Sunday, March 8, 2015

Muh-DEE

Yesterday we went to the NEW Golden Gaits Ranch, and discovered one of the not-so-nice attributes of living in Guffey. During spring melt it is extremely muddy! It had snowed, then warmed up. The weather yesterday was sunny and beautiful, reaching 65 degrees. But, the streets were quite muddy, with lots of puddles and gooshy spots to dodge. Everyone's cars are a mess. The mud there is quite slippery and sticky. Just one small disadvantage that will take some getting used to.

The main part of the barn is completed, and photos will follow soon.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In Contract

Wahooo!  Just five days after listing the house, we are in contract for the sale. We received two offers, and the one we've accepted is a very good one. There are no contingencies, and we were offered a good price. :)  The closing date is scheduled for April 17th, so we've got lots of work to do!

Monday, March 2, 2015

House For Sale

Our house is on the market! CLICK HERE for the listing info.
Panorama Shot of the House & Property
It went "live" on the MLS on Thursday (the 26th), and already we've had 8 showings, two of which have been repeats. There is another repeat showing scheduled for today. Our realtor believes we may have a couple of offers by the end of the day. It's an exciting time; unique and a bit stressful. We aren't terribly stressed, in that we know God has our best interests in mind and we are in His care. But, with so many things up in the air, we don't quite know what to think or what to do with ourselves. The house is cleaned, spic & span. I don't want to mess it up, so we can leave quickly when a call comes for a showing.

The real estate business is a conundrum. There are so many expectations and procedures and rules of engagement, many of which just don't fit our way of doing things or our values. We prefer personal interactions with the people we're selling to, rather than the third party protocol with agent interference. In the real estate business, it's a horrible thing for the homeowner-seller to be present at showings or to get to know the buyer in the process. It's hard for us not to be able to show the house and share tidbits about why we did what we did, how the surroundings work for us, etc. We'd love to know about the potential buyers and what they'd like to do here. We'd just like to know how God is fitting this together both for us and for them. We'd like to know how we've prepare this place for the next steward of it. Perhaps we will be able to have some personal interaction, but not if left to the real estate world.

There.  I have vented.