A lot of you know that we are in the process of selling our house..or should I say trying to sell our house! It, most likely, will be a long haul. But that is okay and we know it. It is a far different market here in Mason City than it was trying to sell a house in the Charlotte area! Actually I think the houses are listed within $10, 000 of each other but this house is waaaaaaaaaaaaayyy better in my humble opinion! In North Carolina we had over 100 showings…I was always getting the house ready. Here….not so much. We have an open house this weekend and we will probably be lucky if one person comes through but hey—all you need is one person, right?
Some thoughts: it is MUCH easier having a house for sale when you don’t have kids and animals around. It is also much easier to have a house ready to show when your husband travels a lot. It is also much easier to show a house when you are not employed!!! With all those things said……I should be able to get this sold, right?? Well, I am hanging in there and realize that when the time is right it will sell. And until then I will keep baking cookies and making the house look and smell yummy!
I also know that this is my favorite house. If I could take the backyard of our house in Freeport, IL, add the pool from North Carolina, the laundry/mud room from the Hawthorne Woods, IL house I think i would have a pretty perfect house. Oh and keep the neighbors from Freeport, IL!!! They were and still are the best! It is funny how when we don’t need so much space and room as empty nesters we have the biggest house we have ever had here. Wonder why that is? Lots of room for family and friends!!!
So when you see a house for sale sign in a yard think of us here with this fabulous house just waiting for the perfect family!!! I would LOVE to miss the Iowa winter but I am thinking I need to hunker down ….bought a snow shovel the other day and got a lot of glares in the store as I walked through and out….but I want to be prepared!!!!