Nathan and I listed our condo last month. Since then we’ve had a grand total of two showings.
We’re not in a position where we have to sell – but two kids and a dog in a two bedroom condo is getting tight. We have enough money for a down payment on a house in the neighbourhood we want to be in, the only problem is selling our condo.
We bought in 2008, three months before the “crash”. After eight years of living here, if we sell it at the price it’s currently listed at, we’ll still be losing money.
Like I said, it’s discouraging.
I like to be in control. Before we listed, Nathan and I spent a month and a half renovating. Painting, cutting and installing new baseboards, replacing taps and molding. We were motivated, certain that we were going to sell our place within the first week!
Unfortunately when it comes to selling houses, you can only control so much. We made the place look as amazing as we could, we keep it spotless in case of an unexpected showing – but we can’t control what potential buyers will think.
I want to do everything in my power to help it sell quickly and for a good price, but I need to keep reminding myself that I’m not in control.
But I suppose it’s character building, isn’t it?
That darned old refining process …