Pardon while I grouse.
Hi! Happy Monday! It's a beautiful day out here in the desert, the sun is shining and temperatures are nice. We had a very productive weekend--actually, we're worn out. We had an open house on Saturday, and while that was taking place, we went to the cinema and saw American Hustle.
Our agent said hoards of people tromped through our [open] house Saturday. Hoards! We did get some callbacks and one couple came on Sunday despite the fact we had just gotten home and were putting away groceries. They said "within the hour" and showed up eight minutes later. Sheesh, people! But at least they showed up.
By now (90 days but who's counting) we're getting weary of looky-loos and their shenanigans. Last week we spent an hour sitting in our car down the street and they didn't come. Okay, so I got to finish the Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle and J got to read the paper. But still. How rude. We busted our butts to get the house in order and open it up for them. And not even a phone call to say oops, sorry. That actually happened twice last week.
But we may have had a nibble. At least I think we might have. They called back on Sunday to ask about golf. I explained everything to our agent, who called their agent and relayed the information.
Then our agent never heard from them again. But maybe today. You never know. We can't give up now, so we mize well stay optimistic.
Meanwhile I have been "trying" to do some touch-up painting. Naturally the paint dried up years ago in the 120°+ temperatures and trying to match it is a never-ending puzzle...there is yet another trip to the paint store in my future. And I spiffed up the cabinets--the former residents did not have knobs on the cabinets (that was dumb) and the cabinets at the sink looked shabby. However, they might look a little worse since I "fixed" em...
I have a hunch--I think the snowbirds won't have a sense of urgency about buying a place until maybe the end of January, maybe even mid-February. They are already ensconced in their rentals until April/May, so what's the rush. Then there were the holidays. Now it's January, just about mid-season, they have a pretty good idea about what's out there, and if they're going to close escrow before they leave (not that they have to), it's time to start thinking about narrowing down the choices. Traffic has increased exponentially since January 1. So I'm thinking, "pretty soon."
Hope you have a great day!