Talking Points from Realtor Office Meeting July 2012 in Gambrills MD

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Leading Edge 71785

Okay, come on, attend our office meeting if you missed yours this month. RE/MAX Leading Edge hosted theirs at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant near Waugh Chapel Road. There is a new Starbucks under construction nearby plus a new Panera. Not to mention the much touted Wegman's Grocery Store to open this Fall! And the whipped cream on top? We got to see some new condos nearby by Beazer Homes for lunch!

Enjoy my scribble and scratch but ask if something interests you because my notes probably just make sense to Riley Rover and me! Let's you go!

Forgive the typos and punctuation. I was typing FAST on my iPad.'s a peek! Oh, I was munching on cantaloupe and pineapple, too! 

Commission plus 295 ...RESPA Issue i.e. do not call this Admin Fee...

Delivery protects you or withdraw counter i.e. formally withdraw.

Homestead Credit after June 1 penalty plus fees.

Security Clearances aok short sales but tell supervisor way in advance to keep security clearance.

Todd Stevens American Mold and Restoration Presentation...presents...

Mold needs water, air, time to grow 24 to 48 hours, moisture, food source.

Time element ties to mold. Power out then sump out so get water out ASAP.

Mold remediation is about addressing the source of moisture. Do this to avoid band aid on gushing wood. 

Mold is Env issue plus underlying cause.

Temp and light. 

45 to 85 degrees is issue not above or below!

Humidity is moisture in air PLUS moisture in object.

Relative Humidity less than 55% not conducive to mold. At 60% red zone!

Dehumidifiers fail. Building needs to perform on own!

45 to 50 for dehumidifier goal. Wrong size is biggest issue for improper cubic feet. False sense of security.

Mold can kill you WRONG. Google Mold for all spectrum answers. How much sun gives sunburn range of answers.

Lunch at Beazer Homes Models The Gatherings at Forest Glen 8603 Wintergreen Court #203 Odenton MD 21113 

That's not mold? Beware!  It is or is not MOLD!

Departure from test is the end all be all for mold.


No licensed mold remediator since no funding. 

Remediator vs inspector different roles.

Unfunded licensing but is the law.


So use qualified professional is risk reduction technique.

Licensed contractor, qualified, need to be insured, local licenses, bonding...

Bank packet such as for 203K insures qualification.

Qualify the contractor! Three names suggest for risk reduction!

Guaranteed for life ...unrealistic.

Insurable loss if under policy such as instantly catastrophic vs slow mold growth over time. Power outage? Make sure policy covers sewer pump back up! 


Make claim ASAP plus double check back up rider.

Days vs weeks deny, vacant can deny over thirty days.

Find out if Insurable claim. Good local agent will help.


Clean mold with shockwave vs chlorox or bleach or Kilz.

Ammonium Chloride is goal. Petrie Oils organic ok since creates peroxide. 


As agent do not state if mold or not. Camelback crickets like moisture, too. 

Bring sweater to Blue Dolphin next month! RE/MAX Leading Edge Gambrills next door!

General Practitioners send to Specialist 12-18 2-3days complete guarantee vs 350 for home inspection. 

Commission earn and deserve...take on risk and lower price? Reason fees in place in this industry.

Sometimes mold homes can be best value in nice neighborhood lifestyle And expectations of home.

Can it be fixed? Yes! Env issue and moisture issue!

Certified professional

203k programs

Liability if Seller fixes prior to listing? Disclosure to avoid problem.

Flips ...use due diligence, ask lots of questions and use email trail, ask, ask..signs of mold, action taken in writing...

Mold free does not happen...mold in home now! 


Full service firm only outsourced 8 % is business model...dumpsters and duct cleaning. Will not do inspections for tenant unless landlord aok.


Remediation three phases...abatement and removal, this is via Control demo not sledge hammers....then treatment scrub and remove, semi pourous vs non pourous then third stage is cert and completion with docs. Warranty one year with clarifications. Documentation.

Inspections after this. 

Usually know price not bait and switch!


Sherry Cash Lender FREE pre inspection 200-275 fee does not replace ....

3.625 and up ...streamline refi later...


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Comments (3)

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

That certainly was an information packed meeting and I love the way you have jumped into your new office.


Jul 26, 2012 01:48 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There is always much to learn.

Have an outstanding weekend with your camera in hand.

Jul 27, 2012 08:23 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Wow! That is one JAM PACKED meeting! Thanks for sharing it with us. I missed our last one! :(

Jul 30, 2012 12:07 AM