Answer Your Phone....It Might Be A Reporter

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Answer Your Phone

 

It Might Be A Reporter

 

 

This may happen WHEN you answer your phone...even if the number is not familiar.

 

It happened yesterday morning  around 10:30. In the middle of a very busy home inspection, my phone rang and it was a reporter wanting to do an online article about my 1560 Blue Mount Rd property in Monkton.

 There was a 12 noon deadline.

Instead of telling her all about the listing, I asked what angle she was taking.

History was her focus. Since my sellers have lived on this 34 acre farm for the past 55 years, I put the reporter in direct contact with the owners and this terrific write up was on BaltimoreFishbowl.com  before  noon.

Take a look at this lovely article written by Cynthia McIntyre

 

1812 Colonial Farmhouse In Monkton:34 Acres With Hilltop Setting And Access To Gunpowder

 

 

 

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1812 Colonial Farmhouse In Monkton: 34 Acres With Hilltop Setting And Access To Gunpowder

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Hot House: Sycamore Farm, 1560 Blue Mount Road, Monkton, MD 21111

Blue Mount:front

Wood frame colonial style farmhouse, circa 1812 with wraparound front porch. Five bedrooms, 5.5 baths over 5,300 sq. ft. Partial unfinished basement. Hardwood floors, oversized windows with views, large rooms, high ceilings, 5 fireplaces, original architectural details. Master suite with attached bath and fireplace. Updated kitchen with heated floors. Fenced yard with patio. 10 year old asphalt roof, new furnace, new central A/C. In-law apartment, red painted barn (needs work) and separate detached cottage with water access. Direct access to Gunpowder River and trails. Agriculture zoned: $849,944

Blue Mount:view 

What: Fifty-five years ago, the owner and his wife, newly married, moved here when he finished his residency at Hopkins – after scouring three counties for the right “old house.” They renovated, bought more land, raised two daughters and every year, a few cows, (to keep its agricultural zoning). Now they’re moving back to her 18th century childhood home on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

The house is lovely. The sun pours in through those big windows. And it’s in good shape, although the outbuildings will need some work. Owners says it is a “known fact” that Blue Mount Road is the first road plowed when it snows in Baltimore County. It will be irresistible to lovers of property – fenced pastures and yellowing fields, snow dusted hills and the sound of water rushing after the rain. All this, from the breezy porch at the top of the hill.

Blue Mount:entry

 

Blue Mount:bed

Where: Blue Mount Road is way up there in Monkton, 15 minutes north of Wegmans, but not quite as far as Parkton, about 45 minutes from downtown Baltimore. There’s a Graul’s five minutes away at the Mt. Caramel Road exit. It’s rolling country, and the house sits atop its 34 acres with beautiful views from every window. Your privacy is complete. At the bottom of the hill, right where Little Falls pours into the Gunpowder,  is a little boathouse/ shed, completely charming, to store your gear for fishing, tubing or kayaking on the river that flows just below – close to its widest point here. All the top Baltimore County Schools … Sparks and Hereford are a bus ride away. Great for a big, self-sufficient family, or one happy to import friends.

 Why: Unique setting, pretty house, access to Gunpowder

 Why Not: A lot of wallpaper removal …

Would Suit: Active folks, a little old fashioned, looking for peace and quiet

NB: Agriculture zoning means very low taxes, like $2,600 ….

 Blue Mount:cottage

 

To see this home

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 This happens only when you...

 

Answer Your Phone

 

It Might Be A Reporter

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

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Melissa Jackson
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That was a wonderful idea to put those two in touch.  I'm sure they had more information to share than a listing review.  Lots of history with that property. I love the view.  Just think if you had ignored that call you and your client would have missed out on this opportunity. 

Dec 23, 2015 10:49 AM #1
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What a gorgeous piece of property, Margaret!   And salute to you for putting the reporter directly in touch with the Owner/Seller.

Dec 23, 2015 10:51 AM #2
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Melissa Jackson  I spoke with both afterwards and they really enjoyed the conversation. I try never to ignor a phone call.

 

Dec 23, 2015 10:52 AM #3
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Fred Griffin It was the perfect solution for getting the correct information with such a tight deadline. So glad my sellers were available and the reporter was so easy to work with.

Dec 23, 2015 10:55 AM #4
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Those are wonderful pictures of the Blue Mountain Road property, Margaret!  I'm glad the reporter was able to have contact with the sellers and get the history.

Dec 23, 2015 11:18 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat So glad my seller was available to speak with the reporter. This all happened in less than 15 minutes. 

Dec 23, 2015 11:21 AM #6
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Margaret, this is such a beautiful place.  And it never hurts to get good press coverage.

Dec 23, 2015 05:22 PM #7
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland This is what I read yesterday.  I thought you  had written it.  I always try to answer my phone.  I have to admit, sometimes I have to dig in my bag.

Dec 23, 2015 05:37 PM #8
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 Elyse Berman, Boca Raton, FL you read and commented the original article that was in BaltimoreFishbowl.com. 

Dec 23, 2015 09:08 PM #9
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Great post and the HDR photos jump. Umm? A newspaper report on your listing? It will be sold fast now! Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2015 09:21 PM #10
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Brian England
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What a wonderful article and that looks like a great place to live!  Answering the phone is the only way that doors open for us in the real estate world!

Dec 23, 2015 10:26 PM #11
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Brian England Thanks for stopping by always giving your support. Merry Christmas.

Dec 23, 2015 11:55 PM #12
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Kelly Hagglund
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What a beautiful, beautiful property! Fantastic job by the reporter and so glad your sellers where available to help her.

Dec 24, 2015 04:54 AM #13
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Just a quick drive-by to wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy the day

 

Dec 24, 2015 06:40 AM #14
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Well wasn't that a nice surprise?  And great publicity for the home.  

Dec 24, 2015 07:19 AM #15
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Chris Ann Cleland Perfect publicity for this beautiful property! Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2015 11:01 AM #16
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That "access to gunpowder" is a real attention grabber Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland for people that don't know you are referring to the Gunpowder River

Dec 26, 2015 04:12 PM #17
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Cute comment Deanna Early We are doing an Impromptu Open House tomorrow Tuesday from 1-2.

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland you are right - one should not miss any opportunity for PR!

And this was great for sure.

Jan 01, 2016 12:48 PM #19
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Praful Thakkar One should not miss any opportunity!

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