homerome: Will I Have Your Undivided Attention? - 08/03/15 09:54 AM
Will I Have Your Undivided Attention?
 
When answering the phone...this was the question:
''Will I have your undivided attention IF I list my house with you?''
 
The caller was a frustrated seller who was not able to reach his agent. Instead he received a text to contact "my" assistant. It is a really big listing agent with a really big team. 
Just recently I had written about this very thing.
The caller asked how big my team was, how many listings I carry, where I advertise and how easy am I to reach.  I suggested he try calling me a few times during the week just to … (0 comments)

homerome: Careful With Your Email Signature Response - 08/02/15 03:05 PM
 
 
 Careful With Your Email Signature Response
 
This is not the first time I have written about email signatures.
 
Below are a few others:
 
A signature can save time
 
Email Signatures
 
You never know who might be reading
 
 
 
 
 
Today, I received an email with the following  quote from an agent who had just shown one of my listings.
 
 
"Oh yeah, in the next two weeks you will know of friends, neighbors, or co-workers who are looking to sell or buy a home.  Be sure to tell them about your experience working with me and call me right away with their phone numbers so I can help them too."

Do … (16 comments)

homerome: West Towson...A Wonderful Place To Live And Walk - 07/29/15 08:13 PM
 
 West Towson...A Wonderful Place To Live
And Walk
 
This wonderful home built in 1850 is located in West Towson.
 
 
 Click to see more about 577 Woodbine Ave
 
577 Woodbine Ave
Towson, Maryland 21204
MLS BC 8637570
 
 
 
 
Click for photos 
 
 
 
 
 
Within one mile from 577 Woodbine Ave 21204....
you can find  all of the following: 
 
 
 
Institutions: 
 
Towson University
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center 
Greater Baltimore Medical Center  
Shepard Pratt Hospital 
Baltimore County Library 
County Courthouse 
County Offices 
District Courts 
Police Department 
Fire Department 
Post Office 
Social Security Administration Office 
Bykota County Senior Center 
Blakehurst Retirement Home 
Pickersgill Retirement Home 
PNC Bank 
M&T Bank 
Bank of America 
Churches (Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal)
 
 
 
Entertainment: 
 
Cinemark Multiplex 
 
Exercise: 
 
Towson YMCA (400yds) 
LA Fitness 
2 Yoga Studios 
Little League  
Tot/Small Child Playground 
 
Restaurants: 
 
7 West Bistro Grille 
Café Troia 
Strapazza
Bonefish Grille 
Bahama Breeze 
P.F. Chang’s 
Cheesecake Factory 
Stoney River … (7 comments)

homerome: Seth And Maggie Need Baltimore Homes - 07/28/15 07:15 PM
 
 
 
 
 
Seth And Maggie Need Baltimore Homes
 
 
 
I wonder who names these furry guys. Must be someone at the Baltimore Humane Society.
 
Do you have room in your home and in your heart for either of these sweet pets?
 
 
 
 Call the Baltimore Humane Society at 410-833-8848 to inquire about adopting Seth and Maggie.
Don't forget to tell them you saw it on my blog post.
 
Seth And Maggie Need Baltimore Homes
 
(4 comments)

homerome: My Car Is A Sign Holder Coming And Going - 07/26/15 05:32 PM
My Car Is A Sign Holder
Coming And Going
 
Keeping sign riders in my car allow for an open house at any time. 
When I have a scheduled showing on one of my listings or if I  stop and visit with my seller, I am prepared to do an impromptu open house.
 
 
 
Did you notice how I use my car's front and back windshield to attract visitors coming and going.
 
 
The open house 'balloon' sign, above,  is made of cardboard... much safer than driving around with  helium balloons and they never need air.
  
                                                     
  Click To Watch The Open House Master Video Below 
 
The car signage works well in developments that have restricted sign usage such as condos … (24 comments)

homerome: 8605 Snowreath Road Saturday Open House 3-4 - 07/25/15 09:20 AM
Impromtu Open House
 
Today  3-4 PM
 
8605 Snowreath Rd.
Open House Today
21208
 MLS# BC8600343
$424,944
                                                            Click For Slide Show
 
 
 
This May Be The Perfect Home If You...
 
Would like an active adult community for age 55 plus.
Would like the big home with the bedrooms on the first floor.
Would like the laundry also on the same level.
Would like a bright sun-room.
Would like a spacious deck with open views.
Would  like a beautiful gourmet kitchen.
Would like a great room with a gas fireplace.
Would like an open floor plan, so versatile, the furniture placement defines the … (3 comments)

homerome: Too Many Listings Can Dilute Results - 07/23/15 07:08 PM
Too Many Listings Can Dilute Results
 
Speaking to one of my special sellers tonight to make an appointment, I was asked to read the following article published in the Baltimore SunPaper this past Sunday.
 
