Last month we had an unexpected call from a real-estate agent. She wondered if we would be willing to sell our house and, if so, to name our price. This led to some serious discussions between Dan and I. We love our home and it would be difficult to find another we could afford on the river. On the other hand, it is difficult to maintain and we might not have another chance to recoup our investment.
We decided to suggest what we thought too high a price. To our surprise, the client did not flinch and scheduled a showing. I then proceeded to what was near panic. What if they saw the house and met our price? Would I be as happy to live away from the river?
Lucky for me, the client decided our house was not for him. Since then I have renewed appreciation - for our home and the river - and our neighbors and neighborhood. And that's a good thing.