Showing A Home The Rome Way...Using Technology

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

Showing A Home The Rome Way...

Using Technology

 

It is hard.. no impossible to be in two distant places at the same time. That's what I needed to do today. I had a scheduled showing at 2700 E. Northern Parkway and a last minute showing at my 11415 Reisberg Rd.

 

              2700 Northern Parkway                            11415 Reisberg Lane                                           

 

How do I show both properties at the same time when they are on opposite sides of the "world"?

 

 

You do it the Rome Way using technology or an old fashioned phone...well not exactly a rotary... I was using my iPhone.

 

 

beaded phone from ACC

 

They both needed to be serviced for specific reasons.

My seller who was available to open  11415 Reisberg Lane, had been instructed not to be present for showings.

 

 

The agent has not been in this home and was pleased with my suggestion. She will call me when arriving at the house, my seller will take a walk and I will give them the guided tour mentioning the beveled concrete construction, the two additions, the summer/winter hookup, the hot water fan connected to the oil furnace that heats the lower level. I can 'show' how the seller fills the pool from the rain gutters, where the chairs and cushions are stored with easy access to the pool.

The whole house fan can be pointed out as a wonderful way to save on electricity. I can let the agent know where to find the key to open the gate around the pool and gain access to the two story shed. I can show how to open the concealed gate to the rose garden.

Don't forget to peek in the master shower and notice the two seats, the deep linen closet and how the bath room is concealed with pocket doors...a real space saver.

The wood burning fireplace insert can heat the entire home if there is a power outage or to save fuel. The skylights in the sun room can be opened and on a day like today... the breeze and the sound of the birds and smell of the lilacs make you want to sit and stay awhile.

Update:

Just got off the phone with this delightful agent and her buyers. We were on speaker for 35 minutes. I was able to give the tour, have discussions and answer questions. It was really a nice way to showing and they appreciated knowing all the nuances of the home and have questions answered on the spot.

 

 

 margaret rome 410-530-2400

 

Showing A Home The Rome Way...

Using Technology

Comments (20)

marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

garaughty, abstract art, graphic design, WordPress consultant

May 03, 2014 09:03 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You do what you gotta do....way to make it happen, Margaret!!!!

May 03, 2014 09:29 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Remote control of the agent, love it Margaret.

May 03, 2014 09:51 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

mARTi, I love being featured in my favorite group.

Sharon,  You are so right.

Gary, That's my new title..I am now a remote controllable agent.

May 03, 2014 10:25 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Wow! Great use of technology, Margaret.  I bet you have a contract on that property soon.  

Hope all is well with you.

May 03, 2014 11:56 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Mary, It is a perfect home for the right buyer. My sellers are wonderful and I hope today's showing is the one!

May 03, 2014 11:59 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

It sounds like a great house.  These sellers really paid attention to detail.  A deep linen closet - amazing.  I have never seen that before but it is something I really appreciate especially in light of the fact that the last house we built came with 9" deep linen closets.  Really?  What was I supposed to put in there - wash cloths?

Great job of showing the house and I imagine a Too Late sign will be up shortly.

May 03, 2014 01:09 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Elyse, The linen closet in the bath room is large enough for another shower. A 9" linen closet might hold your cosmetics and paper goods but and a few  linen wash cloths.

May 03, 2014 01:48 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Margaret, another great idea!  You know your listing well!

May 03, 2014 04:10 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sharon, I think I know my listings as well as the owners. Well maybe not quite. 

May 04, 2014 12:49 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

If the agent uses FaceTime, you can also talk with them as they tour by looking at what they are seeing as well. I just love FaceTime. Well, not when I'm sitting at my computer in my bathrobe without makeup, obviously.

May 04, 2014 02:26 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Margaret, I dunno!  I think that most agents are capable of showing a listing without the help of the seller or the listing agent.  If there are things I want them to know about one of mine, I put it in the MLS and fact sheets.  The only time I show up is if there is a Realtor-eating dog that I need to entertain - with a walk around the neighborhood. 

 

May 04, 2014 05:06 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Elizabeth, Facetime is a handy tool. Knowing my listing so well...we did not need to see each others faces.

 

Pat, I would agree with you that most agents do not need any help showing  a typical development house. There was nothing typical about this custom built 50 year home with many unique features. The buyer found it on line and had a list of questions before the appointment was made. The wonderful buyer's agent was very happy to have my assisstance and the seller was pleased. 

May 04, 2014 08:31 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Margaret -
We are so lucky to have these technology advances - you would have been OK on this one WITH yuor jeweled rotary phone!

Oh, and to Elizabeth's comment, I point the camera at a beautiful fresh flower arrangement when I am not ready to be "scene"! LOL
Hugs from your devoted Atlanta friend,
Lynn

May 06, 2014 11:45 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Lynn, The beaded jeweled rotary phone was one I photographed at the ACC Show in Baltimore. Love your idea of where to point the camera. I keep a piece of paper over the camera...just in case.

May 06, 2014 12:25 PM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

I love all of the tools that are available to us today, our lives work faster so we can do more!

May 06, 2014 12:54 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I'm a little confused. Where were the buyers/sellers that you were supposed to be with? Did you do this in the car on the way to a showing? Or while in your office waiting for a client to arrive?

May 06, 2014 01:29 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Christine, Thanks for stopping by.

Tammie, The buyer and their agent were at my listing while on the phone with me.

May 06, 2014 01:58 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I remember you telling me this story. Iam catching up on your posts.

Jun 01, 2014 12:19 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Cheryl, Thanks for catching up. I have missed your comments and your blogs.

Jun 01, 2014 12:21 PM