Well, we’ve done it. The house is officially on the market.
Matt and I have only ever sold one other house. It was easy to get ready. Our timing and location were good. We had one open house, four offers. We’re not expecting anything like that this time around — it’s just a different time and place. But I hope we’ll have good luck again.
A few observations on the process so far:
> Despite the fact that I habitually overshare on this blog, I feel a little bit like my business is uncomfortably on display right now. My whole house online – yikes.
> Speaking of on display: last night someone just parked in our driveway and stared at the house for a while. That was a weird.
> Ten years in a house will give a family plenty of time and space to accumulate stuff. Lots and lots of stuff. So much stuff. Tidying up has been quite a job.
> I’m loving the fact that everything is so neat right now. Note to my future self: keeping it like this is easier than getting it here.
> Our yard is just about to burst into flower. I wish even more than usual that it would hurry up. I want new people to see this house looking its most lovely.
> I feel affection for prospective buyers. I hope one of them will like this house as much as we have, and take good care of it.
> I also feel defensiveness toward prospective buyers. If they don’t like it as much as we do, then they’re making an enormous mistake.
> The sadness about leaving the house, which I’m sure will come, isn’t here yet. It’s all very transactional right now.
Anyway, that’s about where I am right now. I have to go now. Someone’s coming to look at the house.