Friday, July 25, 2008

Frustration...

There comes a time in every person’s life where they just don’t know where to turn. Jason and I have been trying to sell our home for the past 6 months. January 31, 2008 is when the sign went up. Our house has shown on average 2 or 3 times a week….every week. I think there may be one, maybe two weeks that it hasn’t shown. Sounds hopeful, right? No, not really. I can’t even tell you the frustration and disappointment that comes with selling a house. Especially when after 6 months…no offers.

WELL, here we are 6 months later. While sitting on our couch last night, winding down – we get a phone call from “Keller Williams” at about 8:30 pm. This call after 2 showing yesterday was promising! I answer the phone – and sure enough it was Shelley; our realtor!! Yay!! Good news, right!?!?!
Her words… “Hey Katy, sorry it is so late, but I’ve got 5 offers on homes today and one of them was yours.”
ME: “No way! That’s great!! We’ll take-….”
Her: “No, Katy. I’m so sorry but it is really really low.”
I’m thinking, I don’t care…just give it to me, and we’ll take it!!!!
She continued. “They offered $104,000 plus $9,000 in closing. (long pause) that makes the offer close to $96,000.”
Me: “oh…..wow. That sucks.”
Her: “Yeah, I’m so sorry. We can counteroffer, and stay firm.”
We started our price at $124,900…and have since lowered it 3 times. We are as LOW AS WE CAN GO.
So we did, we countered….staying firm on our price. Our home is priced to sell and we can barely budge on that price.

SO…long story short – I about had a breakdown last night. I was so mad. How do people get off offering almost 20K less than the asking price. I mean, our house may be small, but it is darn cute and in great shape and worth a heck of a lot more then $96,000. Geeesh.

What has this…and is continuing to teach me?

Patience.

I was so frustrated last night, I may have even cried a little because I was so mad, so confused….Then, I was comforted. I could just feel God comforting me, and telling me everything was going to be ok. We talked a little (you know me and God) And I just begged for His guidance. I have no idea if my house is going to sell. NO CLUE. I have no idea if we need to take it off the market, I have no idea if we need to just re-finance – but what I do know is that everything is going to be ok. I know that God will take care of everything – no matter what. And whatever may come is in His perfect will.

-I am still a little perterved that someone could actually TRY to offer $96 K though… I mean WHO DOES THAT?!?!?!

Thanks for listening…I had to get all that out! I am going to listen to Christmas music today, to make me feel better!

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That is VERY frustrating!! 96k?? Are you kidding me??? Your house is worth more than that!! Have you thought about renting it out?

JB said...

Those people are L-A-M-E, and cheap. Forget them. Keep persevering...I feel like a jerk, texting you with my frustrations last night and didn't even know you were going through this...Tell me next time! (or tell me to shut up :) I love you Katybug. We will sell your house. I would totally buy it if I could force David Weekly to move Brandon back. :) Love you

Misty said...

seriously Katy! i agree w/Jess, lame-o's trying to get it down...hey, i'll offer you 70,000! how about that? whatever. your house is totally cute, and the right people will come along! i will keep praying for ya'll and for you to have the guidance and patience you need on this! i love you!

Stacy Ann said...

Hey there! So sorry about the rough times in selling your house. We're trying to decide if this is a good time to buy one and I wish soooo much we were in TX and could buy yours!!
Oh I don't think that I ever told you but the little boy I was watching does not have that disorder (disease?). He is having problems simply because his parents were related. Its really sad but his parents are able to take such good care of him. Unfortunately I'm not taking care of him anymore but he's a sweetie!
Anyway, so sorry about your house!! Hope the right person comes along soon!!

Stacy Ann said...

Oh I saw my comment again and wanted to specify that he is adopted. His adoptive parents are not related. :) Unfortunately he is the product of rape, his bio dad was his bio mom's cousin.
Just wanted to clarify. :)

Marie & Chris said...

Katy, If you need to refi either Karen or I can give you the number for our friend Donna... she still works in mortgages and might be able to help you out. In the mean time, I'll make sure to pray that you sell your house and that Denver's hospital visit goes okay.

Lv,
Marie