Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Get Outta My Shot!!!

Today we listed our house.
Panic!
We are trying to sell it by owner to begin with, and then if necessary, list with a real estate agent.
We will have good coverage through an online websites and other online search engines.

Our For Sale sign will arrive later this week. Then I feel it will be official.

I am cleaning the oven as we speak (thank goodness it's self cleaning - a selling point!)

I'm to put some pictures up online and put together a flyer for the "Take One" tube that will hang below the
For Sale sign.

This afternoon was spent nervously cleaning, walking in circles and re-arranging some things for the pictures I will take.

Some things, or somebodies will NOT be re-arranged. 

Exhibit A and B:

Sadie trying to enhance the "master suite" with her good looks.
This is a cozy space and I've made it as open and bright as possible.
Needs more straightening though I can see - Sadie, why didn't you say something?


The cows, er, excuse me, The Bostons grazing in our backyard. 
Which backs up to a wooded estate that is a protected wetland.
(Insert sing-song voice) "Another Selling Point!"

I think I will leave them in a couple of the pictures to add "charm" and let prospective buyers know that the neighborhood is dog/cat/pet friendly. 

Now if I could only get them to scoop their own, you-know-what, pick up their toys, and learn how to point out great selling points to anyone who happens to show up and consider our house. 

 Actually, that's a great idea. Mr. Tennis and I will take a walk while The Bostons and Bumby show people around the house, instead of the other way around.

It is THEIR house after all.

9 comments:

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Watch out, your buyer will want to keep those two LOL!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Protected wetland,you say?
Rather the Bostons in the yard, than overly large reptiles.
which is it? crocs or alligators?
Hmmm...not a good selling point.

Well, I'm hoping you all the best. By Owner is a hard way to sell, I hear. I'm sure y'all will do fine.

keep us posted. Pat

Mr. Connor said...

Fingers / Toes crossed and know the real work begins ! !

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sadie does enhance the pictures!!!! Good luck!

Angela said...

It looks great girl! I have heard of people selling within a week before. Are homes selling pretty good in your area? I know where we are at on vacation right now there are homes that have been for sale for a few years. It's this crazy economy and this area is pretty much vacation extra homes for people. I would love to buy one but they haven't came down in price!

I would do up a special blog just for selling your house if I were you! It wouldn't be hard at all to do.

Good Luck!
Angela

Chatty Crone said...

Did you ask them if they wanted to move? Your home is lovely and it will sell. sandie

KarenSue Farash said...

Oh my! I guess when you know it's for sale you get a different attitude?! I know it's exciting but scary. Keep on cleaning!!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann,
You have done such a nice job of decorating, I'm sure your house will sell soon.
Sadie does look very fetching in the first picture, she's just such a sweetie!
Sure, keeping the pets in one or two pictures is a great idea, I think, it does indicate a real family lives in the house.
I'll bet the animals could give a pretty good tour, as long as they are on side with the plans. :)
How lovely to be on the edge of a protected wetland...ARE there crocs and alligators there? YIKES!!!
But I imagine this is to be expected where you are, and just part of the scenery???
I think living in your part of the world must be quite an adventure - big storms, exotic wildlife... amazing really! :)
Wishing you a smooth, and successful sale...although it's alot of work, it is for the short term, and then onto the whole rest of your life!
Brenda

Orlando Grandma said...

It is important to take the first step then ONE STEP AT A TIME, thing will fall in place the way they are meant to. With faith,hard work and patience the goal will be achived. Good luck to all.