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Preparing kids for your next big move

Family unpacking boxes in new home smiling

Photo: AMJ Campbell (http://bit.ly/U6URY7)

Your bags are packed but are your kids really that happy to move? Making the change to a different home can be stressful for even the best of us, but for kids who may not understand it, it can be a dramatic experience. At the Rocca Sisters & Associates we work to ensure that when clients move to a new home, the process runs smoothly for every member of the family.

Here’s our top tips to get your kids ready for the big move:

Keep smiling. There’s many reasons families move including work transfers or sudden financial issues. No matter the reason, be sure your attitude about the move remains positive. Kids that may be looking for your reassurance will be more likely to become excited about the move once they see that you have happily accepted the new change.

Get kids involved. Provide them with as much information as you can about the move and let them feel part of the decisions. For instance, we find that kids consider their bedroom the most important aspect of their new home. If there’s an opportunity, have your kids pick their bedroom, a new paint colour or let them decide on some of the décor pieces. This will help them feel prepared for the change that’s about to take place in their lives.

Visit the new area.
If your new home is close by, visit the area with your kids. Point out the parks, recreation centres, schools and other areas where they’ll be able to continue doing the activities they love. If your move is far, show kids photos and videos of the new area online.

These tips will start you off on the right path to getting your kids ready for the family’s new adventure. At the Rocca Sisters & Associates we help families every day with what is often their largest and most important investment: their family home.

We take great pride being trusted with this responsibility and do not take it lightly. That is why Burlington has trusted us and ranked us the #1 Sales Team in Burlington and area for Sales Production and Volume for four consecutive years (2010-2013). We look forward to providing you and your family with an experience that is not just the best, but remarkable!

Excitement at Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10K

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Photo: http://www.facebook.com/Oakville10k

Yesterday, thousands gathered as downtown streets shut down for the only 10k race in Canada where someone wins a Mercedes-Benz.

We were thrilled to team up with Mercedes-Benz Oakville as an official primary sponsor of the Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10K presented by New Balance Oakville.

Maintaining tradition, keys to a 2014 CLA were provided to one lucky race finisher by way of a random bib draw during the awards presentation following the race events.

It was a bit cold at the start of the morning but we weren’t about to let runners or onlookers feel the chill. Within the eventful athletes’ village, we offered hot apple cider, free compliments of the Rocca Sisters. This was our way of saying, ‘thank you,’ to the community for making us #3 in Canada for Royal LePage out of 14,500 agents nationwide in 2013.

On this race day, there was something for just about everyone. Runners experienced a beautiful route winding its way through picturesque downtown Oakville, which included stunning views of the lake and ended at the 102-year old sprawling park-like campus of Appleby College.

In addition to the 10k and 5k run/walk, teens participated in the Martin Group at National Bank Financial 5k High School Challenge.

The little ones also had a chance to experience some fun, while participating in the 1k Junior Jog and the 300m Toddler Trot.

For the Rocca Sisters, giving back to our local communities is our passion. We would like to thank everyone who participated and came out to lend their support. The Oakville 10K provided valuable awareness and vital funds to support the development of the new state-of-the-art Oakville Hospital. Raised funds will help put essential equipment in the hands of caregivers and help improve the health of the Oakville community.

For photos from the Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10K, ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RoccaSisters.

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