Friday, May 07, 2010

Doomed to Live Here Forever

We're trying to sell our house right now.

We don't have to sell our house at the moment, but The Mayor and The Rooster share a room and, while that works for now, it won't work forever.

On top of the pain of trying to keep it clean and "show ready" despite the best efforts of the short and loud people we live with to do otherwise, we have chosen to embark on this undertaking during the worst real estate market in a long, long time.

[Because we are so very intelligent.]

To make matters worse, we live on a busy street and only have one bathroom.

It get's tiring to constantly hear all the reasons why our house sucks.

"The road noise was too much for my clients. Nice home, good sized rooms which is important to my clients, but they are noise sensitive."


K got so hearing the reasons why our house sucks that he wrote his own...

Too noisy, not big enough, not enough bathrooms, …, mailbox post too twisted, too many trees, don’t like broken driveway pavement, sink fixtures not gold plated, doorbell too loud, there’s some chipped paint, I smelled dog poop in the backyard, I saw a ghost in the basement, I think my great grandmother was sick with the measles when she was a girl living in this house…


#Doomed to #LiveHereForever

Gah!

11 comments:

Chilihead said...

We are also trying to sell our house. We hadn't planned on ever moving, so we put $$ into a significant kitchen remodel. Instead of focusing on the fact that the kitchen is amazing and so much more than they can expect in a house in that price range, we're hearing stuff like, "But what are you going to put in the hole where the beverage refrigerator was?" or "but what color are you going to paint the bedrooms?" {sigh} I know I'm attached to the house, but I think sometimes people are idiots. ;)

floreksa said...

Our house went on the market 2 weeks before the crash started a few years back.

Our favorite was a couple, who saw a picture of our 2-story colonial online, loved it, requested a viewing then said "We were hoping it was a ranch".

Not hoping FOR a ranch, but that somehow our house would magically morph into a ranch.

Cat said...

Add in a neighbor with their house on the mkt with an extra bathroom and that's my life right now.

Magimom said...

We're in the same boat - trying to sell in this market - not easy!!! Good luck to you!

Cynthia said...

omg. when I sold the firehouse condo I was constantly devastated by buyer comments. it was all about why a historic building should be higher priced than the boxes that went up 2 years ago...

worst market depends on how you look at it. house values are down -
so you can buy a lot more for your
money. bright side.

and more room for visitors. :)

Stacia said...

Well, you know what they say ... once a house with measles, always a house with measles. (And too many trees. Seriously??)

Good luck!

slow panic said...

we are in a house we have grown out of years ago -- we are going to have the same problems when we go to sell - one bathroom, house to old, etc. etc. etc.

i dread it.

Stephanie - the 300-lb Crazy Lady said...

I think K has a fabulous sense of humor!

Good luck selling your house! In this market, it makes sense to get it out there before you have pressure to move... that way, hopefully, you'll find a buyer before you really NEED to. Unless the market turns around, it may be a while....

Chris M. said...

Heehee, floreksa, I hope you found a buyer who didn't expect any magic to happen with your house first.

Best of luck to all of you selling a house. I put mine in the market on October 2009, and it actually sold in less than a mont).

Sayre said...

You never know... That house was perfect for you at the time you bought it - It will be perfect for someone else at the time THEY buy it.

Stephanie said...

Having bought my first house a little over two years ago despite hating the flooring (fixable) and the paint colors (fixable) I just don't get how picky some people are about the little things. Putting your house on the market must not be a lot different from walking around naked in the mall - you're exposed to every criticism imaginable. Good luck to you guys! The right person for the house will show up. Promise. Just ask the people who sold my house to me! :)