Friday, March 9, 2007

Put it in 1st, and let the clutch out slowleeeeeee...

We checked out a few Real Estate agents to see what our options are.
Long story short, we found an agent that is a real hustler.
Her name is Sharon and she arrived for her second visit with a complete marketing plan, this tomorrow, that the next day, open houses next week, ice cream socials, an indoor yard sale ("estate sale"), and other ideas that bowled over the Procrastinators Supremo. My wife and I looked at each other, I pushed Beth's jaw closed, and we decided to bite the bullet and let it happen.

Sharon came back the next day and took pictures, we signed the contracts and let her loose. We went out for chinese food with our pals Kathy & Stu and told them about our plan. Then we drank champagne. They don't want us to go but they have heard about that sanity stuff that we all hear so much about, so they gave us their blessing to try to chase it down.

Our house officially went on the market at about noon today. I couldn't find it online locally, but I DID find it at a site for a real estate agent about 40 miles from here.
By 4:00 this afternoon Sharon (our agent) called to see if we would be willing to show the house to someone with an agent in Hillsborough on Saturday, which just happens to be tomorrow. We were planning to spend the weekend frantically redoing the entire downstairs bathroom so that it looks pretty for the "Virtual Tour" camera on Tuesday, spackle, paint, and other quick stuff. The house is a mess, my stuff is all over the place, the place is trashed, Beth and I have sucumbed to some type of stomach bug, and there is a major problem at the auto club that I am a president of....

I said sure, no problem. Bring 'em over.

One house to go... ("pick-it-up-fifteen-twenty-minutes"),

This link doesn't work right now, but maybe tomorrow when the local MLS server gets updated. Obviously they don't use one big server for everybody or we ALL would have gotten the listing at the same time. This link is not to OUR Realtor's site, but to one of Century 21's local competitors that has a MUCH better site designer (with faster database updates too).

This procrastination stuff isn't that hard to beat as long as someone else is doing all the work for you.

I feel really crappy right now, so I will fill in the details later.
I know that nobody is reading this yet (because nobody knows about it except me), but I have to get in the habit of posting often and oftener.



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