homerome: Instead Of Condo Living... Would You Consider ? - 05/21/19 10:52 AM
Having trouble finding Baltimore Condo? Don't want to pay high condo fees?
Want more privacy? Need easy parking? Would you consider sharing a home?
Have you thought about living in a single-family home with extended family members? Have you thought about sharing a house with friends or family?
Have you thought about living on the main level and having others living in the house with separate quarters, separate kitchens and separate entrances?
This home may the solution.
Located in Baltimore County 21208, this special home is set up with 3 separate living spaces, 3 kitchens, and four baths....and yet everyone could have privacy.
It … (9 comments)

homerome: Update & Workaround Baltimore City Ransomware Attack - 05/20/19 06:32 PM
 The following is an update from last week Ransomware attack May 7th
City Provides Update on Baltimore Ransomware Attack
BALTIMORE, MD.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Issued the following update on the status of city operations in the wake of the ransomware attack on city network systems:
“As everyone is aware, we discovered on May 7, 2019 that the City was the victim of a ransomware attack.  We immediately went into incident response mode, quickly took services and systems offline to contain the attack, and activated key partners to help us investigate and respond.  We established a web-based incident command, shifted operations into manual … (0 comments)

homerome: How Rainers Support Each Other - 05/19/19 08:22 AM
Yesterday I held an impromptu open house on one of my favorite properties of all time.
My friend, colleague, and terrific REALTOR® drove an hour from Silver Spring to support me and my open house. What a treat seeing Andrea and her beautiful girls touring this property and taking photos to share with others. I am so hoping that one of her buyers would want to make an offer.

Not too long Patricia Feager wrote a post about how Rainers are so willing to help each other. This is just one more example.
Take a look at Andrea's post and my response...
'It was lovely seeing you … (19 comments)

homerome: Baltimore City Home Sales May Be On Hold For A While - 05/15/19 07:05 PM
Tough to close without a deed, lien cert or water bill.
Do you have a Baltimore City property scheduled to close? 
''Baltimore City suffered a ransomware attack on May 7, 2019.  As a result, the City Transfer Office cannot process deeds or deeds of trust for recordation.  The City also cannot issue lien certificates or generate water bills or determine what city liens have or have not been paid.
While the City is aware of the problems, it is unable to give a time frame on when it will be able to resume operations.  Most major title insurance companies issued bulletins on May … (1 comments)

homerome: Memories Last Forever - 05/15/19 05:00 PM
 Love the quote above sent, along with flowers, by my best friend Karen.
It is so very true.
The memories last forever.
So very thankful for having this man in the biggest and best part of my life.
And he was my best close forever. 
See how everything gets related to real estate!

my best close forever. 
Thanks for the memories!

homerome: Secluded Beauty on 25 Acres.. - 05/14/19 07:19 PM
3738 Bixler Church Rd
Westminster 21158
MLS MDCR 188360
Open Saturday 
May 18th
12- 1
Perfect private home for year round living or for a weekend retreat.  
Sitting on 25 acres with your own 1/3 mile of paved road. Convenient to shops, airport and McDaniel College in Westminster.
Beautiful drive from Baltimore and DC.
Pet and kid friendly...weekend camping for a family or two.
With two separate master suites and multiple decks...this could be for extended family and room for lots of company.
 Beautiful in all seasons.
There's a barn and a two car garage. Love the outdoors...there is a natural 1/2 mile walking/running path for your daily … (8 comments)

homerome: Penthouse Apartment 414 Light Street 21202 - 05/13/19 07:34 PM
414 Light Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Penthouse #4304
MLS# MDBA468152
Click to see photos 
Live life in the Clouds in this top floor penthouse apartment for rent at 414 Light Street, Baltimore's most luxurious high rise apartment building standing 44 stories above the historic Inner Harbor.
This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment has incredible panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows and is the ultimate in luxury living.
The open floor plan residence includes a large balcony, living room fireplace, multiple walk-in closets, a gourmet kitchen, luxurious bathrooms and hardwood flooring throughout.
With 24/7 onsite Lifestyle Concierge, living at 414 Light Street is seamless and easy with an … (10 comments)

homerome: Screaming Obscenities Is Not A Choice. - 05/12/19 07:29 AM
So you got a not quite perfect offer.
It takes finesse NOT to scream when you know the client is about to blow a deal. It takes the experience to share the different ways of responding. So many emotions while in the actual process of buying or selling.
Of course, it is always the sellers' decision, and we are just the mouthpiece!
When an offer is received, we need to summarize the main points. Price, dates, qualifications, concessions. What are your clients' needs?
How your client responds is not necessarily the same words you use to deliver the message to the other agents.
 We’ve all … (17 comments)

homerome: My Kind Of Paycheck Comes In The Form Of A Thank You Note - 05/11/19 08:24 AM
This past week we went to settlement on a Grey Rock Condo. 
This morning I received the following:
Paula and I want to thank you again for the outstanding and effective marketing and selling of our condo. We saw first hand how you never passed up an opportunity to show the property and went above and beyond by converting a casual neighbor's interest into a sale.
The neighbor was a life long renter who probably never saw themselves as owners. You pursued them, did the math to show how they could afford to buy and then connected them with a lender so they … (15 comments)

