Monday, January 11, 2010

How to sell a house in five easy steps..

Well, we are about to put our house on the market.   I don't know the five easy steps I eluded to in the title of this post, but if any of you know them, please pass on the information.
We worked a lot in October/November pitching and cleaning and organizing knowing we would someday soon be selling our house.  At that time, we were hopeful a specific door would open for Hubby, but it did not, and so life went on.  Not much got done on the homefront in November or December, but we knew we as the year ended we needed to get a move on.  We are currently pursuing a couple of things for next year, and should know around March if one of those doors open.  If not, we have a few other things in the back of our minds, and we are completely open to the possibility that God might have something for us that we have not thought of yet.  I just wish God would send me an email letting me know what He has planned for us - even just a small direction - but apparently I am stil in need of learning more lessons on faith, trust, and patience.  Seems I am always having to learn those three things.
So today I talked to a realtor I had talked to in the fall, and hopefully by the end of the week we will have things ready to go because she may be coming to our house on Friday.  Eek!
Best case scenario - We sell our house in a short amount of time and figure out what we are doing all around the same time frame.
Other good case scenarios -
We sell our house so fast that we move to an apartment for a few months while we wait for God to give us the perfect open door.
We sell our house and then God shows us that we are supposed to stay in this area longer - to which we would probably rent for awhile until we knew more details
Bad scenario - We have an opportunity to move and our house still hasn't sold.  This is why we are starting sooner than later that way we can hopefully avoid this.
Please pray for us.  Pray for a good house selling experience - this is the first home we have owned, so selling is a brand new thing to us.  Pray for excellent timing in everything.  Pray for our sanity - espeically this week as we finish things up and take care of daily life - including work and caring for Buddy.  Pray that God would give us clear direction on what we are supposed to do next, and that we would be listening and obedient.


  1. Like your new blog background! Don't like that you're thinking of leaving the area. :) According to HGTV, you should take down family photos, keep things pretty neutral, and declutter big time! And if you have an open house, bake cookies that morning to make the house smell nice and homey!

  2. I've also heard bake an apple pie that morning, for the apple pie smell! Hope all goes well.


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