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The contractor came this morning and replaced the heater in the living room, and he took away the old unit for recycling. It took about 15 minutes, as I expected. The unit was tested and works fine. I cleaned the grates on the other heater units as best I could, but I wasn't able to get all the black off some of the bars.

My guts acted up a bit earlier today. I'm assuming it was just stress getting to me, as it's been a while since I've had stressy IBS symptoms. I suppose I was due. Thankfully, I seem to be okay now. I had a little bit of sushi next door later in the day and that was very nice. It had been a little while.

Late this afternoon somebody came by and bought the 2-drawer filing cabinet. I sorted through one of the drawers in the kitchen and got rid of some things I didn't need. Soon, I'm going to be sorting through the cookware and dishes to thin things down a bit. I also need to deal with all the various and sundry vases. I really only use one or two of them when I have flowers, and I don't need the rest. Speaking of which, it's time to get new flowers for the table, as the old ones were starting to shed. I figure it's nice to keep some on the table for when people come to view the place.

I was called by a real estate agent and asked if the place qualifies for an FHA loan. The answer is, no it doesn't. Apparently the condo complex doesn't take them. This is also apparently in the agent notes in the listing, which he apparently didn't read. I had emailed my real estate agency to ask, just in case anyone else asked me.

Still no new people through to see the place. After three people on the first day, I'd hoped that meant maybe I would see people through more often. I mean it doesn't matter if anyone comes or not, the place still has to be ready for them just in case. That bit is emotionally exhausting. I'm wondering if they are going to set up an open house at some point. When the realtor gets back into town next week, I'm going to email him and ask about that, considering it's been about a week now and only three visits. I'm not sure if that is good or really bad. *sigh*

[ profile] gra_is_stor should be coming by when she's done in Seattle tonight (that's about three hours from now, if things work as they usually do) and will run me by the bank to make a deposit. We're going to pack the chairs and the blankets in the back of the car as well, for tomorrow's concert. It was overcast and rainy today, so I'm not sure what the weather in Seattle is supposed to be like tomorrow evening. I'm guessing much like today.

I think I'm going to curl up and read for a bit.

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Date: 2013-08-15 06:28 pm (UTC)
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IANAR (I am not a Realtor) but I think it's pretty typical for brand new real estate listings to get a little (or even a big) flurry of interest and showings right when the homes hit the market.

Property that is especially attractive and priced right is going to get multiple bids and snapped up quickly, so people (and their agents) pay attention to new listings.

The other thing to keep in mind is that it's mid-August. This probably isn't quite as bad a time to sell a place as, say, the Christmas/New Year holidays in terms of people being distracted by other seasonal things, but the really hot time to list is late spring/early summer. People with families want to move over the summer so that everything is unpacked and settled in time for the start of the school year. Also, this is a time of year when a lot of people are on vacation, and therefore not house or condo shopping.

Ask your agent, of course, but I think you'll find interest picking up somewhat in September. If not, your asking price may be too high and may need to be reduced to make the place more attractive to buyers.

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Date: 2013-08-16 01:43 pm (UTC)
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I agree with Varushka. I, too, think you'll find more interest next month. I'd ask for an open house for August, and if it doesn't sell, another one for September.

Three looks in a week is actually quite decent for this time of year, at least around here.


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