Monday, May 07, 2007

THE SHELL GAME


Which shell has the right offer? Selling our house is rather like the "shell game". We thought we had a good clean, solid offer. Unfortunately it didn't happen. The buyer changed his mind and doesn't want to live in his hometown anymore. It was a definite disappointment. The other offer has so many contingencies that we're not really looking at it now.
So....we're back to open houses and living in our "model home." We are spending some time at our son's home . Its a wonderful place to be. I'm thankful we have another place to camp out.
The house we found by my son's home will entertain our offer if ours is sold. I feel like we are in a vicious circle. I think I must learn to be more patient. Its only been on the market for a week.

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29 comments:

Olivier said...

une belle collection de coquillages. belle photo


a beautiful collection of shells. beautiful photograph

Ben said...

Nice arrangement of shells. Good correction, too.
Good luck for open home.

Annie said...

Lordy, lordy, this is just the short little wait you must do so the perfect person can find the house.

Salty Dawg said...

Great job tying your photo and commentary together!

Be patient, good things come to those who wait.

Ex-Shammickite said...

You're doing well with having 2 offers if your house has only been on the market for a week. There's a place on my street that has been "FOR SALE" since last summer. Mind you, It's a dump!

Daniele Marioli said...

Ciao!!!
Very nice yours last shot!!
Brava!!
Ciao!!

Leena said...

You put together your situation and your photo skilfully.
With best wishes, Leena.

Libbys Blog said...

House moving is soooooo stressful! So try chill out, the right buyer will come!

Kuanyin said...

Great commentary to accompany the photo! Good luck with your sale! Having once sold real estate, have you tried having the smell of cinammon and apples in the oven as potentail buyers do a walk through?

kris said...

you have a lovely house, someone will fall in love with it soon..I'm certain :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Lovely photograph of shells. Interesting story too. We moved one last time. Here. That was 44 years ago.

I got to fly last night. I mean I just dove in and flew. You can find out how on my blog post today.

Kate said...

it's a wonderful photo of a fun collection. Be patient; your home is lovely and it will sell to the right person!!

Bill said...

Never pray for patients, there is only one way to get it :)

Anna said...

The offer you want is out there....be patient. :)

Moi said...

the beachcomber in me loved ur collection.....u sure will find a perfect buyer....as u said it's just a week!!!

Joan González said...

bonitos moluscos

salut

joan

Laurie said...

Seashells are so pretty. Nice details in them here.

I remember well what it was like to sell our first home only I was very pregnant when it first went on the market and then during the whole process gave birth so I was dealing with a newborn, a 2 year old, and a 7 year old, Realtors with potential buyers, and open houses, we even had people in looking at the house the day I cam home from the hospital...fun times!

I hope it all works out and know i will.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've been thinking about moving, but you may have scared me out of it. :)

Oya said...

Nice comment for the photo. I love shells. There is a lot of things, you can do with them...

JAM said...

Nice presentation. Lovely Wife has such a collection in a pretty basket she bought for the same purpose. I love all the different ones there.

Meg in Nelson said...

This reminds me of my friend Carol. Nelson is right by the sea, and Carol once again went to someone's house where she found a big bowl of shells in the living room.

She said she never was interested in collecting shells until she went to this particular house and saw that particular bowl. She was going to start a collection, but this was the third time in a decade she was battling the recurring cancer. I don't think she ever started her shell collection, though; she passed away about six months later.

And this kind of puzzles me a little, because that was one woman who lived the life to its fullest (heck of a lot fuller than most of us) until the second last week of her time. Not fair that someone like she would be taken away; it's nearly three years now.

So, Sue, thanks for the good memories. Any day I am reminded of Carol is a great day; I'm guaranteed to start laughing at the stories we told each other.

Beverly said...

I've never been fond of shells. I guess it is that I've seen so many broken ones on the beach.

I hope you get the right offer. Be glad you're not in Florida where everyone is trying to sell and make a killing, and nothing is moving.

susan said...

Two big bites in one week is pretty good. It will happen before you know it.

The shells are lovely btw!

MotherPie said...

I love the shells. There is something about shells that makes you want to reach out and touch them. They are remnants of living things, beautiful remnants.

I hope our sale here in NYC goes through, too.

Chad Oneil said...

This image reminds me of searching for sea shells at the beach when I was a kid.

Aigars Bruvelis said...

The variety of shapes is amaizing

Sidney said...

Beautiful mix of shells!
Good luck with the house!

Kala said...

these shells are awesome - i cannot imagine how it must be to try to sell a home! its great you have a place to stay!

Icarus said...

It's pure stress, isn't it? A great collection of shells, but unlike the molluscs, you can't live in them!