Friday, September 5, 2014

Getting Ready To Sell


"Our house has been a very very fine house,
with two cats in the yard..."
I've been humming that Crosby, Stills and Nash song for the last two weeks while preparing our house for the market.


And yes, it's been a very, very fine house, but now it's time to say goodbye.


The photographer came yesterday for the virtual tour.
Since I'm the stager, I had to have everything perfect for the photoshoot.
That meant no clutter, no personal items and staged to sell.


So for two weeks, I've been packing all the dishes, crystal, photographs and books.
Boxes upon boxes of stuff went to storage, while our mattress and a few pieces of furniture went to our short term rental.


I'm crossing my fingers that our house sells quickly so we can move the rest of our furniture out!
Stay tuned for the virtual tour and more information about the sale...
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33 comments:

Laurie Ritchey said...

I'm sure it will sell quickly. Are y'all going to live at Asti, or are you building or buying another full-time home? Good luck! laurie

grapevine said...

Fabulous Home! In my youth I would have adored it. So inviting looking. Now, I see all the maintenance... and what used to be fun isn't so much anymore finds it. Hope a lovely Family finds it and continues the grace and style you kept it in! Good luck with selling and whatever is your next location. We are preparing our property now for the market in the future. It's an enormous job!

Rhonda said...

A beautiful home! I will miss it, too!

Debra@Common Ground said...

it's a one-of-a-kind beauty! Blessings as you enter this new chapter in your lives!

Gigi Harlan said...

Wow! What a gorgeous home!

gme said...

Breaks my heart to see you leave this fantastic house. I learned so much about decorating style from this home, it's so unique. I know it must be a tremendous amount of upkeep for you guys and my only hope is the new owners appreciate what they are getting!It will be exciting to see what you do from here on and it will be an adventure for all of us. Keep us posted!

Shannon said...

I have loved your home from the moment I first stumbled upon your blog. I'm a bit sad it's going to be up for sale but I'm excited to see what you do with your next home. I'm certain it will be amazing just as this one was :)
Have a great weekend!

Kathysue said...

Good luck D! but to be honest I think you home will get an offer or two it's very first showing. It is warm and welcoming and a perfect home for a family,
Happy weekend,
Kathysue

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It's beautiful! Hope it sells quickly for you! New adventures ahead!

Pat said...

All the best with your sale, Delores.

We've had lots of positive feedback and one very low offer (buyer wishful thinking). We sit on pins and needles at our little leased apartment. So happy we decided to do the lease. Really helps with the stress.:-)

sheilaa131 said...

How fortunate to have lived in this beautiful house. But I am sure your next home will be just as lovely and stylish. Good luck.

Sarah said...

I predict there will be a bidding war over this gorgeous home. I will miss it too, but look forward to the new adventure and all that you will have to share.

simply domestified said...

what a beautiful home! I wish I was the new buyer....Best of Luck in your new adventure!

Debby said...

It is,beautiful. Good idea to move into a rental. Also having professional pictures done.

Debby said...

It is,beautiful. Good idea to move into a rental. Also having professional pictures done.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That last photo is stunning!! I'm sure this is going to be a quick sale!

Judy said...

so funny...i was just wondering tonight about the status of your soon-to-be-move and saw this post pop up! your house is gorgeous and i'm sure the right person will grab it in a heartbeat. looking forward to following along with your new journey!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I think this is the first time I have seen your house from the outside. It is so beautiful.

Mary Clewley said...

Such a beautiful home. I've enjoyed your tours and photos on your blog through the years. Praying it sells quickly for you and you find a new nest that you love just as much. xxoo
Mary

La Table De Nana said...

Will be sold in a heartbeat:)

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Very exciting times ahead for you! If you didn't have such a beautiful new home to love, I'd be sad for you...but of course, you do! Congrat's!
Barbara, at The Treasured Home

designchic said...

It's such a gorgeous house and know it will sell quickly! I've loved watching it evolve over the years and can't wait to follow on your next venture!

Linda Floyd said...

Delores,
I would love a lesson from you on how to get the courage to make a move like this, as you obviously love your home. We are cursed with a love of all things beautiful and it's hard not to put our hearts and souls into our surroundings. Being so visual can be curse, can't it!
Anyway, I have been dealing with the difficult decision to pull the plug on our Bay Area home of 38 years and making the permanent move to our home in Carmel. I can tell you, it's almost a physical pain!
Of course we all know you will create magic in your new home and I can't wait to see what you do! Congratulations!!
Linda

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Delores,
I wasn't at your blog for a long time and now I read you leave your fabulous home. I am sure it will sell quickly. It looks marvellous. Whereever you are going, you will make a wonderful new home, I am sure. Wish you all the best.
Greetings, Johanna

Donnamae said...

I've loved your home since I first discovered your blog. I'm sure it will sell quickly...because it is so lovely! ;)

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I have loved watching you decorate through the seasons, especially Christmas. You dining room has always been my favorite. Thank you for sharing with us all this time. I'm sorry to not have one more Christmas season to see, but perhaps you will treat us to that in the new place? Best wishes for a quick and easy sale.

carolyn bradford said...

I would buy your beautiful home in a heartbeat if we lived there! It is truly gorgeous!

Ellen Nicole Detweiler said...

So many lovely and beautiful memories awoke in this house. Everyone who lives here to come will be very very lucky-happy. :)

Burlap Luxe said...

It will Delores, I give it a week and it will be sold, if not sooner.

I am so excited to see the finished new home, yet sad to see no more vignette designs take place in this home we have all become a custom to.
As for your song I was humming it before I ready your last words on it being a Stills and Nash song.

You my friend did beautiful styling to the walls of plain clean paint and staging to sell this home, I can't imagine it won't sell in a second or minute or two after listing it. When it hits the Msl's watch out, and don't feel so heart broken when you hear all the oooo's and awwww's, your new home is a stunner.

Xoxo
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

It will Delores, I give it a week and it will be sold, if not sooner.

I am so excited to see the finished new home, yet sad to see no more vignette designs take place in this home we have all become a custom to.
As for your song I was humming it before I ready your last words on it being a Stills and Nash song.

You my friend did beautiful styling to the walls of plain clean paint and staging to sell this home, I can't imagine it won't sell in a second or minute or two after listing it. When it hits the Msl's watch out, and don't feel so heart broken when you hear all the oooo's and awwww's, your new home is a stunner.

Xoxo
Dore

Carol S. said...

You gave so much love to this home, and you leave it in a very good place. The new owners can create their own beautiful memories, which is a real gift. We sold our home of 18 years and moved 4 states away 2 years ago, and in a way, we've never looked back. New beautiful memories are being made in our new home. I wish the same for you. God bless you Delores.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Excited for you! I hope it sells quickly.

Cindy Hattersley said...

Such a beautiful family home. I bet it will sell quickly. My friend had a lovely home like this they recently sold. She says" you take the memories with you, not the house" I feel your pain!!

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