Sunday, we had our first prospective buyer to look at our house. Our Realtor called me right after church was over to tell me that someone wanted to look at the house at 7:30pm. I thought it was odd because just this morning I wondered if someone would want to look at our house on a Sunday. Sure enough, someone did!
After we came home, I was in full home staging mode. Our house is small by American standards, but gigantic by Korean standards. We have a main floor and a full size basement. The main floor was fine overall and didn’t need much straightening. There were only a few minor things to put away and a couple of closets to declutter. There were also trival things to do that for some reason matter to the potential home buyer like removing the refridgerator magnets and setting out plates on the dining room table. The garage part of the basement is another story. It was an absolute mess! My husband calls it the “man cave”. It’s a cave alright, a cave for anything he can bring home. If I had been smart about it, I would have told him sooner that we were showing the house because he cleaned up the garage in no time at all. I suppose we all need some kind of motivation. Speaking of motivation or the lack of…
This is Polly. We call her Fatty because she is fat.
She does this very well.
It was 7:16pm, and we were rushing to get out of the house. I covered Moe so he wouldn’t be a distraction, and we rang the door bell to scare the cats so they would go into hiding in the basement.
This is our other cat, Gary. He is fascinated with Moe.
Then, with our dog, we loaded into the van. Right as we were leaving, the Realtor for the buyers showed up and we knew the buyers weren’t far behind her. We went to a nearby park and I made a comment to my husband that I would hate to not be close to the park anymore. My son chimed in and said that we will still be close, but not as close. As it started to rain, I wondered if the people at our house had a chance to look around outside.
At 8:15pm, we drove by our house and the people were still there. A good sign? I don’t know, but we thought it was. We decided to go to Krispy Kreme and we bought 3 doughnuts. After eating the doughnuts we got thirsty and we stopped at Dairi-O, a locally owned restaurant, to get 3 cups of water My husband didn’t think they’d let me have just 3 cups of water without buying something else. There were tons of people there buying hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream; I told him that if they don’t give me 3 cups of water with the amount of business they do, then I’ll never go there again. I paid 11 cents for 3 cups of ice water. I like their ice because it’s the pellet kind which is great for eating.
At 8:30, we headed back to our house and the Realtor drove passed us at the traffic light and so we knew they were finished. Perfect timing. I was a little excited because the buyers stayed longer than we thought they would. We are curious as to what was discussed. I’m sure I’ll hear from our Realtor soon. Maybe with an offer…maybe not.
To be continued…