What does it take to sell a house?... Well for one thing it means going undercover! For my British friends this may seem very strange. No the circus has not come to town.
Termites are the scourge of Southern California. Before you can sell a house you must have a termite inspection and termite riddled wood must be replaced. We were fortunate not to have much termite damage. Our neighbor has just spent a fortune replacing termite damaged parts on his house and he is not even selling it. We decided to have our house tented as most people do, because we didn't want inspectors going through the attic and crawl spaces and perhaps doing further damage.
So here it is from the front and back. The house is tented and then a poisonous gas is infused. You would think that in this very environmentally conscious area (Southern California) there would be someone out there protesting, but I think this has to be done, by law, if you are selling a house.
The tenting is up for 24 hours and then it is OK. Since it is completely empty no other precautions have to be taken -- thank goodness.
The house was listed for sale last weekend and already we have had two written offers. I think after this weekend, since no one has been able to view it for two days this past week, we will hopefully be able to accept one of the offers and then -- whatever will we do with all our time and attention that has been so focused on selling the house?!
So now that we are out from being UNDERCOVER we are really on the final step.
This post is my contribution to ABC Wednesday for the letter U, a project founded by Mrs. Nesbitt and continued by Roger Owen Green. I f you would like to see more contributions illustrating the letter U please click HERE