This will be a memorable day for me. Today we put our home of 23+ years on the market.
Our realtor called to let us know that he had put the listing on the MLS. He had to use a temporary picture of the house, until they can get the current picture in place. It was something to do with the rules of the road for the Multiple Listing Service.
Minutes later, he got a call from a local realtor, asking if the house was available to be seen! Three hours later, the first couple came to see it. I asked our realtor if that was common, and he said it NEVER happens that way.
Last night, knowing that today was the big day, I started the laundry, tidied the office desk, put away odds and ends and washed dishes. I asked Dear Husband to dry dishes and put them away, while I finished with other chores. We were well on the way to putting the house in condition to be seen. Still, we had to push a bit today to be sure it was ready.
We do not open the house to prospective buyers. They are to arrive with a realtor, who uses the lock box to get a key to let them in. We are supposed to be going out the garage door as they are entering the house. We slipped away and ran an errand as they looked things over.
I doubt seriously that we will get a bid from this visit, but everything has been so unpredictable that it’s possible. We will see what we will see.