Showing A Home The Rome Way

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 Showing A Home The Rome Way

 

This morning I was showing one of my very special properties, Sycamore Farms, to a prospective buyer.

After the good mornings and how was your trip to the house, they asked which way do we have to start  looking at this house.

My response...where would you like to start?  Since they came in the kitchen door (closest to  where we parked)  I said..why don't I  just follow  you. 

No way was I going to "make"  them go to the front entrance and  guide then to which rooms to see and in what order.

 

1560 BlueMount Rd 410-530-2400

 

 

 

They were excited and knew the house from all the online photos and blogs. It was a delight watching them "discover" things they recognized like the greenhouse window in the laundry room, finding the five working fireplaces and many other unique details in and outside of the home.  

 

 

Bird Faucet Sycamore Farms 410-530-2400

 They loved finding the bird faucet above. When we turned the bird...out came water!

 

As they explored each area, I was able to point out things like the 10 foot ceilings, windows with the old "wavy" glass and the upstairs closet that was once used as a nursery.  They "found" the back staircase leading to a 5th bedroom now used as a sewing room, the updated systems, the original beams in the basement with bark still intact and the hidden powder room on the first floor.

 

You Can Click To Take A Tour of  Sycamore Farms

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showing A Home The Rome Way

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

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Mike Rock
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if you were my agent, i would enter which ever door you would like. thou some homes, like people, have a "better" side :)

Aug 01, 2015 01:28 PM #1
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MIKE ROCK Some homes have a better side but this one is a beauty all the way round!

Aug 01, 2015 01:30 PM #2
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Steffy Hristova
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I love the way you have chosen and organized the photos.

Aug 01, 2015 02:39 PM #3
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Steffy Hristova Thank you. The  birdbath and faucet were taken today during the showing.

Aug 01, 2015 02:50 PM #4
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Good way to do things, let the prospective buyer steer toward the things they want to

Aug 01, 2015 02:59 PM #5
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Hi Margaret, always a good idea to follow their direction.

Aug 01, 2015 03:49 PM #6
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 Good Sunday morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland . That is an excellent way to do things in order to let the prospective buyers see the things they need to see.

Aug 01, 2015 07:16 PM #7
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John Meussner You have to be able to read the buyers.

Ronald DiLalla I will sometimes ask which room is the most important and let them start there.

Michael Thornton I remember when touring  a home and the agent made me come back to see the front entry closet. I was already engrossed in some wonderful feature of the house.

Aug 02, 2015 12:52 AM #8
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It is best to let potential buyers roam and discover for themselves... best of luck on an offer!

Aug 02, 2015 09:06 AM #9
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Rob Thomas Thanks for stopping by. It is nice to let buyers roam and discover.

Aug 02, 2015 09:39 AM #10
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So, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, your post begs the question. What happened to the couple who came to see the house?  From your description, they seemed engaged.  Did they bite?

I am trying to be more conscious of stepping back on own listings and letting prospects and their agents wander a more freely.  I think I've been overly insistent on controlling my showings.  Nice house.  Should sell easily.  I'm sure the "Rome Way" will see to that. 

Aug 02, 2015 10:36 AM #11
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Randy Hilman, Associate Broker, GRI, CBR 

Still waiting to hear back. Will give it a couple of days and follow up.

It is a wonderful home but very buyer specific on  34 acres.

Aug 02, 2015 10:41 AM #12
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Forgot to comment on the nice quality of the photos.  Who took them?  Also you showed mercy on all viewers by keeping your slideshow short.  Liked it very much.

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Randy Hilman, Associate Broker, GRI, CBR I have a wonderful professional photographer!

Always appreciate your kind generous comments.

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The Rome Way is generally the best way, sounds like these folks agreed!

 

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Bob Crane  Thanks for stopping by.

 

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