Nearly nine years ago, my husband and I purchased our “starter home”. Nine years and two kids later, we’re still in our starter home. For nine months, we’ve been trying to sell our home, but with no luck.
We bought our home in 2002, when financing was easy and prices were robust. We thought the two bedroom, one car garage townhouse would be suit our newlywed selves, ad we figured we’d move on a few years and a few kids later.
Fast forward to 2010. Two kids have more than adequately filled our little townhouse. They run sprints back and forth, from wall to wall when we can’t go outside to play. It’s time to move.
For nine months, we’ve had half of our belongings in a storage unit. We’ve had a whopping five showings.Only one home in our neighborhood has sold since we’ve listed. It’s been a slow go for sure.
We’ve read all the articles about what to expect in a down market. We’ve read about what to do to make for a quicker, better sale. And we know that once we sell this place, we should be able to get into a new house fairly easily. But the waiting is making me nuts.
Have you sold a house lately? Are you looking? What are your tips to make every showing count?