In the process of getting out of debt and beginning to live a more simple life, we’re selling our current home. It was really a no brainer to get to that decision. Now, understand I do not live in a fancy grand home that is mortgaged to death. I do have a nice home in a desirable neighborhood. Though, my house is the smallest in the neighborhood, it’s nice.
The plan is to use equity to pay off debt. If we can still buy a house afterwards, then awesome, if not, then we’ll look for a rental. Honestly, the main goal is to become debt free and be able to breathe a little. Debt is dumb. Dave Ramsey is so right.
The house has only been on the market a couple weeks. We are doing this for sale by owner to get as much equity out of the house as possible. Unfortunately, that tends to slow the selling process in our area. We’ve had only two showings, lots of drive bys, but no real interest.
I take it personal. I know I shouldn’t, but I do. I feel like our house is black balled and real estate agents will NOT show it. I feel like when someone drives by and doesn’t call, then I’ve not done a good enough job make the house look welcoming. When we do have someone look at the house, I am obsessive about the way it looks making sure pillows are just so, that there’s no fuzz on the carpet, and that sinks are spotless. Umm, psycho right? Like someone isn’t going to buy my house because there is a piece of trash in trash cans. But, in my crazy head I see it as me not being enough. Narcissist much?
Last night and this morning, though, I’ve decided to stop. My obsession will not be to sell my house and search relentlessly for a new home. I have been praying for our buyer. I have been praying for our next home. I have been praying for a sense of peace in this waiting. And it’s hard. This is like a minute by minute releasing. Especially when friends sell their homes in three days! So, I am putting it our there, that I release my house obsession. I trust that God’s plan will be better than mine and his timing is better than mine.
For now, I sit and wait. I still clean my house. I actually kinda like it that way, crazy, huh? I still make sure it looks presentable. And I wait.