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.
Over the weekend we showed three other couples round the house, two of which were obviously the “just looking” type. 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 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.