And We’re Off …

And We’re Off …

As of 8:00 this morning, our house is officially on the market.

At 2:00 PM, we had our first showing.

It’s crazy how quickly we went from not visible in MLS to receiving a text from the automated showing service requesting permission to show the house.

 

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Seriously … I love technology.

We had our inaugural showing and, much to the credit of our realtor, we received some very good feedback about the house. I think it’s a good baseline of what to expect going forward, and it gave Lee and me the ability to discuss the types of items that will drive us to want to work with a buyer and the types of items we’ll simply refer to as ‘GPS Points’.

 

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I’m busy doing some final project work and packing tomorrow, so we know we’re not going to approve any showings, but we expect Friday to be quite busy. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue through this process, and specifically pray for the right buyer, my patience through all of this, and no GPS Points.

 

An Empty Space

An Empty Space

Our realtor came by today to take pictures of the house. As a result, we had to have all the rooms cleared out for the photos. Now that he’s gone, there’s a surreal emptiness in our home.

Lee and I are really excited to move to the D.R. and start this new chapter in our lives, but there’s something nostalgically sad about leaving this house in which so many memories were made. Each vacant room is a reminder of a time in which we saw my kids grow and mature, my relationship with my mother-in-law flourish and strengthen, and my wife and I create memory upon memory with our family and friends.

I am going to miss this house, but I know it was a blessing from God and He’s asking us to give it back so He can bless us some more. Still, it’s not entirely easy, and I find myself shedding a tear as the reality of this chapter closing continues to set in.