On the Market

Monday, January 31, 2011

Yesterday, our realtor came over and we filled out all of the paperwork to put our house on the market soon.

Quite simply, I am shaking in my boots.

Now, we just wait and see if anyone likes our place. If all goes well, we'll soon have strangers walking through looking at it. It's weird.

Meanwhile, we run a search multiple times a day for new listings to see if anything comes up that we like. It gives me anxiety. As we get through February and into March, we hope to see the number of listings increase dramatically, as people rush to get their houses on the market in time for the spring, which we hear is THE time of year to buy/sell a house.

This is such an emotional process for me. I want to find a new home, but it makes me so sad to think about leaving this one. It's made extra emotional now that we have Nora, as this is the only home she has ever known--it's where we waited for her arrival; it's where we brought her home.

Being on the market--to sell a house and to buy one--is a strange feeling. It sort of feels like our current home is no longer really ours, yet we don't have another home to go to. You know me--I don't deal well when the future is so unknown, so you can imagine how this state of being gives me an overall uneasy feeling.

Keep your fingers crossed for us on both counts--buying AND selling! We hope luck tips in our favor soon.


Wishing on stars January 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM  

I'm sure that's an uneasy feeling. You guys will find the perfect house to raise Nora in, and your current home will still hold a special place in your hearts.

After reading your previous blog about wanting to find certain things in your new home without having to update them, I wanted to ask if you've thought of new build. Then you know every thing is new, no updates and there is always a warranty that comes with it. Just a thought.

Janelle February 1, 2011 at 5:45 AM  

Best of luck! hope it all goes smoothly.

If you do get an offer on your house before you've found another, your buyers might be willing to let you stay there for a while paying them rent. Hopefully it won't come to that, but it's an idea anyway?

Anne Marie February 1, 2011 at 7:45 AM  

We just closed on our first house and it was only a 3 week process... we were motivated buyers :)

Best of luck!!

natsdistractions February 4, 2011 at 8:53 AM  

Good luck with the house hunting! We're hoping to put our house on the market this spring. I look forward to reading about your experience.

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