Monday, March 23, 2009

The Sonic Experience

Our house has been on the market for a little over 3 weeks now.  We've had about 17 showings (which our Realtor tells us is very positive).  However, we've had no offers and the 3 potential buyers that showed previous interest have quietly disappeared.

If you've ever tried to sell a house while living in it full time, then you understand the torment Clan Donovan is feeling.  We also have two dogs and try to take them with us when there's a showing so buyers can walk the backyard.  I'm proud to say we  only left them behind once, and that was just a Realtor walk-through without any buyer.

Needless to say, you may wonder what we do to pass the time while buyers look at the house.   If Dave is on his way home from work, we meet at the local church and let the dogs fertilize the bushes (you're welcome Archdale UMC).  

Sometimes I'll drive the car down the street and park it on the side of the road (to watch the buyers leave).  Of course, Dave caught me doing this and called my cell to say 'Could you be any more obvious . . . a lady sitting in her car with two dogs?'  Now I park in a neighbor's driveway who's also selling their house (never met this neighbor, but no one's home when I do it).

If there's a showing during the day and it's just me and the dogs, I'll drive aimlessly around Charlotte.  We went through a car wash once, but that proved too traumatic for the dogs (won't be doing that again anytime soon).  

We had a showing today from 1:30p - 3:00p (personally, anything over an hour is rude in my opinion).  Dave accidentally took both sets of car keys to work with him this morning.  He came home for lunch and we took the dogs with us to Sonics for lunch. 

This is Dave and Lavender re-enacting a scene from Lady & The Tramp (FYI, David is the tramp).  Clearly boredom is the culprit of this photo.

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