Monday, January 19, 2009

Shock and Awe

We are still in shock around the Johnson house! We received not only one offer on our house this weekend, but two!!! And we are in awe of God's amazing blessing and grace on our lives. Here is how it all happened. Last week we put our house back on the market after taking it off right before Christmas. We listed with a different agent and dropped the price some more. We had a lot of showings this week- probably seven or eight in seven days. Saturday morning we received a call that a realtor wanted to do a second showing. We got the house all ready along with the Hoovers (Kyle and Christine were in town for Kyle to perform a wedding) and left for the morning. We came back after lunch and we got a call from Haley, our realtor, that these people were going to have an offer ready for us that afternoon. We were cautiously excited- not knowing what the offer was at that point. That evening we got a call with their offer amount and it was a good offer. We were so excited and were going to negotiate some with these people. Haley said she had gotten some really good feedback from showings last week and wanted to let those realtors know we had received an offer just in case someone was seriously interested. About an hour after we got the first offer Haley called and said we should have another offer by that night or the next morning. WHAT??? Seriously? You should have seen us when we found this out. We were going CRAZY!!! So we received the second offer which was only $5,000 less than our asking price. WOW! So then we went back and asked the first people to make their best and final offer. They did and they came a little bit above our asking price. We were blown away. We then told the second people to make their final offer and it was within just a couple thousand of the first offer. So then we had to choose who would get the house. This was a little nerve wracking because we did NOT want to choose the wrong people and then have them back down. We choose the second offer which was actually the lower offer because they had a quicker option period and closing date. The wife is actually the showing realtor's daughter so we feel like they won't opt out because that wouldn't look good for the mom. The other family was coming from overseas and had a longer option period. It was just a little more risky and our realtor felt better about the other family. Needless to say we are thrilled!!! And who would have ever thought that our rollercoaster of a ride would end this way. We ended up getting $100 over our asking price and sold it for the same amount we sold it for a couple years ago. God is AWESOME!!!

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 4:19

Please pray with us that everything will go smoothly from here. We are supposed to close on February 24th. Please pray that the option period will pass quickly and without a glitch. Pray that the inspection would be free of any major items and that their financing would not be an issue. They are pre-approved for enough money, but these days you just never know!

We are planning on renting a house around here for 6 months and then moving to Harlingen in August. Travis has already committed to some work here and we need him to honor those commitments. Thank you to tall of those who have prayed for us and our house to sell. We definitely believe this is a miracle of God. There is no other way to explain getting two offers and having a bidding war during this economy and housing market!

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

So happy for you guys!!! I'm praying that things continue smoothly from here.

Love,
Jennifer

Sam McClure said...

Praise the Lord! We are so excited for you!

Christa said...

He is amazing, Sarah. You are in our prayers.

The Chappelles said...

Sarah, it has been great to see how God has worked in your lives. You are living testimony. I can't wait to see what else he has in store for your family!