It's Not All About Real Estate ..or Is It?

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

 

There was a surprise "going away' party, planned for weeks, this past Friday.

 It was for Grace, KC's best friend, sister and companion all rolled into one special person. 

She was going to Kenya, back home after 12 years in America, to see her mother, children, siblings grand children.

 

 

It was more bitter than sweet for KC...but it was the right thing to do. 

 

 Karen Grace Romeo

 

Loving someone means letting them go.

 

The party was scheduled for 5:30 but Friday's weather included high winds, downed trees, snow, power outages and the schools and government offices were all closed. It was far from ideal conditions.

But this party had to go on.

 

Some of the guests arrived early only to find a 'Closed...No Power' sign on the restaurant.

 

My friend KC with party gal in tow had to go to plan B.  I made a call to Michael's Restaurant on York Rd and asked for a reservation for 8 people in the next 15 minutes.

Ha! This is Friday night in Baltimore and was told we could be accommodated at 7:15. 

Rona, the hostess, asked for my name. 

 I said Rome, for 8, first name Margaret. 

Her response

'Margaret Rome from real estate?

Come in we will have a table ready for you.' 

 

Goodbye party Gracie  

Gracie, KC

and

Rona (back right) making the surprise happen.

 

Michael's Timonium

 

The surprise party was a huge success.

Michael's gave us wonderful service, wonderful food and it was done with ease on a very busy weekend as though it was no big deal. 

 

Grace was surprised and had tears through out the entire dinner.  

 

We all love you Gracie.

 

It's not all about real estate...or is it? 

Thank you Rona and Michael's Cafe  for making this last minute reservation. 

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

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Patricia Feager  Great saying... "Friendship never really ends. Sometimes it makes our friendship even stronger. "

Mar 05, 2018 08:18 PM #6
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - Thanks! It's just the way I feel! 

Mar 05, 2018 08:40 PM #7
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Sometimes broken plans turn out to be the best times

Mar 05, 2018 08:43 PM #8
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William Feela Only if you are open to seeing and making Plan B work.

 

Mar 05, 2018 08:46 PM #9
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Patricia Feager And I like the way you feel!

Mar 05, 2018 08:47 PM #10
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Hi Margaret

How nice that it all worked out for this very special occasion and some very special people!

Jeff

Mar 05, 2018 10:14 PM #11
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Good morning Margaret. Who can say "no" to you for all you do for others? So glad it all worked out and Michael's came to the rescue. Enjoy your day!

Mar 06, 2018 04:36 AM #12
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Thanks Jeff Dowler One of our jobs in real estate is to  smooth out the small and the large bumps in the road. We always have a way to make them work.

Mar 06, 2018 07:43 AM #13
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Wayne Martin What a lovely thing to say. I did call Rona at Michaels Cafe to  thank her.

Mar 06, 2018 07:44 AM #14
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Margaret so sweet!  I'm so glad it worked out and look at you - famous, very famous in Baltimore. Actually I was just thinking about you earlier today and thought - Margaret Rome is my GO TO agent in Baltimore!

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Margaret,

It has never been that for us, and it will never be.  We keep in mind the human being...love that you can get a table with no reservations.  Bravo!  A

Mar 06, 2018 03:03 PM #16
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker  And you are my go to person in AZ as well as my friend. Thank you.

Mar 06, 2018 05:19 PM #17
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It can be difficult to lose those we become close to.  However, with social media and technology being what it is today, the opportunity to stay in touch is great.

Mar 06, 2018 05:20 PM #18
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I know that about you and that is what makes you both such a success.

We were lucky they could and did accomodate us very well. 

Mar 06, 2018 05:22 PM #19
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Myrl Jeffcoat You are right and it is always good to see you. 

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I bet everyone knows "The Margaret Rome". I am glad your influence saved the party.

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It is very often about a relationship between two people or maybe three, but it is about real estate as well.

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Debbie Reynolds I don’t think we expected any different from Margaret with what she does for everybody and everything that she does! So good! :)

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Thanks Debbie Reynolds Always good to see you.

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Laura Cerrano Thinking about you and hoping you are doing well.

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