Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Things are moving at last! Yesterday the estate agent came out to give us a valuation and it was for more than we were expecting, basically this house has more than doubled in value in the 6 years we've lived here, which is really good news because it all helps when you're resettling in another country. He took all the measurements and a photo of the front and now he will get it typed up and be back in a day or two to get it all approved, and then my house will finally be up for sale! Now the hardest part will be keeping it tidy as I have a very messy family, but I sat everyone down and impressed on everyone how important it is for them to do their bit towards selling if they want to go to Australia. I think it had some impact (at least temporarily) because Louise especially seems to be making a real effort. Usually I feel that I'm the only person in the house that tries to keep it tidy but I don't fancy running around like a headless chicken cleaning up everyone else's mess every time we get a viewing. I can't see us getting to Australia before Christmas though, because even if we got a buyer immediately it usually takes a couple of months for all the searches and surveys and paperwork and stuff. It can be done quicker, but it's very unusual, and I don't want to be moving abroad just before Christmas so the most likely scenario is sometime in the new year. Keep your fingers crossed for me that we sell it quickly!