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House Goes on the Market on Monday

October 5th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Wow, I can't believe we have finally gotten to this point. It has been so long. The meeting with the realtor went well. It is actually a husband/wife team who will be selling the house. There was a lot more paperwork involved than I thought there would be, but they were very thorough and explained everything well. They showed us the research they had gone through and what had led them to the price they had arrived at.

It is interesting to note that our house is somewhat of a rarity out there, since it is a four bedroom/2 bath home. There were no comparable four bedroom homes. Almost every house out there that has sold in the last several years has been a three bedroom/2 bath home. I remember that when we were looking to buy four bedrooms out there how hard it was to find one, actually. If it was a four bedroom it was on 5 acres, instead of something close to the .39 acres we own.

But they more or less figured out things based on lot size, square footage, condition of the home, comparable valuation of a house on the wrong sized lot, or a right sized lot with a different valued home, added the correct sized home to the correct sized lot, etc. They showed us all the calculations that went into it. I was impressed with how much work they had done. They will be scheduling an open house soon. Possibly as soon as next weekend.

There have been a couple of houses out there that sold really fast. One in 4 days and one in 10 days so I am crossing my fingers that ours will go quickly. I know we could be in for the long haul, but it would be so nice if we were not. Realtor said it was all about being priced appropriately and showed us a house that was 3 bed with similar footage and yard size, but not nearly as nice on the inside. It was overpriced, he thought, by $35,000. It has been on the market for 425 days. So...yeah. The right price is important.

This kind of feels like a crazy time to put a house on the market. Federal employees certainly won't be looking for homes any time soon. Anyone who needs a federal loan won't be either. But hopefully there are folks out there that are in a good place financially and can get a normal loan and will fall in love with our place and it will move. I will keep my fingers crossed. Well, not the broken one, but the other nine.

14 Responses to “House Goes on the Market on Monday”

  1. mamasita Says:

    Good luck with the home sale, do you have the next home picked out already? Or is this a second home?

  2. Bob B. Says:

    Are you satisfied with the asking price? Is it close to what you had been figuring?

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck! Price is everything.

  4. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    A family member recently sold a house. Buyers had long admired the house and paid cash. You just never know who might be out there, looking for exactly what you have to offer.

  5. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I agree with Petunia. Someone might be looking for your home and just waiting for a sign to go up. Good luck!

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Mamasita--It is not a second home. We are waiting until it is sold before we start looking in earnest for a farm.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Bob, yes I am happy with the price. It feels right, but I would also be willing to take up to $29K less, honestly.

  8. starfishy Says:

    yeehaw - hope it sells quickly. i know this has been an albatross around your neck for a long time - good luck! Smile

  9. Ima saver Says:

    Good luck on selling! We have been getting lots of lookers at our spec house.

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    Petunia, I do hope so! It would be nice to think my old home might be some young couple with kids' dream home or starter home.

  11. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thanks for all the well wishes. I hope you are all right and it sells fast.

  12. rob62521 Says:

    Good luck! Hope it goes well.

  13. PNW Mom Says:

    Good luck! Fingers crossed!

  14. EarlyRetirementJoy Says:

    I just realized we were in your neck of the woods this summer. We spent a week in Sequim as part of a two month RV trip. It's so beautiful in that area, I can't imagine you not selling quickly. Fingers crossed for you all.

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