investments through strategic management.
This simple statement covers an often challenging and complicated process. Of course the care of your property and optimising your return is what’s important - and Harcourts Dolphin Coast of Ballito utilises some unique strengths to accomplish this.
We ensure our people consistently operate above and beyond our competitors. It’s a precise service-based mind-set that only the best Ballito property management practitioners can deliver consistently.
We use sophisticated systems and technology to make certain your Ballito property can gain massive exposure. Our comprehensive databases enable us to match tenants with properties all over the grater Ballito area.
We connect with your audience of potential tenants. In our media-saturated society the average consumer is bombarded with hundreds of advertising messages every day. Your Ballito investment property needs to stand out. Harcourts Dolphin Coast of Ballito have redefined the role of property management within the real estate office - from a back office activity to an expert streamlined, systemized, customer focused machine that today’s market requires.
Before this machine is activated, we determine achievable rent for the Ballito area, and specifically tailor marketing and leasing techniques. No two properties are the same - so each marketing and leasing proposal must be considered individually. We then move seamlessly into the ongoing care and management of your Ballito property investment asset.
Local Ballito Activity: Our Market: A clear understanding of the greater Ballito market is crucial.
We can make the best decisions on the leasing of your property by possessing the most comprehensive information possible of our local Ballito property market.
While we have access to the very latest Ballito market statistics, these alone do not provide the necessary vision. A more important benefit is the ability to translate these statistics into a clear, accurate reading for an individual Ballito property.
Checking recent Ballito market movements in the area is also imperative. This information can then be used to draw a conclusion on the greater Ballito property’s potential and uncover opportunities for marketing and customer targeting.
Understanding historical patterns in Ballito, gauging both external and internal market dynamics and assessing the current competition for any Ballito property is vital. With knowledge - clear, decisive action can be taken assisting you with all Ballito property decisions.
Companies don't succeed, people do. As an organisation we understand that our success is all about people - our team and our clients. We must never lose sight of the 'people' being at the centre of everything.
There is never a right time to do the wrong thing. We all know instinctively what the right thing to do is, and so our focus is always to make the right decision, and to always do the right thing.
It takes courage to always do the right thing, to always tell the truth and simply be the best at what we do. It takes courage to change career, to open a new office, to enter a new market or country. Every day we must as an organisation and as individuals, act with courage.
We spend a significant part of our lives in our profession - we must never forget that the journey is the most important thing, not necessarily the destination. Having fun and laughter along the way as well as ensuring the people around us do, will ensure we create a life worth living.
Our values are entrenched in how our Group operates - in the decisions we make and the actions we take. Our values provide the foundation for our success.
It's all about people.
Successfully buying and selling real estate is mostly about fulfilling people's needs, dreams and aspirations. That's why Harcourts people not only receive in-depth professional training which has become recognised as the benchmark for the entire industry, but they are committed to building meaningful and genuine relationships with their clients. And the huge volume of referrals and repeat business that generates is proof that this combination works to everyone's satisfaction.
A totally consultative approach is what makes the Harcourts way of doing things so seamless. Trust, honesty and integrity remain the company's personal hallmarks. Add to those attributes an intimate knowledge of the local market and current property trends, a solid work ethic plus well-developed negotiation skills and you have the perfect recipe for success.
"We are absolutely committed to providing exceptional personal service to our clients. We don't just pay lip service to our internal mission statement: 'To create clients for life through the finest service'. It is Harcourts heart and soul, and is fundamental to the positive attitude and success of our people."
In the spirit of providing added value, Harcourts also set up their own charitable foundation. For over 125 years Harcourts has enthusiastically supported a myriad of community initiatives and The Harcourts Foundation, introduced in 2008, was set up with the aim 'to provide support that helps, grows and enriches communities'. Since its inception, The Harcourts Foundation has raised more than $4.2 million dollars and has helped thousands of people through many worthwhile organisations.
When we launched The Harcourts Foundation in 2008, we launched a fundamental and significant part of what the name 'Harcourts' stands for in the hearts and minds of the communities around us. The Harcourts Foundation really is at the heart of our core values - people first, doing the right thing, being courageous and fun and laughter. The Harcourts Foundation is the embodiment of what it means to be part of Harcourts.
At Harcourts we aim to change lives and make dreams come true - the work of The Harcourts Foundation is a continuation of this. To date, the Harcourts Foundation has raised in excess of $2.3million which 100% of goes directly back into our communities.
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