For those of you who missed the Facebook posts, we accepted an offer $5,000 above asking price on our home. It still means we are a short sale, but it’s better than expected. A friend is buying the house and while I know it will be loved and taken care of, it’s bittersweet.
Ok I admit, I have not always had patience. When something needs to be done, I jump right in and get it done. Then I can move on to the next thing. I hate waiting on people to move at my speed. When I make up my mind, I get to work. All of which can be a good thing, but can also be attributed to a lack of patience.
I’ve spent the last 7 months telling myself that all of this mess is going to work in our favor and out of the chaos is going to come good things and it is. We will be out of Florida and I will get to be the Grammi I want to be and Hubs can be the PaPaw he wants to be. That we WILL get control of our lives back.
I’ve also had to learn patience and I must have not learned it yet……..
We’ve had to run our lives on others timelines. Not ours. It requires A LOT of patience. Because the house is a short sale, it has been hurry up and wait. All the time. Waiting until the agent we chose can meet with us, waiting for the listing to go live, waiting for showings that are late. Sometimes several hours. Some that don’t show up at all. Having patience with people who stop and come to the door without an agent. Never know. They might be the one to buy the house~ Waiting on offers to come in. Waiting to see what those offers are. Waiting on the chosen day to review the offers and then determine the best one.
Now comes the real fun and we are hoping the previous lessons in patience have been learned. We wait on Fannie Mae to determine if they are going to accept the offer or not. It can take up to 60 days. It could be as soon as 14 days ( yeah, we know that it’s not likely). THEN we get to wait on the closing. Again, we have no say in when that will happen.
I have started packing, which helps pass the time. Hubs actually cleaned out one of his t-shirt drawers (there are 8 of them in our house). We are visiting some of our favorite places because we know it will be the last time we are there. Again, a bittersweet process.
Trying to keep our eyes on the prize. Some days are easier than others.
As I sit and write this, I am waiting on the Fannie Mae inspector, who you guessed it…………is late.
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