Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Our House

For the past few weeks, we've been working so hard around the house to get it ready for showings.  Last week, I finished up everything in the house that needed to be done, photos were taken on Thursday and we officially hit MLS on Friday.

Showings of our house started on Saturday.  I had asked that no showings happen until 10am, but I got a text stating that we had a showing booked for 9:15.  This was at 8:26.  I promptly called CSS (centralized showing service) and told them that we could absolutely NOT have anyone in our house yet.

So, they went ahead and pushed back the showing to 10 and I frantically called Jes (who was at the dump) and started putting up laundry and finished vacuuming the floors, packed up the cat, jumped in the shower, got the kids dressed, and we ran out the door.

By the time we got a quarter mile up the road, we had 6 showings booked and when it was all said and done, we ended up with 15 showings for the day, with 3 booked for the next day.

We managed to stay out of the house all day but did cruise the neighborhood to see what activity was occurring.  When we did come by, there were 2 cars out front and people in our neighbor's yard.

So, when we made it to Piper's recital around 4 (Yes, she had a recital that night.  It was a busy day!), I had an email in my inbox stating that we had an offer.  We scheduled for our realtor to come to the house the next morning (one of our offers expired at noon on Sunday), so we could discuss and she came with multiple.

Apparently, there was a bit of a bidding war that happened behind the scenes and the first offer we got ended up being the one we took.  So, we are officially under contract, have had the inspection and have a couple of things to fix and then we are off to the races.

So, all in all, it was a quick process to sell and the buyers are a sweet little family with a little boy and a little girl who will fit right into our little house perfectly.  It makes me sad to sell it, but onward and upward to bigger things, I suppose!

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