12 DOM and we accepted an offer!!
Thank Goodness!!!! We were on the market for 8 days when the offer came in.....lowball of course. I do understand that in this market. However, we were not outrageous in our initial asking price. We really researched and did our homework. We went and looked at all of the competition before we decided on a price.
We negotiated and 'played in the sandbox' and we are now selling for only 11K less than asking price. The concession that we are making is that we have to be out of the house MUCH sooner than we wanted.
We knew that we had a great house, in a great location, on a great, great lot .... AND....we made sure that we were one of the best out there. We staged with a professional and had great pics/video tour. However, we also know the reality of the economy.
We will wait on inspection and appraisal, but we feel really good about this. The wife fell in love and that sealed the deal.
For those that may remember, we were hoping we didn't have to paint. We have bold, earthy toned colors. Very pottery barn. I know that turns off some buyers. However, we felt confident with the advice of two stagers, our agent and her broker that we were good to go with the paint.
We put up a 'coming soon' sign out a week before it listed, had a broker's open house the day after it listed and had an open house last weekend. Lots of calls for showings last week. Three showings this week during negotiations.
Oh, and I buried St. Joseph on Friday :)
I will pray that all goes well in inspection and appraisal.