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Thursday, November 15, 2012

What a Week It’s Been!

Oh my! What a wild, crazy, whirlwind week it has been around here. After 68 days on the market, tonight we can say, the showing portion of our house sale is now over! Harry and I were a bit discouraged by weeks of basically inactivity. Many people told us, “it only takes one buyer.” That is so hard to appreciate when in the midst of the process. My sister told me, “when things start moving, they are going to move very fast.” Yes, she was right! (I think she wants that on an engraved plaque for her Christmas gift!)

So, yes, all these people knew what they were talking about. Because, wow!, this week things started moving! First of all, after weeks with showings trickling in one every 2 or 3 weeks, all of a sudden, my phone was buzzing with text notifications of showing appointments. We had FIVE scheduled showings in one week.

But the most exciting part of this week started with the showing that happened this past Monday. Our first inkling that something was different was the buyers going about 30 minutes over the scheduled hour. We came back two different times to find the buyers still hanging out. That’s quite all right…take your time!! And then, just one hour later, we found out that they had scheduled a second showing for the next day. Wow. We pinched ourselves, only to discover that, yes!, we really were awake.

Tuesday came. What happened on Tuesday in the rest of our lives, like WORK? We have no clue. We went through our daily routine automatically, while our minds kept racing back to the Monday showing, and forward to the shorter one scheduled that evening. They kept to the time the second time, and then came…the PHONE WATCH….the EMAIL WATCH. And oh! our excitement late Tuesday evening, when an email arrived that said an offer was coming.

After that, the past two days have been a blur…watch for offer, (hours upon hours of watching for an email or call), spend five minutes talking with realtor about counteroffer, and then return to the HOURS of waiting for the response… and then REPEAT the whole process AGAIN. But all good things must come to an end – THANKFULLY – and tonight we are basking in the glow that comes with a signed contract!!

And, guess what…I’ve started a NEW LIST!!!! In love

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!! I am green with envy. I can't wait till we can get to the point of listing ours. At least that will be one more step toward a life on the road.

    I look forward to hearing your stories as you are able to get on the road.

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  2. We are so excited for you guys. The next two months will go by so fast, especially with the holidays. Before you know it, you'll be heading south!

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  3. How exciting!!! Yay!!!! So so happy for you two!!

    Can't wait to see a photo of your Landmark pulling out! And hitting the road :).

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  4. Oh my, I am so very excited and happy for you and Harry. You will be busy these next few weeks..but it is an "exciting" busy. Now, you can make those plans to travel to warmer climates and enjoy the full-time RVer lifestyle. We were very busy today too. We closed on our house, Ron put in his retirement notice and in the morning, we get up to go pick up our motor home. We're sitting here in our fifth wheel "crammed" with all our belongings. Thank you again for sharing in your blog all the steps you went through to prepare your house for the market. You were an inspiration to us and we appreciate the time you took to write about it. I just hope our paths cross one day and we can talk our our journeys to this new lifestyle.

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  5. Congratulations and welcome to the full-timing world!

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  6. Congratulations on the sale of your home. Many happy and safe hours of travels. Enjoy your new home.

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  7. Congratulations!! The next month will go by fast. Enjoy the last few days in your old home.

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  8. Wonderful! It gives me hope! We have sold homes four times and all took at least six months on the market! This is great.

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  9. congrats on selling the house!!

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  10. Your prep work sure has paid off! You are inspiring me to be more diligent in the preparation for sale department. Thanks

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  11. Congratulations and hope your new list isn't too long.
    Bev in NS

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  12. Congrats!! Looking forward to seeing the new list.

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  13. That is just the way ours went. After a year yesterday of owning our MH we are having a ball. Hurry up and come play with the rest of us....

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  14. How did I miss this? Congratulations!!!!
    From here until closing promises to be exciting!!!
    All the best!

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