Monday, November 26, 2007

Further Woes About Home Selling

So there's nothing more fun than jumping up on a sunny Sunday morning and flying around in your p.j.'s cleaning like a crazy person. Due to the holiday and being out of town, I hadn't gotten a lot done in preparation for the open house yet, so there was dusting, vacuuming, mopping, Windexing, and hiding of toys, laundry, and dishes to be done, while hubby feverishly raked leaves and swept the front porch. Oh, all while intermittently nursing a baby and getting a toddler dressed for Sunday School (which her grandma took her to- there was no keeping of the Sabbath holy for us, I'm afraid!)
So we finally had everything spotless and left for lunch and Christmas shopping errands, hoping to return to lines of prospective buyers in mad bidding wars for our house. Okay, well maybe not lines, but we were hoping at least a few interested people would have found their way to our house. Instead we arrived home to a note: "Jim and Sara, (that's right, he misspelled my name after seeing it probably twenty times on the papers I signed,) unfortunately it was a really slow day- only one group came through."
One! After approximately four hours of frantic cleaning, ONE family looked at the place! And the realtor said that they didn't even seem interested. Then, we were supposed to have the video tour done this morning so that it could go on the website, but it got cancelled due to the rainy weather. This really disappointed me (although I was relieved not to have to keep the house clean all morning) because our house is relatively bland and unimpressive on the outside. The interior is definitely more eye catching, so I am anticipating a lot more interest once people can view the inside. Now we'll have to wait another week to get it done.
Oh well! Thanksgiving was great and we had a lot of fun, so I should still be in a blessing counting mood, I guess. After all, it only takes one buyer to get the house sold. We could have had tons of people go through it, and if none of them fell in love with it, it wouldn't have mattered at all. We just need one person who can really see themselves living here.
I sure hope they show up soon.

5 comments:

d e v a n said...

Man, I feel your pain. Our first (and so far, only) open house only had one couple too. And the realtor said that they didn't seem like serious buyers, just curious. THis house selling stuff sucks.

Shelly Overlook said...

I agree with both of you. We haven't done an open house b/c around here, no one comes. Not even nosy neighbors. So we decided it isn't worth the headache/inconvenience. We are, however, having a realtor open house tomorrow so we'll see if it helps. I tend to be pessimistic now but you do what you gotta do, right?

Jess said...

I know it sucks, but it will happen. At least your house is spic and spn in the process, right?

Jess said...

That's so frustrating! I hope that it works out, and soon.

Black Sheeped said...

Ugh! I hope the right buyers come along soon--it's such a frustrating process.