Most of us have been there. Cleaning out, repairing, moving sale, fresh paint, and creating "curb appeal". Putting a house up for sale. *sigh* Yes, it's exciting. The idea of starting fresh, a new home, new decor! But figuring out the timing of selling one home, and buying another can be tricky. And this house is giving me a run for my money!
I sold my home 2 years ago without any real hiccups. Buyers were excited, loved the home and it was a smooth sale. So I was confident when I put this house on the market that it would be a similar experience. The first weekend I had 18 showings and a full price offer by Monday evening. Yay! On to the inspection. All normal things for a 55 year-old house. A little settling, sewer rooter and scope, etc. But, the buyer became a little jumpy and decided to back out. OK, no worries. I still have time to sell it before I close on the new house.
Back on the market, tons of showings, and a couple of offers come in. First one doesn't want the solar panels (buyer must assume the lease with purchase of the home). He actually asked me to remove them. Uhh.. yeah, that costs about $20K! Next! I accepted the second offer even though it was a lower price. The timing was more important to me. Whew, onward to the next step. This buyer fully read the previous inspection report, and a Structural Engineer report, and chose to have another inspector come in. I totally understand that. I was actually present when he came in, and he had wonderful complements about the home. His report was very similar to the first one. All NORMAL. Yet, this buyer got jumpy, too. "We are buying this for our son, and we normally buy newer homes." Then why are you looking at home built in 1962??? Oy, contract cancelled.
Luckily, my new home is not contingent on the sale of this home, but boy, it'd be nice to put a chunk into the mortgage and lower my payment. I threw a little frustrated tizzy fit after hearing about the buyer backing out. After I calmed down, I realized I'm not just selling a house. I'm leaving a home.
This was MY home. My new start after my divorce. My safe haven. A place where I can control the energy, and keep it feeling comfortable and loving. And most importantly, it was the last home where I had My Boy with me. So besides making it look nice for others, I realized I also needed to comfort the home, show it my gratitude for its protection, and, finally, say goodbye.
Yes, a home is energy, and an entity all on its own that responds to who is living in it. Literally, the day I put it on the market, little things started going wrong. A broken ring on a solar tube, a broken ice maker, etc. Nothing has gone wrong with this house since I moved in, until now. And the fact that buyers are backing out. It just doesn't happen twice on one house very often. It's a gorgeous home!
After looking more deeply into the house's response, it is telling me that it is feeling abandoned. It is very loving toward my family, and is being very picky about the next people that live in it. So today, the house is back on the market again. And, Universe, I ask that you match a loving, kind buyer with this wonderful home. Love and Light