margaret rome: Three ActiveRain Members Quoted - 06/16/19 03:56 PM
                                           Today I received a google alert.                                                                                        
    ''THE HOUSING SCENE Can You Afford to Sell? Homeowners Focus on the Commissions Buyers Pay, but Sellers Also Face Big CostsBy Lew Sichelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | … (10 comments)

margaret rome: 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)

margaret rome: Selling Houses Not Pianos - 04/17/19 05:44 PM
Realtors® sell homes. But occassionally we deal with other things to help buyers and sellers. Lately those items are pianos. Three of them...three solutions.
 
One is free just come and pick it up.
 
 
The second one the buyer was delighted it was included in the sale of the house. The seller was relieved not to have to move it.
 
 
The third is
For Sale
'Boston Grand Piano GP-178
Beautiful, well maintained, gently used, climate-controlled, Mahogany Polished, Boston GP-178 Grand Piano and piano bench, purchased new 20 years ago for $19,000.  Selling due to need to downsize in move to smaller quarters.  A piano technician, well known … (15 comments)

margaret rome: Art And Books And Real Estate - 03/12/19 06:22 PM
 
March Active Rain Challenge - Book Smart because Books and art often go hand-in-hand.
 Our friend Endre Barath, Jr. has suggested we take the photo above and write about it.
Seems pretty simple to me.
Just a few weeks ago, I went to one of my favorite places... The ACC show held each year right in Baltimore. Each year that I been on AR, I have not only gone to the show but have written a blog along with a video of what I thought were some of the highlights.
The spotlight was on the artists whose work I admired and also the most interesting people. Those that were … (13 comments)

margaret rome: Unique Buyers Looking For Unique Homes - 03/07/19 07:30 PM
 
 
 
This month's challenge is to tell you ...what I'm doing, differently in the business.
Is there anything really new? Probably not.
Maybe the new is going back to basics.
Early on in Real Estate, I used to advertise for homes within five miles of the Baltimore Beltway.
Our Beltway is over 50 miles, circling the center of Baltimore, and covers a whole lot of territory. How many homes do you think are within a few miles of the beltway.
 
The red outline below shows our Baltimore Beltway 695. 
 
Always specializing in listings, maybe there will be a few more buyers than in the past.  I will be proactively … (12 comments)

margaret rome: They Are Calling For Snow We Are Calling For An Open House - 03/03/19 08:19 AM
 
OPEN HOUSE 2:30-3:30
Sunday 3/3/2019
 
 
 8205 Maxine Circle 
Baltimore,Md 21208
Stevenson Rancher
MLS #MDBC 432750
 
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.
But do you...
Need a pool room, a guest room, a playroom, in-law quarters?  
There is a separate bonus room … (9 comments)

margaret rome: All Roads Lead To Rome - 02/25/19 07:38 PM
 TRS February 2019
 Our Members
By: Phil Malkinson
                                                          
All Roads Lead to RomeThe author, blogger and radio show host attracts clients through multiple media channels and novel approachesAfter becoming the youngest head nurse at a local hospital, Margaret Rome, CRS, left her nursing job to be a stay-at-home mom, and then to pursue a passion for art by making ceramics. When she was forced to stop due to an injury from an auto accident, she took … (22 comments)

margaret rome: Can I Say I Knew You When - 02/25/19 07:15 PM
Received a phone call from Elyse Berman, PA this morning telling me about this article. My comment back...
"What a wonderful day…all because of you. Your phone call this morning was a delight.
Your email and blog this evening ... even better.  It was like the icing on the cake.
Thanks for being so darn special and for your friendship."
 
 
Can I Say I Knew You When? was the question I posed to Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland this morning.  Naturally, she asked me why.
 
I told her when I logged onto crs.com this morning and went to trsmag.com (The Residential Specialist Magazine), the page opened and there she was.  Was … (5 comments)

margaret rome: Another Reason To Blog And It Is Not SEO - 02/09/19 01:40 PM
 
 
Going back to the Willy Nilly way of blogging. I think I can explain it.  You see it’s called instant gratification.
 
 
Those wonderful informative posts about market reports are perfect for sharing Real Estate statistics. Thank goodness someone else is doing them. Widely read and good for SEO they get lots of views but few if any, comments.
 
Comments on my articles are the sweet spot, I look forward to starting the day with messages from the members.
My posts, written late in the evening is a creative way for me to end each day.  Waking up to the morning comments...is like receiving a healthy … (20 comments)

margaret rome: Blogging One Day At A Time - 02/07/19 09:26 AM
My daily blogging began with a 30-day challenge. 
Joined this platform in 2006 but didn't commit to every day until 2010.  It's part of my day, just like showering, making phone calls, listing and selling.
 
 
 There was one member who told me she was going to post every day for a month.  At the time I thought that was not possible.
Why in the world would anyone do that?
But, for encouragement, I offered to comment each day she wrote.
That was not easy since her blogs sometimes came after midnight.
 
And then the light bulb went off.
 
If I could commit to commenting each … (45 comments)

margaret rome: A Real Estate Love Story - 02/06/19 08:15 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The home above was my listing, and it sold.  The buyers, Jimmy and Dan, were represented by their friend and part-time agent who had their home listed. 
While their home was on the market, they continued to follow my blog, visit my open houses and invited me when their agent held an open house on  their property/
I asked their agent to join ActiveRain, talked about the benefits, the business opportunities and offered a private session.  Being a dual career agent, she never took me up on the invitation.
 
