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Old 08-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #61
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The sign is out!

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Old 08-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #62
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Hurray!! Best of luck !!

Now let the headaches begin, especially with that cute little guy messing up the place right before showings.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #63
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He does make messes, that's for sure!

Today I heard him flushing the toilet and walked in to find a bowl full of a whole roll of paper and a bar of soap. Fabulous.

And... We don't even know when or how it happened but there is a gorgeous red permanent marker drawing on the office wall. One of the rooms that didn't need painting.

But at the same time he can work a sponge or a broom with the best of 'em. Not to mention he helps with laundry an throws trash away.

Ok, I'll stop gushing now.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #64
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Welcome to motherhood. He's adorable. I'm guessing 27 mnths according to your description and not his photo.

Mine still don't understand the usefulness of a laundry basket. If a sock gets pulled off while watching tv, it will be flung somewhere in that room. I won't even begin to tell you how many lego and polly pocket pieces have been vacuumed up.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #65
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He's actually 18 months.

I work pretty hard to show him how to do everything that I am doing as well as independent play.

Being a mom is the very best thing that could have accidentally happened to me ever!!
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:38 PM   #66
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It is a lot of hard unappreciated work, but he sure looks like a happy little soul.

I think I surprised my parents as well. I'm the youngest of 5 in 7 years. Nobody plans that kind of chaos. We kids sure made alot of our own fun though.

Like the time we were jumping off the garage roof onto mattress's. I'm not sure where the mattress's came from though.
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Off the roof huh?
I don't think I spent any time on roofs until I was a teenager, haha.

My parents also had a ton of kiddos, as for me? One is enough!
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Well my mom closed on the new house!

I think she may have lost her mind. :D
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So...
Here's an update!

I've gotten lots of calls, but no one has called back yet to look. it's hard to tell from the road just how much house is here, and I think people are genuinely shocked when I tell them the price.

The inside work is coming along nicely, actually the painters are here today and will probably be here several days. We did all the rooms ourselves, but the living areas with 22' ceilings and the ceilings themselves? Yeah we're leaving that to the professionals.
I feel like a big part of the problem is the land itself. 20 acres and it looks like ****. needs mowed, and the landscaped areas look grown over and really it's just ugly. There is no way we could do all I it ourselves in a timely manner so I called a lawn guy to come give an estimate. Yeah, he never showed up. Grrr. So my exasperated mother called my very busy college brother to see if he knew any college boys that would be willing to make a little money this weekend. He said, "yeah, I know ten! My fraternities pledges!" Needless to say, they will be here this weekend. :D

Well, that's all the info I have for now. Thanks to those of you that are following and being so helpful.
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Have you put together a little portfolio or something you can email people?
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I've built a website that I was planning to email but it still has very few pictures. One, I'm busy, and two, I don't want to take and post the pictures until that room is perfect. And I'm a bit of a perfectionist.
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I've built a website that I was planning to email but it still has very few pictures. One, I'm busy, and two, I don't want to take and post the pictures until that room is perfect. And I'm a bit of a perfectionist.
I used to be an absolute perfectionist. Years of therapy has helped.

Just don't loose contact with those asking about the place. Offering to send them something, even if not perfect, gives you an excuse to grab their email addresses in a nice way. You can send a nice, hopefully non SPAM sort of follow up when all is finished.

Not to slap you but we warned you this was going to take time and it concerns me that you are already saying you do not have it?
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Oh I'm aware this process takes time. I'm also aware the sign has only been up for maybe a month.
When I say I don't have much time I am referring to the fact that we still have lots we are working on so getting pictures and updating the website is still low on my list. Lots of great pictures isn't going to do that much good if they come over to look and the house is trashed.
Keep in mind I'm doing all of this with a 19 month old running around. Keeping him occupied while I am cleaning/doing projects is doable, sitting on a computer? Not so much.
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Or send it out anyway, with a list of upgrades you are planning on doing.
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Personally, I don't understand the point of listing the house before the fix-up work is done. Get all of the work done, and then determine a fair price for the house and list it at that. If the house is truly worth more, people will bid it up.

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