All of that hard work for the open house and we had one couple visit the home. Seriously, one. Everyone says what a beautiful home we have and how easy it should be to sell yet getting those bodies (with check books) in the door is the hardest thing I have ever done.
I even baked cookies...
I made signs about how cool the house was, things like "Gas Ready" for the range. I have an electric range because upon move in, all of the gas ranges had knobs on the front of the range where my then 3 year old could have easily begun her own campfire in seconds. Seriously, why in the heck would you put the knobs to a GAS range on the front below the 4ft tall level?
I also framed our Green Built certificate and left it on the counter next to the cookies so the energy conscious buyer would know we have an energy efficient home. I think I should frame a copy of our electric bill from July or August of last summer so they can see that even though we were in the middle of a record breaking heatwave, the bills were still low. I am worried that might be a little much...
Maybe I should get sponsors? I could put the Folgers can out on the counter and say how great Folgers is and that we drink it daily... No, probably not a good idea.
I think I have gotten all batty now after all of the work I put into our second open house only to have it fizzle worse than our first open house. Plus the lovely realtor, not a peep out of her. Not one word about how it went or where to go from here. If I didn't have to wait 120 to relist my house, I would fire her in a New York second... or wherever else those seconds are shorter than anywhere else.
So, if you know anyone in the North Texas area that would like an OCD approved showing of a spotless and fabulous home, let me know because I have a feeling if I don't sell it myself, it isn't going to get sold!