We sold our house!

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We sold our house yesterday. What sold our house in this slow market?  ME. Just kidding.

Paintings, updates and attention to every detail. We kept our house staged and extremelyclean from the very first day on the market. We put new furnace in, new tankless water heater, good appliances. We spend 25,000 on landscaping last spring. Well, we didn't know that we are going to get a job transfer. Sound view and some fantastic wall finishes completed the package.

 And how important the photos of the listing? Our buyer is actually in New Orleans right now, her children came to see the house and loved it. But their mum said, yeas, let's buy it, after looking through photos of the house I took on Internet. How amazing is that?

Than we got a call from a different agent that was quite upset because his buyers were ready to put an offer on our house too. So, if you really like the house - do not wait, make an offer or you can loose it.

So, for me, my Real Estate career is almost over. It was an interesting experience even in a very slow market. Also, I got a second job - real estate photography, that I am enjoyng and exploring every day. I hope to continue working as a photographer in London. Thank you everyone for reading my real estate blogs. Kawai

Comments (10)

Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate

Good going.  Hopefully the market for real estate pictures is better then the market itself.

Sep 22, 2008 01:42 PM
Sharon Young
Ivy League Mortgage Philadelphia, Pa - Southampton, PA

Irina, best of luck to you! You will do well with photography. I have always liked your pictures, you have a real talent for it. This picture here is stunning!

Sep 22, 2008 03:17 PM
Teresa Berry
Seattle, WA

Awesome Irnina and congrats on selling your house! very sound tips btw and we look forward to your photo posts in the coming weeks.


Sep 22, 2008 09:29 PM
Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC

Congratulations on the sale of your home and good luck in your next phase of life especially with the real estate photography.

Sep 24, 2008 07:07 AM
Bryce Mohan
Bryce Mohan Photography - Bellevue, WA

Irina, congrats...london is a great city. Enjoy. :)

Sep 24, 2008 07:24 AM
Lourdes Hoglo REALTOR® Three Village & North Shore Suffolk Co. Long Island
Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Setauket, NY

Irina, congratulations on selling your house! I haven't been here in the Rain very long, but yours was one of the first blogs that I read. I also enjoyed your pictures and your posts on trying to sell your house. Have fun in London and keep us posted! 

Sep 29, 2008 08:56 AM

Thannk you Lourdes and everybody else. We went through an inspection yesterday. Everything simce to be fine. I was selling our furniture in the  last two weeks. Thank you for it to craigslist.com

Sep 30, 2008 06:21 AM
Pete Rondello Sr
Coldwell Banker Mulleady Inc. - Boulder Junction, WI

Irina: You are blessed with many gifts and talents. No matter where you go, and what you put your hand to, the success will come. I believe this in my heart. It was good to "meet" you here, and I wish you many blessings and a rich journey. Keep in touch please.

-PeteSwallowtail and Paintbrushes

Oct 24, 2008 04:32 AM
Randy "Lazarus" McAtee
Lazarus Realty - Fresno, CA
Owner/Broker, Lazarus Realty, Fresno California

I really like the image in your post!


good luck Irina

Oct 24, 2008 02:50 PM
Mindy & Jay Robbins
Robbins Real Estate - Dallas, TX
Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate

Do you plan to pursue real estate photography in London?  Your photo in this post is fabulous.

Oct 25, 2008 03:57 PM