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Taking children to a house viewing?

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Bubblegumfan Fri 19-Jan-18 15:15:06

In your opinion lovely mumsnetters? As either the buyer or seller, is it ok to take young children along to view a house for sale?

Joey7t8 Fri 19-Jan-18 15:15:49


AtlanticWaves Fri 19-Jan-18 15:16:11

We always do. They enjoy it and are very well behaved because it's all so new and exciting.

InDubiousBattle Fri 19-Jan-18 15:16:39

Yes, why not?

Randomlywondering Fri 19-Jan-18 15:16:48

Absolutely fine.

NoqontroI Fri 19-Jan-18 15:17:52

I'd prefer not to but there isn't always a choice. Apart from not to view at all that is.

Notasperfectasallothermners Fri 19-Jan-18 15:18:22

Surely definitely yes? Makes the idea of moving more real and ultimately easier to cope with!!

londonrach Fri 19-Jan-18 15:18:38

I did as a child. It was great fun. We were 8 and 6 so not babies. One lady gave us a penguin choc bar and my sister and i sat quietly and enjoyed our treat.

Trinity66 Fri 19-Jan-18 15:18:50

What would be the problem?

Outlookmainlyfair Fri 19-Jan-18 15:18:53

I’m not sure why it would be a problem, either way.

10thingsIKnowAboutYou Fri 19-Jan-18 15:19:09

Yes, I've taken mine with me to view a house we wanted to rent.

blaaake Fri 19-Jan-18 15:19:10

I didn't take them to the first viewing but I did to the second. Why wouldn't you?

Onceuponatartanshoelace Fri 19-Jan-18 15:19:16

Have taken ours to quite a few viewings, though would probably get them out when we are selling..

Bubblegumfan Fri 19-Jan-18 15:19:19

We want to go and view houses, but no childcare that fits when we are both off work. My 2 dc are very well behaved but I am worried the sellers will think us cheeky

afrikat Fri 19-Jan-18 15:20:27

Took mine to dozens when we were looking and plenty brought them to look round our house. It's fine!

restbiterepeat Fri 19-Jan-18 15:20:30

Yes. As a buyer and a seller, which I was last year, I'd be happy for children to attend viewings.

InDubiousBattle Fri 19-Jan-18 15:21:12

I wouldn't give it another thought op! I think people just want you to wipe your feet not organise childcare!

StealthNinjaMum Fri 19-Jan-18 15:21:18

Yes, we took our toddler with us last time we were viewing houses, it wouldn't be worth getting childcare for the half an hour the viewing took. I think most people would understand.

user1474652148 Fri 19-Jan-18 15:21:22

Yes of course - it is great fun for them

clairethewitch70 Fri 19-Jan-18 15:21:24

When we were house hunting we looked by ourselves (DH & myself). When we choose the house we wanted to buy we booked a second viewing and took the kids along to that. I think if we had taken them to every viewing they would have been bored or got their hopes raised up against ones we did not like.

restbiterepeat Fri 19-Jan-18 15:21:58

No, they'll mostly be pleased that you actually turned up after they have tidied the whole house and you have a genuine interest in buying.

FurCoatFurKnickers Fri 19-Jan-18 15:22:13

It's going to be their home as well so I don't see a reason why they shouldn't go.

soundsystem Fri 19-Jan-18 15:22:26

Yep! We moved recently and took ours with us, and I think it did help get them used to the idea of moving.

When we sold our house we left some tasteful,beautifully arranged toys out for any children to play with.

PilarTernera Fri 19-Jan-18 15:22:47

Yes completely fine.

Mistydampandwet Fri 19-Jan-18 15:26:14

It's absolutely fine!

However please don't let them walk around the house tucking into a punnet of strawberries like someone did when I was trying to sell our flat once, good example of CF behaviour!

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