Status Update

On Monday we will enter week two in terms of the listing of our house. We are getting a lot of showings but no offers as yet.

I have the real estate data for our area from April. At that time, the average number of days on market was 29  and the average list was 98 percent. I won’t start to get concerned for another couple of weeks yet.

I think our listing was impacted by our next door neighbor. For different reasons, they decided to list at the same time — for a higher price — and their house sold a couple of days ago.

I will be very glad to get this part behind us. It does put quite the strain on the family to keep a house in top condition. I have a checklist of tasks that need to be done on a daily basis and we are spending two to three hours a day maintaining the home: lawn care, watering flowers, dusting, cleaning, decluttering. Add in one or two showings a day and you get a sense of the impact on family life.

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