Sunday, March 30, 2008

day off

After a month of working/hustling on this condo stuff every single day, we slept in, then watched two movies on TNT while waiting for the replacement microwave (the one we got looks like it had been dropped from a great height and the resulting dent won't even allow us to fit it into the space where we need to mount it).

All this sitting around is putting me into a panic; with all that go-go-go, doing this feels a little bit insane.

Currently, we're wondering if paying a professional to move our own furniture around, lending us art and a few tchotchkys for three months and recommending paint colors for a high price is really what it takes to sell a place, or if just doing the paint recommendations at a lesser price is better. Our realtor wanted us to get listed last week, but it's taking awhile longer to get everything together. In the time since we last checked, there are SEVEN other comparable units in our building up for sale, some of them on higher floors. So now I'm thinking using a certified stager is a better use of our money than doing it myself and guessing wrong. But I don't know for sure, because the women who came by for an assessment seemed to like all the stuff I had already picked out. Were they just kissing up so I'd sign with them or am I capable of choosing my own stuff? God only knows.

I can't wait until this is all over so I can get back to watching TNT all weekend without feeling guilty.

7 comments:

Lia said...

Don't feel guilty.

Your twitter says you solved the stager problem already, so I hope that's working out. Personally, I don't think you need to pay someone to decorate your apartment in order to sell it.

SupaCoo said...

I understand. We "staged" our place ourselves (thank you, TLC!) and now I'm kind of second-guessing what we did. But $200 an hour for "professional staging"? YIKES.

Madelyn said...

I understand what the guilt you are feeling. It's similar to how I feel when I finish a semester of school. You feel like you are forgetting to do something. Anyway, I hope the movies were good, and don't worry, the guilt goes away quickly.

Jon said...

Well, as long as the movies you watched weren't Save the Last Dance and It Could Happen to You, then you're probably all right. But if those were the two movies... God help us all...

cadiz12 said...

Yeah, the stager thing worked out; i'm just going to wing it with the advice i've gotten from everyone (including some tips from H's sister, who went to interior design school—we flirted w/ the idea of flying her out here, it'd be cheaper!)

Jon, the only way you could possibly know that is if you were watching at the same time! (or if you saw my twitter)

Guyana-Gyal said...

TV! Whenever I visit my family in the States it's what I love to do. Watch movies on tv. I like when they go to work, the children are at school, I have the house to myself, the fridge to myself, oh joy.

willowtree said...

I think it's so sweet how this post is we as opposed to I. Treasure the transition, it goes so fast sometimes.