I have a feeling we may have met the buyers of our home this afternoon.
A couple and their children came to our open house on Saturday afternoon and told our agent they would like to come back today with an architect to talk about what they could do.
I thought that sounded very promising at the time, but wanted to see what happened. Another couple also came back for a second viewing after the open house on Saturday. The man had seen the house with seven other people while the agent was here and asked if he could come back with his wife later that day.
They did come back and the agent said he was impressed by the property but his wife wanted “a big house”. At three bedrooms and one living area I wouldn’t call ours a big home by Australian standards. It’s comfortable for a family. Maybe she didn’t like it because she missed out on the apple and cinnamon muffins I made! But seriously, we all know women need to fall in love with a house before they will make it their home, right? It’s been like that in my experience anyway, so if the lady says no, no it is.
But moving on to the young family. After being away for about 40 minutes this afternoon (and after a call from the agent to talk about how it went) we decided they must have left and drove home. The family and their friends (including the architect) were chatting with our lovely neighbour (who doesn’t want us to go) and seemed very comfortable. There were lots of smiles, their kids are similar ages to ours, they liked Jack the Bichoodle (in the photo) and all seems well. Our agent said they had been discussing the property in bed last night and we’ve seen their car go past on a daily basis for a week. They even asked if they could keep the wardrobe if they bought the home. Yes please!
But everything took a turn for the even better when the architect asked me where we were moving. His wife is from Tasmania and his parents grow walnuts in Coffs Harbour. They understood exactly why we wanted to make a T-change, wanted details and were excited for us!
So I think we may have met our buyers. What do you think?