Winning Over Naysayers The Rome Way

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


 Winning Over Naysayers The Rome Way


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Just today I had an agent tell me I "better" take his offer because this property will"never" sell at the listing price. His " non written offer'' was  an email for a low price and a rent to own. I suggested he put in a formal offer if he wanted it presented.


When someone says it can't be done...please get out of my way.




This reminded me of examples others said I could or should not do. 

Here are a few:


You can't drive a two door car and be a success in real estate.

You can't have a waiting list for sellers.

Print advertising does not work.

You can't be the Open House Master if you don't do Open Houses.

You should not make your own appointments.

You should not be present to show your listings.

Just because you blog does not mean you can write a book.

You should not be present for the home inspection.

You can't sell that  historic church.

You cannot just work with people you like and respect.

Never list a house contingent on finding a home of choice.

You cannot  answer your phone all the time.

Blogging wastes a lot of time and is not productive.

No one can blog everyday.

You can't call an ActiveRain member every day.


 When someone says it can't be done...please get out of my way.


Winning Over Naysayers The Rome Way 


Margaret Rome 410-530-2400




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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

If I didn't make my own appointments, I wouldn't show any homes. I drive a 2 door car - buyers don't drive with me anyway.

Never let anyone tell you what you can't do (well, unless its illegal), show hem what you did do.

Feb 16, 2016 12:35 PM #1
Troy Erickson
Diverse Solutions Realty - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Margaret - Sounds like you have done your share of proving others wrong. When others say it can't be done, Margaret Rome will sell your home! How's that?

Feb 16, 2016 01:09 PM #2
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , I really like the phrase that Troy used above, "When others say it can't be done, Margaret Rome will sell your home! " And I speak the truth!

Feb 16, 2016 01:26 PM #3
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland . If you shorten the tag line down to "Margaret Rome will sell your home." it could be a very effective marketing piece.

Feb 16, 2016 05:44 PM #4
Ronald Gombach
The Gombach Group - Morrisville, PA

For those of you who, like me, are relatively new to AR — follow and indulge yourself in each of the links presented here in this post.  By the time you're done you will find you have just completed a "mini master class" on how to sell real estate the Rome Way

Feb 16, 2016 07:29 PM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Margaret. If it works for you, it is all that counts! Enjoy your day!

Feb 16, 2016 07:34 PM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Haha, obviously that agent does not know who you are and after his low ball offer gets rejected, he will see a "too late" rider on the sign before too long!

Feb 16, 2016 09:38 PM #7
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Love Brian's comment and your blog post, of course! I do get a chuckle out of being underestimated: let's go with this agent's buyer, she looks all sweet and innocent and we can jerk them around! NOPE, not going to happen!

Would be interesting to see if he is indeed going to write up a proper offer.

Feb 16, 2016 11:50 PM #8
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

You probably have a commission directly linked to every time someone has told you that you can't do something.  I like your attitude.

Feb 17, 2016 03:45 AM #9
Robert Pope

Oh, my. Clearly that agent doesn't know you AT ALL!

Feb 17, 2016 10:44 PM #10
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

You've got me smiling ear to ear on this post Margaret!  Anything - ANYTHING you decide to do you MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Feb 18, 2016 09:07 AM #11
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten Just like you. I remember calling you for advice when my seller died a couple of days prior to the Realtor Magazine filming me as the Open House Master

Feb 18, 2016 09:35 AM #12
DEANNA EARLY - ( NMLS #268590 )
American National Bank and Trust - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Virginia Mortgage Loan Originator

That agent is uninformed.   In your world Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , it's  "TOO LATE".   When someone says you can't,  TOO LATE;  been there, done that.   When will they ever learn ?   Hopefully before it's . . . . . wait for it, . . . . . say it all together now, . . . . TOO LATE !

Needless to say, I like your motto.

Feb 22, 2016 03:03 PM #13
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