March 6, 2014

A BIG SURPRISE

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!

18 comments:

  1. You seem to be a good limbo dancer...
    in limbo one post....
    almost under the pole the next...
    I'm sure that everyone will be keeping everything crossed on your behalf...
    bonny chancer, bonny chancer!!

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  2. Another thought...
    is this why the weather has suddenly got better over here?

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    1. Tim, sadly we usually bring the rain with us, so don't put your umbrella away yet !!

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  3. John & KathleenThursday, March 06, 2014

    Congratulations ! That lack of emotional attachment is the sign of a pair of adventurers ! Good Luck . We'll be in touch soon.

    John & Kathleen

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  4. Well done, fingers crossed that the chain stays intact. Good luck. Diane

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    1. Diane, fortunately it's a very short chain, with only two links, but it could still fall apart!

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  5. Oh congratulations. Will keep fingers crossed that the chain doesn't break. :-)

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  6. Wow, what great news, Jean! Everything crossed that the chain stays intact and the sale goes through quickly. All that sorting and clearing was worth it. :-)

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  7. Keeping the fingers crossed that all go well and smoothly

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  8. The right place and the right time! How exciting! Hope everything goes well for you.

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  9. Amazing! Now that that's done, well nearly, you are really able to look forward to the move to a new place in France. And part of your packing has already been done.

    You do realize that your readers are going to want photos, photos, photos, of every property you consider in France. You're doing this for all of us who won't be moving to France but like to think about it!

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  10. Yes, congrats so far and for next steps. It's a good idea for postings on looking for a house ... Onwards!

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  11. Way to go! Even quicker than ours. And we felt the same way about selling too. Well done!

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  12. Congratulations! I hope we have the same luck when ours goes on the market next year. We've moved quite a few times and it seems that once the house is all primped for sale and strangers are in all the time, it's just not your house anymore. Oh! and I'm with Carolyn - leave no photo & description unpublished in your house search!

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  13. I too want to join the conga line of congratulations!

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  14. Glad to hear of the sale. Trust things will keep sailing along. Has Lulu expressed any thought about moving house?

    Best wishes; do hope everything goes well.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  15. Two days!?! It must be a wonderful feeling to not only sell so quickly but to have someone else appreciate your hard work!

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