Thursday night we had our first Open House. It's an odd and unnerving feeling, having to first clean and then vacate your house so that a horde of strangers can tromp through it. This was on Thursday night--what they call a "Twilight Open House." The idea seems to be to give prospective buyers a sense of how wonderful it will be to come back to your house after a long day of work. We never did one when we were buying houses: maybe it's a new thing?
During the three hours we had to be gone we went to a top-rate wine bar. Throughout the evening our realtor sent us updates. News seems to be very positive: he said this was one of the most crowded and well-attended Twilight Open Houses he can recall. Today he told us that he is "confident" our house will sell above its listing price. So that's good.