Big Daddy's New Toy!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Last weekend I went to  look at some land with a potential seller. Little did I know that looking at building lots could be such a cold and thrilling adventure!

A few years ago I sold "Big Daddy" his 6 bedroom, 5 bath house. It's a wonderful place that he made even better by adding a gorgeous in-ground pool, 3 decks, and finishing a great deal of the basement. Did I mention that this house is 8,000 square feet?

But now he's ready to buy some land and build a new house. Big D has 200 pairs of shoes and lots of toys, and he wants an even bigger house with at least five garages for all his toys...and his 14 grandchildren's toys, too. So when I asked about his NEW toys, he opened the garage and showed me this wild red beauty. And then he kind of dared me to go look at properties on his new toy. His wife said, "It's way too cold, She's not going on that."  But I do love a challenge.

Roar

So he put me in a leather jacket, goggles, and a "brain bucket." (As a former nurse I know the worst accidents involve motorcycles, and I had to have a helmet.) Then off we went on the Trike, riding behind 440 horses in a Corvette engine. Cold....oh, you have no idea how cold 50 degrees can be! It was so windy that his helmet blew off and we had to make a quick stop to retrieve it. Everywhere we went, cars were blowing their horns and everyone waved. This is not a way to travel if you're going incognito!

We looked at some properties, and then when we returned he told me that as soon as we find the right three acre piece of land, he wants me to sell his home.

How far will I go for a listing? Now you know! My gorgeous hubby says that I will do anything for Real Estate. What fun, I loved it!! 

I bet some of you could hear the roar?

http://www.homerome.com/

Baltimore,Md

Comments (34)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks and good luck with you world record!

 

Dec 14, 2006 12:57 AM
Michael Jordan
Tarbell, REALTORS - Murrieta, CA
Hi Margaret, I hope you can forgive me for that bad line I submitted, it's funny how after an adult beverage, and it being after 2:00am, what I thought sounded pretty good at the time, could be so bad a few days later with sleep and a clear head. I did love the Trike, being a motorcyclist myself. And I bet you were cold, 50 degrees, and doing what 50 or 60 mph, that makes for a cool wind chill factor, and I noticed you had on your nice slacks, not much in the way of wind protection or warmth there. Also the "brain bucket" you wore didn't look like it would haved passed the DOT or Snell safety ratings. Glad you had a good time though. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Dec 14, 2006 04:45 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael, 

That's funny. I went to a wonderful Holiday party last night and was commenting  on AR after 1:00 am. The adult beverages were plentiful. I guess I better go check out what I said.

I had wonderful time on this new toy. And it was so unlike me. Enjoy the holidays!

Going to the do the radio show at noon! Listen in if possible.

 

Dec 17, 2006 01:45 AM
Jeff Turner
RealSatisfied - Santa Clarita, CA
Margaret :: Thank you for directing me to this! Yes, this show
Jan 12, 2007 03:34 AM
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO

Yes, 3C here for JT LMAO; you guys are having way too much fun. I think this is the perfect kick ass photo for your marketing. Talk about branding!  Margaret will roam the tundra to market your home :-)

Jan 12, 2007 06:00 AM
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO
Awesome!  Double awesome!
Jan 12, 2007 06:30 AM
Duayne Weir
Investment Realities LLC/MarketLink Realty - Ham Lake, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Agent

Margaret,

You are one hot biker babe!! Love that trike your on that thing is so cool. Did your client build that himself?

Good Day!! have a cup of java and a smile on me :)

Apr 14, 2007 06:24 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
 Duayne I don't think he built it. but I will ask. Thanks for stopping by.
Apr 14, 2007 06:45 AM
Gloria and Jason Belmonte
Prudential Fox&Roach The Belmonte Group - Rising Sun, MD
www.cecilcountyhomesearch.com
I love it Margaret!! I would love to have one of those up here on my farm in Cecil County! You are awesome!
Apr 25, 2007 01:31 PM
Dick & Sandy Beals
Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC - Wilmington, NC

 I wish "Big D" has a brother in Wilmington, NC.  That is something to put into your book, right?

Dick Beals

Apr 25, 2007 02:06 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks Gloria, I will find out where he got it.

Dick, This will be a nice addition to "my" book.

Apr 25, 2007 02:14 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com
I would love to take it on a run. Great Post.
Apr 25, 2007 02:58 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Frank, Let me know when you will be in the Baltimore area, I bet Big Daddy would be delighted.

 

Apr 25, 2007 11:25 PM
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX

Margaret,

Love your post! No wonder you have fun selling real estate! You go!

Apr 27, 2007 03:14 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Thanks Linda, I do have fun in Real Estate. Welcome, it's nice seeing you posting on the Rain.
Apr 27, 2007 11:22 AM
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
That looks like it would be a fun ride.
Jun 14, 2007 12:17 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sam,

It was really fun. I bet it would even be more fun now that the temperature is warmer!

Jun 14, 2007 12:25 AM
David Slavin
Keller Williams Premier - Katy, TX
CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier
That's a radical bike!
Jul 04, 2007 04:06 AM
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...
 Margaret, what a fun/cool(no pun intended) way to land a listing. I've sat thru some pretty weird stuff myself for clients with $$$ but in the end, it always makes for great stories. Happy 4th of July
Jul 04, 2007 04:24 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Hi Marti, This was a really cool ride! I haven't forgotten your inspiring artwork. Time to go take another look.

David, Yep, a radical bike. This post was written way back in December.

Jul 04, 2007 01:36 PM