It’s Friday, let’s sweep! Coming off of last week’s blog post around Seller Conversations I would be remiss to not share that indeed we did sell our home. Closing date is set for March 25th, 2019. In the immediate, I’ll give the play by play – the digestible bites, the x’s + o’s of how things played out. Once we are Closed I’ll write and podcast more in depth, specifically around the hidden things we brokers can naturally forget when we ourselves haven’t transacting in some time. For us, The Smith’s hadn’t transacted for 14.5 years. April’s podcast will run through the “emotional investments of buying and selling.” Maybe it is the psychology degree in me – this stuff fascinates me! And yes, our little family of four had BIG “feels” around all of this transition.
Here is the play by play…
List date of Wednesday, February 27th.
We did decided to review offers on Monday, March 4th.
$1,250,000 list price, View Ridge neighborhood
As Sellers we had decided to control for all that we could control for prior to list. We did a sewer scope (that yes, turned into sewer line work = worth every penny). We staged (worth every penny). We had one bathroom we had not remodeled – we remodeled (worth every penny). We had windows washed. We had power washing done. We painted anywhere that needed touchup. We had carpets professionally cleaned. We refreshed landscaping, including new sod in the back.
Once I knew we had controlled for what we could, I trusted in the process. The process worked.
Monday, offer review date: We had two offers – one good, one GREAT. One broker presented to our listing broker, the other broker chose to present to us (hint hint: the GREAT offer chose to present to us). Both offers had pre-inspections. *Earnest Money was converted to a non-refundable deposit and is in our bank account. If this gives you any indication of spring market…well, game on.
Closing date is quick: March 25th, 2019. I’m filling out our Sellers Packet from CW Title & Escrow today!
Coming soon – post successful Close of our home: Podcast, episode #12, The Emotional investment of buying and selling. Any side bets if I can get my husband Chad on this Episode? Ps, I’m serious + hoping so! We’ll see if he reads this – stand by on that!
Before then, let’s hit repeat on last week’s podcast – Seller Conversations. All very relevant to preparing for spring! And keep in mind, more often than not, it’s the timing of having these critical Seller Conversations that makes them most impactful for both you and your Seller! Tune in…
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Ok spring market…#Let’sGo #HereToHelp #WeAreWindermere
Laura Smith, Co-owner | Windermere Real Estate Co.