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!!!!