Monday, March 17, 2008

winter wonderland

Woke up this morning and it is snowing. Lightly today and maybe more overnight. We are only days away from spring break.

Both boys are sick, Cooper the worst. He has been coughing all night. I am slowly trying to get laundry and stuff done around the house.

After hearing "We really like the house, but we found something cheaper," several times we have decided to go ahead and lower the price on our house to try to get it sold before we move.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

everybody's working for the weekend

On Monday realtors from the Monticello Edina Realty office toured the house.

I was feeling a little discouraged after one group said our price should be $250,000. Basically the price we paid 4 years ago.

But we have been getting traffic. On the site we now our house was included in search results 2187 times. There have been 271 requests for detail pages about this property. And there have been 23 Virtual Tours run for this property. So we are up in all of those since Monday and we have 2 showings this Saturday.

Monday, March 10, 2008

housing update

Another showing tomorrow at 11.

As of today our house was included in search results 2079 times. There have been 250 requests for detail pages about this property. And there have been 19 Virtual Tours run for this property.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

more showings

We had another showing yesterday afternoon and one today at 4.  I was running the computer at church when I got the call.  I hope that it's not bad that I went into the hallway to answer the call.

Community center here we come.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

all about the Hamiltons

Well, today I earned a nifty 10 dollars. That's right, count them, 10. Now granted it's no 30 dollars for eating suddenly salad, but I didn't have to eat anything or give my opinion. All I had to do was sit there and let them tell Lincoln that a car was a bear.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

good night

It is 11:30. With the hectic day tomorrow I am trying to get most of the cleaning and prep done tonight for our showing tomorrow. I think I have the place put together about as well as I can before tomorrow.

We will see what happens tomorrow.

Another Showing

We have another showing tomorrow (Wednesday) from 1-2:30.

Tonight our small group is going bowling in Buffalo. Cooper has been looking forward to this for a long time. Tomorrow Lincoln is going to be participating in a study at the University of Minnesota.

I think it will be a late night getting the house ready, but if we are closer to a sell it is well worth it.

Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers. I will keep you posted.

Monday, March 03, 2008

housing update

There is no big news to report on the housing front.

We do still feel good about our chances of selling our house before we move this summer. We have had a couple of drive bys. Not in the SoCal definition, but people stopping to look at the house and pick up a brochure. Also there seems to be movement online.

As of today our house was included in search results 1778 times. There have been 211 requests for detail pages about this property. And there have been 15 Virtual Tours run for this property. The last one is promising because we had been at 11 for a long time (I think mostly from my mom) and just this weekend it jumped to 15 (she promised to stop looking at our house online.)

I will certainly report any big news, but that is where we stand right now. Like I said we still feel good that as we move into spring things will start picking up.

Thank you to all of you that have kept us in your thoughts and prayers, we appreciate it very much.

Saturday, March 01, 2008


I know it is cliche, but the time really has gone fast. It is hard for me to believe my little guy is 2 years old today.

Happy Birthday Lincoln.