Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Move It or Lose It

Getting ready for moving day!

We always new our one bedroom house would prove too small once Ollie was born, but so far we've made it work.  Alex and I moved our bed to the loft freeing up the bedroom for baby Ollie (lucky duck!).  It's been a tight squeeze but manageable.  Well, until now.  As Oliver grows our living space seems to be shrinking.  His toys, baby seats, blankets, books, etc. continue to expand and show no sign of slowing down. So, it's time to move!  We are hoping to get our house ready for sale by mid-April so we spent this past weekend clearing out our studio storage and shipping all our junk off to the dump and goodwill.

Me and my Grandpa
When I was growing up my Grandparents lived on a farm in Wenatchee. While their farm was super cute and well maintained, the farm next door, belonging to neighbor Jim, was a dumping ground for old farm equipment, rusty trucks, and other miscellaneous junk.  As kids we thought we were hilarious when we nicknamed poor Jim "Junky Jim" (so creative), and would laughingly look at his messy yard.  Flash forward to now and guess who's not laughing?  "Junky Anna",  that's who.  How did we manage to hoard this much crap? Yikes yikes yikes!!

Wish us luck with our continued house prep.  Anyone have any tips for selling our house quickly and for mucho deniro?? 

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  1. I don't think you'll have a problem selling quickly. The inventory is so low in your area. I think the market has improved in Phinney/Greenwood even since we moved in the Fall and you'll be selling in the peak season. Declutter and get your brother-in-law to take some awesome photos of your place. (And, be thankful you're not selling a condo!)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! We are hoping for a quick sale!!!

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  2. It's amazing how quickly you inevitably just fill up any space that you have. We're moving from a small condo in Ballard to a large house in Snoqualmie and right now it feels like we have so much room but I'm sure it will fill up quickly!

    From what I know it takes an average of about 90 days to sell a house in Seattle. It took us just a little less than three months to sell our condo and we did a little bit better than break even. We considered selling it ourselves but ultimately chose to use a realtor because it would alleviate so much stress for us.

    But if you have the time and resources, listing it as a FSBO is always an option and it can save you some money. We're just so busy that for us it wasn't worth it.

    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! We are hoping to sell quickly since I'll be moving into my parents house with the baby to help declutter the house =)

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  3. Good luck! Any chance that dreamhouse you were eyeing on redfin is still available??

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    1. It sold =( Have to keep my eyes peeled for another dream house!

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  4. Get your house staged. Or read about how to stage it. Also, neutral colors on the walls and little (if any) personal pictures. I kinda wish I was a realtor so if you need any help house hunting let me know!

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    1. As soon as we're ready to look I'll put you on it!!! =)

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