Incredible as it seems, we appear to have sold the house only two days after it went on the market!
I was certainly hoping for a quick sale, to get it over with before I lost my nerve, but I did expect it to take a few months, not just a few days!
The agent had had an enquiry from a couple looking for a house in our area and he told them ours was coming up for sale. As soon as they had seen the photos they arranged to come and have a look. They obviously loved it but had offers on their own house which needed to be sorted out.
Over the weekend we showed three other couples round the house, two of which were obviously the “just looking” type and one who actually needed somewhere to live as they had sold theirs. I was beginning to find the task of keeping the place immaculately tidy a bit of a chore already when the first couple came back for a second viewing and that was it !!
The house is perfect for them and it was the lucky combination of exactly the right house being for sale at the right time. Of course it could all go horribly wrong if their buyer drops out for some reason so I'm not counting my chickens just yet.
The curious thing is that my emotional attachment to this house, where I have lived for twenty nine years, seems to have vanished. We were both feeling nervous about giving it up, like finally throwing out a comfy pair of old shoes, but now we can't wait to pack up and move on.
Things are going to be hectic so I may not have time to update the blog regularly for a while. I will be keeping up with my blog reading though so you will hear from me one way or another!