When the buyers retrurned to their rental home that night she sat down and messaged me, telling me of their interest in our place and asking if they could schedule a time to look at it. Imagine me, popping into Facebook the next morning and seeing a new message waiting for me. Imagine my giddy excitement when I read what the message says. Imagine my high-pitched, fast-paced recount of it to Mike. Imagine me literally jumping up and down saying all sorts of things from "hallelujah" to "did-that-just-happen???" as I read the message again.
Ok, now that you've imagined me acting like a complete crazy lady (my poor husband) picture me taking a deep breath to collect myself before quickly typing a response--not just any response; a calm, cool, collected response. Brief but conversational; friendly but professional. A response that would do everything but let on the reader of my crazy side.
After exchanging a few messages, the buyers showed up at our exceedingly clean doorstep (pretty much every surface of the house was cleaned with a toothbrush immediately before they came. Ok, not really, but you get the point: our place was clean.) We handed them a flier giving a detailed listing and let them poke around for awhile. They we sat down and visited--mostly about the house, but of other things as well. They were friendly like that--not making me feel like the crazy woman that I am. ha.
The next morning I popped over to Facebook to check in on my social universe and BAM--another message from the buyer. She and her husband were very excited about the opportunity and were wondering if they could bring his parents with them during a second visit in a few days.
Can you bring family over for another peek? Meaning you're still interested and may potentially put in an offer on our lovely little home that we've put so much of ourselves into? Can you? Um, yes!
They came over a few days later with the fam and put in an official offer later that day. While we haven't finished all the paperwork, we're both well on our way to buying our new homes. I'm so excited for the day we get to officially hand over our keys. After working so many hours on this house, it's exciting to know another young couple will be able to love it and put their own stamp on it.
And they're already friends of our neighbors. Can it get much better than that?
So yes, we're selling our house without a realtor (at least not a paid realtor. I think our neighbor did a pretty good job of selling it even before we got involved.) But no, it wasn't done conventionally, or intentionally for that matter. God's hand was heavily involved. We're humbled and grateful--we're in awe. And we're one step closer to the next chapter of our lives.