Sunday, May 01, 2011
We are not under water as the saying goes with our value vs mortgage balance, but I do not like the scenarios cited by the real estate agent. I plan to fix a few major problems and find another agent, but probably will end up selling myself as I did with my previous house. At that time we saved about 10,000 in commission on a $150,000 sale. So I definitely know what to do to get this done myself.
At this point I am getting estimates on repairs that definitely need to be done, and some small amount of updating of fixtures and kitchen flooring and painting of at least one room and two ceilings. By the time we will be ready to get the house on the market we will have gotten rid of our "extra" stuff we can't possibly fit into a small place (probably an apartment) and sold anything we can get a decent price for (or donate for tax deduction). I have watched a lot of staging for selling t.v. shows and have a pretty good idea of things people are looking for when coming to a house for sale.
I am hopeful that the market will be better in 6 months so we can get a better price than quoted to me yesterday. We could wait it out longer but I would prefer to have lower monthly expenses but am not feeling desperate...and don't plan to anytime in the future.
I will come out of this with bells on!!!
P.S. I lost another 3+ lb overnight..... I am faithfully following the Weight Watchers points and am not having difficulty with it. I also have not eaten any ice cream (one of my downfalls) for over a week).