Before and After

Selling a house is brutal. This was my first experience selling and I don't want to have to do it again for a long, long time. It is so incredibly hard not to take things personally when your home has been a labor of love. As I said before, we thought this was going to be our forever home (until the reality of Missouri public schools really set in for us) and we treated it as such. So much of what we did to improve the house amounted to intangibles when it came time to sell - things that didn't translate to the bottom line when it was all said and done. Everyone commented on the 'lovely house' but never acknowledged the labor and cost that went into making it that way. I just wish we could have shown before and after pictures, then maybe buyers would have recognized the value.


Before.


After. So different! Plus this project made a huge difference.

In the end, we are moving on and I won't waste one more ounce of energy on the issue. It's done, we're gone. The house is better for us living in it, and the same goes for us. I would never trade the before and after for a million years.


Before.


After.

Comments

  1. It was a good house! You never forget your 1st! Happy moving!

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    1. Jules - is there such a thing as happy moving??!

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  2. An awesome house that you made a home. Your next will be even better!

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    1. Thanks Kara! That's what I keep telling myself...

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  3. Oh Paige, the love you put into that home and flourished there can be felt by anyone just looking up at it. Leaving it would be hard for anyone! Your new neighbors are so lucky to have you and your family, being able to witness even more love grow. I am jealous of them.

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    1. Thank you Anh! You are too kind...I hope our new neighbors like us. Right now our temporary new neighbors hate us for sure! Izzy has decided not to sleep in her bed ever and whines and cries all the time - perfect for the paper thin walls of our apartment building.

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