Dawn and I have been quite busy the last few weeks preparing our house for sale. It actually took less work than I was anticipating...maybe that's because Dawn was doing it all while I was off flying! Yay for "summer vacation." Now that it's all done, the house is sparkling - and suddenly we don't want to leave! Funny how that works...
We're going to do this For Sale By Owner because, frankly, I can't stomach the thought of paying 6% commission on top of the 3% in taxes, seller's closing costs, etc. The odds aren't great: the experts say that only 20% of FSBO's successfully sell. Of course, those experts are also the ones hoping you'll cut them a 6% commission.... The market is pretty saturated around here, too. There are areas where it seems like every third house is up for sale.
The good news is that we have a great place that's only five years old and in excellent condition, in a nice area - so I think that as long as buyers find it, we'll have someone fall in love with it like we did. And that's where you come in, dear readers. If you know anybody in the PDX area who is in the market for a house (or could be for the right house), I'm asking you to send them the flyer below.
Now even if you're not in the market and don't know anybody who is, this is a great opportunity to snoop in my house, so I know you're going to visit the website listed on the flyer. I'll save you the work of typing it into the address bar! http://home.comcast.net/~sdweigel/. Happy stalking!
PS - Ward mentioned that the above flyer has no address. I wasn't going to make it that easy to stalk me. I will, however, mention that the house is in Vancouver, WA, about a 20 minute drive from the employee lot at PDX. The neighborhood is NE Hazel Dell. If you go to the website and click on Neighborhood Information, you'll see a nifty map of the area.