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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Sale of the Century
How to sell your house, the "normal" way:
1.) Find a realtor. 2.) Decide on asking price and commission. 3.) Put sign in yard. 4.) Have open house(s). Have strangers tromp through your house. 5.) Wait. 6.) Wait. 7.) Wait. 8.) Receive offer. 9.) Decide if it's good; counter-offer if necessary. 10.) Accept offer. 11.) Close the deal and move.
How to sell your house, Prof. Me and T. style:
1.) Decide on asking price by doing a little research. 2.) Casually mention to neighbor that house will be for sale. 3.) Show house to neighbor on a whim. 4.) Neighbor makes offer because house is so incredibly cute.
The Prof. Me and T Style of house-selling is as of tonight only perfected through Step Four. I imagine Steps 5-7 will mirror Steps 9-11 in the "normal" way.
So, we have an offer on our house*, and what's more, the offer is from an adorable family we like very much. If we decide to accept their offer (we're probably going to counter-offer, as we'd like to get a bit closer to our full asking price; we're not far off, though), we will close in August. I cannot tell you how good I will feel if we end up selling our beloved house to this family -- as I've mentioned before, we are very attached to this place and want to sell it to someone who will love it as much as we do. I am sure this family would take excellent care of the place; indeed, it seems perfect for them.
I never imagined that we'd sell this place without so much as putting a "For Sale" sign in our yard! It's amazing how, no matter how much worrying I do about things, the pieces eventually start falling into place in the craziest of ways.
* Kudos to my friend ABDmom for guessing my "something cool to report" correctly!