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.