Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Just when I thought it was over...

We've had our townhome on the market for some time now. As expected there hasn't been much activity on it. We've had about 3 to 4 showings per week on average, but it's tapered off to 1 or 2 in the last couple of weeks.

The plan was to take it off the market on the 15th of the month, so that we didn't have to deal with people traipsing through the place over the holiday period. It would be an understatement if I said I was looking forward to the 15th.

Well, it's now the 17th, and wouldn't you know it, we're still on the market. As luck would have it, the people who came to see our home on the 14th called and requested to come and see it again yesterday morning. They made an offer yesterday afternoon, if you could call it that. Their realtor called our realtor to follow up later in the day and the conversation went something like this:

Their realtor: Did you get my email?
Our realtor: I did, weren't you sending us an offer?
Their realtor: You didn't get my email?
Our realtor: No, I got it. I thought you were sending us an offer.
Their realtor: Oh.

No, we were not impressed. What does this all mean? Who knows? Except that maybe this is going to drag on for more than I would have liked, and we'll probably have strangers traipsing through here right up to the holidays.


Mama T said...

So? Anything? Was it a false start? A double negative? A crossed line? Are you still wondering? Don't you just want to throw in the towel and declare it null and void? I hear your pain, brother. That was us, just over a year ago.

Justin said...

Nothing. I seriously low offer that wouldn't even fetch a one bedroom in this neighbourhood.

Yes, I want to throw in the towel! I threw in the towel weeks ago! I want it all the be over.

Honestly, I had no idea that this was going to be so soul-sucking an endevour.

Thanks for understanging my crazy rants Tiff!