I've really tried to be super positive about this whole "having my condo on the market." Really I have. It's been over 6 months now and we've had a showing at least every other week, sometimes multiple times a week. It was super overpriced at the beginning and we knew that. We didn't really care because we don't have to move for another year.
But it's sooooo hard to be living there and having it perfect at all times. You know how you usually get notice that you'll have a showing? Ummm not when you're in a condo building and buyers are seeing 10 units within the hour....so convenient for them. Sometimes I get a two minute warning and I'm usually at my office or up north anyway. Therefore, it must be perfect at all times. I guess it's not a bad thing that lots of people just "stop in" - it increases traffic but ahhh!
I can't throw things in my bathroom trash can, I must make my bed, I can't leave clothes laying out, I can't pack for trips ahead of time, I can't leave dishes in the drying rack, I have to leave my blinds (10' high floor to ceiling glass) open at all times, it has to be reasonably clean, I can't leave papers or any mail out, I have to put away all my makeup and hair junk every day, I can't leave laundry drying out, I can't cook bacon like ever unless I have matches and lots of candle lit!
I just want to live my normal life again!!!! Not that I'm messy because I'm not, but I just want to leave something out every now and then haha!
And is it me or do guys just not get it? I swear Kevin has no concept! Haha! No hard feelings to him but dang, he doesn't know what it's like to cook and have to have EVERYTHING cleaned up afterwards and the house smelling perfect. And the pillows fluffed after he sits on my couch for two minutes!
I want to move to a house and never move again. I can't even imagine what this would be like if you have children! Craziness!
But I'm going to be perfectly honest here....the real reason...it's really hard for me to have my condo on the market because this was my first place I bought. With my own money. I put the deposit down 6 months after I graduated college. I moved in 2 years later after it was built. It is where I lived when I really started my career. It's where I lived when I met Kevin. Avenue is just really special to he and I both. I've personally grown so much here and it makes me super sad to get rid of it.
I'm secretly sooo sad when I get a call from the Concierge saying I have a showing.
Yes, I'm super thankful that we are going to keep Kevin's unit (he has a better mortgage and his is smaller) just to have and still be able to come uptown. He is so sweet, he even says I can decorate it like mine and we will eventually! Mama, come help! ;)
Until then, I'm going to be sad when it shows but sooooo thankful that Kevin and I get to buy a house together and begin our life together in a home that means the world to both he and I.