Tuesday, March 11, 2014

April 11

 This past weekend Matt was able to come home for the first time in 5 weeks!!! I surprised him by bringing Oscar to the airport with me to pick him up. Oscar was a tad worked up if you can't tell....I think until Matt got into the car that he thought he was going to the doctor! Poor baby.
I wanted Matt to be at the house for the second showing we had set up this past Saturday. Just in case there was any question about the home that I could not answer.....and to help clean! haha! The weekend was good, but it was hard....when you don't see each other for 5 weeks, we each have gotten into new routines plus adding in all the stress in our lives we were at each others throats. It was sad that our weekend was squandered away but you know, it is what it is.

Here is the house before the showing all cleaned up, shining from top to bottom!!!
So....April 11 huh??? Well that is our closing date! Give me just a minute to be proud of myself........
As of today the house has been listed for 3 weeks....so I sold our home in under 3 weeks! Also the couple that came Saturday did make an offer which we then countered. Matt had one number in mind and I had a slightly higher number in mind so I told him to trust me and THEY ACCEPTED! I think given the price of our home selling it for only 13k off the list price is a huge win! Our contracts are signed, the Title Company has been chosen and this Thursday is our home inspection! eek
Funny thing is yesterday I actually had 4 more calls on the house and it was nice telling people we are in contract (yes I took their name and number in case anything happens)!
I mean I did it! In 1 month I had the house re-carpeted, "staged", organized, listed, 3 showings and an offer accepted!
The couple did have a realtor.... to get more traffic I did advertise I would pay the buying realtor 3% commission which was a good but expensive plan! The realtor told me that the couple fell in love with the home after the way I "sold" it to them. I explained why I loved this home and showed them my favorite things and the realtor said she didn't know what they loved more me or the house. And guys, it isn't that often that I am actually proud of myself....so this was special to me. She said I should be a realtor in Denver........hmm.....maybe so! I know that selling 2 of my own homes doesn't make me a realtor but maybe I have a knack for it and my Dad might have hit the nail on the head when he said "I could sell a paper sack to anyone"

So today lets be happy, today I will beam with pride and tomorrow we will freak out about having 30 days to do SO much! M'Kay?


Girl On a Journey said...

You have plenty of reasons to beam and pat yourself on the back for sure! I think you would be a great realtor. A close friend of mine is one and is one of the top realtors in her office, she has a great outgoing personality and great qualities like you. I don't personally know you but, reading your blogs you can see the passion you have for so many things, and selling HOMES (not houses) can just be added to the list. You promote things you are passionate about (clothes, organizations-causes, animals, etc). I always love how you do your fashion posts for Target and other stores with descriptions, links, and how/what makes the item so great! You should be getting commissions from them too...LOL! Sorry it was a rough weekend but, things will settle down once y'all are in Denver and on the SAME routine. I agree savor today and let the countdown begin tomorrow. Take care my blogger world friend. (Sorry this was so long and wordy)

Amy said...

Great job!!! So glad you can start this next phase in your life and start packing up that beautiful home of yours!


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