homerome: Changing Directions The Rome Way - 12/01/16 06:28 AM
 
It was 2008, I had just left a big box company after 18 years to start an auction company.
It was a bright  idea.
 
I had seen sellers give their homes over to auction, paid for advertising up front, gotten no results and  were back on the market with that same company "stigmatized" with a property that did not sell.
 
I had recently sold a very unusual property with an auction company.
I negotiated  to remain the  listing agent, was part of the advertising, open house, hand holding the seller and it was a huge success!
 
So I had this idea to go further. Have an auction company … (26 comments)

homerome: One Day... The Rome Way - 11/30/16 07:14 PM
 
 
 
 
 
My days are good & productive by keeping these three things in mind...
 
#1- Don't let unimportant things or unimportant people become important!
 
 
 
#2-Don't do upset!
 
 
 
#3- What's Important Now.
 
Since no two days are ever the same, let's talk about today. 
It started when my iPhone alarm went off early this morning, a quick check of emails and a one hour appointment at the gym with my personal trainer.
 
Looking at my phone log, this evening, I had taken 21 calls including setting up a listing appointment, a contract review, quite a few personal calls, one from an appraiser, a former client referring a friend, several from my current sellers, … (6 comments)

homerome: 7 Slade Condo For Sale - 11/28/16 04:43 PM
 
 
7 Slade Condo 
Pikesville, Md. 21208 
 
 
Two bedroom ..two bath condominium on the third floor of the luxurious Seven Slade, also known as Suburban Oaks. Imagine having a guest room when you need it, with the freedom of a functional space the rest of the year. This condo has a  queen size Murphy bed, giving you all the comfort and convenience of a guest room without sacrificing space. That means more room for you and the things that matter most
   This spacious condo  is conveniently located in the Pikesville area of Baltimore County.  

 
Beautifully designed lobby with … (2 comments)

homerome: Another Baltimore Rancher Has A Too Late Sign - 11/28/16 04:29 PM
 
6003 Stuart Ave
Baltimore
21209
 
 
 
 This Stone rancher has four bedrooms and a huge fenced yard. The custom stack stone fireplace is the focal point of the sunken living room. Sliding glass doors from the dining room lead to the covered slate patio.
Huge finished lower level with side entrance.
A lucky family has found this wonderful home and there is a Too Late Sign.
 
 
(6 comments)

homerome: Check Out Condo Living In Baltimore County Today - 11/27/16 06:41 AM
The Risteau
 
Open 2:30-3:30 
 
 
2331 Old Court Rd 21208
 
Units 105 and 400
 
Have you thought about living in The Risteau?
Have you thought about living in luxury?
Would you like to see this elegant condominium located in Baltimore County close to I 83 with quick access to downtown and minutes to the Baltimore Beltway.
Plenty of privacy, The Risteau sits on 57 acres and is surrounded by nature.
 
 
 
                                                                               View from Unit … (5 comments)

homerome: Open House...I Better Hurry - 11/26/16 09:54 AM
One Hour Open House 
 
2502 Caves Forest Rd
 
21117
 
 
Open Saturday
11/26/16
2:30-3:30
 
 
 
Take some time to stop by the one hour impromptu open house.  
 
Click to see photos
  
 See you at the open house.
 
Listed at $524,944
MLS BC9767670
 
 
 
Directions : See map above.  
Park Heights Ave  (north of Greenspring Valley)  left on Velvet Ridge to 2502 Caves Forest Road
 
For more information on this home 
Call Margaret Rome
410-530-3400
 
 
(7 comments)

homerome: Thankful For ActiveRain For So Many Reasons - 11/25/16 04:51 PM
 
This is the last day of Debbie's challenge for 10 days of being thankful.
 
 
Thankful for ActiveRain and the positive effects on  my career and my life.
 Below are just a few.. 
 
