Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The sign is coming down.....

I've made a big decision.  I'm taking my house off the market.  There isn't anyone really interested and I worry all the time about someone wanting to see it and it being a wreck.  This just does not appear to be the right time.  It's very strange that I can't get the sign to stay in the ground.  Every time I go out, it's fallen down.  It kind of seems like a it's trying to tell me something.  So my realtor is coming tomorrow to remove it.

I'm hanging some of my pictures, putting the table back in the middle of the kitchen & getting my Christmas decorations out of storage.  The g'kids can come over and make a mess without me worrying about it.  Maybe sometime soon the economy will improve and I'll try selling it again.  Next time, I think I'll try selling it on my own.  I don't see that my realtor did anything but list it.  He never showed it, never followed up with anyone who viewed it.  Never even talked to the other realtors.  I can do better then that.

I'm planning a shower for my friend Cathy's daughter-in-law for Dec. 3.  Jenny and Drey are expecting in January.  My plan is to have the house decorated for Christmas by then.  It will be so nice to have it all done early and maybe be able to enjoy it a little.  Sister Judy is helping me and we have the menu planned and invitations ordered.  Are we good or what?

Tomorrow is going to be spent putting new merchandise in Leola's.  Had a friend call and wanted to sell a bunch of stuff.  It may be after open house but there's lots of time for people to shop.  Sometimes we spend so much time and effort on open house that we lose sight of all that time left before Christmas.  This is such an important time for most retailers and especially small businesses.

Guess I'd better get busy marking merchandise.

7 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Sounds like a very wise decision, Jan. Besides, then angels are tired of kicking over that sign. te he! Enjoy the Holidays!

Susan said...

I think you've made the right decision. When the economy changes and you think you want to find another home - then go for it, but for now you need to enjoy this one. It's such a great house - and you've made it that way. All the things you've done to it have really made it "Jan's home". It's a great house to decorate too - so ENJOY the holidays!!!! And let Mike know if you decide to put in a garage door opener - he'll come do it for you. Love you!

nancy huggins said...

I think you made the right decision and you are right...to much hassell making it look like it isn't even lived in when listed. I don't think many people want to buy a house this close to the Holidays unless it is actually a steal. Have fun and enjoy the Holidays with family..You can always try again in the spring when more people are thinking about a new home :)

Dana-v said...

I'm glad you're staying put for now. :) Move that table back in the kitchen!

dulcy said...

You sound relieved Jan, and I know that feeling. Now you can settle back and enjoy the holidays without worrying about house stuff. I'll be down to see the shop all decked out soon.

xo
dulcy

Sharon said...

That's great ! Now you don't have to worry about the house. When the time is right it will sell. Have fun getting ready for Christmas !

Anonymous said...

Glad you decided to "unlist" your house. Now you can relax and enjoy all the improvements you have made. I talked to Jenny tonight and she is really looking forward to the shower! I really appreciate you and Judy doing it.

See you tomorrow night!!