Honey, I bought a HOUSE!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI

The next line always reads....AND I NEED SOME MONEY!

From childhood I have been blessed with the DO FIRST, THINK ABOUT IT LATTER gene.  (It runs on my mothers side of the family- just kidding)

I also have a touch of the dollar short, can you hold it till payday and my ships about to come in chromosomes.  (I take full responsibility for letting those three out and about)

Now I know you are wondering where this post is going---

1:  A rant on financial responsibilities- perhaps---

2:  A says one thing, means the mother--not going there!

3:  A brag about actually buying a house-   (WINNER)


Some of the gals are getting together at the church building to have a yard sale.  We don't do it every year but had success last year and most everyone said one more time can't hurt us.

I think it would make sense to bring all our stuff and just trade (I love to barter).  Every time I have participated in hosting a Yard Sale with friends, I end up bringing home more than I get rid of.  (I get rid of a lot- even to the point of having empty areas in my clutter).  I don't carry cash so I always have to keep a running tally and settle up at the end of the day.  Mary said that I only have to pay triple the sticker price as a pre-buy penalty.

Sarah and I decided to take most of the items left from our Flea Market booth and see how much we could keep from coming back into the house.  The mistake I made was looking to see what other gals had dropped off earlier in the day.  If you think I'm bragging-  I AM!  I have such a weak spot for toys for the grands.  Especially when they can play at my house and then take them home!!

Nick is setting up the DORA play house for our grand-daughter Karlee.  (Looks like he is having a bit too much fun with the accessories!

It you are running around MONETT this weekend, stop by the church of Christ at 9th and Sycamore- big large huge giant/nor-mas multifamily yard sale.  There is sure to something to entice you to reach for the wallet or at least hollar:  I need some $$ over here!


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Angelia Garcia
Pure Realtors - Dallas, TX

okay I'm confused.  Did you buy a house or are you advertising a yard sale or both? 

I love yard sales, too bad I don't live in your area.  Good luck.

I had one last week and made $215.  Don't know how but I did.  I still have some leftovers.

Apr 15, 2009 07:12 AM #1
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Cheryl, I can empathize - I once tried to buy a warehouse just so I could get the beautiful antique phonograph inside it...

Apr 15, 2009 07:13 AM #2
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Cheryl,
I thoroughly enjoy reading your post--your sense of humor comes through loud and clear.

Apr 15, 2009 07:14 AM #3
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

I am sure Karlee, will have hours of fun with her new Dora playhouse. Best of luck with the yard sale!

Please remember me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC" and I will do the same!

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors           

(949) 753-7900

Apr 15, 2009 07:15 AM #4
Cheryl Willis
RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI - Mount Vernon, MO
MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law

Angelia, I bought the doll house.  I have been on a self-imposed NO BUY but decided to help stimulate the economy with my purchase (No, I haven't paid for it yet!)

Brian-  I am usually tied up and left in the truck when it comes to yard sales, I can clean one out so quick it should be illegal for me to attend.  I didn't do too much damage with my early shopping, now this weekend when it is going full force might be different.  Again leaving the $$ at home.

Cynthia- thanks for seeing the humor-   CHERYL( I am very competitive and wanted the brag about the 'sell')WILLIS

Apr 15, 2009 07:20 AM #5
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

I love your sense of humor... I can relate ... Thanks for sharing your story.

Apr 15, 2009 09:54 AM #6
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

I won a door prize at a staging conference I went to.  It was a highly coveted "doll house" with no roof.  It has furniture, and throw pillows, a window and valance.  It has a fireplace, and area rug. ALL are removable.  We use them for staging demos and WHENEVER I bring it out, women flock to it.  It is SO MUCH FUN!  Of course they are showing me their decor dilemmas, and asking what they should do...yeah...right....

Apr 15, 2009 05:11 PM #7
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Funny,  I once bought a car just to get the fantasticstereo in it.  LOL

Apr 16, 2009 01:34 AM #8
Lyvia May
Meybohm Realtors Of Aiken, SC - Aiken, SC

i love church yard sales! You certainly have all the genetics for success. Too bad we cant put that in a pill form. lol

Apr 16, 2009 04:15 AM #9
Cheryl Willis
RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI - Mount Vernon, MO
MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law

Caron-  you discovered my buzz word:  humor-  thanks!

Marantino-  the adults played with the doll house for quite awhile that night

William- I totally understand, I have driven many a car that the stereo held the most value

Lyvia- my genetics are wired to do good, it's my bad habits that mess me up-  be good  cw

Apr 16, 2009 01:17 PM #10
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
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I miss my children's doll houses and fun toys - they are in storage and someday we wil see them again - when there are Grandchildren.

Apr 25, 2009 12:39 PM #11
Cheryl Willis
RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI - Mount Vernon, MO
MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law

Kathleen, I am hoping that when Karlee out-grows the doll house that I will get it back-  cheryl(grands are the best-est) willis

Apr 25, 2009 01:46 PM #12
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