After receiving the call that our rental house in Boise was going to become vacant three months earlier than we thought, I may have a little breakdown, and another breakdown after that. The timing was horrible, I had JUST left Boise, and we weren't planning on another trip back to Idaho until Christmas. Oh the joys of being home owners, living in another state, & renting out their home. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, DON'T DO IT. It's by far the biggest stress, ever.
Anyway, after that phone call, I got to work putting the house on the "rental market", getting flyers up and printed, coordinating everything, getting showings scheduled...etc.etc.etc. because that's just what I do.
Stay busy with little projects when I'm stressed.
The original plan was to drive back up to Boise and show the house myself, until...
Thank you Clinton Kelly.
Literally, I saw this quote and had some sort of epiphany.
I called my sister, hired her as our "showing agent", hired a "fixer-upper", had everything printed and put together, and just let go.
This was the first time that I would not be the one showing the home. this would be the first time that I wouldn't be the one cleaning the house before a showing and making sure it smelt like fresh cookies, or cinnamon. this was the first time I had to let go, and although I was mostly forced, I did it.
I'm so happy to report that without even putting up a "for rent" sign outside of the house, hanging flyers,only posting a "for rent ad" on craigslist once, and only 6 days on the "rental market"...
We have renters. Legit, real, amazing, renters.
Once again, I am struck and put back in my place because...
everything always works outs. always.
It may not be the way I thought, but seriously, it always works out.
I'm sighing B I G sighs of relief today.