This entire process is just a lot of hurry up and wait with what we need to do to keep moving forward. Once an offer was made on the house, we had to hurry and sign the contract and then wait on the next step in the selling process. While we wait, we have to hurry a little more to find the place we want to try to purchase. It’s just an endless, cruel process.
While we are relieved that the house is being sold, it takes a toll on you mentally. Over the last two weeks we have made mad dashes home from work to make sure everything was in order before inspectors or appraisers arrived. Unfortunately, we are currently waiting on those reports to come back to set a closing date.
The buying process is a lot of the same. We’ve covered five towns in our county just trying to locate something that fits our liking. However, no matter what we’ve seen, all four of us think one specific property is the best. So at the end of last week we made our first offer on an older home that is centered in 40 acres. The weekend was a few quick offers and counter-offers until we held up the process to make sure we weren’t out kicking our coverage financially.
We took a step back from that farm and looked at some more we had on our list to see. Nothing measured up to that place, regardless of what the house or property offered. After a lot of thought and evaluation of budgets, we made a last ditch effort on the farm we all liked and the wait began.
One day passed.
Two days passed and we all had doubts.
The third day, we packed and purged our things to keep ourselves busy. Throughout the day both kids asked if we’d heard yet. Nothing to that point, but as we sat to take an afternoon break, I checked email. I see an email from the real estate agent I’m trying not to tip off anyone yet that I have news. I read it quietly and see she’s congratulating us on the offer being accepted. Finally.
Doing my best to play it cool, I make the announcement to the family. Everyone has the same reaction….’Really?!’ And after I confirm what I said they follow with a sigh of relief and smiles.
So with all that, we are doing exactly as the title reads. We hurry to complete a step in the process, but mainly we just wait. At this point, it looks like more hurrying is quickly approaching and I can gladly say our family is looking forward to that.
Until next time….