Saturday, September 24, 2011

Work Space



It appears we have sold our house. Our real estate agent, Jamie Harvey, did a fantastic job of marketing our house, even having it professionally photographed. There were back to back showings within the first 24 hours of being listed and the first people to look at it made us a full price offer. Of course, there are still lots of details and paper work to follow but we are thrilled! Our offer was accepted on the “new” house we are buying downtown (only about a mile away) and all parties involved in the transactions are looking forward to speedy closings. I’m thrilled to not have to keep our home as clean as it’s ever been on a 24/7 basis any longer. By getting the house ready to sell, it meant I had to have my entire work area and studio presentable with not one article of clothing left on the floor or dog hair evident. We bought extra paper towels, 409, new rugs and even a new and improved wet/dry Swiffer once the house was listed! I hauled over 2,000 pounds of scrap steel to the metal recyclers and parted with the majority of my steel stash. My studio and garage got a deep cleaning and purging. Unfortunately, with the need to keep the house in “show ready” condition I haven’t dared plasma cut or weld in the garage/shop area. All metal work production has had to be put on hold. I’m a little nervous to be changing up the way I work –just when I was feeling better about HOW and WHERE I work. It’s exciting but also making my tummy a little rumbly…

5 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Wow, congrats, what a whirlwind of a sale and purchase.

cookingwithgas said...

WOW! That was fast! Onward!

Tracey Broome said...

I was a professional designer for a long time and when it came time to sell our houses, I could really make them shine. It always made me wonder why it took putting our house up for sale for me to get it looking nice? Why didn't we make the effort to keep it nice all the time! I remember those constant days of cleaning every speck of dirt for showings, grrrr.... congrats on the speedy sale in a suck ass economy, how cool is that!

cindy shake said...

Thanks guys. Yeah, we are feeling really lucky -especially in this economy -though Anchorage continues to have a strong market. Quite the whirlwind, but our efforts paid off. What has been a huge help in the speed is that Daddy-O has kept up on the maintenance every day. We also were golden for a quick purchase due to excellent credit history and had ALL of the necessary paperwork to qualify for the new house -whew! Never thought I'd be happy to have all of our taxes PAID and done properly every year (again, thanks to Derek)!!

Judy Shreve said...

WOW - great news! Big changes! Congrats - being an urbanite should be fun - close to restaurants & galleries and shopping. Do you have still have good studio space?
Can't wait to see pictures of your new place!