timeline

i thought i would illustrate my monday in the following manner:

6am
i wake up with a churning stomach for the eighth morning in a row - selling a house is nerve-wracking

8:30am
i leave a message with our attorney regarding documents we need to finish if we want to receive any offers on our house and be legal. i want to be prepared even if i am being overly hopeful.

10am
i receive phone call from interested buyers requesting meeting to discuss offer tonight or tomorrow night. i guess hopeful is appropriate.

10:30am i hurriedly begin working on gathering any/all paperwork, e-mailing jesse several times in order to coordinate a "working lunch" for the two of us.

11am i receive phone call from second interested buyers' agent requesting final walk through at 4:15 today. yes, definitely hopeful, but anxious, definitely anxious.

11:30am i call first buyer and inform her of other meeting scheduled. she asks to come at 3:15 to place her offer. i agree.

11:35am i place second phone call to our attorney and reach him at home. he is very helpful and i feel (somewhat) prepared for the afternoon.

12pm jesse and i quickly finish all necessary paperwork (lead-based paint disclosure form and property disclosure form) prior to my meetings with the buyers over his lunch hour. i feel much more prepared for the afternoon.

1pm - 3:10pm lots of prayer people, lots of prayer

3:15pm meet with couple #1 to walk through house, answer questions, fill out forms.

4:15pm couple #1 begins writing out their offer at my dining room table while couple #2 and agent arrive for walk through. i give detailed tour to a slightly intimidating but very nice realtor.

4:20pm couple #1 hand me offer and leave.

4:40pm couple #2 and agent leave to discuss and write out offer.

5:15pm jesse arrives home from work to provide companionship in the craziness.

5:30pm agent returns alone and delivers offer.

6:00pm i take much needed break and unwind. jesse takes imitrex.

6:30pm jesse and i discuss offers and decide on counter offer for couple #1. we call our attorney with questions on contract and leave message.

6:45pm we call couple #1 with verbal counter offer (with a promise of no more negotiation with couple #2 if accepted)

7:11pm over the phone, we receive a verbal acceptance of counter offer from couple #1. we plan on meeting later tonight once we hear back our lawyer with the hope to complete all paperwork by tomorrow morning.

7:54pm we speak to our attorney and he patiently answers my gazillion questions on the contract and oh so fun legalese

8:22pm i hang up the phone with the attorney and call our buyers. they agree to come over immediately to fill out paperwork.

8:30pm i quickly pick up my house to impress a home buyer for what i hope is the last time. (this is fairly quick considering my children are still up north. did i mention that at some point among the many morning phone calls, my mom assured me they would be fine an extra day. total blessing)


8:45pm buyers arrive, we fill out contract with lots of initialing. at one point we realize there is a pamphlet and form missing, but thank God for the internet and the readily available pdf's it provides.


9:42pm (approximately) we make it official with our signatures. whoa, we just sold our house. for serious.

9:50pm buyers leave (for the second time, considering we almost forgot to get the earnest money check when they initially walked out the door).

9:55pm we open a bottle of sparkling cider (not a good idea to mix alcohol with nerves and migraine meds - we'll save the real stuff for the closing) and celebrate that in one week we sold our home.

that's about it - just your average monday.

3 comments:

Renee said...

Wow Annalea. Your average Mondays are a little more exciting than mine! ;) Congratulations! It's got to be a HUGE relief now...maybe even anti-climactic...so much work and BAM it's all over. But still a huge relief and you don't have to keep your house spotless every second. Can't complain about that, huh?

Josh said...

Congratulations! I'm so hopeful your closing goes through smoothly.

:-D

Roxanne said...

WOW! taht is crazy fast with the market- nutz! yeah God!

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