Monday, April 11, 2011

Sanity for sale (also, may I have some cheese with my whine?)

I had forgotten just how much I hate trying to sell a house. I don't hate a lot of things in this world (after all, hate is one of those bad, forbidden words in our house), but this definitely ranks right up there with...well, I can't think of anything else I dislike quite as much (other than our lame school division, but I've whined enough about that in the past. So much so that I'm not going to link to any of those posts.)

And so, here I sit, unable to control many of the elements that might lead to the sale of our home. Sure, it's only been a week, but our last house sold in ONE DAY. Which is totally unreal, yet it happened anyway. Is it too much to expect that to happen again? Apparently. The trouble is, that has spoiled me for future house selling for the rest of my life! I am stuck with unrealistic expectations, and anything less than that one day sale will feel like FOR.EV.ER.

Which is where I'm at right now. And, if I'm going to be honest, I'm a little crabby about it. Which is goes against everything I stand for - I know, right? I'm such the hypocrite! You'd think that I'd be used to the waiting, what with the querying process and everything. But, alas, I am as impatient as ever, and for some odd reason, I take people's rejection of my house much more seriously than a rejection of my manuscript. Which I shouldn't, because it really is just a matter of personal taste in both departments.

Le Sigh. It's hard to be patient sometimes, isn't it?

What's got you waiting these days? (Please let me not be the only one waiting on something...)  And how are you coping? I could use some tips right about now!



Stephanie Faris said...

The first time I sold a house, it took a year. It was tough. At times I doubted my realtor. I thought maybe he was to blame. But in the end, it all came down to the right buyers seeing it at the right time. It all works out in the end; it just sucks in the meantime!

Laura said...

I've never sold a house - and when I bought one it was quick, though the house might have been on the market for a while. Hmmm ... that probably didn't help you.
Anyway, I'm waiting for a position review in my job. I've been waiting for about 18 months. I keep doing my job, but frankly I'm becoming less and less excited about it. A few changes have occurred in other areas which may actually speed up the process of position review for me. I'm hopeful that by fall I'll have a new position with increased responsibilities and authority - and, of course, a bit more money.
Of course, this is a bit of an easier wait than yours - I just keep doing the same thing. I'm not fretting and feeling rejected!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ugh! That's the worst. We sold our house last May, and it took a full year. Agony!

Lately, I'm waiting on query rejections. :-)

Michelle Teacress said...

I've sold a few houses, and the longest was a month - so I'm spoiled too. Good luck with yours. There's bound to be someone who feels 'at home' and will snap it up. :)

Right now, I'm waiting for my kids to come home from school - and I'm waiting for one to be ready to get her driver's license.