It was exciting to see the 'sold' sign
added to our 'for sale' sign
in our snowy Minnesota yard!
Selling our home in this horrible
real estate market was my biggest
fear. Or should I say, more accurately,
selling our home for more than we
owe the mortgage company
was my biggest fear.
I would have never guessed that we would be
able to sell our cottage in two weeks,
in one of the snowiest Minnesota winters
on record. I feel blessed cause I know
so many others have not been so fortunate.
We had a few things working in our favor.....
the first, being location. We live in a desirable
neighborhood, and paid more for our cottage
than we probably should have to do so. Second, our
school's have an excellent reputation, particularly our
elementary school. Third, there were virtually no
other homes in our price range, in our neighborhood on
the market when we were, plus our cottage is considered
'modest' in comparison to the homes on the
lake that surround us. And finally, I would like to think
our cottage sold quickly because, well, it is decorated
tastefully. I did not remove one single personal
item, picture etc...advice that is often given by real estate agents.
Now begins the difficult process of saying our goodbyes ~
something I loathe doing. I am just not good at saying
goodbye. I'd rather say 'see ya later'.
Last night, my big girl had a meltdown and proclaimed
"I just don't want to move".
I was actually happy to hear her say it. She
had been keeping a stiff upper lip and being so positive.
And while she is generally able to adapt well and does not fear change,
I knew better than to think that all is hunky-doory in that little head of hers.
I validated all her feelings and fears but also reassured her
that all will be ok too.
I anticipate a wild rollercoaster ride during the next 6 weeks!