“So are we going to sell this house or what?”
After a good laugh, I responded: “Well, it looks like no one wants to buy it!”
She then patted me on my shoulder and said:
“That’s okay, Mommy.
We can just stay here forever then!”
If it were just that simple!
It hasn’t even been two weeks, but my gut feeling is that our house is not going to sell anytime soon. Our contract with the agent is for 3 months; at the end of that period we have the option of renewing it, or just taking the house off the market altogether. My husband and I agreed that if we have no takers by the end of October, we just won’t sell. It’s such a challenge keeping the house show-ready at all times. The Open House last week was basically a bust – only four families came by, and of those, 3 were (nosy!) neighbors. The other potential buyers loved the house as a whole, but decided that it having only two bathrooms was a deal-breaker. How many bathrooms does one really need, anyway? We’re perfectly happy with our arrangement. If M&M were teenagers… now that might be a whole ‘nother story.
The plus side to all this is that I finally have the house clean! Not that my house was dirty before, just a bit cluttered. Tidying up wasn’t a priority unless I was entertaining company, in which case I would run around cleaning like a madwoman at the last minute. For eleven days straight now, the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is straighten up all the bedrooms and bathrooms, clean up the kitchen after each meal, fold the laundry right out of the dryer, etc.
FlyLady would be proud.