My heart stopped.
Early September?!? Holy Crap. I feel totally unprepared.
So, the tight timeline spurred me into action and I called to make arrangements with a property management company to come over and check out my townhouse and get the ball rolling on renting it out. That means I have to clean it up a bit this week, because they guy is going to TAKE PICTURES. Of my home! Of my couches! Of my yard! Of my kitchen! Of my sponge painting job! Of my cat litter box! (hopefully not that last one)
I've been here 12 years, so I've never gone through the process of selling (or renting) a house before. He wants to be able to start walking people through in a couple weeks. GULP. Not sure I can handle that. I know you have all done it, but with a space this small, its going to be tough to keep it tidy. In good news though, the fact that he thinks he could have enough interested people in a couple weeks is a pretty good sign that my place won't be staying empty for very long.
You know, I have been reading all of your stories about the process and getting ready, and it seemed so easy. There's a post that you have to pack, and then, viola! You've packed and moved! There's a post that you've got two houses to sell, and viola! You've sold them, and are walking away counting your cash. I think the reality of those things might be just a wee bit more complicated!