Sunny 9 for 2009 April 8 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (9) Done deal: It looks like we have sold our house. We close May 15th and are leasing it back until we move early June. I feel like celebrating. I am so proud of myself. (I need to brag here, I feel so good.) I pretty much single-handedly sold the house myself. I researched a broker company to list it on MLS, I filled out all the paperwork, I took all the pictures after I worked tirelessly to organize the whole house and have it spotless, I continued to keep it clean day after day for a month while we had showings, I have done tons of yard work pulling weeds, planting a garden, mowing the yard, and edging (Aaron helped me a couple Saturdays). I went into uncharted territory, having never sold a home before, and successfully did it in an unfriendly economy with a month left to spare. I totally deserve the 3% we are saving from not hiring a realtor.

I am super grateful that we are making money on the house as opposed to so many that are in the hole after all is said and done. I feel sorry for the people in markets where the bubble popped and they are now in debt $100,000, $200,000...and so on. I know someone who knows someone that owes $400,000 and no house to show for it! Thank goodness that is not me or that we won't even owe $1,000. Such a relief.

I am going to miss the home showings though because I love having to have my house clean. Sometimes I think 'what's the point in making my bed, no one will see it, and what if I want to take a power nap and wasted work on having to remake it anyway' but I like having the motivation to keep things nice and it feels good. Overall, we are so blessed. I prayed every night that things would work out and left it up to the Lord and I really feel like my prayers were answered.


Posted by Louise at Wed Apr 08 2009 12:45


Posted by Ashley at Wed Apr 08 2009 13:50

Thats great! Good job Kristen! Do you know if the people that bought your house have any kids I can spoil. j/k. I think a trip to cold stone is in order!

Posted by Jenni at Wed Apr 08 2009 14:27

Congrats on the sale!!! So happy you guys got it sold!

Posted by melissa w at Wed Apr 08 2009 22:24

dear kristen,

YOU GO, girl!
I am SO happy for you guys! I just called Aaron (my aaron) from Utah to tell him the awesome news. I am SO happy for you. I support Ashley when she suggested that a trip to ColdStone is in order---but let's wait until after the 17th to do that---so that way I can accompany you.

You know that I am always happy to support someone's success with ColdStone. :)

Anyway, lots of love. Good work. Congratulations. Hallelujah for you guys! Sad, though, that it really seals the deal. :(

you will be missed!

Posted by rachel at Thu Apr 09 2009 06:07

Bravo & congrats. That is amazing.

Posted by aaron at Thu Apr 09 2009 08:20

She's not lying. . . she did it pretty much alone :)
First sale of many in your future. Good job baby!

Posted by John at Thu Apr 09 2009 09:49

Congrats and enjoy packing/moving.

Posted by Louise at Thu Apr 09 2009 16:55

Who is John trying to kid? :)

Posted by Kristen at Fri Apr 10 2009 07:40

Luckily, the military is moving us and I won't have to do much packing. Wahoo!


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