Dear Family and Friends,
We came back to the U.S. two weeks ago to put our house on the market. We were prepared to do a lot of work to the house and leave it in the hands of a Realtor. This would mean, of course, getting a lawn service company to keep the yard up and worrying about an empty house after we returned to Cuenca.
We arrived in Richland on Wednesday evening two weeks ago. Thursday, Chuck went to Walmart, bought the cheapest "for sale by owner" sign he could get and stuck it in the front yard. I was horrified. I complained and he ignored. The house was far from being ready to show.
Thursday afternoon, our doorbell rang and there stood a lady who was interested in the house. I was embarrassed, but invited her in to look around. She told us that she wanted the house. We sold the house to the very first person that saw it.
It took a week of negotiation on the price, but we finally found a happy meeting point.
Here is the new owner, Marcia. We are holding up one finger because she made the offer in one day.
Below is a picture of Chuck and me with the cheap sign in front of our "sold" house. Notice that a person had to actually get out of their car to see the telephone number.
Here is Chuck, and Marcia's purchasing agent, Scott Anderson of Windemere signing papers.
We are so happy that everything will be completed before we return to Ecuador.
Now we have time to play with our friends and family.
The Happy Campers,
Nancy and Chuck