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13 July 2008
Wellllll, that sucked
What is the sound of one house not renting?

Maybe in an alternate universe, there's an alternate version of me who is a real estate mogul, and everything she touches turns to gold. Alas, in this universe, the me who is trying to rent her house is not off to a stellar start.

Long story short: after busting our humps for the past week to get our house cleaned up and de-cluttered and ready for potential renters to come by, we got things to a presentable enough state to have an "open house" of sorts. This was recommended to me by a property manager who advised setting up a specific block of time for people to come by, so we don't get barraged with emails. Well, not only did we not get barraged, not a single person showed up. (Cue the trumpets: wah wah wah waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh.)

OK, OK, I'm trying to look on the bright side of life. Yes, the house looks fantastic. It hasn't looked this good since we had it on the market trying to sell it. Yes, we only advertised it in one place, and we do plan to cast a much wider net in the coming weeks. Yes, we had to start somewhere. And, yes, I did use the three hours on Sunday afternoon to update the "Planning" section of the site with lots of juicy tidbits. (I'm particularly proud of the Packing List in the "Gear" section.) But it still smarts a bit to give up an entire weekend, first cleaning and then waiting around for nobody to show up.

Oh well, onward and upward. The right tenant is out there, somewhere! And in the meantime, here are a few lovely pics of our lovely cleaned-up house for your viewing pleasure:

ooooo! look at this lovely exterior!

aaaaaaah, the fabulous partially-covered deck!

oooooooh, and here's another shot of the deck!

and this is the, um, charming spacious living room with walk-up bay windows

OK, I admit, here's where it starts getting supremely uninteresting... but I can't stop now!

just one more, I promise! this isn't even the greatest shot of the kitchen but apparently you have to prove there *is* one in the house...

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Re: Wellllll, that sucked
The place looks great! Hang in there, we went through the same thing when selling our house... we got it all spiffy then promptly waited three months for someone to bite (after lowering the price twice). If I was a renter, I'd be psyched to rent a sweet house like that!
Posted by christinegilbert on July 18, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Re: Wellllll, that sucked
Thanks, I needed that! :)
Posted by soniaz on July 21, 2008 at 10:28 AM

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