Although it’s been a long while since I’ve dabbled in real estate, I do know this: No deal is complete until closing. Between the bid and the closing date, any number of things can go awry. Finances can fall through, appraisals can be low, people can change their minds … there are quite a few possible scenarios to keep you up at night.
So I am saying the following with fingers crossed while knocking on wood:
Yesterday we bought a house.
And then a few hours later?
We sold a house.
It was crazy. For the past three weeks, every waking hour I haven’t been at work, I have been consumed with getting our house ready to sell. Making repairs, packing things to take to storage, painting, cleaning … it’s been exhausting. Even with the help of paid professionals and my expert cleaner friend Christine, I feel like I’ve been going non-stop. So I was super excited when, at 3:30 yesterday, the realtor showed up to take pictures because I was finally DONE. And I was all set to share those pictures with you today, but then at 4:30 she showed the house to a couple who insisted on seeing it before it went on the market.
I guess they liked it, because they made a great offer which we accepted.
Isn’t that the craziest thing? The market around here is an optimal sellers’ market, but still! We didn’t even put a sign in the yard.
Meanwhile, in Minnesota, Rich finally came to terms with the seller of the property we wanted. It is also a sellers’ market there so that was a tricky but both sides gave a little and we have the ball rolling.
If you’re thinking that this is all going just a little bit too smoothly, I am in agreement with you. It’s making me nervous. But for today I’m just going to revel in having nothing to do.
Because tomorrow I get to help Reagan move into a new apartment.
It was nice while it lasted.
I’ll leave you with some shots of the property in Minnesota. The inside of the house will need some revising to suit us (I’m sure the people who are buying our house are saying the same thing) but the outside of this place? It’s just about perfect.