We Are Putting Our Condo Up For Sale
May 25, 2008 10:00pm CST
and have been in the process of getting it ready, by packing a lot of the excess stuff up, and moving it places out of the way so we can show our place. It has been a lot of work getting it this far, but we are on schedule to get it listed by Tuesday or Wednesday evening. We are a little nervous to be moving from here, but excited. We have found a 3 bedroom double wide we are interested in, and looking forward to being there. The only drawback, is it will be a lot further for me to get back and forth to work, so this might be the incentive I need to start looking for something better. So does anyone have any tips to share, or words of encouragement, and how did you deal with the excitement of trying to sell a place, etc? ~~TINA~~
• United States
26 May 08
Wow, that's exciting! :) I remember about two years ago when my parents bought a house and we moved in. I didn't realize how quickly it would feel like home. ^_^ You're going through a major transition in your life. It's going to be a lot of physical labor, but you'll see, in the end it'll be worth it. :) You're leaving old memories behind and can look forward to the new memories that will occur in your new residence. Take care and have a marvelous adventure! ^_^
• United States
26 May 08
Moving itself is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. It sounds like you're doing everything right so far in preparing to sell your house. Make sure it looks as good as possible. Aesthetic appeal has a lot to do with finding a potential buyer. Make sure your kitchen and bathrooms are well lit and spotless. If possible, when showing your house to potential buyers, have coffee brewing. The smell of coffee is probably the most "homey" smell there is, and would be to your benefit. Try not to have too much in a personal nature in your house when showing it, i.e. family photographs and the like. Prospective buyers want to picture themselves in it. Seeing another family in it (yours) prevents them from fully seeing themselves there. Of course, walls must be a neutral color. They would probably change the color to suit themselves, and a neutral color helps them to picture the house as they would like it. From my experience, men pay for the house, but it's the women who BUY it. Kitchens, bathrooms and closet space of 3 of the most important things to a woman when buying a new home, at least in the majority of cases. I just don't know if moving farther away from your work is a good idea in these uncertain financial times. How much farther? Would the mortgage payments be smaller (assuming you will have a mortgage)? If so, that might offset the cost of your transportation. When looking for a new house, I've gotten very excited over so many potential homes! But you have to look at the entire picture. Is shopping handy? Would that help to offset the cost of gasoline? Average heating/cooling each year is also something to consider when buying a new house. Taxes! You must look at the real estate taxes, also, before buying. So many things to consider! How nice a place looks is a very small consideration compared to the economic ones. After looking at all of these things and it still looks like a good idea, go for it! It's so exciting moving into a new home.
• Davao, Philippines
26 May 08
i had experience that ..i mean selling our house...sometimes i feel reluctant to put it on sale ..some good memories on this house..but had to relocate to be near our working place..much more practical i guess..and yes feel excited too at the same time in moving out for a new one...in looking for a new one .. one must consider the location of this particular house is it near the work place ? and near to malls? school? or if you prefer near the coastline...