Our house is officially off of the real estate market. We have had zero showings since October, in great part thanks to the holidays, so we decided to take it off of the market until the spring. Oddly enough, I have gotten two calls in the past week on the house. I tell you, it is has been so weird! Two days after I took it off, a real estate agent called to see if she could preview the house. I said “uh, sure” and promptly rushed home and did the world’s fastest cleaning. She said she thought her client would love it, even going so far as to ask how fast we could move. Well, after rescheduling THREE times, she ended up canceling the showing after driving her client by the house. Apparently, he did not want a two-story house. Shouldn’t she have known that from the beginning?? I can tell you that Trevor and I were less than enthused at this news, especially since we had been working our tails off to keep the house spotless for over a week while she rescheduled continuously. Because keeping a house that clean with two little boys is a near-impossible task!
Anyway, that cancellation happened Saturday evening, and Trevor and I got over our disappointment and just decided that when it’s time, it will be time, and there’s really nothing we can do about it. We just needed to hand over our expectations and anxieties to God and trust that He will accomplish all things in His time. Yesterday afternoon, the phone rang while I was at TJ Maxx. A man and his son were apparently driving by our house and saw our sign (we only have the post up with the “for sale” rider at the top, the actual sign is down). He looked it up online and called me. They had been looking at a house down the street and wondered if they could come by and see ours. Since I had been cleaning for a week straight, the house was show-ready so I said “sure!” and hurried home. It was just so random! The guy looking was in his mid-twenties and the lease on his apartment is up in six weeks.
He and Trevor bonded over his car (an FJ… Trevor traded his in last summer for a more family-friendly truck with a full backseat), and he ended up showing them the house (afterwards he told me I was the worst real estate agent ever, ha ha) himself. Who knows if anything will actually come out of this random showing, but I have to say, I was really happy that someone saw the house after we spent so much time getting it ready to show! I’ll keep you guys updated on anything else that happens. Otherwise, the sign is coming down today and we will put it back on the market in late February or March as a “for sale by owner.”
Anyone else have their houses on the market right now? Or is this market driving you crazy, too?
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