Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our Beautiful Home - Sold In 4 Hours!!!

A decade ago I walked into this home and knew in less than five minutes it was the house for us. If I weren't moving, I would buy our house all over again.  It is a great home, on a wonderful cul-de-sac, in a fantastic neighborhood, with awesome schools, and absolutely-positively terrific neighbors.   Last Wednesday night, another family agreed.  In fact two families did.

Now let me tell you our crazy very, very, very, very lucky selling story!  Who says the suburbs aren't wild.  Last Wednesday was one crazy night.

The house went onto MLS at 4:15pm, right as the kids walked in door from school, not the best timing, but that is life.  My agent was calling my cell asking me to review all of the documents online, but I couldn't, because at 4:17pm, the home phone was ringing asking to set up our first showing at 5:30pm (I had requested one hour's notice).  Now the race was on - homework, dinner, and a full house clean up in only an hour - oh my.  We were pulling out of the driveway at 5:15pm and they were already waiting outside - early YIKES.

We went out for fro-yo to kill the time until we could go home at 6:30pm, and then there was a request for another showing, so we went to the mall.  And then there was a request for yet another showing.  Yes, the third and it had only been on the market two hours.  So we walked the mall some more.

By now my agent was calling saying both of the first two showings were going to make offers that night.  I was trying to keep the kids somewhat contained at the mall, while answering all the calls and texts from the agent, and in between trying to let Scott know what was going on.

We didn't get home until well after bed time.  I quickly tucked the kiddos into bed and back to the phones.  The offers were coming in, but I still hadn't talked to Scott.  Just a text saying things were looking good.  He was tied up in evening meetings.  So I was negotiating the terms here, and he was working out there.  Finally, he was free and all the dust had settled here.  By midnight we had the blessing of two finalized, great offers for our house, of which we were able to choose the one that was best for our family.

This home was Scott and my first home.  We were practically newlyweds.  Just the two of us.  Now we are a family of five.  It holds so many beautiful memories.  We are so excited about our new beginning in California, but will miss this wonderful home that has cared for us through all of life's many ups and occasional downs.  So on June 14th, we transition our home to a new family.  We hope that this house cares for them as well as it has cared for us.

If you are curious what our house looked liked (for once without the toys a strew) - check it Our House

That is life in the stroller lane. 

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