Most of you reading probably already know the news - le petit a.p.t. is on the market! I'm a big huge heap of jumbled emotions... excited, nervous, anxious, scared, happy, relieved, nostalgic, bittersweet, giddy... the list goes on!
This is our first home that we have ever owned, the only home that Bear has ever known (with us!), the home that we brought newborn Ms. Avery Etta back from the hospital to. There are so many memories in this space. Some good, some bad, some ugly. If only walls could talk! It is within these walls that our family of two multiplied to four in just under 3.5 years.
So, as I mentioned before - a giant ball of emotions.
And although we have been on the buyers side before and found it quite a nail-biting experience, we've never been on the seller's side.. I think it might be just as nerve-wracking quite honestly! The real estate market in Brooklyn is very hot, especially in our area, but it's an odd time of year and the immediate bidding war we were hoping for hasn't materialized -- yet. So, I find myself trolling Street Easy obsessively and checking out or "competition" and comparing user saves. (We have 145 to date people - 145! That's pretty good for 14 days on the market thankyouverymuch).
As I trolled through our neighborhood's listings I took a trip down memory lane looking at pictures of our apartment before we purchased it. It had been recently renovated and was completely vacant. So I thought to myself, what a great time for a Before + After! Who doesn't love a good before and after? And it's a perfect demonstration of how color and furniture (plus wide angle lenses and a professional real estate photographer!) adds depth and dimension to an otherwise flat, small-ish space.
So, without further ado. Here is our living room BEFORE I got my hands on it:
And here it is AFTER.
So, what do you think?
Stay tuned and follow along for the sure to be wild ride of selling, closing and moving in the months to come!