I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER :(
It's been a while since I've done an update, so I'm getting it out of the way today. I am trying to sell my place in Illinois so I can move to my new homestead in Arkansas. I've ran into some problems selling my place in Illinois and it is getting frustrating. I am NOT a happy camper.
Here's the YouTube video I just uploaded to update my followers over there. 12 minutes.
If you're not a video person, here's an attempt to make a long story short. I've had 9 offers on my place, some of them were turned down by the park office because of their credit or background check. A few potential buyers made me an offer and then went down to fill out the applications for the credit background checks, but I never heard back from them. Well, I finally started following up with those who didn't call me back after they turned in their applications and I am not happy about what I found out.
So 4 potential buyers made me an offer and then filled out their applications and were approved. But after they were approved to buy my place, the park told them about other mobile homes that they owned which were for sale and they could buy one on a payment plan. I sent those buyers to the office to sell my place, and the office sold them their own homes for sale. ARGH!!!!! I should at least get a commission if they are going to steal my buyers from me.
Anyway, since I'm getting so frustrated with it all and eager to get started in Arkansas, I contacted another buyer who I had rejected earlier because she didn't offer me as much as I was being offered by others. I decided I would take her offer if she was still interested. She was in a one bedroom apartment in the inner-city and wanted to move into a better school district. Her grandmother had just gone into a nursing home, and she wanted her grandmother to come live with her and her daughter instead, so she was looking for a larger place like mine. I figured, if I'm going to take less for my place, I'd like to do it for someone I'd really like to help.
So Thursday we go down to the office to get her application for the credit and background check. The office says they also have to do one on her 85 year old grandmother, who is three hours away and doesn't use internet technology. And the application has to have an original signature. The office also says, oh, and by the way, we're going to be on vacation next week so we won't be able to process this application until we get back. ARGH SQUARED!!! My buyer wants to move ASAP so she can get her daughter started in a new school, and I want to move ASAP, but nooooooo.
So my buyer is going to keep looking this week and its all still out of my control. I'm just not a happy camper. I'm not usually much of a complainer or a whiner, but this vent session is probably overdue. I'm just watching money that I should be using on my new homestead fly away and there's nothing I can do about it. Two more months worth of lot rent and electricity and water and internet and everything else that's gone into selling this place is just wasted. The air conditioner and the windshield wiper motor went out on my truck after having two flat tires last month. Man, Murphy's Law sucks, that's all I gotta say about that.
Ok, vent over. I'm just not a happy camper, BUT, I've got a homestead waiting for me in a beautiful part of Arkansas with a lot fewer people I will have to deal with. I've still got plenty to look forward to and be excited about, so I'm gonna stay focused on that instead.