This is later than I want to list my home. After all, the current renovations should be done by this weekend. After that, we'll need a week or so to clean and stage the bedrooms (which have been exempted from the contractor's work because we need a place to live). Ideally, I'd like to list the house around July 4th. You know, Independence Day.
And in some ways, that makes a lot of sense. It will be easier to keep the house presentable for showings if the lovable but messy teenager is out of the way. And hell, since I'm probably going to take that opportunity to enjoy a getaway with my Drummer Boy, let's just say that it will be even easier to keep the house presentable with two of its three occupants out of the way.
I have little doubt that my spouse will find a way to make the place look like shit when he is the temporary sole occupant, but at least I won't have to clean up after him. Let the Realtor chide him for his slovenliness.
|By the way, my Realtor totally looks like Anderson Cooper.|
So I feel a slight sense of urgency here.
However, I just realized that July 14th is Bastille Day. And that, basically, is the French Independence Day. So my superstitious need to attach significance to the day I list my house can still be satisfied by waiting a week and a half.
I just have to spouse-proof the place until we can have it professionally photographed.
And independence will be sweet, even if it's French.
In any language, freedom will ring soon for this girl.
Je serais heureux.