Wednesday, February 25, 2009

House for Sale???

Chad doesn't really want me blogging about this because he's pretty sure I will jinx it, but the other day we actually saw a house, in the perfect location, with some nice acreage, that we both really liked. It wasn't exactly our dream home, but it had the potential to become darn close. It definitely needed a little bit of work, but overall it was a lot of what we were looking for.

I'm not going to say much else about it--no pictures, no description, no nothing--because Chad is convinced that somehow the agent or owner will find my blog and see that we're interested and we'll lose some of our leveraging power. I know that sounds pretty unlikely, but stranger things have happened. The world is a tiny, tiny place sometimes.

Anyway, the point of this story is to say that we've been brainstorming all evening about all the little tiny things we need to do here and there around the house to get it ready to put on the market. Our plan is to try and sell it ourselves before listing it with a real estate agency, so we've been researching "for sale by owner" websites, and I'm currently working on an informational flier to send out to everyone we know. For those of you who haven't been to our home, here are the basic specs:

*3 bedrooms and 2 baths with finished basement
*Built in 1992 with newer
*Vaulted ceilings, fireplace, eat-in kitchen and 2-car garage
*Huge fenced yard with basketball court
*Safe and friendly Deerfield neighborhood
*Easy access for I-70 commuters

Okay, I know that sounds kind of lame on "paper," but I promise we've done tons of home improvements over the last 11 years! After we make it official we'll get a slide show of pictures put together to send out all over the Internets. Until then, if you know anyone looking for a great starter home in Lawrence, send them our way!! :)


EmilyG said...

I love your house! You guys will have no trouble selling it at all! ;)

Beth said...

We'll take it! :)

I love your house and think it is perfect!!