Friday, March 09, 2007
She’s on the Market
Yes, the day finally came and Allison got the house up on the MLS yesterday. For Sale in Montgomery, Alabama: charming house with tons of character, a cool swimming pool and a house whose previous recent owners include two college professors, a judge and a noted Southern author plus the current talented and witty owners.
In the past, we've bought two houses from owners directly, sold one that way, used real estate agents for six transactions (3 homes). We've worried with termites, mold, leaky roofs, cracked windows, and countless other issues. We've lived with made-up beds, spotless kitchens, clean carpeting, pretty flowers and washed windows all in the name of inticing buyers. We've loaded cats and a large dog into my little red car and sat up the street in subzero weather while potential buyers trooped through homes. Yes, it does all eventually pay off.
The best house-selling experience was in Mariemont, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, when on the third day after listing, a buyer bought our house which happened to be located on U.S. Hwy 50 where we were treated to several accidents right in front of the house. The longest took about three months.
Three days. Three months. I'll take three days. E-mail me. I have a house you ought to buy.