ActiveRain members got me through the loss of my Lee two and a half years ago. Many buyers and sellers have found me through this platform. Through blogging I receive instant gratification on a daily basis. Blogging helped me write my book Real Estate The Rome Way. HomeRome Realty was started  because of advice received from blogging. My own radio show has been influenced by ActiveRain members. Because of blogging, I speak … (6 comments)

homerome: Thanksgiving Tradition In Baltimore The Rome Way - 11/24/16 01:10 PM
Thankful in Baltimore
 
 
 
Last year on Thanksgiving Day, I ratified the contract on a special home in Ellicott City.
This year I think it may be happening again.
The buyers wanted to come back with a family member before they left town for the holiday.
Being Thanksgiving, they were embarrassed to even ask.
I was pleased to accommodate since our dinner was not until the evening. 
Their concern... someone else might make an offer before they returned. 
We met for that one last look around the house and the decision was made. Write it up. Within the hour the contract was written, emailed to the buyer and signed.
Since my … (11 comments)

homerome: Thankful For Baltimore's Fine Restaurants - 11/23/16 06:57 PM
After settlements I like to break bread with my clients.
They get to choose the place and this past week my special sellers chose The Oregon Grille.
The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Below is a sampling of our delicious and well prepared meals.
 
 
The Oregon Grille is located at 1201 Shawan Rd. Hunt Valley 21030 
 
There is no shortage of fine restaurants all around Baltimore.
If you want me to review a dining establishment in Baltimore...just let me know.
If you you want to sell a home
Call Margaret Rome
 
(10 comments)

homerome: Thankful For The Best Clients In Baltimore - 11/21/16 08:47 AM
 
I am thankful for having the best clients choose me.
 
 Sellers, Margaret Rome, Buyers and James Weiskerger- Broker/Owner of Next Step Realty

We had a wonderfully smooth settlement today and by the time I got back home...this email was waiting for me.
 
 
Dear Margaret --
 
I had to sit down right away to thank you for the wonderful work you did in finding the perfect buyers for my mother's house! Without you making things run so smoothly, this chapter in our lives would have been much more difficult -- emotionally and in the actual exercise of selling our family home! Settlement day has now … (9 comments)

homerome: Another Sudbrook Park Home Sold By Margaret Rome - 11/21/16 07:00 AM
 1022 Windsor Road in Sudbrook Park Is Sold!
 
 
We found the perfect buyers for this charming brick cape cod located in historic Sudbrook Park in Pikesville.
Easy living with two bedrooms, a full bath on the first floor and a deck off the kitchen. 
There is a window over the sink,  wood cabinets and dishwasher. Gleaming wood floors and a wood burning fireplace.
Upstairs is one very very large room that could easily be two separate bedrooms or one spacious master or studio or playroom or office or anything else you might need.
Gas heat, central air and all new windows! 
The  lower level with walk out is ready to finish.
Sitting on a beautiful  … (6 comments)

homerome: Thankful For My Live Radio Show - 11/20/16 10:31 AM
This is what I love doing every week.
 
 
Educate the public about real estate.
Get my active listings in front of an audience.
Announce properties that will be coming on the market.
Find special buyers for my listings.
Help buyers find unusual homes.
Announce impromptu open houses.
Congratulate friends and clients on special occasions.
Promote charitable causes.
Take calls from the general public about real estate topics.
Talk about successful transactions.
Talk about real estate challenges.
Take calls from raving fans.
Conversations with interesting guests.
Get my name and brand out to a large audience. 
 
 
 Listen to past shows.
 
I am thankful for my live radio show every Sunday at noon!
 
 
(7 comments)

homerome: Baltimore Rancher Open Sunday - 11/19/16 11:59 AM
 6003 Stuart Ave
Baltimore
21209
 
We are having an impromptu one hour open house on
Sunday November 19
2:30 -3:30
 
 
 This Stone rancher has four bedrooms and a huge fenced yard. The custom stack stone fireplace is the focal point of the sunken living room. Sliding glass doors from the dining room lead to the covered slate patio.
Huge finished lower level with side entrance.
For directions to this home
Call Margaret Rome
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(10 comments)

homerome: Baltimore Is Beautiful In November - 11/18/16 10:34 AM
 
Baltimore, Maryland is so beautiful at this time of year and I am so lucky to live in this state where we experience all four seasons. 
The slide show below are photos that I have taken just in the course of my travels between appointments  in the past couple of weeks.
 
