3 years ago

If ever you have to sell a house, I strongly recommend moving out of it first. The reason for that is that when you're selling a house, people want to come look at it. That means they want to come inside and see everything. And if you have things that are valuable or precious to you, you're going to want to make sure you're there in case someone's fingers get a little too nimble. Which is not to say that it will happen, since most people are generally honest, but it's a subconscious thing: people are in my house without me being there.

I just had some people finish looking at the place. Now I get a short break until about 1pm, and then there are six showings in 4 hours. I have to time my eating, my bathroom breaks, and really basically my entire day around when other people want to be in my house. I can't watch any TV because it may reduce someone's desire to purchase if they see me all settled in. I can't work on anything because I need to be available to answer questions, which means I can't really focus in. So I'm basically just sitting here at the computer killing time, because of other people's schedules. It's exhausting. And did I mention that because I didn't have breakfast until 10:30 I don't get to have lunch? And that I don't even get any of the money for the sale because it's my Mom's house, not mine?

What a pain.

Comments (7)

  • OboeCrazy

    OboeCrazy Freelancer

    3 years ago

    Never buy a house! Live fancy free in apartments and move whenever you want to without a care!!!

    ...or equity...

  • Izzi


    3 years ago

    Yeah it was a pain when my months house was on the market. It's not like we're normally sloppy, but you essentially have to make the place look like no one lives there.

  • Pianofingers


    3 years ago

    My grandparents are starting to sell their house too, but with the added challenge of grandma with Alzheimer's, who constantly forgets that they agreed to move so she doesn't want to leave when people come to see it or even put up a sign.

    You'll get through it.

  • Jimmerz


    3 years ago

    So dropping a nuclear deuce just before people come over is a bad thing? I would think it's a testament to good plumbing...

  • Nat


    3 years ago

    I wouldn't want people in my house without me being there either.

  • gusman21


    3 years ago

    pain it is

  • FushigiHime

    FushigiHime Interesting

    3 years ago

    Yeah I know that if I ever sell this house I plan on being out of it. But then again I never want to move again so this may be moot for me.