Major revision

I’ve lived in my current home for 14 years. I’ve never been one to set down deep roots, but they got pretty deep here.

So the house is going up for sale. Maybe. I don’t know. All I know is I’m restless and have been for at least the last five years.

The realtor ( a colleague of mine) and her boss came out yesterday to evaluate my house and let me know what I can do to increase the value and get it sold quickly. I haven’t signed anything yet. But, after being initially overwhelmed with what needed to be done, I’ve broke down the projects and am feeling much better about completing them.

In spite of my ambivalence, I feel a budding excitement. An excitement I haven’t felt since, well, forever. I’m shooting for putting the house on the market June 1, or thereabouts. I had decided to move out and this was encouraged by my visitors yesterday. Houses sell better empty, or so I was told. As much as I love my cats (3), litter boxes are quite unattractive. And my cats do not deal well with strangers in the house. My dogs, who think strangers are their next best friends don’t understand the feelings are not mutual from potential house buyers.

And I’m facing a potential problem of trying to rent with 3 cats and 2 dogs. That could be difficult and potentially expensive. Generally it’s $300 nonrefundable deposit for one dog (sometimes for 2 small). I’ve decided that when I figure out it’s time to sign the contract with the realtor, I’ll find a place. (Now I need to find a St. Joseph statue to bury in the yard when I’m done prepping the house.)

Wish me luck…



3 thoughts on “Major revision

  1. You know, I am in the middle of a major move…again! I think houses sell better with furniture. But, then, I love to decorate. I do believe they sell better without pets in them. Maybe that is what your realtor was really saying…just guessing. Anyway, I wish you luck…and, hang in there. I also feel over-whelmed some days. I just had 130 plastic tubs of personal “stuff” delivered Friday, with my washer/dryer. The furniture will stay until I sell the other house.

    1. Meggie! I’m so glad you dropped by! I’ve been keeping up on your blog, but more as a lurker since it has been so frustrating trying to comment using my iPad (long story). Yes, and I knew it – houses do sell better with the pets out, especially cats. I am trying to downsize and simplify.

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