Blame It On ActiveRain.

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

It is very late, well actually it's very early...almost 2 AM  and these first time home buyers submitted an offer at midnight.


I will blame this on AR because John Meussner asked me to help this couple.

Our plan... buy a home in the next two days.

We made appointments to see four houses this evening. 

We only saw one, it felt like the right home.  Running a bit late, we met the sellers and played with their adorable baby.

Instead of keeping the other appointments, we stopped for a quick dinner to discuss writing an offer.

Spoke with listing agent who already has an offer but was willing to give us a chance to submit.

My promise was to get it to her prior to midnight.

Spoke with John Meussner who emailed me an updated approval letter.

Contract offer was written, reviewed, signed and submitted at the stroke of midnight! If this offer is accepted, we will do the home inspection in the next day before the buyers leave Baltimore.


                                                          Baltimore buyers


Why is it so late?  

Just blame it on ActiveRain 


Margaret Rome 410-530-2400


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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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The offer was accepted and there were competing contracts!  I've read all the comments but am not going to take time to answer all the good  comments.


Home Inspection is set for tomorrow morning. John Meussner will be doing the loan. Thanks to AR !!!!

Jun 20, 2017 11:23 AM #29
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

This is EXACTLY how AR is supposed to work, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland!  Congratulations to you, your clients, and  for being such a successful team ...  

Real estate and financing no longer adheres to a strict old-fashioned business hours schedule.  We must be ready to ACT ... and you and John did.  Congrats again!  Best of luck ...


Jun 20, 2017 11:30 AM #30
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great story, and good for you and good for John Meussner ! This is the kind of blame Active Rain deserves.  Glad to hear the offer was accepted, and congratulations to all parties.  A

Jun 20, 2017 11:48 AM #31
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Another great success story, all thanks to ActiveRain. Congratulations Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and John Meussner. These lucky buyers are working with best of the best. 

Jun 20, 2017 12:05 PM #32
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Sometimes you have to stay up late to get the deal done.  Congrats to you and John Meussner for getting it done.

Jun 20, 2017 12:44 PM #33
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Good luck, hope it works out, this is what many people don't realize happens when a buyer wants a home, those offers have to be written so you don't lose the home.

Jun 20, 2017 12:59 PM #34
Melissa Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

I guess there are worse things you could blame on the Rain! Maybe the dreadful humidity the past few days? Thank goodness yesterday's rain wiped it out! Hope all works out for you and your buyers!

Jun 20, 2017 07:56 PM #35
Dan Jasmer
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Changing the way you look at real estate

Way to hustle and good for the buyers who were able to identify that this was "the home" and make an offer quickly.  I hope they get it!

Jun 20, 2017 07:57 PM #36
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

That's my kind of buyer: look at a couple of homes and write an offer. Wow, and the offer was accepted ! Here's hoping for a clean inspection. Congrats!!

Jun 20, 2017 08:39 PM #37
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Margaret,

You are a trooper! I am sure, those people will remember you any time they or their friends need real estate help in the future.

Jun 20, 2017 09:20 PM #38
Monique Ting
INET Realty Honolulu, HI - Honolulu, HI
Your agent under the sun

Amazing timing! Congratulations and may the road to closing be smooth and bright!

Jun 20, 2017 09:23 PM #39
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh my gosh, that's WONDERFUL, Margaret!  I know you're going to love working with John Meussner too and how lucky these first-time homebuyers are to be in your hands!!  Congratulations to you all!

Jun 20, 2017 09:24 PM #40
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

What a great testimony of your willingness to go the extra mile and the extra late night effort to get the job done.

It was a team effort, John worked with you to get the Lender letter on quick notice and at a late hour.

Your Buyers were blessed to have such a great team working on their behalf.

Jun 21, 2017 04:46 AM #41
Lottie Kendall
Pacific Union International - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

We jump fast when fast is needed. Congratulations on the accepted offer, and to John Meussner too. He knew who to call to get it done. That's one of the powers of Active Rain.

Jun 21, 2017 05:46 AM #42
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Great trust established between Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and John Meussner  through our #Active Rain community.  Congrats to all

Jun 21, 2017 08:57 AM #43
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Congratulations for your tenacity in helping this bright young couple.  Fingers crossed for you to win this one for them! 

Jun 21, 2017 09:59 AM #44
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Congratulations to your the buyers, you, and John.

Jun 21, 2017 06:38 PM #45
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

We went to settlement today !!!

Jul 31, 2017 08:19 PM #47
Elyse Berman
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland This is a great story and John Meussner is a great guy!

Aug 19, 2017 04:31 PM #48
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