As you probably recall we are in the midst of selling our home. We put the house on the market on May 9th and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. We’ve had a good many showings – at least 2 per week. Which I have been very happy with. We also had one Open House on a Sunday – that didn’t get a lot of traffic – but you never know!
I know so many people complain about keeping the house show ready, but I have to say I have enjoyed the “pressure” of keeping the house clean. It’s been nice to live in a super tidy house for over a month. I *may* miss the little voice in my head saying “Go ahead and put that away – you’ve got to keep the house looking good!”
I have been very adamant that when we do have a showing that the house is show ready. This means coming home on my lunch break to turn on all the lamps and fluff and puff. I even had a sweet friend come by the house on a last minute showing and get everything ready. There’s only one chance for a first impression!!
I’ve also tried some non-conventional ways of getting the word out. I actually contacted Julia @ Hooked on Houses, who occasionally features her reader’s homes that are for sale. And guess what… she totally featured us this past week! Check it out… HERE.
There are so many good blog posts out there for tips on selling your house. I think these tips can really help get your house – Show Ready!
So all that is to say… we’ve got an offer on the house! We still have to get through appraisal and inspections – just trusting that if it’s God’s will for us to move, we will!
Of course the flip side of this exciting development is the next house. We’ve also put a house under contract for us to move to, but I’m not quite ready to share all of that yet. Trying not to count the chick’s before Mama’s ready – if you know what I mean. So needless to say – the Leischners have a little bit on their plate right now being 4 1/2 months preggers and getting ready to completely turn things upside down! Should be interesting!!
Can’t wait to take y’all on the journey with us!!