Good morning! I am finally unpacked from my trip, the laundry is washed, dried and folded and I am settled back at home until my next trip. My husband and I were in Arizona last week visiting the grandkids who moved back this past summer to the states from Argentina. We had a great time hiking in the mountains, playing with the kids and grand-pup and of course enjoying their parents as well. Since arriving home Thursday it has been a little chaotic because the house is still for sale and while we were out of town we didn’t want to have anyone coming in and out so all of the viewings that were scheduled were rescheduled for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and tonight. Selling a house is a lot like being on social media, it is not for the faint of heart. You may think you have a nice house but everyone that comes through has something to say about it and more often than not what they have to say is not nice. The house is on line and in addition to the 50 photos there is a walk through video of the entire house and yet we get comments like; the yard is too small, or its too big, we don’t like crepe myrtle trees, we really wanted palm trees, we wanted 6 bedrooms and you only have 5, we don’t like your white kitchen with African mahogany island because we are looking for a blue kitchen with white marble, we wanted a pool and you don’t have one, we don’t like hardwood floors, but we would love to buy your furniture, art and some of your clothes. My first question is, did you actually look at my house and all 50 photos in-line? And my second question is wouldn’t it be nicer to say, ” this isn’t the house for us” rather than telling me all of the things that you were looking for but I am not offering?
I am in the process of looking for a house and guess what, I don’t waste time on houses that are not a “fit” for me and I am certainly open to changing things. After all who doesn’t put their own stamp on the house they are living in? If I want a 3 bedroom house I am not looking at houses that are 6 bedrooms, if I want a ranch I am not looking at 2 story houses. I can also see past the walls and walls of wallpaper, the cherry cabinets, and the the jungle mural painted on the walls I just can’t figure out why the last few people who have come to view my house can’t do the same.
Ok, enough about my house woes I am sure the right offer will come along and I will find my new dream house soon.
I hope that you have a great day!