homerome: Helping A Buyer See Themselves In A House - 05/15/21 09:04 PM
 
When working with a buyer, I already know a lot about their wants, needs, wishes, and desires. 
 
When the buyers see a home and really show interest
 I know the right questions to ask!
 
Here are some examples of buying questions: 
 
 
Where will you be placing the big screen TV?
Will your vegetable garden be on the side or rear of the house? Which rooms will be best for your offices? Where will your 100-gallon aquarium go - in the lower level or the first-floor family room?Hey kids, have you picked out the color for your room?Will your laundry area be in the upstairs bedroom … (14 comments)

homerome: Nice Words To Hear When You Are A Realtor® - 05/15/21 06:40 PM
A recent email from a considerate buyer agent read:
"Great news, the appraisal came in, and it was sufficient for the purchase price!" 
This one email got me thinking about other things in Real Estate I love hearing... so I started to make a list of the nice things I've heard when speaking to some past clients.
 
-You are qualified to purchase this special home 
-We love the house; let’s write an offer
-I never thought we would find the perfect home
-Honey, the balcony is perfect for listening to our music
-I am so happy. My family loves our new home. 
-Our first spring -I love seeing … (17 comments)

homerome: Slow Down In This Fast Market - 05/14/21 10:25 AM
The last few homes that have gone under contract this year have been not from local buyers but DC, Silver Spring, California, Pa, and New Jersey.
 
 
Our market is strong, and our prices are up but not as high as other places around the country. People see the value in our Baltimore homes, our proximity to DC, our International airport, our four seasons, our excellent choice of hospitals, health care, our Inner Harbour,  excellent restaurants, and the fact that you can get a lot more house and land in Baltimore than in the other places mentioned above.
 
Maybe this is the time to … (13 comments)

homerome: Baltimore Homes Unique and Different - 05/11/21 09:03 AM
Still loving the diversity of properties I am so fortunate to represent. Anyone who knows me knows my attraction to unique, funky, interesting, challenging, and even, for some, hard-to-sell listings. 
Brick colonials with a side loading garage in a premium school system will sell easily and quickly. And they are no fun. 
 
Along with the uniqueness of these homes comes the most interesting buyers and sellers. It takes confidence to live in and own special residences. Self-assurance and no need to ask or even be concerned about what others say about where or how you live. 
Each unique property and owner has a story, … (5 comments)

homerome: Buy a Home / Sell a Home Which comes first? - 05/10/21 10:01 PM
Do I Buy First? Do I Sell First?
When inquires come in on my properties, I like to find out the buyer's motivation.  Do you have a home to sell to purchase?  The answer is sometimes, "we just want to look for a while."
 What happens if you fall in love with that home or condo? Can you move forward without the proceeds of your current home?
In response to the age-old question "Do I buy or Sell First."
 
 
 
It is not unusual to have a client want to see every home or condo available right now..in spite they have not even considered putting their home … (11 comments)

homerome: Why Do We Call It... - 05/09/21 08:05 AM
 Mother-In-Law suite?
Anyone can live in an "in-law" suite, not just a mother-in-law.
Then, why do we call it a MIL suite?
 
 
 
 
There are many ways to use this extra space, including returning kids, grandkids, college students, visiting guests, blended families, home office suites, workout studios, and yes, suites for parents. 
This space can provide aging in place with privacy and independence. Perfect (instead of a facility) for supporting family members with assisted living or a separate apartment when it might not be affordable. It's a good plan for the future.
When not in use, allow your home to produce extra income by renting out … (26 comments)

homerome: It's A Partnership - 05/08/21 01:56 PM
Partnership
 
The ideal client is someone who needs guidance, expertise who is also kind and honest. When buying and selling, it has to be a partnership with open communication.
Whatever is a priority has to be communicated. Knowing what questions to ask and then getting the right answers.
It should not be someone looking for another listing but someone looking to help you get into your dream home or help you sell, no matter your personal or financial situation.
 
 
 
 
 
Putting houses on the market to get multiple offers should not be the goal. It is to get your home sold in a way that meets … (19 comments)

homerome: Love Where You Live - 05/05/21 04:55 PM
 
 
It doesn't get any better in Baltimore!
Perfection, but only for one special buyer.
The Villages at Woodholme is a Fifty Five Plus Community. 
8525 Mountainholly Dr.
MDBC
 
 
Click to
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS
 
Enjoy the privacy of a Gated Condo with 'Country club' amenities, including pool, tennis, and clubhouse.
 
