So there was another low-ball offer on the house, like $55K less than asking price.
We decided what our lowest sell price is ($20K less than current asking price) and did a Take It or Leave It offer with 24 hours to accept. I'm still recovering from COVID (fatigue is lingering and some days I am more tired than others). My realtor was surprised that I didn't comment on the kind note that the young couple wrote when they submitted the offer. My honest response was "I stopped reading when I saw how low-ball it was."
My biological father told me that real estate is all emotions, and once you take them out of the equation, you're better off. That is true. I've decided that it will sell in its own time, at a reasonable price, and we will not sink our cash boat that has kept afloat all the years we couldn't really afford the house. That's where I'm at. Tired, but hopeful.
I am going to the West Coast from the Midwest next Sunday for one week. I am travelling with Children 1 and 4. Child 1 has to meet with her agent and has some work lined up. Child 4 is just coming along for the ride. We have all had Covid. We are all now out of quarantine for at least a month. And this is costing next to nothing. Round trip air fare from Chicago to Santa Ana is $97 (Spirit with one stop over in Las Vegas - going there it is 45 min, coming back it is 2 hours). And car rental for a week is under $100. It was $400 for three of us to fly R/T and the car rental. We stay in my parents condo and we shop at Trader Joes and mostly eat in, except from In N Out.
Here is just hoping a good 2021 for all of us.