(Yes, this is a picture of the house from last year but it was the only one I could find right now that actually showed the front of the house. Those trees hide it well!)
The house has been on the market for almost a week now. Before we listed it we were told that the average time for houses on the market was 40 days, but things have slowed down a little since then. Our neighborhood usually sold pretty quickly but I was thinking it would be at least around 2 months before we’d get a contract.
In the week that it has been on the market we’ve had ten showings, with one of them being a “second” showing. Eight of those ten showings have left feedback on this new showings website and so far it’s mostly been positive and encouraging.
So positive and encouraging, in fact, that I think I’m starting to develop some unrealistic expectations about how long it will actually take to sell my house. I mean if people love it so much how come no one has bought it?!
SOMEONE BUY MY HOUSE!
Here are some numbers that I’m starting to completely obsess over.
Three – number of showings where people are putting our house on their list
Two – number of showings that led people to put our house not just on their list, but at the top of their list
Two – number of showings where no feedback was left. It probably takes like 10 seconds, people, leave me some freaking feedback!
One – number of showings that resulted in a person trying to convince their fiance to ignore the square footage and come see the house anyways because they think it is by far the best house in the neighborhood in its price range.
One – showing where all they could be bothered to say was “nice house,” which still beats “your house sucks”.
One – showing where they thought the house showed well but liked other floorplans better.
So it didn’t take long and now I’m completely obsessed with the feedback site, I check it constantly. Yesterday was the first day this week that we had no showings. As in zero. Zilch. Nada. I’m sure that’s normal and to be expected and it’s actually kind of nice not having to rush out of the house and figure out what to do with the dogs for a whole hour while the house shows, but if it isn’t showing then no one is going to buy it!
Selling the house is making me a little crazy. I recommend not doing it if you can avoid it. 🙂