Right Sizing and Margaret Rome's Radio Show

Real Estate Agent with Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd IA100052670

Right sizing and Margaret Rome's Radio Show! 


WBMC radio show

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!  




Comments (13)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

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
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon

Kathy Streib  the perfect comment on the e-plans is below...    Judith Sinnard   http://activerain.com/profile/jsinnard is someone we want to connect with and how she has been successful with the program she designed!  

Oct 13, 2015 07:42 AM
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
Kathy Streib

Hi Carra- I have gmail and am on Google+.  Have never used the Google+Hangout. 

Oct 11, 2015 05:59 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

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
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon

Anna Banana Kruchten  nice to see you as well!  Been back in Colorado for the last 12 months.. good to be back home... it was a "burning bush" experience... and am back to help past customers and clients with kids and their parents transitioning both ways..... this has all come full circle for sure!  

Oct 11, 2015 10:00 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

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
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon

Margaret always an honor to share Real Estate ideas with you.. excited to do our next Google+ Hangout on air together... we should catch up with a hangout.. and then bring Kathy Streib  in with us!  Loved the show... loved how you share your listings and buyer needs!  You ROCK!  

Oct 11, 2015 10:01 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

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
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon

Will do... we can practice by catching up on a hangout.. it will come back!  Great to be able to text you while you were on the show and then be so attentive with the questions and asking the guest... a true professional!  

Oct 11, 2015 12:11 PM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon

What a great post.. I reblogged and added our Google+ hangout on air for November!     http://activerain.com/blogsview/4764041/texting-and-live-radio-the-rome-way-

Oct 14, 2015 01:09 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

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
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

@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
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Roger D. Mucci It really was a fun way to do the show.

Oct 12, 2015 02:01 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon

You are so right.. the Rome Way just ROCKS!  She does an excellent job on her radio show!  

Oct 13, 2015 07:34 AM
Judith Sinnard
SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas - Houston, TX

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
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon

Judith Sinnard   Wow.. that is fantastic.. I would love to have you on a google+ Hangout On Air to share what you do.... fun seeing Texas show us the way.... Give me a call so we can set something up!  720-416-1984  Excited to learn about Smart ePLAN info! 

Oct 13, 2015 07:37 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

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
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon

Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert  you are so right.. but making it fun by desiging around your "Happy Place" can turn that negative into a positive.... just select a few pieces of furniture that make you "happy" then add to it or color it new.... makes the adventure fun and exciting!  

Oct 13, 2015 07:44 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

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
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon

Praful Thakkar  she sure does.... Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  is a constant teacher, she will be a valued guest adding from her experience on the show for sure! 

The format designed  for the Google+ Hangout On Air will be as follows:

1. Transition Decision

2. Selecting the stuff to stay...... What makes you happy!

3. Deciding on your colors.. what hues would you like to be surrounded with.

4. Re-purposing the stuff and as Kathy Streib puts it.... "editing the accessories" ........GIVING, purging, storing, selling or saving ...it's a choice.

5. Staging for the sale

Should be easy and fun show to watch with some great take aways..

This does not have to be hard.. but it has to be fun...

This event will be part of the "PRE-LAUNCH" activities for the new "Transition Living Real Estate Team tm"

Mission Statement:

“Making home transitions easy and enjoyable!”

Vision Statement

Our vision is to help home owners learn about estate laws, service programs and how they work in connection to future needs through education and providing resources. Safety, security, balance, harmony and confidence will be part of the experience. We will help individuals create a plan to make transition moves easy and have fun doing it.

Thank you for asking about the event so hope you will join us when the event is posted on facebook and on Google+ Get to know people all over the country in the event stream and connecting some real estate dots!

Oct 13, 2015 11:57 PM