Monday, June 13, 2011

House Showing

Well, we showed our house for the first time tonight. I was SOOOO panicked because our real estate company called at 3:30 and said to have our house ready to show between 5 and 7 p.m. So, that was a 2 hour window. Ben was at work. I called him and said "You have to come home RIGHT NOW!" The garage was a mess, I had some paint to touch up, there was laundry everywhere, the dishwasher was full of clean dishes, but there were dirty dishes in the sink, etc. etc. etc. I have never crammed like that in my life. I think I still have random stuff piled in my clothes dryer to hide it. The plan was for me to take Sarah driving around and Ben stayed to let them in because our key doesn't work. Holy cow, that is bad, too! Well, I drove. And drove. And drove. And drove. Seriously. It was 7 and no one had come. I called our agent and she called this other agent who was bringing the people to see our house and couldn't reach him! I was so irritated because I could have done so much more if I would have known I had at least 3.5 hours instead of 1.5. I know I should be ready anytime, but it just listed yesterday. So, the real estate agent said to go on about our business and she would let us know when she heard from him. Well, I got out my paint rollers and started to touch up some repairs we had done in the laundry room (which looks great!) and we got a call! They were running 10-15 minutes late. I still need to apologize to my realtor because I sort of freaked out when she said that they would be here in 10 minutes. I was standing on a sheet with wet paint around me, screwing in a switch plate, with Sarah in her crib. Anyway, I got out of the house just as they were pulling up next door. Apparently we aren't supposed to be here when the house is being shown. Ben followed me out, told them it was open...but they went to our neighbor's house! Theirs is for sale also. Anyway, they only stayed in their house about 2 minutes, we estimated. I am not sure how long they looked at ours, we left. We did see them a little later driving around, but I do think they stayed in mine a little longer. Maybe. Anyway, this is our house showing story. I hope it's not like this every time, my nerves can't take it!

1 comment:

  1. yikes! I would have been so upset! Mike and I will be going through that in a year or so and i am not looking forward to it at all!