 Single Family stand-alone home on a premium wooded private lot, and the two-car garage has a WiFi door opener.
 
First-floor owner suite with movie-type TV stereo and surround sound, walk-in closet, and lighted tray ceilings. The bath has a jetted Jacuzzi, waterfall faucets in both glass vessel sinks, and a walk-in stall shower.
 
 
There are four full bathrooms, … (14 comments)

homerome: Consistency Is My Marketing Secret - 05/04/21 09:11 AM
 
To continue year after year matching buyers and sellers and making dreams come true, I have to be consistent.  Consistency is my marketing secret, including my weekly advertising, blogging, and radio show.
 
 To say I love what I do; is an understatement. My Real Estate career over the past three decades has been amazing and unbelievably rewarding.
Each day is exciting depending on the emails, the texts, the phone calls, and the various appointments. It may be an inspection, a showing of one of my homes, meeting an appraiser, visiting a potential client that is just thinking about moving or going out … (18 comments)

homerome: Loveton Farms Sold & Settled - 05/03/21 09:15 PM
 
 
5 Meadow Run Ct
Loveton Farms is
SOLD & SETTLED
Lovely brick townhouse in the sought-after area of Loveton Farms. Convenient location near all the shopping in Hunt Valley Towne Center with 55 shops and restaurants, including Wegmans!
 
 
This move-in-ready interior home has four bedrooms plus a loft with skylights. This space over the owner suite is perfect for an at-home office, gym, TV room, or studio.
 
 
There is a bright, updated kitchen with new white cabinets, stainless appliances, and granite counters perfect for the gourmet cook.
 
  
 
Click To See More Photos
 
There is plenty of space for everyone with four finished levels.
Bedrooms two and three are combined … (10 comments)

homerome: Real Estate Catch 22 - 05/01/21 12:40 PM
 
Real Estate is a Catch 22.
 
Many sellers are ready to sell, but there is a shortage of homes on the market that listing a house, to some, doesn't make sense!
Their thinking...if I list my house, and it sells, where do I go?  If I buy a house and have a home to sell, I will lose the new one.
 
 
                                                               
 
And it is effortless to get caught up in this … (18 comments)

homerome: Not Spring In Baltimore Until The Azaleas Bloom - 04/30/21 08:49 PM
Such a pretty time in our Baltimore area enjoying our cherry blossoms!
 
 
 
Or take a look at
Sherwood Gardens.
 
 
 
 
The gardens were begun in 1927 by John Sherwood, a local petroleum pioneer, and conservationist. What started as a hobby has become one of the most famous tulip gardens in North America."
 
You can see the azaleas are spectacular.
 
And it's not Spring in Baltimore until the Azaleas are in bloom.
 
 
For help finding your Baltimore Spring Home
Call Margaret Rome
 
 
 
(19 comments)

homerome: 7906 Stevenson Rd Has A TOO LATE Sign - 04/28/21 08:16 PM
We found the lucky buyer for 7906 Stevenson Rd
Pikesville 21208
4 Bedrooms 
3 1/2  Baths
MDBC515374
And this home is perfect for these buyers, with two luxury Owner suites on the first level!
 
 
 
This Stevenson home has two primary owner suites on the first floor, each with its own private bath and plenty of storage. Never will you have to share your bath with anyone.
The first floor also has a new powder room and separate den or office perfect for home office, company, and entertaining.
 
 
But that is not all. Upstairs are two large bedrooms and another full bath plus a huge storage room. This space could … (11 comments)

homerome: Are You That Lucky Buyer? - 04/26/21 09:19 PM
Perfection, but only for one special buyer. 
Fifty Five Plus Community
'Country club' amenities
Single Family Home
Double Wooded Lot
Two car garage
First-floor owner suite
First-floor laundry
Trex decking 900' with screened gazebo
First-floor guest room, library, or office
Side solarium used now for dining
Loft with bedroom and full bath
Spacious movie theatre room with kitchen
Game room with three TV's
Office with full bath
Granite kitchen
Wood floors
Fireplace
High Ceilings
5000' plus
 
Condo fees cover all exterior maintenance!
 
