When Do You Take the For Sale Sign Down?

What seems like FOREVER AGO, I wrote about listing out house for sale on the market and how excited I was!! Then that excitement quickly turned to frustration. Well now that we have had our house on the market for almost 9 months (NINE!!!) it is just getting down right sad – as I am rolling my eyes even writing that!

By this point, I had imagined that I would be posting lots of moving, DIY and house decorating posts. Yet here I am, with a For Sale sign at the end of our driveway, and no where near moving still!

The frustrations lie in not knowing what to do now! Having to have your house ready at a moments notice, with two kids and very active schedules is not making it easy! It is not like there hasn’t been interest – we’ve had probably over 20 couples through – 3 of which were back multiple times – one who even went to the bank (but didn’t get approved). So there is interest. We’ve also reduced our price a few times, and are not really wanting to go any lower than where we are to be honest. The house that we found and LOVED has since sold which was disappointing in it’s own right.

So what now?

We keep saying that we are just going to take the house off the market and maybe try again in a years time. But then I go outside, get attacked by swarms of mosquitoes – have to drive kids here and there – want to redecorate areas of my home….and I quickly realize why it was that I wanted to move to begin with. It is very frustrating that when we want something so much, yet it is out of our control for the most part.

So who has any tips for me? Have you been in a similar situation? What did you do (or what would you do)?