Even though we still have six months until we list our house, we felt like we were taking that first step yesterday when we met the realtor, Diane. We were very pleased with the meeting, and with this realtor.
Harry took this picture of the cats watching me fill their water dish.
I’m waiting patiently for a little attention.
Diane has a great record of sales, even over the past few years when the market has been challenging. She makes great use of technology to market one’s home, and regards the internet as one of the most useful tools to selling the home.
Hey, why are all my toys picked up?
So the results of the meeting…we’re going to back up our listing date just a little bit, to the middle of October. Since we couldn’t possibly go anywhere until after the first of the year, if the house were to sell right away, the timing would be a little too tight.
As I’ve mentioned before, it is not possible to live in the fiver up here once our house sells. We can as long as we have our driveway to park in, but we don’t have anywhere to move to. Campgrounds in this area are closed by October 15th. We’ve looked around and tried to think of an option that would work, and…it just won’t work. So we are back to having the closing at a time when we can just hitch up, jump in the truck and head south. I did find a campground about two and a half hours away that is open year round. So that will be our first destination if we head out during the winter months.
Ahhh, but I’m getting ahead of myself….back to the house sale….Diane had nothing but good things to say about all of the improvements we have made, and the condition of the house. She expects that it will show very nicely. She would like to take some pictures of the outside of the house when we don’t have a full driveway. So that will be done in August, while we are off to the Adirondacks for a few days.
So, we are back to working on our ever dwindling list. Thankfully, Diane had no improvements to suggest beyond the ones that we have already done, and those we plan to finish over the coming months. She did suggest one test that the buyers will most likely request. Depending on the results, there may be one more expense that we have to add to our list. But I figure it’s better to know now than to be surprised in November or December. So we will add that to our plans for the next month or so.
We’re almost to the weekend! And only 44 days now until our first trip of the season!
PS I uploaded my recent pictures this morning when I was starting this blog, and every one was a picture of the cats. haha So I decided to make it a cat themed picture day.