Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Finishing Touches

We are almost there - just a few little things like mopping the tile floor and vacuuming and then this place will look somewhat like a showhome. It officially goes on the market as of noon today and wow - it has been a lot of work. Thankfully this house is small as I just can't imagine preparing a larger house for sale. All of the hard work and sweat is well worth it though as I walk through each room I get a sense of satisfaction seeing the spacious tidiness.

Now the real challenge comes forth: keeping it this way. There are no more lazy days or days that you can put doing the dishes or laundry off. Everyday and every movement is like being on call for you just never know when you may have to hightail it out in hopes that someone else will instantly fall in love with your home the moment they walk into the door. And, that is one thing that we learned when looking at homes down in Cranbrook - a tidy, spacious house seems much more appealing than one that isn't. All but one home that we viewed down in Cranbrook were decrepit, dirty dumps. People didn't make the effort to attempt to make their home seem appealing whatsoever. I can see past marks on walls and dishes in the sink, but to see dusty bunnies living in every corner and mold in the tubs, just completely turned me off the house. That, and the fact that all but the one house that we viewed would need some serious cash upgrades injected into them. Vital improvements such as furnace and hot water tank replacements, electric panel replacements and carpet, and those were just to make the houses livable really. Hopefully the one place that we viewed and liked, will remain on the market until ours sells ...... But then again, I am not that lucky so I am not going to bank on it.


Goofball said...

I am crossing my fingers here

...well not this very second because it's hard to type ;)

Jenn said...

I wish you the best of luck. We just went through it and it was tough. Feel free to complain on the blog and I will sympathize.

Good Luck