Thursday, June 01, 2006

Don't get too excited, but....

I called our realtor two days ago and told him we wanted to take the house off of the market. He said ok, and told me he'd put the wheels in motion.

Yesterday, the realty team calls and says that a bunch of people want to see the house over the next few days. I was at work when the call came in, and Armondo took the call, agreeing to show the house until the end of the weekend, with Monday being the absolute cut off for any showings.

So, the people who were supposed to look at the house yesterday didn't show up. That totally pissed Armondo off (I was at work, so didn't really know about it). He half-flipped out on the realty team, because the people who decided not to show up apparently weren't interested because the house was too far "north" from the town they're from. COULDN'T THEY HAVE FIGURED THAT OUT BEFORE THEY MADE AN APPOINTMENT?!?

Anyway, a couple of women (sisters? friends? lovers?) came to see the house today, and instead of taking off, we just hung out around the yard, and Armondo took the dogs for a walk around the block. They women stayed for quite awhile. They checked out the interior, the back yard, and even asked to look in the locked shed (which no-one has ever done). I overheard them saying how much they liked the back yard, and one of them even told me straight to my face that they loved the house.

So, after they left, Armondo and I started giddily talking/dreaming about how it would be funny if the house actually sold two days after we were taking it off the market. We agreed not to get our hopes up though, and we put Cherry down for a nap, I changed into PJs and I was headed for a nap too.

Then the phone rang.

The women wanted to come look at the house again. Right away. In 30 minutes. Armondo said that we couldn't leave the house this time though, because the baby was sleeping, and apparently that was fine and they're on their way. Right now.

Cross your fingers!


Melora said...

Oooooh! Fingers crossed here for you! That would be wonderful.

We had some return lookers here today, and are feeling a bit hopeful ourselves.


andrea said...

Another happy real estate story! This gives me some hope. THE PERFECT HOUSE came on the market on Monday and sold Monday night (to someone I know!) and our realtor never told us about it!! It was, in every single little way THE PERFECT HOUSE for us. And so well priced that it sold for above the asking price. I've been totally bummed all week so here's hoping things have turned for you at least.

Anonymous said...

sooo...fill us in!


Erin said...

I'll send a little prayer that they make a good offer your way.

Cherrypie said...

Let's hope the luck has turned for all you house-sellers. I'm always a bit sceptical of agents ( your realtors) who suddenly have loads of interest when they think they might be about to lose their fee. I wonder how many of them are their friends, mothers, cleaning ladies etc.

I really hope yours are genuine and call soon with a great offer x