House for Sale

Our house is officially on the market.  Which means two things: 1. the house is the cleanest it’s ever been in the last 2 years and 2. I finally have pictures of every room in our house (something I lacked as some rooms needed a major cleanup).  The decision to list our house has been off and on really since we got pregnant.  It’s amazing what the thought of a kid will do to your opinions on life in general.  Currently we are an hour and 15 minute drive from my parent’s house.  If we move to north Cincinnati, that commute will only be about 40-45 minutes which sounds amazing, especially since we are up that way a lot these days (and wouldn’t have it any other way).

We made the official decision to list our house 2 weeks ago, the Sunday after fourth of July.  Ever since then, I think the only time Andy has sat down was at 1am when he decided to go to bed.  As for me, it’s been the most tired-some two weeks of this year…very long days and I even called it quits at 11pm at the latest.  When we decided to list our house, we researched several approaches.  We didn’t really like the whole realtor thing as we are trying to cut costs and that was an extra 3% we believed we could save by not have a realtor.  However, our knowledge of the whole real estate market is minimal and hiring a real estate lawyer was not something we were wanting to hire either.  One of Andy’s co-workers suggested using a real estate broker.  We basically paid a flat $500 fee for her to post a listing of our house and up to 35 pictures on MLS, and an agreement that if the buyers did not have a real estate agent, she will write the contract for us. So that is the approach we went with.  I will keep you posted on the results and if we would recommend this again.

As for the house, never looked better.  Below are the pictures you can find on MLS.

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