About 3 months ago it hit us, ITS TIME TO SELL OUR HOUSE! With the market going up and the fact that it is a seller’s market we said HEY, What the hell let’s see what happens if we put the house on the market. I have a friend Caroline (click here to see her link) who happens to be FANTASTIC real estate agent as well as my sons best friends mom! Her and I have become closer over the years, our boys have pretty much been best friends for what feels like ever but they are only 12! Anywho… we had her over to come and give us an appraisal on our home, which she had been to like a million times. So she throws out a number at us, $380,000! Ok we can work with that. So we sign some papers on Monday and on the market it goes by Friday.
Now for any of you that have sold a home before it can get kind of stressful. Mind you I have a child,(Tween) 2 dogs, a cat and we both work full-time. But you have to be pretty much ready at all times, house needs to be pretty much spotless for when the phone rings and people want to see the house. Do you know how NOT easy that is! Before it was even officially on the market we had 3 people come look. OHHH yeah she is that good! Created quite a buzz for us. Well now Friday comes around and I get an email with the link to our house! WOW, that’s a surreal feeling.. like hmmmm we did it, now lets see if people actually want it!
OPEN HOUSE DAY! Get that apple pie in the oven on low to make the house smell ohhhhhh so good then, I pack up the car with the dogs, gates food bowls, the kids(cause we bring Jason’s Best Fiend whenever he’s available) and over to moms house we go for a day at the pool(and for the dogs to get used to the new house we ill be in ). I keep getting updates as to what’s going on and it went really well! a few very interested. as well as an offer. Hmmmmm ok so people do like the house. Sunday rolls around and it was like the movie Groundhog Day.(lol). Monday rolls around and I get a call that people want to see the house at 12 noon ish, UMMMM I WORK, but ok let’s do this, Tuesday another call (actually the Tuesday people now own it). Mind you I have to get the dogs out of the house for each one of these showing and either sit I the backyard or walk with them for an hour! It was also JULY! So it was HOT!
By Thursday we had 3 offers( GET THIS… ALL AT ASKING PRICE) WOW, we were like OK sooooo how do we choose? How do you choose? How do you tell 2 other couples No, I’m so sorry but we accepted an offer without wondering.. Will they take as good care of it as we did ? Will they love my neighbors like we did? It’s not easy but in the end we picked who we thought was the BEST couple who is expecting a baby!
Needless to say 1 month from listing the house to closing on the house I think is pretty good!
Stay Tuned to hear about our Packing Adventures. A whole house in 1 week, and in a 10 x 10 storage unit???? Add a week vacation ( St.Thomas cause its the Caribbean and I needed to go!) in their cause you know we need to go on vacation before we even begin to pack up and entire house…and my husband decided we can do this just you and me (probably was not the smartest idea, but … ehh, It’s all about the experiance…