Right Sizing and Margaret Rome's Radio Show

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Right sizing and Margaret Rome's Radio Show! 

 

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Setting the ball up and hitting it out of the park in Real Estate is what Margaret Rome does with her "Everything About Real Estate" radio show, Sunday mornings at noon EST on WCBM talkradio 680 in Baltimore, Maryland.

This week Margaret had a guest from the American Society of Interior Designers annual awards event, share how important Design work is in thinking about a real estate move to the "right size" for ever changing life styles.  

Of particular importance to me was the place to start when "Transition Living™" or "Right Sizing" becomes a reality in someones life.  The time when the thought of making a move with 20 to 40 years of precious memories can become, overwhelming, to the point no one wants to think about it.

The President of the ASID Maryland shared how to make the move "Seamless with joy and fun" by starting with your most valued possessions that make you happy!  Build upon those items in the new living environment and create an exciting new adventure.  

To me that means "lean and mean" taking only the things that you want to be surrounded by.  I once read an Ann Landers post that suggested taking photos of your prized possessions, and making a book of them so when you feel like being nostalgic, you can look at them.  In the mean time, let your family and friends select the items that might mean something to them... and let go of the rest.  

The show talked about finding a designer that is willing to give an hour of their time to look at what you have along with plans or square footage of where you think you might want to go.  It is easy then to create a plan in phases, identifying the cost so you have all the information to go forward in a calm manner.  

Hoping to do a continuation of this Transition Living™ concept on a Google+ Hangout On Air with activerain " Home Stager" Kathy Streib from Palm Beach, Florida next month.  Margaret, hope you can join us to expand on lifestyle moves!  

Thank you Margaret Rome, for always having new fresh ideas to help home buyers and sellers in making a move!  Enjoyed the "Right Sizing" fun on the Margaret Rome weekly radio show!  

 

 

 

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Kathy Streib
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Carra- I'm in!  (you have to tell me how to do a Hangout! )   One of my favorite consultations is this kind because I can so relate to this.   And this is a topic that is top of mind with so many of us Boomers out there.  And, I love Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland who is the epitome of grace and professionalism all rolled into one. 

Oct 11, 2015 05:40 AM #1
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Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Kathy Streib  very excited... let's work around your schedule... do you have a Gmail account?  If you do you have a google+ account... Call me and I can walk you through setting it up.. you are going to love this new tool for even consulting as a client could open up on a hangout and take their phone around the house or ipad and show you the spaces... like skype... it will be great.  I have a new project with a group called "Transition Living Real Estate Team" where we start from the need and work all the way through.  We have strategic partners group.. that even packs, sorts and sells items in the house or online.. I see you have a very cool team group "Home Rediness Service" Looking forward to learning more about that as well.  As people are in "transition"up and down we need to be alert as to the other aspects of the move they need help with to make it easy and fun!  

 

Oct 11, 2015 05:47 AM #2
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Carra nice to see you!  There is  a lot fo think about when helping folks move into a smaller home.....lots of great ideas here!

Oct 11, 2015 06:16 AM #3
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Carra Riley You made my show fun today. Your texting was just perfect. And it was fun having you listen in.

Count me in on your  Google+Hangout with Kathy Streib 

Oct 11, 2015 07:16 AM #4
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Carra Riley Thanks for adding so much to the show today. Love the idea of a Google+ Hangout. It's been a long time.

Take a look at Texting and Live radio...The Rome Way

Oct 11, 2015 11:00 AM #5
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Joan Whitebook
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Thanks for sharing these ideas. This is something that many folks are trying to come to grips with.  Now I can have them check your post and get some ideas how to move forward.

Oct 11, 2015 01:50 PM #6
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Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
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@Joan Whitebook happy this concept is meeting a need. We have an entire "Transition Living Real Estate Team" project launching soon. We will be having weekly Google+ hangout on airs to help people with planning for a transition. Looking forward to your input!

Oct 11, 2015 04:05 PM #7
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

Anything "Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland" is sure to be a winner.  I'm sure the show was excellent and loaded with wonderful information aboug downsizing. 

Oct 11, 2015 10:11 PM #8
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Judith Sinnard
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Downsizing is heart wrenching for many people as their collectibles have memories attached to them. I do furniture-moving floor plans for new residences .. before they move in. I create a to-scale floor plan of their new residence online .. then they can select furniture pieces off a  menu and slide it around inside their new home... seeing what will fit and what to get rid of.  It's a huge help and does particularly well for both elderly livng homes and also condos and high rises as those spaces are  scaled smaller than single family homes and most "family furniture" is too  big (to even look right, much less fit the space).  

Oct 11, 2015 10:47 PM #9
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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One of the most difficult tasks of "right-sizing" is choosing what's precious and important and what is not. That proves extremely hard for most people. 

Oct 12, 2015 01:54 AM #11
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Carra Riley  I know one thing about Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - she has so many innovative ideas!

I hope you share the details of hangout session.

Oct 13, 2015 03:32 PM #13
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