 
I am thankful for Baltimore and this beautiful time of year.
 
 
 
(6 comments)

homerome: Thankful For A Day Of Learning - 11/17/16 10:01 AM
 
Today I took the day off 
(minus a few calls, emails, scheduling a challenging settlement)
and spent time at RE8 Expo with Ben Kinney.
 
I was soaking up some some real estate tips like how his team uses systems, achieves balance, accountability, sets goals and works on personal relationships.
 
 
 
 
As a solo broker, I am far from the team concept. 
What Ben shares is beneficial to anyone who chooses to listen to things a little differently.
There were some thought provoking questions and quite a few Ah Ha moments. It was an enjoyable day that passed quickly.
 
 
Here's a couple of take aways. 
 
Make sure each client touch ( phone call, text, visit, marketing) has value. Ben emphasized this by going  around the room … (4 comments)

homerome: Baltimore & Ben Kinney Re8Expo Thursday 11.17.16 - 11/16/16 05:01 AM
 
Are you attending the Re8Expo
in Baltimore?
 
 Re8Expo is 
taking place Thursday November 17, 2016.
 
Sheraton Baltimore North
903 Dulaney Valley Rd. 21204
 
 
 
 
 
 
Who remembers RainCamp when Lenn Harley hit One Million Points?  
 
How many ActiveRain Members will be attending?
I am thankful that I do not have to travel for this gathering.
 
 
 
 Leave a comment if you will be attending Thursday.
 Re8Expo
 Thursday November 17, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
(5 comments)

homerome: A Lovely Evening With Good Friends - 11/15/16 12:15 PM
This is a wonderful group of gals that I have known for over thirty years.
We get together every month for a special dinner.
 
Each month a different girl gets to choose their favorite place. Tonight it was Diane's turn and we had a lovely, lively evening at Liberatore's in Eldersberg.
 
 
 
Our food, wine and service were all perfect.
But nothing is more perfect than getting together with friends that you respect, love and admire.
There is always great conversation, laughter, sharing and a lot of love among a group of spectacular women. 
I am thankful for their support and friendship.
 
(22 comments)

homerome: A Review Not About Buying Or Selling A Home - 11/14/16 05:08 AM
 
This past week I wrote  worry when they don't answer.
 
Today there was a message that I had been reviewed online.
 
 
Checking it out...I found the the following:
 
 
Sometimes the review is not about buying or selling a house.
 
 
(5 comments)

homerome: Houses In Baltimore Have Personality - 11/12/16 10:53 AM
 
 
Pulling into the driveway of my potential new listing, I just knew, from the outside, this was going to be a house loaded with personality.
This friendly fellow greeted me.
 
 
 
I could not help but smile. Without a doubt this new listing and the owners have a sense of humor and a wonderful personality.
 
 
I look forward to sharing interior  photos of this special home shortly.
 
 
 
 
This is my entry into  Dick Greenberg 's  contest.  Real Estate-Exterior - grounds, outdoor feature or landscape.
 
(9 comments)

homerome: Owner Financing Needed In Baltimore - 11/11/16 09:49 AM
 
I am working with a special couple in Baltimore. 
They married a few years ago after divorces and grown kids.
They are happy together, have been renting a house but want home ownership again. Due to circumstances they need owner financing.
 
 
They can easily afford a mortgage and are able to put up to 20% down for a 10 year note. They have excellent rental history.
We are looking for a house around $250,000 in the northwest area of Baltimore... zip codes 21209 and 21208.
These are special family friends and former clients.
If you have a home to sell and would consider owner financing
please give me a call.
 
(4 comments)

 
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