homerome: Bulle Rock Villa Has A Too Late Sign - 05/30/20 02:13 PM
This Bulle Rock villa home in Harford County has a TOO LATE sign!!
315 Northlands Ct
Havre De Grace, Md 21078
MLS #HR237758
This Bulle Rock villa home in Harford County could be a forever home.
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First-floor Master bedroom suite, deck with wooded views, sun-room with gas fireplace, a living room, dining room, high ceilings, laundry, two-car garage, are all on the main level.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, a bath, and a loft overlooking the spacious living room.
And you still have a huge finished lower level perfect for entertaining, offices, or a guest suite. There is also another kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, wet bar, open space, and level … (8 comments)

homerome: Decision: To Sell As Is - 05/29/20 01:05 PM
Recently met with a family who is in the process of selling one house, buying another house, and selling their current residence. That's three transactions at the same time. Can you see the stressful situation with the family all at home and in the middle of a pandemic? 
Upon evaluating their home, they had questions for me:
How much can you sell this for? How much do we need to do? What if we sell as is? Can we have a fast settlement?  How long will it take if we sell it as is? If we put money in to make it show … (16 comments)

homerome: Master Sales Academy Is June 1st - 05/22/20 09:20 PM
Monday, June 1st, I plan to be immersed in a day of learning sharing and caring. This year's MSA will be virtual, and I cannot wait to see and hear and connect with all of my Floyd Wickman friends. 
Have you taken a Floyd Wickman course?
Do you remember Sweathogs?
Have you been to a Master Sales Academy?
Have you heard Mike and Mary? 
Pictured above in 1998
Margaret Rome, Mike Pallin, Jennie Cook, Bob Daniels, Floyd Wickman, Mary Pallin, Lee Rome, Gary Sisson, Nelson Zide 
MSA HAS GONE VIRTUAL!June 1, 2020Master Sales Academy 2020 will be a 100% virtual, one-day,
real estate training event.
Click … (6 comments)

homerome: May 19 Another Successful AR Zoom - 05/19/20 08:26 PM
On Tuesday the 19th, I was able to slip in an AR Zoom Meeting with a presentation by our very own Kathy Streib, who has such practical advice for getting each area of the home ready to sell.
In addition to the 15 members shown above, these members joined the group... A. J. Heidmann, Elyse Berman, Marie Story, Lottie Kendall, Carol Williams, Jeff Dowler, James Dray, Lyn Simms
Kathy Streib had all the answers to the questions, many asked by Eileen Burns, which were excellent and helped the conversation flow.
There were lots of practical suggestions reminding us that every room matters—good points on garages, laundry rooms, and … (7 comments)

homerome: And I Never Left Home - 05/19/20 08:06 PM
And I never left home.
Talk about a busy and productive day; it was today!
An all-day AHWD course from 10-5 was well presented and held my attention.
 I was also able to slip in an AR Zoom Meeting with a presentation by our very own Kathy Streib, who has such practical advice for getting every area of the home ready to sell. Lots of practical suggestions reminding us that every room matters—good points on garages, laundry rooms, and how to update older bathroom mirrors quickly.
For my most recent sale, I was also able to set up the following contractors: home inspection, termite, radon, … (17 comments)

homerome: Active Zoomers Met Tuesday - 05/18/20 07:56 PM
Tuesday, May 12, twenty-seven members showed up to join an excellent AR MeetUp. This gathering was the second gathering for May's challenge hosted by Jeffrey Richman. 
Our guest presenter, Marte Cliff gave some helpful ways to showcase writings about yourself. There is a lengthy questionnaire Marte requires when doing a bio mainly because this question needs an answer.
"What do you want people to know about you."  
Marte gave quite a few tips... how to write, what to write, what not to write, and mentioned some helpful programs. One of the main points- it's not about you; it's about how you can help them. 
Pictured above: 
Debbie … (6 comments)

