WE HAVE A RENTER!
Here’s the long and short of it: Our contract with our realtor (the fabulous BK Vernon) ran out December 31, 2012. Since the contract lapsed, we can now re-sign and have the house listed at “0 days on the market” instead of almost 600. BK has also commissioned the printing of a larger “for sale” sign to put on the corner of the alley where our driveway is so that people who drive by will at least know there’s something back there.
The morning of January 31, Trey had taken the day off work and was awakened by a phone call from BK: the guy she’d told us about the week before definitely wanted to rent and he needed to move in THAT DAY! We spent the day signing paperwork and tweaking the lease.
Our renter was connected with our agent through another agent. He apparently has a history of flipping older houses (he just finished one in Hampton Heights) so we’re secretly hoping he’ll fall in love with all the awesome potential our little house has and want to buy it. AND even if he doesn’t, he’s going to let BK go in and take more pictures of the house staged…instead of empty, which is what it was when she took the first pictures. He’s also asked our permission to paint the shutters black and the front door red (HALLELUJAH!!!)…um, we said yes.
So basically, all these things roll together to mean our house is getting some much needed attention and we’re so excited and thankful for that.