They say that the secret of a good blog is regular and consistent posting.
Clearly this blog is heading south.
I can't believe its been a month since I last posted.
I got home from my trip and suddenly..... things became very busy, very quickly.
My parents suddenly decided that they wanted to move States to somewhere warmer and they wanted to do it before Christmas.
So, I have been on this manic exercise to help them do just that and get their home of 25 years ready for market. I think I have spent most of my time trying to convince them, without insulting them, that we needed to throw out things, declutter and then style it to suit a younger market. I think I would rather walk on hot coals then tread that awkward negotiation path again and I pray I remember this experience when I gain a few more years.
We had a huge garage sale and then we just finished interviewing real estate agents last week. After talking to these salespeople and going round and round in circles and still not understanding the whole value adding scenario they were describing, I decided I would sell it myself (apologies to anyone in the industry).
So I have been playing removalist, decorator, negotiator, throwerouter, cleaner, photographer and now real estate salesperson.
I put the For Sale ad up this morning on one real estate site and within 30 minutes I started to get calls. Err, yikes....I had to quickly put on the real estate sales hat.
Hopefully things will now be a little less crazy. Take Friday for example, I went online to order groceries and ended up with 64 green apples. I ordered 8 apples....and got 8 packets of 8 apples.
So, I now have a huge bowl of green apples sitting in the Kitchen of my parent's house as a design feature....for the first open house.
In the mean time, while I get my head on straight, and perfect my sales patter, here is something to give you a smile...
I hope that I'm wearing that same smug expression in the next couple of weeks too if this house gets sold. If not, I will be crawling back to one of those agents.
Oh yeah, and before I forget, if you want an exceptionally well presented 4 bedroom home with an amazing garden and a bountiful bowl of green apples thrown in for good measure, you know who to call......because have I got a deal for you!!!! Yes just for you.