Mission Home Sale: Phase 1

Happy Fourth of July!
I am so grateful for the independence of our nation, without it I wouldn't be able to do all the things I want to do in life. Thank you America!

So now that the big decision has been made to sell the house I have to move forward with the next step. Which seeing as I have never done this before is actually kinda confusing. The next step? What does that mean? Google houses in Arizona and put in an offer!!

No. No Meaghan, that is not the next step.

Well luckily my aunt is a real estate agent in Texas and is a lot of help. The first thing that I have to do is find a local agent to help with listing and selling my house. I've done some research on agents vs. for sale by owner and well honestly, I just don't have the time or the means to sell on my own, neither do my parents. We need a relatively quick and as painless as possible transaction.

I've reached out to a few local agents that I know of as well as asked my aunt for a referral. It helps her out and helps me out, good deal right? I do have a meeting with an agent tomorrow morning so I'll keep you posted on how all that goes.

In the mean time I'm going to go to a few open houses and see what's on the market and get an idea of the competition and I found a few good places for tips to getting the house market ready. Some are no brainers but it's still a good list.

You can see it here: 20 Tricks to Selling Your Home

I also made a list, because I love lists.

Steps in the Process of Moving:
  1. Find an agent
  2. Get the house listed
  3. Rock student teaching
  4. Graduate from college
  5. Sell house (may come during 3 and 4)
  6. Get Arizona teaching license
  7. Get Arizona teaching job
  8. Move to Arizona
  9. Buy house in Arizona
  10. Live in Arizona

Geesh. That's kinda a lot for 6 months. But I'm excited!


  1. I'm so excited for you! That's a good list you linked too. In looking for houses - it's true, the ones we liked best had clear counters and not a lot of stuff. I think it made us think that the people who lived there were clean, and then also it doesn't look so much like the other person's house and you can see yourself better there. Good luck! You improved the place so much I'm excited for you :)

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  2. AHHHHH! I'M SO EXCITED! I can't wait for 8-10 on your list!


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