Thursday, September 28, 2006

and so it begins

Dang this house thing is so draining! We have been tuned into frenzy mode since Sunday. Frenzy is very tiring and depleting.
Long story short, we have two potential buyers: #1 can't decide whether to get on the pot or off and is pushing my endurance to the Nth degree. Hoping for an offer today from the hesitant pottier. #2 is lowballing us to the point of insult. I mean, really. We all know the dance of negotiation, but coming in at 15K below asking price is insulting. Especially when you know that our house made it to the top of the short list. I shudder to think what he would offer his 2nd or 3rd choice on the list. So we are countering today and hoping for an offer from #1 as well so we can weigh the options a bit.

Its hard not to make it personal when negotiating a price on something as personal as your home. I keep having this feeling that #2 is pushing a bit lower in part due to the fact that he knows two women are on the deed. Maybe he feels like he can push us a bit more. You know, like a car salesman. So hopefully, later today we will be in a different position. We'll see.

In the meantime, I will prepare the house for 'maybe' a 2nd showing for #1. You know, it's just a breeze to prepare and make provisions for the dogs. 'Maybe' she will swing by for a look. Meh.

1 comment:

Camille said...

Ugh, so reliving my own life with this post. You're right, try as you might, it's hard not to take a home sale personally, especially when you've got as much sweat equity invested as you do cash.

Must move on to next month to see if the home sale goes through before you pull your hair out....