I'm starting to get the photos ready for listing my property right after I get back from Inman Blogger's Connect in San Francisco.
I know you all know I'm a bit odd and eclectic. It's a big decision not to neutralize everything in my house, but since I've painted the furniture to match the house...well I'm sure it's a stager's nightmare, but it is what it is.
I have always loved ball and claw furniture and have had many traditional pieces in my younger years. Back in Philadelphia everyone knew what Queen Anne vs. Chippendale and Ball and Claw were. But on the West Coast no one noticed my balls and claws...well now they do. The claw looks like the Grinch and the ball looks like the Grinch has got the world in his grasp.
Here are a few of the photos I'm preparing for the mls below. Of course the one above is just for you :)
When I first moved in no one seemed to notice the high cathedral ceiling, so I painted it turquoise. When someone doesn't notice something that I want them to notice, I find a way to call it to their attention. Luckily Kim's a good sport and lets me do whatever I want. My ex-husband of 20 years would NEVER have let me do this. I'll have to send him a link to this post.
I'm using this post to test some of my photos. The rugs won't be cleaned until I'm off at Inman, so the stain behind that sofa will be gone before it goes on market. I'm just testing the angle of the photos, etc...
This is the view of Lake Washington from my bedroom. I am going to miss waking up to that every morning. The tall buildings across the Lake are the Seattle City Skyline. From my kitchen window I can see the Space Needle out in the distance.
Below is the shot from the back of the house. I decided to retake the front shot earlier in the day as the sun had moved to the back by the time I took these photos today. And I have to move the recylce bins :)
It's a "Street to Alley" lot so the garage is in the rear.
My home is in Kirkland WA and I keep wavering between listing it at $949,950 and $975,000. Today Zillow says it is valued at $986,400 :) One day it was $1,080,000, but when I woke up I lost $160,000. It's heading back up so I better hurry up and list it before Zillow has another bad day.