Category: Selling our Home

How We Staged Our Entryway for House Showing

How We Staged Our Entryway to Sell Our House

Last week, I shared how we prepped our entryway in order to list our house, and this week I promised to share how we created this warm, inviting entryway for under $40, with links to the products we used.  Are you ready for it?

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How We Prepped Our Entry Way Before Placing Our House on the Market

I am excited to share the first post in our “Welcome to Our House Series”, for the next few months we want to share how we prepped and staged our home before placing it on the market.  We are starting with the first thing visitors will see…the entry.  Why not come on in and check it out?  Make sure to share what you think after you have had the full tour.  We love encouragement, tips and even additional ideas.

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25 Things We Hope To Find In Our New Home

Last week I shared The Top 7 Reasons We Want to Move, so this week I thought I would continue to keep it simple and share what we are looking for in our new home.

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House Selling Disappointment #1 Finding the Positive After a Potential Buyer Says No

Yesterday I woke up feeling encouraged, positive, productive and expectant.

So positive, in fact, I began singing loudly while doing my morning chores, much to my children’s dismay.

I also announced that I expected to hear from our realtor at some point, and that I expected it to be good news.  Not sure what kind of news, but definitely good news.

That “encouraged” feeling stayed strong through the entire day despite pain, injury, arguments, bill paying, budget analyzing and wading through a mountain of growing hospital and medical bills.

And then…the text came.  The text I had been anticipating all day.  The text we hoped to see every time my phone goes off.  The text we hoped was the offer on our house.  Read more »



The Top 7 Reasons We Want to Move

Since making the decision to list our home and look for a new one, I have been deluged with the questions, the main one being

Why?

Why do you want to move?

What is wrong with your house?  It’s new.  It’s beautiful.  It’s maintained.  Etc, Etc, Etc.

They are right.  My home is gorgeous.  It’s new and I already live here, but it has begun to present me with some challenges that would be costly to change.  Because so many have asked this exact question, I have decided that today, I want to share those reasons.

The Top 7 Reasons We Want To Move


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Our 1st House Showing-Behind the Scenes

 

Let me just say, that for weeks, we have been preparing for this first house showing.  We actually listed our house days ago, took photos and had the realtor visit last Thursday, but today is the first day we were called for an official showing to a prospective buyer, with only a 2 hour notice!

Now, for some people a two hour notice before a house showing might be plenty of time, but for a woman who spends her time between a wheelchair, walker and recliner and two girls who struggle with their own physical challenges, two hours is a VERY short window.  Factor in the fact, we just sold 20 items on Ebay and had the boxes and packing supplies sitting in the main rooms waiting to be packed and shipped and that two hour window seemed even smaller.  They had to be transported down a ramp and into the garage to make the main rooms look clean and of course, “clutter free”.   It seemed almost impossible.  But, instead of saying “no” and losing the chance at a buyer, this crazy mama asked the realtor to push the showing back 30 minutes to allow us enough time to prep the house, remove the extra Ebay boxes and catch our six cats, before they arrived.

I have to say, We did it!  We got it prepped!  It was clean, decluttered, pet free and looked amazing for such short notice and our first house showing, but it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t fun.

Let me share just a few highlights of the “fun times” we encountered.

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