My sellers were sharing  their appreciation of my making all my appointments and staying in touch with them on a regular basis and how I use  my waiting list.
 
 
Published in the Baltimore SunPaper Sunday July 19th by Lew Sichelman

 
Here is the article in Larger Print
 
 Published in the Baltimore SunPaper Sunday July 19th by Lew Sichelman
Can you have too many listings?
What are your thoughts?
 
Too Many Listings Can Dilute Results
 
 
 
(29 comments)

homerome: Wonderfully Busy July In Baltimore - 07/22/15 07:05 PM
Wonderfully Busy July In Baltimore
 
How is your summer going?
 
I have been wonderfully busy with some unique listings.
 
 As you can see below,
 I have five condominiums and they are all very different.
I have three beautiful homes all built in the 1800's.
I have a four level split.
I have three exciting contemporary properties, 2 in Baltimore county and one in Howard County.
 
You can see them all below.
 
 
And add a couple of closings to round out the month.
 
How is your summer going?
 
Wonderfully Busy July In Baltimore
 
 
(10 comments)

homerome: All Because Of A Phone Call ! - 07/21/15 06:29 PM
 
All  Because Of A Phone Call !
 
 
 
Just by going back to basics,  just by picking up the phone, just by making a call or just answering the call... I've been able to build a wonderful pipeline of business and friendships.  
Take a few  minutes to read
 
Randy Hilman's blog 
 
All  Because Of A Phone Call !
 
(18 comments)

homerome: Another Pikesville Condo Sold By Margaret Rome - 07/20/15 07:13 PM
Another Pikesville Condo
Sold By Margaret Rome
 
42 Barbican Way
Avalon
Pikesville, Md. 21208
 
We found the perfect buyers and had a very smooth settlement today. 
So 42 Barbican Way is
Way TOO LATE
Take a look at 42 Barbican Way in Pikesville's  Avalon Community.
Rarely available...three bedroom two bath condo on the first level with an attached garage and no steps! 
 
 
Surrounded by lush greenery and views... this feels more like a single home than a condo.
  
 
Bright white open kitchen with bay window breakfast area, has a pantry, gas cooking, double stainless sinks and a pass through to the dining area. 
 
 
 
 The living room has so many windows that one could call it a … (9 comments)

homerome: My ActiveRain In Photos - 07/19/15 07:13 PM
My ActiveRain In Photos
 
click to see 
 My ActiveRome In Photos
 
 
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman asked "What ActiveRain Means To All Us" 
This was my response:
  ActiveRain was influential in writing  my book, in going out on my own as a solo broker and for hosting my weekly radio show.
I have become friends,  networked and met thousands.
Sellers and buyers find and follow me on AR. I  write about and share my blogs with my clients.
.
It is the place for me to both learn and share my successful techniques along with my 25 years of experience.  I have been doing MeetUps long before we called them MeetUps.
 And as many of you … (23 comments)

homerome: Home Is Where Your Heart Is - 07/18/15 06:31 AM
Home Is Where Your Heart Is
 
 
 It was one of those wonderfully busy days with a new listing, a showing and a late afternoon settlement.
Another smooth transaction and then  we headed to  nearby
Joey Chui's for a delicious meal.
After each closing, I like to spend time with clients to break bread. Yesterday was no different.
 
The conversation was constant. We talked about the transaction, the leaving of a home of several decades, the move to the new home, the good memories, the raising of a family, celebrations and a bit of sadness.
Bittersweet...yes.
Look what the  fortune cookie read:
 
 
 
That little fortune cookie reinforced the right decision.
 
Home Is Where Your Heart Is.
 
 
(18 comments)

homerome: Beckett Green Condo Top Floor Now Available - 07/15/15 06:09 PM
Beckett Green Condo
 
Top Floor Now Available
 
9400 Wordsworth Way
#404
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
MLS # BA8695285
 
2-3 Bedrooms
2 Full Baths
$164,944
 
 
 
 
 Click to see SLIDE SHOW
 
 
 
 
Rarely available top floor condo in the desired community of Beckett Green.
This top floor secure condo has 2 bedrooms and another bonus room that could be a library, den, office, guest room or a dressing room...your choice. How would you use this extra room?
The living room is spacious with a gas fireplace and there is also a separate dining room. Check out the kitchen with lots of room for family gatherings and a door leading to the balcony.
 
