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.