The Big Brown Box has been warmed, and today's the day when we receive offers from potential buyers of our old place (formerly "The New Place"). As of last night there were going to be 12 offers.
It's a little intimidating. There are some people who badly want to buy the house, and they want to present their offer to us over the phone. They did want to present to us in person. I will feel badly for them if they are not our top offer.
I am so grateful for the timing, and the amazing work of our real estate agent, MD Jr. Mrguy has put a tremendous amount of work into all of the documentation and finances, not to mention the garden, project managing a bunch of the contractors over the years, cleaning out our garage, and the host of many things he's personally done that have made this move and sale possible.
It would be really nice if we recouped what we put into the place. It would be extra nice if we recouped the down payment we made on the Big Brown Box, since our bank account is about to sue those dollars for alienation of affection ;)
Mostly, today finds me grateful for many things and many people. And excited by the thought of being finished with the buying and selling of houses for a while. And that ten bucks I'm going to win when we learn the final sale price. Mrguy doubled down on our original $5 bet over what the listing price would be.