We are listing our home for sale this summer and moving to a new one (still in the Springs) this summer, God-willing. My husband, Jeremy, is a local Realtor and has a list of projects for us to do to help our house sell for top dollar. It went on the market last Thursday, after we spend a few months doing a bunch of stuff to get it ready to sell. You can read all of the “Moving Along” updates here.
This past weekend was absolutely fantastic:
God brought a buyer and our house is under contract! I will share more about how it went down in a few weeks, probably after we’ve closed in late June. For now, we are elated to have a contract and so thankful that we were able to work out the dates so that we are able to do some much-needed renovations to our new house before we move in.
A couple of friends have asked me if I’m relieved to not have to have the house ready for showings, and honestly, the showings weren’t that big of a deal. I think I was more stressed with trying to get all of the projects done beforehand, and now with making sure the house is still in mint condition since it doesn’t really belong to us anymore (it does until closing, but you know what I mean!) I’m afraid the kids are going to scratch the floor or dent the wall or color with crayon on something that a Magic Eraser won’t take care of! :) Granted, we only had a week’s worth of showings (about fifteen total) so that process was relatively short and painless compared to all of the other work we’ve been doing.
Plus, it was actually really nice to have a clean house all of the time, so I am hoping to transition that into a manageable habit. We have so little “stuff” out right now that it doesn’t take long at all to get it all cleaned up!
Anyway, I’ll write more about various aspects of the process of both buying and selling at some point but I’ll have to wait to share some stuff until the contracts are a done deal. For now, we are going to relax for awhile (as much as Jeremy can during the busiest time of the year) and enjoy the house that we just finished making practically-new while we wait to close on our “money pit” that will be a work in progress for awhile! :)