I'm so sorry, Worthy, that sucks on the underwater thing. I hope it works out. Maybe someone will fall in love with it and you'll get what you need to! I'll be thinking of you!
We are getting close to listing too. Listing sometime this week, realtor paperwork tomorrow, photos Monday. First open house is next Sunday I think. DH is making a last run to storage with the rest of the stuff we cleared out for staging. The bathroom regrouting is finally done. I have a big cleaning day tomorrow to prep for the showing, and a cleaning service is coming this week before the open house.
The market in our area has been good lately (well, relatively speaking anyhow!) and we've owned for a long time, so when we got numbers from the realtor finally last week, they'll work for us. We're renting next, because I want to really know the area before we buy. The rental market moves fast here, so the first step is getting an accepted offer on our place, then while the buyers are talking to the board (apartment in a coop building) and all that stuff before closing, we'll look for a new place to rent.
It is so sad to think about too, though. We've been here a long time. My kids have never lived anywhere else. My son was born here! Lots of good and bad memories both! But I do think it's time to move.