The story continues from last time...
December, which is usually a very quiet month around here in real estate, for obvious reasons, turned out to be busy. We went through the motions of showing our home to potential buyers but with little to no hope of a positive outcome. Because even though we had successfully brought in two offers, we were still here.
I personally was counting the days till December 20th because that was the day our listing was expiring and our plan was to remove our home from the market for the holidays and keep it off until about the end of January. After an extensive and stressful home selling period in a taxing and wearying year, this was a very welcome and much needed break.
Five days before our house was set to disappear off the market, we received a call from an agent. He had clients that wanted to see our place. Could they come by tomorrow (Friday, December 16)? We couldn’t accommodate the time because we had another scheduled visit, but agreed on a time for the next day. On Saturday the clients came for a viewing, and according to their agent, were very pleased. They must have been because they set up a second visit for Sunday.
Monday afternoon their agent emailed us a written offer from his clients...with exactly the amount we had hoped for! We had conflicting emotions. On one end we were ecstatic because we had received a price we were very happy with. But on the other, we were prepared for disappointment. After all, we’d been down this road before with two previous offers and both of them had fallen apart.
I told the most amazing man in the world:
“2016 is either going to end on the same shitty note and give us a final kick in the head. Or it’s going to feel remorse and atone for its sins by giving us the gift of a sold home before it retires.”
We came to an agreement on the offer by 6 PM that evening. An inspection was scheduled and conducted two days later (Wednesday afternoon). And on Friday, December 23 we closed on our home. Two days before Christmas! We have cuts and bruises and scrapes but - doggone it - the most amazing man in the world and I did it! We sold our home all on our own. And we’re still standing.
2016 was a very surprising year. Almost until the very end it was taxing and wearying. But it decided to turn itself around before it handed the reins over to 2017 and make it up to us. Atonement.
All is forgiven, 2016
Thank you, everyone, for following along! We have big changes coming up this year that I’ll be sharing with you. 2017 is going to be a very interesting year.
(P.S – I laughed out loud at the comment Toni left on yesterday's part of this story:
"You better have a good excuse for leaving us hanging...like maybe you're packing!"
Because that is exactly what I've been doing!)