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…