Well…we’ve decided to list our condo! That sounds so weird to say. And I think part of us wonders if we are absolutely bonkers. We aren’t unhappy here. We love our apartment, our neighborhood, being basically downtown and so close to wonderful museums, concert venues, festivals, Eastern Market, the river, interesting people, etc.
But. The decision to list the place was made for a variety of reasons- We have a child now, and hope to have more in the future. Our apartment only has two bedrooms. We want another bedroom, a yard, a garage, a basement, etc. We’re not looking for our dream house, just a little place (without shared walls and parking a block away) we can make our own.
And we’re paying attention to the market. Interest rates are going up, housing values are slowly coming back, and we think it could be the perfect, magical time to sell (and potentially make a decent profit) and buy before things get too crazy. Downtown Detroit is pretty hot right now, and people want to be here. That’s what we’re counting on!
So right now we are in the process of signing the listing agreement with our realtor, and prepping the apartment for the professional photographer to come in and take pics. Basically, cleaning, decluttering, and making it look its best. Thankfully, my two year old is going to stay with her grandparents for a few days, so it will actually be possible to get this place 100% clean and organized! Amazing.
And then after that, the place will be listed, and we’ll wait. We’ll wait to see if there is any interest, any showings, any offers, and we’ll go from there. If all we hear is the sound of crickets chirping we’ll know this isn’t the right time. And we’ll try again next summer. We are in no rush, under no pressure, so I guess that’s a nice position to be in. But really. We hope there is interest. If not, we’ll at least try to enjoy this crazy process.
In the coming days I’ll show you what I’ve done to prep the apartment for pictures/showings. That’s the fun part!