Thursday, 11 November 2010
It sold in 5 days.
I know, who would have thought it Mr Real Estate 4% commission there's no way you can possibly do it?
The styling for sale and marketing? Loved it.
The selling to potential buyers? Very uncomfortable.
After the first and only open home on the weekend there were seven very keen buyers.
And I mean very keen. Some young couples have been looking for the 'right house' for 2 years apparently. They all came back three or four times to view the house. It got to the point that I knew too much about them and they knew too much about the contents of my parents' cupboards.
I had my favourites. I wanted a certain couple to get the house. Unfortunately they had to drop out because the offers were too high.
She cried. He was upset. I got weepy and felt terrible for them.
It might be OK to have emotional buyers but let me tell you it's very uncomfortable for all concerned to have an emotional seller.
It's business, right?
After some tooing and froing, an offer was accepted, a contract is in process and fingers and toes are crossed it all runs smoothly.
So within 30 days my parents will be sunning themselves in faraway northern places.
And their wee home, where 25 years of memories were made, will become just another house in a picturesque cul de sac in suburbia again. Right?