Our house has been on the market a little over a week and we are trying really hard not to be bummed by the fact that there hasn't even been a nibble!
Are we expecting too much to think that the house should be getting offers by now?
Here's a little history:
Henry & I had our first for-sale house on the market about a week before it sold. It was a really fast process.
Our second for-sale house sold before we had it on the market and we got exactly what we asked.
My parents, the Gardeners, sold my childhood home within a couple of weeks. They sold their second home (just a couple of years ago) before putting it on the market. Not only that, they were able to close on their house and rent it from the buyer for the amount they had been paying for a house payment while they waited for their new house to be built!
Henry's parents, the Trippes, sold their home a few years ago, the day it went on the market. They had two offers with one of them being $1000 over the asking price.
Do you see now why we have high hopes for this house of ours?
We're optimistic that the reason things haven't moved yet is because the pictures of the house only went online yesterday. SURELY that's why no one has bitten yet, right? I mean this IS the age of online house-searching, isn't it?
(btw, our MLS# is 246624 if you know how to do searches. Send us a buyer!)
OH, we'll be having an Open House the weekend after this one. If you're in the area, PLEASE stop by!
On the house-hunt search, we have seen a handful of very interesting prospects. The price range of these potentiels is HUGE. There are some seriously in-the-running houses in the way-below-our-budget range and some that are in the way-above-our-budget range. I like the variety because at first we thought we'd never find anything we liked but now we're much more excited.
But we gotta sell our house first.
I hope to tell you a really great Sam story before the end of the week. I could tell you now but I'm waiting for a couple of details to be clarified before I write it out. Let me just say that it is a GOOD NEWS STORY!
Lastly, I will let you know that Ray has started a blog. I'm not ready to share the link with all of you yet (no offense) but I will probably do so soon.
Time to doze off. The wonderful movie "Stranger Than Fiction" is on (DVR) so I probably won't go to sleep immediately but zzzs aren't too far away.