There are a lot of things no one tells you about selling a house. The hard work. The emotions. The stress.
We came close to putting our house on the market last year when we put an offer in on the gray house in the neighborhood we live in now. The amount of work that goes into listing a home can vary and for us I'm glad it was split up into the two parts. The second felt more stressful than the first: the rush to fix every little thing, packing up the clutter, and making the house picture perfect.
To me, the most unsettling thing about the process was knowing that strangers were coming into our home. Thankfully, our house went under contract after a week of being on the market.
Saying goodbye to our first home was not easy, however, my last trip to the house provided the perfect closure. It was raining when I got to the house to clean out the fridge and the last bits that never made it on the truck. The sun broke through the clouds as I was closing the door to the house for the last time. A golden glow blanketed our backyard. To top it all off, a rainbow appeared on the drive to our new home. It was unscripted perfection.
We closed on the house this Monday, after a one week delay. We got to meet the family who bought the house and after twenty minutes of paperwork we were done.
We celebrated the sale of the house with all-you-can-eat crab legs at Kennedy's, because why not?
There are a few things that I'm going to miss about our old house: the big hill that was perfect for sledding, the real wood fireplace that kept us warm, and our amazing neighbors.