homerome: Another Grey Rock Condo Sold And Settled - 05/09/19 08:14 PM

 44 Thomas Craddock Ct
Baltimore, County 21208
Grey Rock Flats
Click to see photos

homerome: Do You Have A Backup Contract - 05/08/19 07:59 PM
Time to celebrate...you've just received a great offer. All the terms, including price, settlement date, financing etc are acceptable and agreed upon. You are now under contract. Time to pack the house, hire the movers and make arrangements for your next  home.
Whoa, not so fast.
On the rare occasion  the contract falls apart for any reason such as buyer's remorse, loan denial,  inspection concerns, condo documents, a family illness or who knows what...
You may need a back up contract. Discuss this with your REALTOR® 
Make sure they keep tabs on everyone who showed interest in the house.
On the rare occasion a buyer … (17 comments)

homerome: Stevenson Mid Century Modern Sold & Settled - 05/06/19 08:02 PM
 8205 Maxine Circle 
Baltimore,Md 21208
Stevenson Rancher
Entry Foyer
Beautifully maintained including granite kitchen, new master bath, and updated systems.
The lower level is set up as an office with three separate rooms...perfect for working at home. 
And...there is abundant storage.
Hardwood floors are enhanced with the light streaming into the back of the home with multiple sets of sliding glass doors and over-sized windows above.
 Living room with fireplace and Brazilian hardwood floors
This versatile home can also be used as a 3 bedroom home with two family rooms.
The first floor has a space that can be used as a pool room, a guest room, a playroom, or in-law quarters... with its own entrance to … (0 comments)

homerome: Van For Sale- Wheelchair Accessible - 05/04/19 08:31 PM
Do you know anyone who might need this vehicle?
Details are below. This white van has a power lowering ramp for ease of transporting a person in a wheelchair. 

This is not about real estate but helping others is a big part of what we strive to do each and every day. Sometimes it is about buying a house that is accessible and other times it is about making someone's life better and easier to get into their home.
If you want to purchase this van call Karen.
If you are thinking of buying or selling a home
Call Margaret Rome.

homerome: Not The Time For Bluffing - 05/04/19 10:43 AM
Being a good poker player requires bluffing.
Bluff defined:
False threat or claim intended to deter or deceive someone. 
This is not a recommended tactic in Real Estate.
 And it’s never a good time to bluff during negotiations.
Recently, it happened with a buyers agent who was under contract.  This is a deal killer was stated a couple of times. There were many requests and stalls and 'my buyer is thinking about it' and requests for extensions. And then a signed release which she planned to take back right away.
This was after the seller took care of all the minor requests.
 A few hours later, the agent emailed … (15 comments)

homerome: A Good Deed Never Goes Unpunished - 05/03/19 12:36 PM

This past Sunday Jasen Edwards was a guest on my radio show. He told us about a seller who removed an old rusted garage door opener but left a brand new one in the garage for the buyers. I thought that was a really nice thing to do...but...
We ran out of time
and I never heard how that was received.  So I checked in with Jasen and here was his response:
'Oh goodness, I forgot to tell you!
Well, the buyer let it sit there for three months then filed a complaint with TREC saying she was put in danger because she had to … (27 comments)

homerome: We Ran Out Of Time - 05/02/19 07:21 PM
This past Sunday I had the pleasure of having a guest on my live radio show.
We had a great time talking about negotiations. 
 Toward the end of the show, Jasen  Edwards was describing one of his transactions ... when a seller removed an old rusty garage opener and left a brand new one, still in a box, in the garage. 
We ran out of time on the show and I didn't get to hear the outcome.
But I did get this lovely handwritten note and quote in the mail.
Thanks, Jason Edwards You were wonderful.

homerome: We Bought A House - 05/01/19 06:59 PM
We bought a house!
Not just any house but the perfect house and our forever home. That's the way these first-time buyers felt yesterday after settlement.
Here are just a few photos when seeing the pool opened for the first time and then celebrating at a lovely lunch.  
 Turn the sound down before playing.
 Congratulations Roey and Michelle!
For your perfect home
Call Margaret Rome

homerome: We Need A Song ! - 04/30/19 05:44 PM
We need a Real Estate song like
“I’m getting married in the morning”!
We have nothing to sing the night before closing.
Are there any creative members out there?
Watching and helping new buyers through the excitement and the turbulence of finding the perfect home is like finding that perfect partner, planning the big event and then there is the big day before!
Let's not forget those few minor details that have to be addressed. 
We negotiated a great deal for special first-time buyers and there was a real rush getting to closing in just thirty days. We found the perfect house before it was listed and met … (25 comments)

homerome: Bat S**t Crazy - 04/29/19 06:10 PM
An agent requested an online appointment for one of my listings. I called to tell him (even though it was in the remarks) that this was a cash only property.
The reason...it won’t appraise. He laughed asking why I would “waste” my time taking this overpriced listing. He figured the seller was BSC. My response if anyone is
'bat s*** crazy'...it’s me!
It’s not just about bricks and sticks. These are people I care about. This is a situation with a financial loss, a long time illness and the sellers are in their eighties.
The mortgage payments are up to date.
Their … (70 comments)

homerome: Not Quite Over - 04/28/19 06:47 PM
There was a featured post written by Jeff Dowler talking about communication withdrawal...go ahead take a minute to read if you haven't already.  
With several closings in the next couple of weeks, a few more under contract, more active listings, and a few that are coming soon... it is all the different phases of these transactions that are so interesting.
In the beginning, it is doing everything that has to be done to get a home listed or get a buyer qualified. It is all the questions to find out what our buyers and sellers need.
Why are they selling?
Where are … (12 comments)

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