SoCS & JusJoJan – My Realtor

Linda Hill loves to provide us with a challenge. This is the last combination prompt for SoCS and JusJoJan, so you know she wanted it to be challenging.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “last call.” Talk about the enterprise (sales or service) conducted by the last phone call you received from a business you’re not associated with (i.e. your workplace), or talk about that phone conversation itself. Have fun!

Making big life decisions is not my strong suit. It is so easy to just stay in comfortable depths where you can tread water for a long long time. Making that decision to wade in a little deeper takes a lot of courage for me.

I have been working with our realtor evaluating a house we might be interested in purchasing. I never imagined when we bought our current home that we would ever think about moving again. We were retiring after all and that means putting down your final roots – or does it?

Our realtor is a very nice lady in her early 80s. She helped us buy this house after a really bad interaction with a rather unpleasant young realtor. The story about closing on this house is the subject for a full blog post of its own. Suffice it to say, due to some unfortunate circumstances she must continue to work. Retirement may never come for her.

She called to inquire if we found the property survey she slipped into our door. I was home when she came by, but unfortunately, we discovered our doorbell has a short in it, so I never heard her at the door.

”I think this is a great house for you. It has everything you are looking for.”

“Yes, but we need to discuss the finances a little more. It’s a big decision.”

”Just make a crazy offer. You have 30 days to change your mind without losing your earnest money”.

”We need to have our current house appraised to determine how much it is worth now.”

”There are only two local appraisers. Here are there numbers.”

”Ok. Thank you. We are also talking to an architect to see if we should just make changes here.”

”It might be hard to recoup the money you put into a remodel. I would not wait too long to make a decision.”

”Yes, I know.”

Man, oh, man, big decisions make my heart beat fast.

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28 thoughts on “SoCS & JusJoJan – My Realtor”

  1. Unless I won the lottery, I couldn’t contemplate moving again. All that stress about packing up stuff, and getting used to a new home and village or town. With unlimited funds, I would just stay in a hotel, and pay a company to pack everything, then unpack at the other end.
    I think you are brave to consider it, so maybe it is time for you to make that ‘last move’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Pete, it is a lot to consider, but if we are going to do it, the time is now. We met with the architect last night, but somehow the idea of living in an active remodel seems worse.

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    2. It is stressful. We still have full banana boxes (they make good moving boxes as long as you put something in the bottom) with unpacked stuff from our move nearly seven years ago.

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      1. It is said that moving house is on a similar stress level to divorce and bereavement. I once had to move three times in two years, and felt utterly stressed by that.

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  2. My heart was beating faster, too, just to see what that ‘crazy offer’ was going to be. Now, I’m left hanging…😉. Nice pace to this story. Hope it ends well.

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  3. I have no intention of ever moving again. I can imagine the pain of having to decide between a remodel and a move. Fortunately our house was built in 1929 by a master carpenter and doesn’t need any big changes.

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  4. Hello. It seems everyone hates moving…or remodeling.
    I”d love to move…if I didn’t have to worry about the selling and buying ….and the new neighborhood.

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  5. Oh my, both options sound stressful to me, unless the potential new place speaks to your heart. I’m also in the camp that moving would be less stressful than living through a remodel! That said, either buying and/or selling a house seems to me to be fraught with considerations that can be problematic and worry-inducing.

    Hope the right answer emerges in an organic way and that the process seems right.

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    1. Lisa, I wish you were here. The house is in Zirconia and in the absence of leaves, I cannot tell what to expect in the spring at the new location. I am so emotional about my dogwoods, my redbud trees, my mountain laurel, and all the native plants I discovered last year. This is more rocky sloped land so I am a bit worried.

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      1. You deserve that studio. Can you have it at the new place? If so, then I say go forward and make your dream come true! Home is who you share it with..which is why we will probably be moving in with you. lol

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