20 Jun, 2009
The Tasmanian Devil must work for John
Posted by: Jason In: Uncategorized
Permits in hand John had the team on sight in about 2 days. In three days they had gutted the whole house. I swear John must have hired the Tasmanian devil to do the demo. Oddly enough the floors were spotlessly cleaned at the end of the week. We had given John and team instructions to keep the kitchen useable because if we sold our house we might need to move in early. During the demo the kitchen was a plastic tomb and looked like something from the movie outbreak.
Construction was moving forward finally.. But , Elaine and I were on the fence - do we sell the current residence or do we hold on to it and rent it? We all know the economy sucks. Maybe if we held it, it would improve and we might get a bit more for it. In the end we decided to do both. We met with Perla the agent that had helped us buy the construction project again and opted to list the house for sale/rent. We debated the listing price almost a month. We just weren’t itching to sell or to let go of it and move into a war zone , so we priced at the high end of the marketing - thinking at that level we would be fools to pass it up.
Perla worked her magic with the marketing to her office and other agents then at open house… Next you know we got the call 6 days after going on the market we had a solid offer. At the high side of the market and within 6 days in this economy we sold or house - well sort of sold it. Problem was they wanted in and us out June 15. Um John… what do we do now?