Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ball of nerves...

As most of you know by now, the house is for sale. Saturday morning the sign went up and the listing hit the internet. Open house was planned for Sunday and we were feeling good. The house looks awesome, you'd practically never know what we purchased five years ago.

2008-05-03 Foxwood Sale 005

2008-05-03 Foxwood Sale 006

I've been meaning to post pics and reflect on it, but I didn't go by until later Saturday and then we had plans on Sunday so I didn't have pics loaded on my laptop til yesterday afternoon. Went to the house to take the trash out and there was a showing going on. There had been a total of 6 or 7 showings over Monday and Tuesday alone. 6 or 7 peeps came through on Sunday's open house. Went back later when they were gone and put the big, heavy trash out. Was driving back and Jason calls to tell me we have an offer on the house. An offer on the house we had listed like 5 days before. Wowsa. And these guys want to move quickly.

So I am a ball of nerves. We are playing the counter offer game and I am terrified they will back out. We have the inspection and I am terrified that it will be revealed that there are dead bodies under the home, rendering it unsellable (I didn't put any there and our inspector didn't find any when we moved in, so we should be okay). If you've ever sold a house, I'm sure you get what I mean, you're just so scared that it isn't going to work out for whatever reason. Then I like some houses for purchase. Terrified I won't get the one I want. Nervous that I want to spend more money that we should.

I've asked everyone to keep the fingers and toes crossed that this goes through. If you have kids, that's 20 more digits that should be crossed for us. I'd rather be sitting around here waiting for our new house to be ready than waiting for the old house to go away. But if this goes through, the Cumbys will officially kick major booty...

**updated -- they countered again (who doesn't love THIS game?!) and we accepted. I'm in love with a new house and ready to move on. Now your fingers and toes need to be dedicated to the cause of us having nothing interesting coming up on inspection... please and thanks!

Oh and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my super stud Jason who is 32 today. For his birthday, I hope he gets a signed contract. It's a gift we will all use =)

11 comments:

The Hulsey Family said...

Fingers and toes crossed here!! Aaaah I hate the waiting game! Oh I love seeing your house!

Erika said...

Wow, that is so exciting! Crossing everything here!

Love your house, but I am sure you next one will be even better.

Diana said...

Good luck! Everything crossed here and I agree with Jaime - love seeing your house (well your old house now ;) )!

Beth said...

Totally cracked up about the dead bodies!! Too funny! Positive thoughts your way!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Jason! woot woot!

and all digis are crossed- sooo excited for you guys!

Sarah said...

My fingers are crossed for you girly! Im also sending anti-dead body vibes your way :) hehe!

and happy birthday to your hubby :)

Jenni said...

YAY!!! SO glad the ball is officially rolling with the prospective buyers...hope it all goes smoothly from here!

Jenni said...

YAY!!! SO glad the ball is officially rolling with the prospective buyers...hope it all goes smoothly from here!

Kache said...

Wow, that's amazing it happened so fast. Nothing remotely like that happening in Michigan. Congrats!! Hope you find an awesome new pad.

Anonymous said...

COngrats and good luck! Your housing market is way better than in here in WI!!

Carrie

KJ said...

WooHoo for you!