How to get pricing - FAST!
This comes under the heading of be careful what you wish for !!
We have been on the fence for close to 2 years about moving and, a few friends and neighbors know our 'plans'. Sunday afternoon a couple rang our bell, introduced themselves (sister and BIL of neighbors a few doors down), said they heard we might be selling soon and they were interested in seeing our house if that was true. I said they were welcome to come in but we are no where near 'show'ready', not staged and in fact I have piles of things for an upcoming garage sale in several rooms. They said they were ale to look past it all - not their first house (actually 4th), they are probably early/mid 40's, and if the neighbors who are their family are any indicator, they would be dream buyers. Cut to the chase - they loved the house, planned to do some looking with a realtor but would prefer to buy direct if timing and $$ work out. She just texted me that they have seen over 10 houses, still love ours and want to know our pricing and timeline. They are nailing down their financing and should have that by the middle of next week and would then like to come back to look again at a more reasonable pace.
This is exactly the type of push we secretly hoped for because we could go on forever debating when is the best time to move. Assuming we are able to reach a financial agreement with them, we are willing to scramble and make this work.
We are leaving town Sat - Tues - how on earth do I get an idea of a reasonable starting price by the middle of next week?