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We hired a realtor

May 25th, 2011 at 02:55 pm

We hired a realtor today, after many interviews and walk-throughs. We sign the papers to put the house on the market either Thursday or Tuesday (holiday weekends). We have one more big day at the house-- we rented a floor buffer/polisher and a carpet extractor so we can clean the floors. Stanley Steemer can stick their $600 quote! Momm is taking the kids, so me and hubby can both work on the house to get it finished. Then, it's cleaning staging AND DONE!!

Then it's hurry up and wait for an offer.

Moneywise, it's still sad. We paid 154,500in 2006. Put 40k into repairs and upgrades, and the maximum listing price we are looking at is 152k. Boo.

Some realtors tried to tell us we'd be lucky to get 89,000 out of it. I certainly hope they are wrong.

4 Responses to “We hired a realtor”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:


    Yes, let's hope the others are wrong!

    That said, you are very fortunate compared to MANY under water. In our neighborhood, the people that bought in 2006 paid $650k for homes worth $250k now. They all foreclosed ages ago. But being way upside down is pretty much the norm, here.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    Oh my. Okay, I don't feel as bad now. Losing $50,000 is much better than losing $400,000! I'm trying to keep the big picture in mind. We knew when we decided to buy a new place we'd be losing money. It's a good time to buy with such low rates, and the market depressed. and in the grand scheme of my real estate life, we're still a little ahead, since we made about $90,000 on the sale of our last house!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    WE listed our house (spec) 2 weeks ago for $265,000 and got offered the asking price. Hope you get what you are asking.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Good luck! I hope that those realtors were talking out of their bottoms (so to speak) and that you get good offers that lead to a swift sale. MonkeyMama is right, even when it seems like things are in the dumps, there is usually some insurance that somebody has it even worse! All the best...

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