Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Renter Drive By

Its getting real.  2 weeks until our final walkthrough, and 2 weeks and 2 days until closing.  I am not prepared in any way shape or form.

I also wasn't prepared this morning when BF found that our property manager had finally gotten our townhouse up on the "for rent" sites.  I've never sold or rented a home before, so to see pictures of my living room, my deck, my dining room and my kitchen lunchbox collection online for the world to see was pretty unnerving.

Also unnerving: someone already wants to see the house.  TOMORROW.  That might explain the family who crept by the house slowly, then turned around and crept by again while I was out weeding the front garden.

I was expecting to use this weekend to clean up and spiff up a bit because the house is a total disaster zone.  How do people move AND have a nice house for strangers to visit?  I just have never understood.

Because I totally suck at checking voicemail on my iPhone, I didn't get the message until 8:30 tonite, so there is no way we can show tomorrow, but I'm going to try to get our act together so they can show it on Friday, even if its not perfect.  Which it totally won't be.

Particularly if I keep blogging instead of cleaning up.  So, more news and pictures coming your way tomorrow.


  1. You are soooo is a pain...last time we sold we would get calls that people were on their way and would be there in 30 minutes...and we had 2 young kids at the time too!!!

  2. WOW!! Interest already! That's awesome! =)

    You'll get there hon. Anyone who is SERIOUSLY interested is going to look past your stuff and any moving clutter and see the potential for them. =) No worries! Just do the best you can. It will be what it will be.

    Wow. 2 weeks? Really? That soon? I can hardly believe it! Before you know it you will be in your new home!

  3. We are in the process of selling our house. To prepare, we moved a lot to storage, which seems silly for you to do at this point. However, here is a tip...if you need to hide some things, use under your beds or under the couches. No one will be looking under there. We have a lot of our pictures, shoes, extra clothes, etc. under the bed. We put the cat’s toys and some of our daughters toys under the couch. Now that we are so close to the move and we have started packing, we have a designated bedroom for the boxes that are already packed. But don't sweat it, people will understand. Just try to make it look as clean and organized as possible. Good luck!!!!

  4. Yes, the rental process sucks! It's like you can never get too comfortable in your home because at any minute someone may want to see the house.

    Our property management company told us to get the mind set that this is not our house anymore and that it is a business. It's hard to do that sometimes because you become attached. ;/

    Well we finally have renters as of yesterday. We had the house on the market for 29 days! People have still been trying to come and view it! So this weekend we will begin packing, because like you we only have 2 weeks left before we head out! :) GL and do what you can do!