Friday, April 16, 2010

Going back on the market

Well, we signed a contract with a new Realtor this week . . . she's supposed to be the best (#1 in the county), and sells lots of higher priced homes, so we're hoping this works.  She needs all the help she can get, though, so we also buried Saint Joseph today, too!

In preparation for going back on the market, we were busy just before Easter . . . I  painted and "de-countrified" the kitchen, and we installed new flooring.  This is something that EVERY realtor mentioned when they came here, so we broke down and did it . . . I hope it pays off!

These are the "before" pictures of our living room and breakfast nook:

And now we have the "after" pictures of the same rooms:

OK, so the wood floor makes a huge difference in the look of the rooms, but I still wouldn't have wanted it when my kids were little.  I do like it now, though!  These are just my pictures, not the "staged" ones done by the professional -- the photographer will be here on Monday, and then I guess we go "live" on

Wish us luck, and keep us in your prayers that we find a buyer this summer!


  1. We are going through the same thing, although we hadn't listed our house before, the area we live in went from agriculture, to commercial so we are looking to developers rather than someone looking for a residence, we had one come out and look but she low balled us, way under what the property was worth, she said the economy is bad and all real property is slow. Truthfully I think she was looking for someone with their back against the wall with a foreclosure and thought she could get something for little or nothing,Anyway you live and learn, I hope we both have good luck because as soon as it sells, we will be on our way. Sam & Donna.

  2. Good luck Tom and Marci, it will sell in time. The right buyer is out there and will find your home and make it their home. See ya down the road.

    Stay Safe

  3. Hi Tom & Marci, Don & I missed you & the boys at the rally in Longs, SC. It was great & made more good friends. Good luck in selling your house.

    Don & Lois


Thanks for reading! We'd love to hear your comments!