Selling Grandmas House

Old House

This isn’t her house.

In December, my Grandma moved into my parent’s house. She’d had a few falls over the years and around Thanks­giving it got so bad that she couldn’t live on her own anymore.

She has lived in Florida since before I was born so, having her in Dallas has been a blast for me.

Unfor­tu­nately, there is still one big loose end to tie up in Florida – her house. It’s in a lower-income area of Florida and is pretty old. She’s taken care of it, so it should do pretty well. Plus, she paid almost nothing for it when she bought it.

Though I’ve never talked about it on the blog, one of my goals is to buy a few houses, get renters in them, and make a decent future living as a landlord. My kind grandma knows this and asked me if I wanted to sell the house for her.

How could I refuse?

So now I’m in the process of helping her sell her home. I’m contacting the realtors, making sure all the house stuff get taken care of, and will be nego­ti­ating the final deal – all from 1,100 miles away!

Join Me

I’m taking you with me as I sell this house. I’ll be blogging every­thing from finding the realtor to getting the house cleaned to final­izing the deal.

You’ll learn with me as I figure out how this whole house selling things works.

Have you ever sold a house? What surprised you the most?

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13 Responses to “Selling Grandmas House”

  1. Mike Luna February 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM #

    I will give you 7 dollars right now!

    • Alex February 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM #

      NOT sold.

      • Mike Luna February 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM #

        C’mon, Alex! This is a once-in-a-lifetime oppor­tu­nity to give me something I don’t need at a discount price that I don’t deserve!

        This offer won’t be on the table forever!

  2. NIck Butcher February 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM #

    Eight Fiddy, that’s my final offer!

  3. Rick February 14, 2012 at 7:55 AM #

    Hey never seen Grandma house look so good. Nice job fixing it up.

    • Alex February 14, 2012 at 9:13 AM #

      haha, I was searching for pictures of “houses for sale” and this one made me laugh.

  4. Loren Pinilis February 14, 2012 at 10:16 AM #

    There are houses in my city that are going for a few thousand dollars. They look about like this — with bullet holes in the windows.

    • Alex February 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM #

      Haha, my grandmother’s house is MUCH nicer than this one, I promise.

  5. Bridgid February 14, 2012 at 7:18 PM #

    Can’t wait to read more…

  6. ixnayonthetimmay February 15, 2012 at 2:59 AM #

    Wow. It is very kind of you to help your grandma out through this process. With the help of a grandson who has a good head on his shoulders, I’m sure she will be all the better off!

    I’ve never sold a house, but I bought one a year and a half ago. I can only imagine that with all the back-and-forth with buying a house, selling one is all the more compli­cated. What you’ll find is that there is a LOT of steps and paperwork involved.

    Best of luck to you and to her!

    Oh and I have a KILLER offer that will top all the other ones here: a cool fifty dollars and a free trip to CiCi’s! How can your grand­mother beat THAT deal?!?

    • Alex February 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM #

      50 dollars and cici’s? I’ll have to talk to her about it…

  7. Rachel February 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM #

    Don’t take it Alex, you can get more…like all the toppings you want!! (plots carefully)


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