The house was listed on Wednesday of last week. The sign appeared on the post. The waiting game began.
Agents have an electronic appointment system that alerts you by email when an appointment is scheduled for a property showing. Handy. But unexpectedly emotional (of course!)
The first email I got was exciting - gosh, someone wants to see my house - and then the reality of that sunk in - because they might want to buy it away from me.
I know, I know. That is the whole point of this exhausting exercise.
The email announcement of the first appointment brought tears to my eyes. I was weepy for a few hours. I felt like I had to be somehow part of the process making sure the new prospective owners were worthy of this property - people do that right?? NOT!
By the time 9 appointments were scheduled in a 3 day period I was getting better as accepting this.
An open house was held on Sunday. Apparently another 18 prospective buyers came through. Two of them made appointments for this week to view the property a second time. Nice.
Then on Monday morning an offer came to us - a third person from the open house. The offer was over our asking price. That news was stunning to us ... of course the townhouse has to appraise at what was offered. But still is was very welcomed.
So now chapter two of our real-estate odyssey begins. This chapter should not be as exhausting and in early October ... if the gods are with us ... we will be down to owning just one property. The condo.