Saturday, January 18, 2014

Big weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

We had our real estate agent over yesterday, her name is Sarah.  She wanted to pop by and see our progress.  She seemed pleased with what we have done; as we are.  During the course of the conversation the home stager situation came up.  As I explained at the beginning she charges $125 an hour and I wasn't in love with the woman.  Anyway, Sarah said there was no need to bring her in as between us we could do the rest to get ready for the photos.

Immediately I felt so much lighter and happier. I must have been worrying deep down about having to deal with her again.  Its not that her suggestions weren't right, believe me they were very, very helpful, but she was just a very overpowering person to deal with.

So we have decided to put the house up for sale around the middle of February, but it could be earlier or later depending on the weather.  Also our driveway is an ice skating rink and very dangerous, and there is no salt to be found anywhere at the moment.  I got a lead there should be some coming in the beginning of next week at our local Home Hardware so will call them.  We are putting ashes down at the beginning of the driveway as dh put his brakes on the other morning and went straight out into the main road.  Luckily it was just after 4:30 am so there wasn't much in the way off traffic.  We just don't want anyone falling on our driveway and suing us!!

We are not finished all the jobs, should be done 90% of them in the next week or so.  The mud room will be done by the end of next week.  I will then be able to take photos for you.  We will then be waiting for the trim to come back from Hope Acres and our kitchen table also from there.  Hopefully they will be back by the end of the month.

The house just then needs to be primped and polished and the final staging and decluttering done.  I do feel as though I can see the light at the end of the tunnel finally.

So that is where we are at the moment with the house.  I also got rid of another bag of clothing for another 25 things to leave the house this week.


17 comments:

Evelyn said...

here the local department of highways leaves a big pile of salt/sand mixture in their yard for homeowners to take free.

Jane and Chris said...

We managed to get the last three environmentally friendly ice melters in C.Tire yesterday, WOOHOO! It was either that or learn how to ice skate.
Jane x

stitchersanon said...

We never get salt here or even grit: and if we put it down and there is an accident, we can be held responsible..tis a mad, mad world lol. Glad you feel happier, it is stressful enough moving house without having to deal with one life's characters lol

boopnut said...

People here have been buying water conditioner salt as the others is gone. It seems a shame to sell your house. You have done so much work.
Deb

Blackberry Lane said...

What a relief to learn that you won't have to deal with pushy stager. I've moved often and I know the stress of getting a home ready to put on the market. Best wishes.

Jane said...

Oh how I envy you being so close to listing your home! Realistically I may have to wait until I retire (end of June) before I can get everything finished. I try to get things done on weekends, and I do, but at this rate it seems like it's going to take for bloody ever!! Can't wait to see the pics!

~Carla~ said...

Sounds like things are progressing! :) Good luck with everything,, Gill!

angela said...

After doing all that work you may decided to stay lol. Good luck with it all.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like all is going well, Gill!

anexactinglife.com said...

Happy that things are coming together for you!

DeniseinVA said...

Glad things are going well. I don't look forward to selling our house and hopefully we never will. Had enough of that, but never say never!

Cash Only Living said...

Yeah Im glad your home sale is progressing...and you are right, the house will be much easier to show when there isnt snow and ice on the ground!

Debby said...

Glad things are working out!! No need to ever pay anyone who is just mean and rude to you, glad she is off the job!!

Northern Living Allowance said...

Sounds like everything is coming together nicely! I'm sure it'll be worth it after all your hard work. It must feel good to be tidying and decluttering. Good luck getting some grit!

Rose said...

Good for you not to have to deal with the woman again...and I know just how you feel in having a weight lifted. Sometimes they just take the life right out of a person.

William Kendall said...

It's quite reasonable to hold off in terms of seriously having people in to look at the place while the winter's at its hardest and the driveway gets like that.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

We did our own staging and it worked out fine. The trick is making it as bland and open as possible.