Tuesday, March 29, 2011


It's been quite a while since I've gotten the time to sit down and write.  Things have been pretty busy around here  trying to get our house sold.  Today, I thought I'd quickly talk about one of the avenues we're using to get the house sold.  It's a website called Zillow.com.  There are a lot of different options out there when you're trying to buy or sell a new home, but I've found Zillow to be one of the easiest to use in both capacities.
When you're searching it has a lot of options to help you narrow things down and gives all the results through a map so you can easily see what's available in the area you're looking at.  When you're selling, it allows you to find and claim your home as your own and then fill out as much or as little as you'd like to.  You can post images and even provide links to other websites.  Even if you're not trying to sell you can go on and provide information about your home for free.  You can even post a "Make Me Move" price which is just what you might be willing to consider even if you're not looking to move.  Set it high and who know what could happen.  All in all, it's a very neat site to find out a lot of information about real estate.

By the way, we're having another Open House this Sunday, April 3, from 2-5pm.  Everyone is invited!

jrmfzf on Zillow

Saturday, March 5, 2011

First Month

Wouldn't You Like This Living Room!
Well the house has officially been on the market for just under a month.  All in all I'd say it's really been a pretty good month.  We haven't sold the house yet, but given that we're listing by owner, during a notoriously bad time of year to sell a house, and amongst the worst housing market in decades I really feel like we've done a very good job.  While we never really intended to, we've actually had three open houses this month alone.  After the first one being all weekend long we decided to shorten future open houses to Sunday only and only from 2-5.  This seemed to work pretty good and throughout the month we've had ten different families stop by and take a look.  Out of that ten we had probably four who just wanted to see the house, but the remainder showed at least some level of interest in the home.  In fact, there was one couple who came through and ended up sending a real estate agent friend of theirs by to get a second opinion on the house.  It just goes to show how it's such a small world because we ended up knowing the agent and he was able to give us his professional opinion on how the house shows as well.  Between his comments of how well our house looks plus the multitude of compliments we've received from everyone who has come by we're feeling pretty good.  Here's hoping that we'll here from one of the interested families soon to get an offer.  Between an already busy weekend and the fact that the weather forecast isn't looking good for tomorrow I think we're going to take a break from open houses this Sunday, but check our website regularly as I always post there when we get something scheduled.  And as always if you have a friend or family member who's in the market feel free to send them our way!