Well, it seems we will have to lower our asking price before Saturday’s open house to bring more possible buyers.
We have only had five showings since we listed the house, and my husband and our realtor think that we priced ourself out of the market. We were asking $410,000, which was comparable for the other houses for sale in the area, but now, it’s not. That’s how much rising interest rates have affected the market.
The guys feel like getting under that $400,000 threshold will attract more buyers, so…we are going to set it to $399.500.
I have been cleaning, rearranging, throwing stuff away to get ready for the open house. We will not need to be here. We did receive some feedback on the last showing, yet the buyer was thinking of renting it out for a VRBO so I’m ignoring it. Where are the serious buyers, the families with kids that would enjoy the pool and/or game room? Where are all of the California people I heard about that would appreciate the size and the cost compared to what they are paying in their state?? Have they stopped shopping in Texas? One has to wonder!
Our home is tasteful and practically carpet free, which is what people used to want. Now they are complaining about paint colors and flooring choices which are things one can easily change! I don’t get it. I could understand if it costs too much, or they didn’t like the layout. But honestly, getting little to no feedback is very frustrating, and for our dream to be realized, we have to get a certain amount for our house.
Dave and I have already had the difficult discussion about having to live here a while longer and just taking small trips when we can in the motor home if we don’t sell the house. Neither of us wants it to come to that, but we have to have a plan b realistically. He cannot retire if we can’t sell the house. And we can’t live full-time in the RV until all our debt is gone. So, that’s where we stand. I am praying for everything to work out yet I am grateful that if it doesn’t, we really still have a good life right here. ☺️
On a different note, guess who’s home??
My heart is so full and happy right now! Just seeing the smile on my baby’s face at having his girlfriend back home after one year and a few months abroad is all the therapy I need!