Sorry folks, I can't write your offer right now- I'm off to attend Margaret Rome's Active Rain Open House.

Real Estate Agent with Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate 535650

Margaret Rome's Active Rain/ Realtor Magazine Open House at 2716 Spring Hill Road Greenspring Valley - Owings Mills was today between 1pm and 3pm and I planned to be there. I anticipated seeing some big hitter Bloggers that were expected to attend and could not make it to dinner last night.

Even the best laid plans do not always go to schedule. My 10am clients in Bowie were an hour late. Who goes to the MVA (DMV to EVERY other person outside Maryland) on a Monday morning and expects to not have to wait?

Progress with the showings were slow. My GPS was convinced the only way into a development for the third house on our tour that we wanted to view was down a dirt road, through a chain link fence and over railway tracks. That was a painful waste of time and too many U-Turns!

The last house we saw was "THE ONE".All the bells and whistles with the perfect price tag. "We want to write an offer" they said emphatically. Normally these are the words that make the difference.

"NOT RIGHT NOW I AM AFRAID". I explained that I had a prior engagement and we could meet up later in the afternoon.

I had a date with a lady who had picked up the tab for dinner last night.

Full house



Needless to say I got to the Open House very late. Just a few people remained.

 Plenty of cars filled the driveway.




Margaret Rome's Open HouseMargaret Rome greeted me and relayed a list of people I missed. She then promptly picked up the phone and got busy again.

Lenn Harley (MD #1) , Margaret Woda (MD #2) to name a few.

My friend Stacey-Ann Baugh and Rich Iarossi had made the drive from PG and AA County.

Margaret Rome's Open House








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My new best's uncanny how similar we are.....Carolyn Tann Starr was also around snapping pictures

Sorry, it's intentionally stretched. It does not do Carolyn justice, but it was attempt to hide the obvious "too many days of snow stuck in the house eating chocolate" look! (This should be an incentive to walk with the DR on April 11th)



It was great being part of this event that was on my doorstep. I can't wait for Rain Camp in DC in May.

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Comments (7)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Ellie, looks like you were with a Who's Who of ActiveRain. Trust everybody had a great time.

Mar 08, 2010 12:39 PM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

Ed- I am sad I missed the first part and most of MD's bloggers, but the house was interesting too.

Mar 08, 2010 01:04 PM
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Oh Ellie, I am so sorry I missed you but I think I got a glimpse of you arriving as we were driving off LOL. We definitely have to make a date to meet up at Rain camp in May!!

Mar 08, 2010 02:08 PM
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

I saw no evidence of excessive chocolate consumption.  Hope the offer goes well.

Mar 08, 2010 02:29 PM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Ellie, so gald you made it to Margaret's open.  "Better late than never".   BTW, the pictures look great.

Mar 09, 2010 12:23 PM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Ellie, I'm glad you made the open house, even if a little late! Loved the stretched photo and confession! You're too funny.

Mar 10, 2010 02:40 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I haven't thought of stretching my photos......what a great idea!  Glad everyone got to get together.  This was such a great event to get to be a part of.

Mar 10, 2010 09:25 AM