None of those really prepared me for what it has been like selling a house. Perhaps it's because I'm a blogger and a bit of a perfectionist, but I wrote a solid page of projects that had to get done by the time the condo hit the MLS. We've organized, we've patched nail holes, planted boxwoods outside, cleaned the patio, freshened up the paint, and we've organized cabinets and closets. It's exhausting! Thank goodness we only had to organize and make things pretty.
I'm thankful that I staged and took pictures two weeks ago so we don't have the added pressure of a photographer showing up. It's also nice to have a "goal" picture to get back to.
This weekend, this is what the dining area looked like as we tackled all of those little projects:
By tomorrow morning, everything will be back to staged. It might mean another night of very little sleep, but it'll be worth it knowing that people will be able to see how much we love our little home and how carefully we've taken care of it over the last seven years.
Have you sold a house before? What were the best and worst parts of the experience?