Seven months after they bought my listing, I received an email letting me know they had terminated … (15 comments)

margaret rome: Because FREE Sells - 02/05/19 09:25 AM
 
 
 
This morning there was a question by Frank Rubi asking if we checked out a site for free coaching. 
 
Why would someone offer to coach for free?
This bright REALTOR ®, in his thirties, may just be the next coaching guru.
 
By offering his coaching for free, he gets in front of plenty of agents who need help. By answering questions in front of a camera, he continues to learn and develop skills.
A different way of marketing but he may be on to something.
How many successful agents write blogs, do radio shows, mentor other agents, share their marketing, niche, or are just plain willing … (25 comments)

margaret rome: Baltimore's Gem - 414 Light Street - 01/27/19 08:20 PM
This past September, I had the privilege of attending the opening of 414 Light Street in Baltimore. Looking forward to the success of this steel and glass building that is 44 stories above Light Street at Baltimore's harbor.
 
 Grand opening
 
It introduces resort-inspired amenities and hospitality-influenced service at the water's edge. The building and the views are spectacular.
Please make time to visit 414!
With our shortage of condos in the Baltimore area, this just might be an alternate solution for those looking for over the top luxury. Interested in living in this exciting new building...please give me a call to take a tour.
 
Game room … (8 comments)

margaret rome: Lighting Another's Candle... - 01/24/19 05:53 PM
 One of the wonderful things I find about reaching out to others especially with January's Kudo Challenge is letting others know they have touched you and how they continue to make your life a bit better. This happened with a blog written by my AR friend Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556 in Florida. Do you remember when Karen was looking for advice about having a kiosk in her local mall? Ninety-nine percent of those who responded were negative.
And then there was me...what an idea...a way to put yourself in front of ordinary folks while doing their routine shopping. Just because I knew of no … (14 comments)

margaret rome: He Margaret Rome'd Me - 01/24/19 07:09 AM
 
This month's challenge has been about giving kudos to those you admire. This morning I received a video text from a friend of 28 years.
 
His name is Jay McHugh and even though I  know that text was sent to 100s maybe 1000s of people, I watched and I responded:
"What a great video and inspiring message!... I would love to talk to you.  The ducks are motivators." 
That last line you will only understand if you listened to Jay's message.
 
Within the hour, Jay called and 47 minutes later this amazing member shared his pearls of wisdom. He Margaret Rome'd me.  He is so passionate … (14 comments)

margaret rome: 5601 A Patterson Rd 21013 - 01/23/19 03:13 PM
 
Three Finished Levels
3 Master Bedrooms
5601A Patterson Rd
Baldwin, Md 21013
 
Click video above
 
This Baldwin Beauty is sitting on over 4 acres surrounded by horse farms.
Such a versatile house with 3 finished levels and 3 master bedrooms.
The first floor is handicapped accessible...no steps to enter.
Gourmet granite kitchen with breakfast bar and gas cooking in the center island.
Bright sun-room/breakfast room with sliding glass doors...ready for your custom deck.
Nine-foot ceilings, living room and separate dining room, wood floors.
Separate office with French doors off the foyer.
Hot water baseboard heat 1000 gallon underground propane tank.
The huge lower level, with walkout level, makes a great guest or in-law.
Pristine, immaculate … (5 comments)

margaret rome: Ten Days Left For January Contests - 01/20/19 05:03 PM
There are two contests for January
 
 
The Kudos Challenge 
Lynn's Challenge.
 
There are over 30 members who have entered in the kudos challenge and they have been a pleasure to read. Love that so many of you are giving well-deserved accolades to others for doing a good job. 
If you haven't yet, take a look at both of them...mine is simple...only one post to write... just one.
 
 
And Lynn B. Friedman ...
a bit more of a learning challenge. 
For those only interested in a few points...  
"Do the Community Guidelines and the Weltanschauung post -- that's enough to earn points. 
 
The key to the Challenge TRYING NEW TECHNIQUES! 
 
 
''Really it is about stretching your boundaries -- look … (13 comments)

margaret rome: Welcome To ActiveRain - 01/13/19 02:43 PM
 
Please help me welcome a new member to ActiveRain.
 
Kerry Leikus 
Recently contacted by this stager for one of my beautiful but vacant homes, we decided to work together.
Had I previously seen her colors, furniture and accessories, I may not have proceeded. But I thought of myself, also an artist, and wanted to give her that same freedom to create and show off her best.
Really happy that Kerry accepted my invitation to join AR and I read her first post...well actually it was a reblog with enough of a lead-in to be stand-alone.
Even more pleased that it was my post, about Kerry, that she chose.  If … (9 comments)

margaret rome: Thinking Of Buying Or Selling - 12/19/18 08:53 PM
It might seem a bit slow at this time in December but there are still buyers and sellers looking at real estate.
How do I know?
  Several calls today, letting me know they are looking for a home and also that they will be putting their property on the market after the New Year!
Some need to sell prior to buying.
Others need to buy prior to selling.
 
Thinking about buying and/or selling a home
Call Margaret Rome
 
410-530-2400
 
 
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margaret rome: Dear Beautiful House - 12/18/18 08:24 PM
 My owner wrote a letter to the home she is selling.
 No other words needed.
 
 
''Dear Beautiful House,
You were built and created for my daughter, her family, and my grandchildren. You sit in the beautiful Long Green Valley where you can see nature in its fullest bloom thru all seasons.
The acres of beautiful white twinkling snow crystals, the breathtaking colors all over the acres of trees visible from the master bedroom, kitchen nook and almost every room in the house.
Beautiful birds chirping thru out all seasons. Geese landing in the next door pond. Deer locking horns to impress their potential mates. The … (17 comments)

 
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