Well we did it. We put our house in Riverton up for sale on Monday. We met with our agent (a good friend of mine from high school) and went over all the paperwork. Then he walked out and put a “For Sale” sign out in front of our home. That was weird. It really sank in at that time. Later that afternoon, it showed up on the MLS. You can see it by going to http://www.utahrealestate.com/785729. And we’ve already had a couple of showings…
On Tuesday, our ward’s primary president emailed me to ask if it was an April Fool’s joke. Indeed, it is not. We’re really are planning to do this. We’ve been thinking about it for a couple of years now and decided that once our fourth child was old enough to sit in a highchair, we will have officially outgrown our kitchen area, and consequently, our home. We’ve been in this Riverton home for nearly eight years now, and we have loved it. We’ve made significant improvements to the home and have grown in MANY ways while living here. But it’s now time for us to move on to a home with more room and a different floorplan.
I have to admit, the whole process of selling our house and buying a new one is, at once, exciting and frustrating. And we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface. In the coming weeks I’m sure both Robin and I will blog about our adventures in real estate. I just hope we can find something we really like without spending more than we can afford.
Note: one big positive so far has been how clean we’ve kept the house in order to be ready to show it on short notice. I’m hoping we’ll just get into the habit of keepinig it clean and clutter-free so that we can always enjoy it!