First Showings

Two significant things happened today: 1) we had our first showings and 2) our closest competitor dropped the price of their home 5 grand to come in at 124k.  We had listed our home at 128k to be 1k less than their house.  Their house has been on the market for a year now and started at 131, then dropped to 129k and then dropped to 124k the day our photos went online.  Coincidence?  I think not.  My awesome homestaging skills put the fear into them.  :-)

Speaking of home staging, it is officially impossible to keep a house clean for showings with 2 little rugrats constantly upending their toys.  It became a game to them – the cleaner the house got, the bigger the mess they made.

With an innocent little faces like these, how could I get mad at them?

I had two separate showings today and was running around like a crazy woman trying to clean, declutter, and organize.  The kids were so good playing together and staying out of the way. 

I’m such a horrible mom though for putting them on the back burner.  Oliver stepped up and fed the both of them when they were hungry.  He went into the fridge twice and pulled out a loaf of bread.  He ate a slice and gave Evie a slice too.  He also grabbed a can of soda and sat there for 20 minutes trying to get it open before I realized what he was doing!

I hope the stress pays off.  We have a second showing tomorrow for the people who came last today.  The hubby is also home tonight from a business trip and will be able to help me get the house ready tomorrow. 

With Evelyn as my sales person, how could they refuse?

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2 Responses to First Showings

  1. Jessica says:

    Salee….you’ve done an AMAZING job!!!!! I would love to come by sometime and check out what you have done. You are also MORE than welcome to come hang out with us if you need a retreat during showings. My house is always a mess…ha ha!
    You ARE A TERRIFIC mommy!!!!! 😉 Its good for the little ones to learn some independence…and i think its AWESOME he took care of his little sis at the same time. ADORABLE!!!!! **But I am thinking of writing a book called “How to be a bad mommy and be good at it”…let me know if you would like to me to save a chapter for you. ha ha!!!

    • Salee says:

      Thanks for the lift! We will be finishing up little things here and there this weekend and then be done with the work. Today, after the showing, we sort of sat around feeling lost with nothing to do. We ended up taking the kids to the park, which we hadn’t done in ages. I plan to catch up on lost time with them and am thankful that they can help themselves. Oliver grabbed the bread again today, but this time I stopped him and we had 3 sit down meals together! :-) I’ll shoot you an email next week and see about a playdate!

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