Monday, October 08, 2012

Rolling Along

Our realtor came over on Saturday for the final walk through.  (My parents generously took the kids with them to visit my grandmother who is in rehab for a broken pelvis and vertebrae - she just got out of the hospital last week.)

I was very nervous about what he would say.  Was what I had worked tirelessly the past 4 weeks enough?  I felt like I was trying to pass some test.  I know Jason thought I was borderline certifiable at times.  But you know what?  It was ALLLLL worth it!  We "passed" with flying colors.  In almost every single room, he said that "we had it right" and that there was nothing we needed to do.  He liked how well organized and thinned out the closets were.  He liked how there were still photos up but only some - he liked that I changed out some artwork for photos.  He noticed how clean/clear the walls were - no scuffs.

The only suggestions he had were very minor and we were able to take care of most of them with a quick trip to the store and a few minutes of "work."  (I put it in quotes because compared to what I had been doing, this was nothing!)  The only big thing he wants us to do is a little power washing out front but even that he said is not something that HAS to be done before he takes photos next week since the things he noticed won't show up in any photos - basically just exterior dirt on a white house.

So with any luck, our house will be on the market by next weekend.  And then the next phase of insanity begins.  I actually think though, we'll be okay.  We had the house in near perfect shape on Saturday and it really hasn't deteriorated much since then.  We'll have to get into certain habits of putting everything away but I think we can swing it.  Having a little bit of notice for most showings should be plenty but there is the worry of the random, last minute showing which hopefully we won't have too many of - if any.

He seemed optimistic but I realize he can't say a whole lot given that anything could happen.  All we can do is cross our fingers and breathe.

In other house news, we stopped by the model on our way out to run errands and they asked if we wanted to see the house next door again before the people settle on it.  I never turn down an opportunity to walk through "our" model!  I was so happy.  It was like falling in love all over again.  I love the porch.  I love the kitchen.  I just love the space.  I love how even though it's a little bigger than our current house, it still feels cozy.  I can't wait to sit on the front porch or to outfit the kitchen.  I can't wait to get the kids settled into their new rooms or to send them down to the basement to blow off some steam where they aren't underfoot.

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