As we bustle about preparing for our open house advantage is taken of on line, preferably free, adverts in our area: craiglist, kijiijii, castanet, are a few that come to mind. My goal of course is to direct traffic to my own blog, not this one, my other blog or as I like to call it my, website. My Real Estate website that is.
We have had our home listed with a flat fee MLS Realtor since the beginning of November and to date we have had 2 open houses and 3 showings by local Realtors. The needs of the buyers were all different, all finding our home unsuitable for themselves even though they were impressed by the open spaciousness. Some didn’t like a bit of wall paper I had up in the front hall, we immediately removed it and repainted in designer taupe! One did not like the size of the kitchen because they are gourmet cooks and need mega space. As my husband will attest I too am a gourmet cook and the kitchen is an ideal size for me; smaller space, less to clean up and for me the miles of surface you will see in some kitchens is enough to put a halt to cooking all together. The other couple, as reported to me by one of my 84 year old neighbours, were so old and feeble they may want to reconsider moving to a house…
All said though people are looking and this delights me! …and just as thrilling are my web sites stats showing I’ve had visitors. http://www.okanaganhome.wordpress.com/
May my guardian angels be with me this Sunday as we have our third open house and receive an acceptable offer.