Monday, May 5, 2008


Selling a house is kind of a personal thing. I've never had to do it before, but I can't say it's an experience I like. We bought a sign, put it in the yard for anyone who drives by to see a phone number and call at any hour they please. Often, they call and are in the driveway, wanting to bombard into the house to see it at that moment. We learned quickly, the house must be prepared at all times :). It's such an odd feeling when someone comes in your home, looks around in every nook and cranny - opens doors, in closets, up/down, all around - just to come out and say they didn't like it or it doesn't suit them. It makes you think; well, it was just fine for us - what's wrong with us?? Now, I know I shouldn't take it personal, but it's kind of hard not to. You just want to tell people that this is the home you have loved and made unique for you, this is the place we shared meals with friends, laughs over tables. We played games with family, opened gifts for each other and decorated our tree. We snuggled to watch movies on our couch, and read by the fire sipping hot chocolate on a cold Sunday afternoon. We listened to the rain on a summer afternoon pouring down the windows, and chased our dog around the yard. It holds so many memories and is very important to us! You just want to say please don't say it's not good enough, because it's been a haven for us!


Patrick said...

You know, I never thought of that, but I'm sure I'd feel the exact same way: "What's wrong with ME if I like this home so much?"

I guess they're not looking for a haven, or even a home...just a house.

And there's a big difference. :)

The Ray Family said...

I know exactly what you mean! When we sold our house in Arkansas I felt the same way. Thankfully, we sold it to a young couple that fell completely in love with it. They were so excited to start their new life there together and it made it a lot easier to say goodbye to a home where we had made so many amazing memories.