Apr 2, 2008

The Real Estate Process Steps 2,3,4.......and so on

I am so far behind on my blogging it is ridiculous. At least I feel I have an excuse! So we put our house on the market in February thinking that would give us time to be sure to have a buyer by July when we had planned to be up in Canada. We have been told the market is very slow and we would need to expect to be on the market for a while. We had the real estate experts come through on two different occasions with the feedback the same both times. "Great house, great yard, great staging, be prepared to wait a while because things aren't selling very quickly right now." Well, we had only two people come through the house in the first couple of weeks and we figured the experts were right. That is until the second couple that came through asked to come through again, then again, then put an offer in. We were a little surprised to say the least. We kind of thought we wouldn't get any offer for quite a while. Even our agents were surprised. We thought that their initial offer was a little low and knew we had some time to sit on it if we needed to so we came back and said we wanted full asking price. They accepted! I think they really want the house, ok, I know they really want the house. They are planning to have their reception here in early May so we are closing the end of April and will be officially homeless the first of May. We are waiting for all of the final stuff to go through. The home inspector was here yesterday and checked everything out and the appraiser should be here before next week. After that we just wait until closing. Very exciting. Now we are in the process of cleaning the house out for a garage sale and getting ready to pack everything. (Anyone have any extra boxes?) If you are looking for a bunch of junk our garage sale is April 12th. Come on over! Actually we are getting rid of some pretty good stuff. The thought of moving it to Canada is inspiration enough to sell it though. Maybe we can make enough money to pay for the gas it will take to get up there, I doubt it though. So, as long as everything goes well, we will be out of here soon. Wish us luck!

8 comments:

Rod, Sarah, and Rachel said...

How many boxes do you need? I can bring you as many as you want.

tchutchins said...

Congrats! I bet you are getting so excited! That's awesome! Where's Mike going to work when you get there? Good luck with all the packing and stuff, don't envy you there!

T. Lopez said...

Wow Karli, thats great!! And so fast, too!! Nice. I'll have to stop by your yard sale--we just got rid of a bunch of our stuff so time for more right??

Anna said...

Wow, that's great about getting your house sold. Good news for you and SAD news for those of us left behind here. :-(. When will you be driving up to Canada? Do you need any company on the way?

Karli said...

Sarah- Thanks for the boxes. They will be a huge help!
Teija- He will do what he does here. He is able to work remotely so we could potentially live anywhere in the world. We picked Vanderhoof for now!
Tasha- The garage sale is on Saturday the 12th. Come on over!
Anna- We could always use company on the way up to Canada and I know my family would love to see you!

Jared and Davian said...

Karli,

Congratulations on selling so quickly! Now I really know that you knew what I was talking about on my blog about people walking through your home! We too are moving the end of April (just 6 miles away), so we don't have to worry about that anymore.

I am so sad to see you move though! I am not kidding when I say that you are one of my very favorite patients down at the clinic!!! You boys are so adorable. You are such an amazing Mom, I love to watch you interact with your little ones. (I was thinking about you on Sunday during Elder Ballard's talk.)

Oh, I'm going to miss you so much.... please stop by (if you have time) before you leave for one last check-up. If it's not possible I totally understand:) Good luck with packing and moving. Keep your blog going so we can keep in touch!

Kobe Family said...

We hate to see you leave, but I'm happy for you. Tell us what you did to get your house sold so fast. We are still waiting to get the South Temple home sold. It's been on the market since the end of Nov. If you have any tips let us know!

Karli said...

Katie, I totally staged the home. Big Time! I really de-cluttered and then just made the house look nice. I spent a little on some decorations that I thought looked nice and spruced the place up a bit. We had a ton of agents come by as well so that they could let their clients know about it. When it really comes down to it I think we got pretty lucky. The second people to even look at the house were the ones that ended up buying it. I guess it was really just what they were looking for! Good luck!

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