9400 Wordsworth Way
#404
Owings … (3 comments)

homerome: Mosely and Maraschino Cherry Need A Baltimore Home - 07/13/15 02:27 PM
 
Mosely And Maraschino Cherry 
Need A Baltimore Home
 
 
Take a look at both  Mosely and Maraschino Cherry... read about them below. I wonder how this lap cat got her name.
 
Do you have room in your heart and in your home for either of these pets?
 
 
 
 
 
If you want to meet Mosely and Maraschino Cherry,  please give the Baltimore Humane Society a call at 410-833-8848.
Don't forget to tell them you saw these pets on Margaret's Blog. 
 
 
Mosely And Maraschino Cherry 
Need A Baltimore Home
 
(6 comments)

homerome: Public Speaking...Fear Or Fun? - 07/12/15 08:14 AM
 Public Speaking...Fear or Fun?
 
      Do you wonder why the fear  of speaking is higher than the fear of death?     Every time we talk to a buyer or seller, we ARE public speaking. 
We should be more afraid talking to a potential client.  
We have something to lose...the possibility of  NOT being hired!
 
 
Public speaking is fun IF you  can remember these 3 things:
 
-You are not going to get fired!
-You are not going to break anything!
-Most people are not listening to you!
 
 
Always  talk about something you know well.
Your audience is there because they WANT … (23 comments)

homerome: Convenient Country Home - 07/11/15 06:21 AM
Convenient Country Home
 
 
 
 37 Sherwood Road built in 1887
MLS # BC 8687393
 
 
  
This beauty, built in 1887, backs to county land and can be described as convenient country. 
The porch is  spacious, delightful, relaxing, perfect for entertaining and is easily  accessed from many rooms.
 
Click to see slideshow of
37 Sherwood Rd 21030
 
Let me know when you would like to stop by and tour this beautiful new listing. 
For directions or more information on this home
Please Call Margaret Rome
410-530-2400
 
 
 
Convenient Country Home
 
Open Today 2:30-3:30
(17 comments)

homerome: Using ActiveRain In Many Ways - 07/11/15 06:03 AM
 Using ActiveRain In Many Ways
 
 
So many of us use AR in many ways! Highlighting a listing, showing our properties in different ways, pointing out unique features of the homes, highlighting neighborhood areas, sharing ideas and technology.
 
 
 
 ActiveRain is a wonderful place to share any and all things about real estate.
What can you talk about?
 
Talk about your daily routine, talk about a new listing, talk about an old listing, talk about a unique showing, talk about an outstanding agent, talk about the kindness of a buyer or seller, talk about a challenging transaction, talk about a smooth closing, talk about a home inspection issue, … (22 comments)

homerome: Do You Know What These Are? - 07/09/15 07:32 PM
 
 
Do You Know What These Are?
 
This evening while showing
 this special home at 15932 Meadow Walk Road, Woodbine, Md. 21797... 
 I noticed these two items on display.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I didn't know what they were... the buyers didn't know what they were... so I am wondering, do you?  
 
 
Go ahead take a guess.
 
Do You Know What These Are?
 
 
 
(15 comments)

homerome: Would You Like To Live In A Home Built In The 1800's - 07/09/15 11:15 AM
Would You Like To Live In A Home
 
Built In The 1800's?
 
 
Below are three of my favorite older homes...all built in the 1800's and all of them available for sale.
 
 
#1
 
 37 Sherwood Road built in 1887
MLS # BC 8687393
 
 
  
This beauty, built in 1887, backs to county land and can be described as convenient country. 
The porch is  spacious, delightful, relaxing, perfect for entertaining and is easily  accessed from many rooms.
 
Click to see slideshow of 37 Sherwood Rd 21030
 
                                      
 
 
 
 #2
1560 Bluemount Rd. 21111, built in 1812
MLS# BC 8511066
 
This gracious center hall colonial,built in 1812, has 5 bedrooms 4 with attached baths and a 5th with a 1/2 … (11 comments)

homerome: Wraparound Porch...A Welcome Design Feature - 07/08/15 04:48 PM
 
Wraparound porch ...
 
 A Welcome Design Feature
 
 37 Sherwood Road built in 1887
MLS # BC 8687393
 
 
 
 
This  wraparound porch is a welcome design feature to
37 Sherwood Road in Cockeysville, Maryland.
 
This beauty, built in 1887, backs to county land and can be described as convenient country.
 
The porch is  spacious, delightful, relaxing, perfect for entertaining and is easily  accessed from many rooms.
 
There is plenty of room for all your outdoor furniture. This space is a pleasure year round especially with our changing seasons. I was able to enjoy sitting on the porch under the ceiling fan while we had a Baltimore summer rain storm.
Did you notice the purple shutters?
 
Click … (12 comments)

 
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