Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sold, baby sold!

We sold our house.

For those who didn't catch it in the title or the first sentence, WE SOLD OUR HOUSE!! =) Let me attempt to recap a bit for anyone who thinks this is coming out of left field:

A few weeks ago I had mentioned on my blog that we were putting our house up for sale the following week. I have NO idea what happened to that blog post- it vanished and is nowhere to be found. The post may have been up for a day or two before it was deleted, but I certainly remember writing it and reading a few of the comments that were left.

Anyway, we listed our house last Friday (May 2oth). Within a few hours my realtor was already calling me to show our house. We had 3 showings over the weekend, and on Monday someone wanted to see the house for a 2nd time and by Tuesday morning there was an offer on the table. ::phew:: Oh, and did I mention that my husband left town (for 4 days) the Friday we listed? That's right, I was single-mommin' it all weekend, taking care of the kids and house, cleaning like crazy and barely stopping to eat. I was exhausted, not surprisingly.

We ended up countering the offer, which was accepted, and by Thursday night we were under contract- 6 days from listed to sold! We close in 30 days (ahhhh!) and while this is all very exciting, we still have to find a new house. We'll likely put an offer in somewhere this week, but at this rate it looks like we're going to have at least a week where we're homeless. Jon's parents have an empty house on the market, so it looks like we'll camp there for a bit.

There. Did you catch all that? We're kind of having a hard time believing it because everything is happening so fast and we didn't expect it. Houses in our neighborhood tend to sit on the market for a long time and I think we assumed ours would too. Even though we had so few showings it was quite tiring having to keep on top of everything with baby and messy toddler in tow, making sure everything was spotless and perfect (or within an hour of being so). Right now, my house is a disaster area and I don't care to do anything about it!

Until next time!


Anonymous said...

Woohoo!! Excited for you guys. :)

Molly said...

Wow, that is AWESOME! And to think you almost waited! Congrats!!! Have fun house shopping & make sure to show us photos :)

Sarah said...

Hi, Leslie!!! Congratulations! Less than a week from start to finish, that is amazing! It's gotta be because of all your decorating and renovating:) I can not imagine having to do all that to get the house ready for showing with 2 kids and no hubby to help! Isn't that always the way though?! I hope the house hunting (and living for a week in between closing and getting into your new place) goes well. Can't wait to see what you do to your new home, how exciting! I think blogger has been having some issues lately, I definitely remember seeing a post of yours about selling the house.

Thanks for your super sweet comments on those birthday invitations ...means a lot coming from someone with your talent! And I loved how she used that buffet outside for the party.

Melissa said...

That's great! I think I need you to send some of that luck our way in a few years when we will sell!

Kacie said...

That's awesome! Congrats! Happy house hunting! :) Moving is pain in the butt, but fun at the same time because you have an entirely new space to decorate and make into your own! :)

Joi said...

So happy for you guys!! I'm super excited to see what new house you guys choose! : )

Congrats again! xoxo

Meredith said...

Holy cow! That's so exciting!

Kristen said...

congrats! What a relief to be able to sell your house so quickly! And a little bit scary! But house hunting is so much fun! :)

Adinda said...

Wow! That is truly amazing and exciting!! This coming from someone who has had her house on the market over 2 years now. Every realtor we know has said, it's nothing to do with our house, it's just the current market so.... could you send some of that selling dust our way please! =-) Thanks! And Congratulations!!!


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