Thanks to everyone for the kind words. We were able to get a contract on our house only a week from when it was listed, nearly at the full listing price, so we figure that someone or something is telling us that this is the right move. Thomas, I will PM you about our schedule so you can check with your friend. It sounds like it might be a good thing for both parties.
Oh, and Dave, it was nice to meet you as well. Perhaps we can visit again if you make from Vegas through Minnesota.