6.18.2009

My plate is overflowing...

My plate is not just full but overflowing. Why, you ask? Because of this:


Hmm...all you see is my serene and cozy front porch. Deceiving because all I see is WORK. We have decided that we're 99.2% sure we're going to sell our house. I'm a realtor and have been experiencing homes in my price range fly off the market (thank you $8000 stimulus). Our home itself is fabulous. We've spent nearly 4 years fixing it up from the sad state it was in when we bought. There are just a couple of problems. We have no yard unless you count a concrete slab and a patch of grass that the dogs pee on as a backyard. Boo. Also, though we love the charm that a home built in 1922 possesses, we've dropped a lot of cash on problem after problem. 

Declan has most certainly changed every aspect of our life and this is no exception. Mark and I are "old house people" and I love woodwork as far as the eye can see, little nooks, high ceilings, etc etc but for now it's just not practical. We're looking for something newer with a backyard. 

Ok, back to the stress. We have lots of stuff to do before we list and I'm wanting to list in the next week or two. It will be a miracle if we hit that time frame. All our touch ups and repairs to list seem to be taking twice as long as I anticipated. My fingers are crossed for our survival while on the market (a baby and 2 dogs makes showings a little more complicated) and a quick sale. The bright side? I know a good realtor. ;)

So, yeah, I totally just posted my SUPER cheesy realtor picture. You've got to be able to laugh at yourself, right?

7 comments:

Sara said...

Love the pic...you look HOT! Seriously. Have fun house selling/buying...can't wait to see your new one!

Tracey said...

LOVE THE PICTURE! I'M JEALOUS OF YOUR FRONT PORCH!

Diana said...

Good luck!!! ope it sells quickly and that you find a new place right away!!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

actually, I think that pic o fyou is great!! Good luck, we don't have a sign in our yard yet FSBO, but perhaps this year or next it will actually happen! Maybe~
S.

Simply Complex said...

Ugh, I dread the day we have to move again. The house selling is the worst part - but the packing isn't much better. Good luck on selling, and at least you can keep your commission!

Denver Jen said...

I totally feel for you having just gone through this and I can't imagine the added stress of having to show the house with an infant. Your porch looks beautiful - I'm sure it will fly off the market!

KimboSue said...

LMAO at the cheesy realtor pic!