Thursday, January 22, 2015

More photos from our home listing

This house selling business has been quite the journey.
Last Thursday afternoon our listing went live and from Friday thru Monday of this week we had 15 showings, plus an open house with 15 people attending, 4 offers, and we sold on Monday night around 8 p.m. for higher than our listing price.
Even then we had another 4 showings scheduled for Tues. and Wed.

Absolutely CRAZY!!!!
I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.

We had more showings and people seeing our house in those 4 days than we did the entire 5 months of it being listed last Summer/Fall.
We have had people ask us what has made the difference.
I mean, we sold our house in 4 days in January, in Minnesota.
For us I would have to say that the staging advice was key as was having the right realtor.
That has made all the difference in the world.
This second realtor was so much more motivated and aggressive and when you are dealing with your most expensive investment that is what you want.  Someone working FOR you!

Now onto finding the next house.
The one I had wanted and was available for MONTHS is gone.
Already cried over that and got it out of my system.
Our realtor assures us that he has never left a client homeless and that he will find us an even better home.
I am holding him to that.

Here are some final shots of the rest of the house and what we did to get it sold.

Boys' room.  The bed is a trundle so they both sleep here at least until we move and then we'll figure out different sleeping arrangements and accommodations.

Girls' room sans metal bunk beds.  Queen bed up on risers so we can shove all their stuff underneath the bed. And I do mean stuff--laundry basket, viola, American Girl doll and her paraphernalia in a large bin, some blankets folded up that only get used at night.

Hubby's workshop.  Mine is right next door on the right.  It wasn't presentable enough at the time to take pictures and share on our listing.  It looks more organized now.

Interestingly enough a single gal has bought our house.
She is going to have so much room to work with.


  1. All that staging looks sooooo good. The red rug in the kitchen really looks nice, too. Now it's onward and upward. M

  2. I have really enjoyed reading about the new changes that were made in selling your house. I've never heard of staging ladies but they sure know their stuff :O) So glad you were able to sell and will now be able to "move on". It's amazing how quickly the house sold too; you must be so very relieved.

    1. It kinda makes my head spin, but we're looking forward to the next chapter.

  3. So happy for you! What a whirlwind. And good for you for telling everyone your road to success. (So others can learn from what you learned.) We also 'staged' our house, had excellent photos and an excellent Realtor and it sold in 4 days. Hope you find a great home for your family.

    1. Thanks!! I can't say enough good things about this second realtor and his team.

  4. I am so happy for you to be able to close this chapter and look forward to hearing about your even better new house :-) although, I am sorry that weren't able to get the one you wanted.



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