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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BUT, One dollar won't buy you a home.

With every new experience, comes the unknown. 

Not knowing is harder than anything else right now.

For one month, we have been trying to sell our home.  I know I know, you read this and think, "It's only been a month lady!"  I realize that it has "only been a month", but it has been the most miserable experience I have ever gone through! 

When someone wants to see the house, you are sent a text message with the date and time and all you have to is text back YES or NO...AND clean furiously (because they usually give you one hour notice), wake up your baby from his scheduled nap time (because it almost always happens during nap time), AND get your hopes up, only to be crushed when all they had to say was, "It's a beautiful home, but...". 

But let me tell you, this disappointment doesn't even hold a candle to the disappointment you feel when someone FINALLY makes an offer on your home and you counter that offer (that is 30k less than your asking price) and you actually meet them in the middle (even though you know this will cost you 25k out of pocket) and those people that held your future in their hands, walk away. :'(

I am heartbroken.  I am more than heartbroken. 

For a moment, I felt free to decorate our "Brodie" home. For a moment, a weight was lifted and all was well in the world. For a moment, a prayer had been answered and a wish had come true.  That moment so quickly fled, that I can't even yet grasp it. 

Now we start over... or do we? 

I want into our new home more than anything I have EVER wanted.  I want a house that my husband and I bought TOGETHER and decorated TOGETHER, but at what cost? 

The stress that selling our home is causing me is really making me feel like it just isn't worth it any more. I am honestly done.  Am I a quitter for taking the house off of the market after one month?  Maybe.  But I am tired of feeling sad and let down by every showing that ends without a sell. I am tired of obsessing over the sale of our home, when I could be making crafts with my kids. I am tired of this experience keeping me from so many other experiences. 

Right now, I just want to list our home for $1 and be done with it...

This blog is more for me getting this off my chest, but feel free to comment. Maybe you have gone through this experience and you can give me pointers on how you dealt with the disappointment or even encouragement because right now, I am not feeling very encouraged. :'(


  1. Aww, I'm so sorry. It sucks to be disappointed. If you really want it, you should try again. But, wait till tomorrow. Everything is always better tomorrow.

    "For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business." ~T. S. Eliot

    1. Thanks MC! I can always count on you for encouragement. :D Love you!

  2. I love you:-)Keep your head up, maybe come visit me, I can make you feel better:-) Smooches to you all and I hope things go where they should go:-)

  3. Damn stucco! I'm so sorry, girl. :( And I'm sorry I'm so late reading this. I've had it open on my 'puter for DAYS! I know you're frustrated and disappointed, but hang in there. The right buyer will come along before you know it, and I'm betting you'll get way more than $1. :)


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