 
Any information will be easy to see with just the touch of the triangle 'play' button below. (turn the sound down)
 
Picture yourself living here!
Many details are in this single-family home on a private double lot with acres of wooded views. … (11 comments)

homerome: Let's Talk About Basements - 04/25/21 10:39 PM
Let’s talk about basements.
Love em or hate them. Some people have extreme opinions.
Buyers who will not consider a home without a basement and are just as adamant about the kind.
They want a walkout ground level, they want a walk-up, or they want no outside access. 
Then some hate basements, whether it is memories, dark, damp, old, bugs, etc. Not sure.  But there is a fear. I have seen buyers when touring refuse to go downstairs. Sometimes they say: I don’t need to see the basement. I’ll never go there.
 
 
 
Why buy a home without a basement?
 
No steps for easy accessibility
No … (10 comments)

homerome: Quiet I'm Thinking - 04/25/21 07:24 AM
My best ideas come when quiet. Besides my phone and computer, my home office is void of sound, music, or TV.
Ideas for me flow in silence. I can write quickly on my iPhone when waiting for an appt or before getting up like I’m doing right now.
 
  In my shower, I have a waterproof pad (see above) for jotting down a thought that otherwise may be forgotten.
  And all this surrounding silence allows me to create my advertising, marketing, blog, and ideas for my weekly radio show. 
 
Did you know that some of Beethoven’s work came after he became deaf?
Thanks,  Jasen Edwards.
 
(16 comments)

homerome: Smooth Landings Don't Make The News - 04/23/21 09:39 PM
 
It takes years of preparation, including flight school, licensing, instrument ratings, thousands of hours under the hood, great instructors, many practice landing hours in perfect weather, and landings with limited visibility. 
Many touchdowns are smooth; some are not. The goal is to land safely and walk away from each one. Those smooth ones don’t make the news.
 But lose an engine, encounter severe turbulence, an unexpected weather change, or a malfunction with any of the hundreds of parts, and you have great stories to tell. Hopefully, everyone is safe.  In aviation, the conversation is called “hanger flying.”  Standing around talking about those exciting … (32 comments)

homerome: Giant Mess Of Thankfulness 7304 Heinle Ave Is Sold ! - 04/22/21 09:24 PM
 
Today was such a smooth closing on another dream-come-true house.
 
Take a look at 7304 Heinle Ave.
 
The transaction was bumpy until the very end, including three dates of postponements. Today at settlement, all smiles, funds were in place, the title company was ready, and keys exchanged.
We had the best buyers and fabulous sellers who were willing and able to jump through every hurdle put in their path. 
There was a wonderful Realtor®, Jennifer Marsh...always on top of things, kind, friendly, and looking out for her buyers!
 
 Jen was on the right when the buyers received the key to their first home.
Imagine those smiles; they … (6 comments)

homerome: 8304 Prairie Rose Place Is TOO LATE - 04/21/21 02:29 PM
 
We found the right buyer for
8304 Prairie Rose Place
Baltimore, Md 21208
Villages Of Woodholme
MLS MDBC525262
 
 
It’s not too big, and it’s not too small. It is in a 55 plus community, which has the benefit of pool, tennis, and clubhouse. And the monthly fee covers outside maintenance, the roof, all lawn care, and snow removal, including the driveway into your garage. 
 
 
 
 Click to see more photos of 8304 Prairie Rose Place.
 
The primary bedroom suite, along with the laundry, is conveniently located on the first floor. A sunroom, deck, and open granite island kitchen overlook privacy and the beauty of our changing seasons.
 Vaulted ceilings and … (4 comments)

homerome: Find The Seller A Place To Move - 04/20/21 06:49 PM
 
 
Instead of complaining about the frantic market with low or no inventory, instead of making excuses that there are no homes out there, be proactive and find the sellers who are ready to sell. Plenty of people want to move but are worried they cannot find their next home. Be the problem solver, not part of the problem.
Several years ago, I wrote about 'Who Moved My Cheese.'
My take then: I don't care who moved it-I need to find it!
As a listing agent, I am doing just that. Instead of complaining about the multiple offers, the speed of newly listed properties going … (14 comments)

 
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Pikesville, MD

More about me…

HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400

Address: Baltimore, Md, 21209

Mobile: (410) 530-2400

Email Me



Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog