Being Present and Loving It

Being Present and Loving It

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/16/21

We rented a trailer last week and got rid of so much stuff. It’s so cathartic. I mean, there’s a lot to be said about a good purge. Now, I need to get a bunch more stuff, I guess. But, honestly, the thought of so much less to clean is real nice.
My Book Babes Book Club is this week at mine! I’m hosting for the first time. I like these ladies so much, and I’m excited to have them over. It’s a fun bunch of women.
Bridger and I are getting along really well, he’s been trying to be better and nicer to his brother, and he’s been super sweet. Everything is going well this summer, and I’m fully noticing it. It’s like, I really appreciate what I have, and I don’t know why it’s just hitting me, but I feel very fortunate. I think it’s because I’m trying to focus more on what I have now rather than what I want in the future. It takes the stress off and allows me to see things differently. Oh, and Sterling can now ride a bike. Highly recommend going the Strider route. He was peddling within 5 minutes of getting on a real bike. No Joke.
Speaking of loving what you have now: my sauna. It’s the best, a real-world-rocker. Still my favorite purchase of the 2020s.
Oh, yes, and as if I didn’t have enough dogs in my life lately, we’re dog-sitting for a friend. This guy is a Golden, and he’s a bit older than Kamper, but they get along well. It’s not too bad. I may be allergic, though. It’s only for 2 weeks, so I think I’ll survive it.
Cape Cod in august! That’s all I gotta say about that.

Colorado Realtor® Stuff

I closed on a house today, and it’s been a long time coming. We had some septic issues at the beginning regarding its placement, not the actual system. That was fine. All the problems we had were related to the property line and estimated taxes, but it all worked out, thankfully.
I have a new client, and this is an emotional one. He’s been in the house since 1978, and there are loads of memories for him. I can’t imagine what that’s like. I’m trying to be really sensitive about the delicacy of things like this. It’s been a learning process for me. You don’t really think about that when you go through the selling process, it’s more about ensuring all the Is are dotted, and Ts are crossed, but there’s so much emotion for some people. Rightfully so.
Remember when I told you about my client who’s under contract and wanted to back out of it, but the buyers wouldn’t let him? Well, he’s changed his mind and is now good to sell. We close next week, and that will be a massive load off my plate.
I just went under contract on my Denver condo (again) today. We had a scary moment when the buyers accidentally signed two different contracts, but it was fine in the end. The buyers were super cool about it.
And finally, my Georgetown client’s new home is progressing, but we just found out the sellers received a backup offer well over our offer. That’s always a little nerve-wracking because it usually means the seller won’t do anything we ask them to since they know they have a better offer waiting in the wings. We’re gonna do the best we can and hope it works out. My client truly wants this house even though it needs a ton of love. It does have a great well though, we found out yesterday, so that’s a massive plus.
That’s all I’ve got this week! Hope you guys take some time to appreciate the now. It’s important to do, and I think we all get too caught up in what’s next. See you back here soon!

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