Just when we forgot our house was on the market â€” we get a call from the realtor asking for a showing this morning. Yikes!
Ken and I ran around the house cleaning and sorting. We know just how to get ready for some stranger to come into our home, look around for about 5 minutes, and then reject it as not being their dream house! One couple said there was no place to put a pool. One said it was close, but would need about $100,000. in upgrades and one said, uhmâ€¦ NO.
Yesterday, at the annual library book sale, our neighbour Annie asked if weâ€™ve had any bites on our house. Ken and I have a stock answer. We always say, we are not selling our house â€” we just live with a For Sale sign in the yard. Annie thinks this is great as she wants us to stay on Bowen.
The funny part of all this is that it is easy to forget our house is for sale. Our realtor says, no one is looking at houses in our price range. I of course think we should raise the price to match the houses that are selling! The homes that are selling on Bowen Island cost a zillion dollars, and have ocean views. These houses that are about 14,000 square feet in size, with private docks, and four car garages. Probably room for a pool. And just in case you are wondering â€” there are a lot of these homes on the market.
Our poor little hovel is only 3900 square feet in size, it over looks a creek, and it’s true, there is no good place for a pool, unless you count the training field. I doubt I would buy this house today if I was looking.
We listed the house last October; since then there have been less than a dozen showings and no offers. We knew things were slow and did not expect more. It will go when it goes.
In so many ways this is just fine. Ken and I still have no clue where we would go, or what we would do if we did sell. In the mean time, we continue to just live here, and every once in a while get a call for a showing. Then we run around, clean the house, turn on all the lights and leave for 30 minutes. Today is one of those days.