Thursday, August 27, 2015

And a bumpy landing...

So, my last post showed some of the pictures that were forwarded to me by the real estate agency last Saturday morning.  I thought, "Gee that looks so good maybe I will just stay here."  My plan was to put in serious cleaning time after the kids left on Sunday and into this week, too.  I have a list of things that need doing--from having the underground fuel tank removed to having the chimney cleaned.

I took off for the lake for the rest of Saturday.  When I got back, I was getting Dane into the shower, not and easy chore, (What?? I have been in the water all day!!) and starting something for our dinner.  It was around five thirty.  I had not taken my cell phone to the beach and I didn't notice the message light on the home phone blinking because it was on the floor behind the couch.  Don't want picture of cluttery things after all.

Well there were frantic messages from the realtor when I did check.  Wanting to show the house at five o'clock.  What, now?  It was after five by that time.  Later I saw an email from her letting me know she had listed the house.  No, wait.  I need time to clean and fix!!  But no, she said people were coming at 8 on Sunday morning (Hence the breakfast cupcake) and she absolutely had to be able to reach me at all times.  Like selling a house is a matter of life and death?

Stress.

The house has been shown eight times since Sunday morning.  I have four offers to consider.  I was thinking that it would be sold by next spring and I would feel good about that.

So now I am inviting the universe to place mia querencia in my path.

20 comments:

  1. With 4 offers, (lucky you!) sounds you don't have to invite the universe in any longer. You will get to see them compete to present you the highest offer. Nice spot to land! Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations? With 4 offers already it looks like you're moving!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is fabulous! You are lucky to sell so quickly. (I assume one of the four offers will be the new owner.) Now to look ahead to new digs.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my goodness. That happened very quickly. I guess you will be moving soon. Stress for sure!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow! You're very fortunate. I hope we have such luck when we list ours!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congrats, Olga. The real estate market is very hot in Hawaii, too. My mom's old house sold for $1.175 million in May.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well, from the pictures, it looks like a very nice house, very clean and well-presented. It's no wonder why someone else would want to live there!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I know how you feel. My Florida place sold in one day. Yikes. Hope the new owners will take care of the stuff you have need to do probably at a price reduction. That is what I did.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am surprised that the agent did not give you more advice on how hot the market is or how good your house was so that you would be prepared! moving. A big project.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Selling your house should not be a surprise. That agent new a good thing when she saw it and was a bit over eager.
    It's your call. Find a new place before you accept any offers.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Congrats! Four offers might be stressful but you'll get to pick the best of the lot. AND best of all until you move out you don't have to keep it tidy for showings. Though based on how you keep your underwear drawer, I suspect the rest of the house is pristine, answering machine aside.

    ReplyDelete
  12. No market slump in your neck of the woods. Good luck with it all and don't let those pushy realtors force you into something you're not comfortable with. Trust your gut!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I guess next spring is out?
    Now you'll be out by Thanksgiving?
    Here's hoping you have a plan B. May you get a placefor your next phase soon.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I congratulate you on easy it looks like it's going to be to sell your house.

    ReplyDelete
  15. We have been thinking of selling our house.. thanks for reminding me to watch out for realtors in a hurry.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Good luck, I hope it goes smoother than the start. But having 4 offers in the first week is nothing to complain about.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Just jump in with both feet and see what happens!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your news, Olga, is the stress that many home sellers like us can only dream of...multiple offers and a previous commenter said it best that now yiu don't need to be as concerned about having in perfect for showings. Best of luck on the next steps and will you downsize to a place in New England?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh my gosh! I'm just getting caught up with you. That is FAST! Your house looks perfect to me.

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate readers' comments so much. You don't even always have to agree with me.