Monday, February 12, 2007

RMLS is Magical

We may have just sold our house.

It listed last Friday. The first offer came on Saturday when our agent was outside about to plant flowers. Have I mentioned yet how much I love our agent? She's energetic. The offer came from another real estate agent interested in the house for herself. Her offer was for full price, but she wanted the armoire in the bathroom and she wanted us to have a septic inspection. The armoire is not for sale, and our realtor said that usually the buyer pays for septic inspection. For an agent to ask for something that unusual was irritating. It was a moot point because her offer was misdated and actually expired before we received it.

The second party offered cash and a nearer closing date than the first offer. No unusual demands, as of yet. There was a third party walking through the house on Sunday afternoon.

This, in a slow real estate market!

We accepted the second offer late Sunday. Our agent hadn't had time to distribute fliers, or host a catered broker tour scheduled for tomorrow. She barely had the sign in the ground before people came by. The only thing we'd done was list it on and she sent an email out to a list of brokers.

There may be issues with a home inspection, but, whatever. We'll cross that bridge, blah blah blah. Selling the house now is much better than having it sit on the market for months while we continue to pay two mortgages (ouch!) and wait to shop for a new dining room table.

With the house-sale proceeds, our dining room "table" will go bye-bye. It's served it's purpose, but we need real furniture. I'm a grown-up and I'm ready to have grown-up furniture now.


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Wendy said...

I hope the sale works out!

Lady M said...

That's so exciting! I hope it goes through smoothly for you.

Tiggerlane said...

Great news! Be ready - these next few weeks are the toughest.

Hoping all goes well for you - congrats!

Wendy said...

I just tagged you for a meme. Does that make me mean?