homerome: May ActiveRain Challenge – Zooming with Marte Cliff - 05/15/20 10:36 PM
Jeff has written a fabulous recap of Tuesday's Zoom MeetUp with a couple of dozen AR bloggers.  Fun, sharing, learning, connecting, seeing, and hearing each member. Enjoying this contest, and I hope it continues longer than just the month of May.
May ActiveRain Challenge
Zooming to Network, Learn and Have Fun
Jeffrey Richman  is hosting a challenge for May to encourage Rainers to get involved in the learning each week at Zoom meetings on Tuesdays at 2 PM EST (you can figure out the other time zones, right?).
Not only do you get to see and chat with your AR … (12 comments)

homerome: Vacant or Virtual The Way To Show Your House - 05/15/20 08:32 PM
Vacant or Virtual
If you are ready to sell and your house is ready to be sold, now is the time to move forward. 
Real estate is happening using safety, precaution, and common sense. Adaptable agents are working with buyers and sellers. So much can be accomplished with the aid of our phones and computers.
Buyers are buying! 
There are safe and efficient ways to show homes.
Vacant or virtual.
First, decide if you want to sell -- this is NOT the time to test the waters. If you don't want people in your house, do everyone a favor and please take it off the … (18 comments)

homerome: Buyers For Your Baltimore Home - 05/14/20 06:17 PM
Question of the day:
 "In today's world, things have changed, and when times are tough, people get creative - what's something you've done differently in the past month that has resulted in new business?"
Since I have always been a strong listing agent, my response to this question is to find out who needs to purchase right away. It is out of town buyers and those who have been looking for a while. Some have been too busy, and some have plenty of time now. Some have lost houses with the previous seller's market! 
Working with more buyers who are ready to purchase immediately, I … (10 comments)

homerome: Was That Call Really Ended? - 05/12/20 11:17 PM
It is a good idea when a phone call ends that you be the last to hang up.
Amazing what you can learn when the other person "thinks" they ended the call!
We all have some of those stories. 
There have been conversations that were quite beneficial when in the middle of negotiating.
There have been comments made "under the breath." 
Once out, those words cannot be retrieved.
What have you heard when they continued speaking?
Would you care to share?
What have you said when you thought no one was listening? While some may be funny, others embarrassing and even others could be … (17 comments)

homerome: Debbie bought a home - 05/10/20 08:32 PM
 Yesterday was the final settlement, and Debbie has the keys to her new home.  Thanks to the help of a lot of folks, we went to closing even during these challenging times. Having buyers and sellers who are kind and considerate certainly helped.
This condo is a beauty, perfect for Debbie with hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen with granite, recessed lights, stainless appliances, and a three-sided fireplace.
There are beautiful views from the balcony and all rooms overlooking trees.
Covered parking with two deeded spaces, this condo building is loaded with amenities. There is a movie theater, tennis, pool, gym, a coffee bar, … (6 comments)

homerome: You Don't Have To See Every House - 05/09/20 04:47 PM

You don't have to see every property! At least not in person.
When working with a buyer, your real estate agent can find out a lot of information before you get into your car. An educated buyer is the best kind of buyer.  Here is an example of the information easily obtained by your agent before driving to the property.
-The asking price.
-If the home been previously listed
-Any price changes.
- Rental history.
-Original sales price.
-Assessed value.
-The taxes.
-HOA Fees.
-Mortgage amount.
-The year built.
-Size of land.
-The disclosure information.
-Pet friendly.
-Square footage on each level.
-The photos of the previous listings.
-Changes/additions made before /after present owner.
- Is there a pool, fireplaces, … (20 comments)

homerome: Print Media Goes Viral - 05/08/20 05:09 PM
 It’s my job to let you know I’m in real estate. It’s not your job to remember.
 Marketing with consistency has always been essential...now even more. 
Over the years I have heard  “no one’ reads print anymore.
 Pleased to say it fell on my deaf ears. When selling your home, whether under a hundred or over a million, you deserve the same quality treatment. You talk with me, appointments are made by me, you know who is seeing your home,
and at what time. You then talk to me after showings. 
Your house will be blogged before it hits the market and numerous times during … (22 comments)

