Today the realtor even came over to help me take care of a few miscellaneous projects. A few small patches needed some touch-up paint and cleaning... It's great to see he has an eye for detail when it comes to little things that may distract potential buyers. Some of the things I picked up from HGTV have actually paid off!
So, the house is officially going on the market tomorrow... I wonder how well it'll do. It's kind of weird to think that, in all likelihood, this won't be my place anymore in a little while. There is still that part of me that thinks, I still like this place. I still enjoy it and have fun here. But then... I can't count the number of times I've thought, "It would be nice if it were like this," or "This could be a bit better." And in the end, isn't that why I'm doing this? To move on to someplace that's a little closer to being exactly what I want?
I have found some places that have caught my eye... And in the area I'm looking at, it looks very easy to get more space for less money. I feel like I can take the experience I've had with this place and make the next even more enjoyable!
At first I was worried about how much I'd be losing by selling this place, considering this is a terrible market to sell in. But I was actually pleasantly surprised when I first met with the realtor to discuss the price... I told him what I was thinking of, which was admittedly a little high considering recent properties and sales, but he actually suggested I go HIGHER. It turned out that another property had recently come on the market at a price close to mine, but lacking the upgrades my place has! So the price he suggested... was actually the exact same list price I originally bought this place for.
Obviously it will sting a little to lose the money I spent on upgrades, and for the place to not have increased in value since I moved in, but I think it's awesome considering the current market situation. It was certainly better than I had expected! It seems like the market may be starting to turn around a bit for the better... My realtor seems really excited, so I feel confident about this!
So, I guess we will see what happens... It's a bit of a nerve-wracking time, being both physically and mentally draining, but it's also exciting. I hope things go well!