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In Limbo (House Hunting & Selling)

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Transitioning from one home to another is an activity one must handle with a great deal of patience and humor!

The whole month of May we’ve been cleaning, fixing, painting, packing–you name it, we’ve done it!  We’ve chosen a new

home and hope to close in June.  In the interim, we’re holding Open Houses on our existing home and thinking of where we’re going to place our possessions in the new home.  I’ve learned so much about prospective buyers over the last two Sundays.  Open Houses are interesting and are definitely an education in marketing/advertising, and communications.  You can tell by comments, body language, and other non-verbals whether a couple is very interested or if they are just looking to expand their awareness of what’s available.

FSBO 4.79 Acres, 4Bdrm 1910 Home
FSBO 4.79 Acres, 4Bdrm 1910 Home

The more we searched in the process finding our new home (both online, and with a Realtor) the more critical and selective we became.  In the end we settled on the first house we physically viewed.  The language used in these transactions/negotiations is interesting as well:  Interest, points, concessions, deposits, appraisals, inspections, escrow, closing, qualification.

You really have to do your homework and know what your bottom line is in making a huge purchasing decision.  If you’re a buyer, I totally recommend working with a reputable Realtor who is working to build his/her business based upon word-of-mouth referrals.  A good buyer’s agent will listen to your needs and advocate for your bottom line in dealing with the sellers.  I couldn’t be happier so far with our CBS Home Realtor!

It is encouraging to see so much interest in our acreage so far.  Tomorrow the report for existing home sales for the month of April will be released.  I fully expect the numbers to be significantly higher than this same time last year.  With interest rates dropping, I’m putting faith in the improved market that someone qualified and interested in an acreage with a move-in ready home will soon be making an offer.



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