homerome: There's A Lot To Do When You Move - 05/07/20 10:13 PM
There is so much to get done when moving.
Here's a partial list of things to know or do to occupy that new home.
Get to know your lender really well and stay in touch until you get a  "clear to close."
Lock in your rate.
Obtain home insurance.
Choose a title company and get wiring instructions.
Title insurance and survey.
Know time and place for settlement.
Hire a home inspector, schedule time, and attend.
Schedule other inspections... well, septic, radon, termite, roof, etc.
Review the reports and ask for necessary repairs.
Order and pay for the appraisal.
Review, in the allotted time, Condo, or Home Owner Association documents.
Get estimates from moving … (17 comments)

homerome: We Need A Home In Northwest Baltimore - 05/06/20 08:00 PM
First-time buyers are looking for a home in northwest Baltimore up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Here is a list of what their ideal home may look like.
Single-family or townhome with three bedrooms and as many baths is what we are after.
A lovely size master bedroom with bath is a must-have. A porch or a deck would be helpful, along with a fenced pet-friendly yard.
Cooking is a passion, so an updated kitchen with gas cooking would be ideal.
Extra bedrooms, baths, and finished space in the attic or basement with room for visiting family would be just about perfect!

homerome: Tuesday At Two Be Ready For Zoom - 05/04/20 08:55 PM
Check May's challenge and join everyone. 
Tuesday, May 5th 
2 PM
East Coast Time 
 Here's the schedule so mark your calendar
1-May 5, Tuesday @2pm
2-May 12, Tuesday @2pm
3-May 19, Tuesday @2pm
4 May 26, Tuesday @2pm
The Zoom link is HERE.
Wonder how many will be joining this ZOOM MeetUp
Hope to see you today at Two and
go ahead and invite another member.

homerome: Wish I Were That Good - 05/03/20 07:03 AM
A long time ago, when I met an appraiser at a property scheduled for immediate closing.  It was late in the afternoon, cold, raining, and dark. There was a problem, he said there was a faulty AC unit. No, sir, this house does not have air conditioning. He pointed to an old rusty abandoned unit that was in the yard. Because it was on the property and had peeling paint, he would not approve it.
 It was way too big and bulky for me to move. I asked for 15 minutes to resolve the problem. 
   I went to the nearby hardware store … (23 comments)

homerome: Appraisals Will Be The Topic - 05/02/20 08:30 AM
Let's talk about an appraisal and when is one needed. As a real estate broker, this question comes up frequently.
The lender orders an appraisal to make sure the value of the property is sufficient to cover the amount of the buyer's loan. 
When listing a property, it is crucial to show how you determine the asking price. When a Real Estate agent does this research, it's called a CMA comparable market analysis. This information is useful to share with the appraiser, along with the details of the home. Have a list of the improvements, like dates of the roof and HVAC. When … (13 comments)

homerome: We Need A Carroll County House - 04/30/20 05:25 PM
Matchmaker Make me a match. 
I am so looking forward to finding this young couple a new home. They are moving to our Baltimore area from Georgia to be closer to family and are expecting their first child.
They would like to move mid-June.
Being tomorrow is May 1st, which does not give us a lot of time. 
Here are some of the things we are looking for :
Carroll County
Four bedrooms
Finished basement
Big kitchen (she loves to cook)
1/2 acre minimum with a yard
Open floor plan
Modern two-story or rancher
Stone or brick
Move-in condition
Two car garage
Do you have a home in Carroll County?
Thinking of selling your home?
Call Margaret … (3 comments)

homerome: Reminder Deadline For April's Contest - 04/29/20 05:21 PM
April's challenge is coming to an end tomorrow. Yep, Thursday the 30th is the last day of the month, and midnight is the cut off time to submit your entry.
We've had some beautiful submissions by some wonderful caring members showing how terrific this real estate industry is and what it's all about.
They are each showing how professionals can help others during this particular time.
If you choose, please take some time and let us know what you are doing or just stop by and read those that have taken the time to share.
Some of the posts are inspiring, and some … (8 comments)

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