The offer we had on the house was sweetened without asking. The people that had placed the offer $25k below asking price were investors. At some point, the buyer’s lender said, "You need to only purchase 2 homes per month as part of your investment strategy instead of 5 at once"…apparently. Good news for us since ours was one of the houses they seemed to really want. Easy rentability, move-in ready, etc. So, the buyer upped their offer to $10k below asking price without us asking (I was ready with the counter offer for their amount already when the phone call came.)
I was already a bit nervous about the market (see previous post) and this lifted a lot of stress from my shoulders. We’re in escrow and actually have the option to lease back from the new owners so our moving window can be 60-90 days if we’d like. All of this has been completed while we were out of the house on business/vacation. The house listed the day we left…and enters escrow the day we return. No "please exit the house so we can show it" 4x per day with 2 kids and 2 dogs. I couldn’t have asked for a better scenario.
Now, we will go home and liquidate, make our arrangements, and begin our Midwestern Adventure. I love it when a plan comes together.