Yesterday, we held our last Open House. Haven’t really spoken with our Realtor yet, just a text from him that said traffic was steady and that 2 couples sought financing (he had a finance lady with him). I’ve heard that before, so I’m not even remotely enthused. The only thing that will even register on my Give-A-Damn-O-Meter is an actual offer backed up with escrow. Other than that, it’s all talk.
Here’s where we stand currently. The new house is back on the market. We’re their ‘pocket offer’. If someone makes an offer on our house and we accept (aka. Escrow) and nobody has made another offer on the new house, we’re golden. If someone else makes an offer on the new house before we get one on ours, we’ll get our escrow back and things are then finished.
At this point, I don’t care which way it goes, I just want it to be over with. The emotional rollercoaster sucks as does having all our finances tied up with no clue as to when they’re going to be available. If we don’t get the house, that’s fine mostly since we’ll be getting a lot of our money back (if done within time, we can sell our inspections, elevations, & appraisals too). Then we can just dump all that money we tied up into the wife’s car and get that thing paid down ASAP.
If someone does make a solid offer for our house, then we buy the new house & revamp it to our liking.
We’re not doing any more open houses though. From this point on, we’re switching to a passive mode on selling our house. If our realtor can get showings, good for him. If not, we no longer care. If it were possible to pull our house off the market and get our money back, we’d give it until the end of the week then do that, but alas we have to be “actively on the market” for that to happen.
The sooner this ends, the better.