Were you starting to think this day would never come? Ha, I kind of was! But I am pleased to report that as of Friday at about 6pm, the flip is officially SOLD!
From the day it was listed to the day it closed, the flip was on the market for 4 months – during that time, we had lots of nibbles, the house went under contract in February (only to later fall through because the buyer realized she wouldn’t realistically be able to put a pool in the backyard), and went under contract again after lots of negotiations on April 5th.
Things went really smoothly after the house went under contract for the final time, and we closed on our half of the transaction on Thursday and moved out all of the staging stuff. All of a sudden the house went from looking like this:
to this. (Sorry for the terrible iPhone photos – and the buyer bought the table/benches, which is why they’re still there).
All of the furniture, extra tile, etc. was moved into storage.
Our 10 x 10 storage unit was barely big enough!
And of course, no sale is complete without a minor heart attack at the 11th hour. The buyer did a final walk-through on Thursday evening and noticed a leak in the master bathroom – we checked it out and sure enough, there was a leak. I cannot tell you the heart palpitations that this gave me.
We made an emergency call to our contractor late Thursday night, he called us at 6:30 on Friday morning, met us at the flip by 7am and had a plumber out there by 9:30 to fix what turned out to be a really minor issue (the primary drain line for the A/C had become disconnected in the attic). While we were waiting for the plumber, our contractor was telling us a very animated story about driving on the Autobahn and broke a window! Insanity, but he got that fixed, too.
The buyer’s closing was delayed while all of this was going on, but everything was finally signed, closed and funded by late Friday night. We were so thrilled that everything turned out in the end, but I definitely do not need to repeat that 24 hour period again, thankyouverymuch. :)
And that is the story of how our flip went from “for sale” to “sold“. On to the next one!!