Sunday, April 12, 2009

One step closer to RV land; Our house For Sale on the web!

We held our last Moving Sale/Garage sale yesterday. I was surprised with the turnout. These folks are hardy! Or garage sale enthusiasts or something.
It was a nasty day. I posted signs about 6:10 in the morning and there was a slight drizzle. When I got back from my weekly run at Burke Lake with Gil and Al at 9:00, it was raining hard.
Most of the signs did not do too well. But our customers knew something was going on and I saw two cars get out and fold over the wilting wet sign to get the address...they knew they were close...
And to my surprise -- we made about $141.00! Amazing. Kelly and Pam really did a great job organizing and getting set up. What didn't sell, I took to the Manassas Salvation Army Donation Center. It is the largest one in the country!

We were hoping for a sunny day so we could talk to neighbors and garage sale bargain hunters about our Moving Sale. Our house goes on the market on Thursday and our Realtor has done a great job with the photos and flyer. In fact he posted them on the web even before it is in the MLS. So it is a big weekend for us! No more Moving Sales and the house is almost on the market.

Today I'll pull some more weeds out of the garden, plant some more flowers and be looking forward to the Open House next weekend.
The plan is:
  1. List the house on Thursday
  2. Get other realtors and prospective buyers to see it on Friday
  3. Line up appointments and/or have buyers come by on Saturday
  4. Conduct Open House on Sunday
  5. Get a contract and negotiate on Monday
  6. Sign contract on Tuesday
  7. Close on house in May
Can it be that simple?
We will see! These are exciting times.
We will keep you posted!


  1. Yahoo! What an exciting week for you. It won't be long now.

    Our fingers (and toes) are crossed for you.


    See you on the road soon!

  2. Is that really the timeframe you expect to happen – have a signed contract one week after you put the house on the market? The market in your area must be much better than it is where I live.

  3. Bill -
    I am an optimist but the statistics in our area indicate it takes over four months in our area for houses to sell.

    If we sold the house and got underway by Jun that would be great.

    Thanks for the interest and comment!

  4. Thanks - 4 to 6 months is what I am being told. We hope to have the house up in the next couple of weeks and then as you will buy the rig and hit the road. Best of Luck