The Second Most Asked Question

Reblogger Lynn B. Friedman
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...

Dear Readers -

ActiveRain's own Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  has shared may wonderful ideas with us over the years.  From her "POP UP OPEN HOUSES" to her Themed Open Houses to her general common sense, her posts teach us every time!

Margaret's book, Real Estate the ROME Way, offers many suggestions for AR members and other real estate professionals. She describes herself as a Type E personality.

In an interview with Marti Garaughty, The Art of Marketing YOU, Margaret said,

"The original idea for the book was to write about Type E. The quiz for Type E personality can be found on the first page of my website You can take the quiz in a minute or two. It consists of 10 yes, no, maybe questions. When you have your score, there is an easy explanation describing your results. I have the quiz in the book along with examples of how a Type E person functions."

Check out other posts from Margaret:



All the best - Lynn

PS  If I haven't thanked you personally for reading my Blog, let me do so right now! I really appreciate your stopping by and (perhaps) commenting! L.

Original content by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 311291


Is it negotiable?



This is almost always the second question after asking for the price. 


Hmm...Isn't everything in life negotiable?


I have seen many low offers that have made it through to closing.

You cannot insult me with a low ball offer and I will not allow my seller to be insulted. 


The people who visited your home, showed your home and made NO offer...were the insulting ones. 




When someone takes time to write, submit, provide financial proof, choses a lender, a title company, produces earnest money, decides on various dates.. closing, inspections etc.. and...

signs forty pages..

that is not an insult..that is an offer!


 Make me an offer. Margaret Rome


The seller does NOT have to accept.. but it is the start of negotiations. 

Please respond with a thank you. 

Even in a sellers market, even if it is really low, even if you and the seller "think" it's an NOT convey that to the buyer and agent.

If it cannot be negotiated...just an

" We appreciate the offer but no thank you."

  works very well.

Even when there are multiple offers...this is the right response.


 submit an offer Margaret Rome



If you are thinking about buying or selling a home

Call Margaret Rome


Margaret Rome


 Search All Active Listings


Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Broker-Owner HomeRome Realty 




Author of Real Estate the Rome Way


Margaret Rome on Zillow


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
Active Rain Newbies
The Lounge at Active Rain
Addicted to Active Rain
Cosmic Cow Pie...The Rome Way
margaret rome
marketing yourself
open houses

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

To My Fellow AR Members -

Don't go by number of comments to see the reach of your post. Within two hours - this post had been read 50 times -- and now at two and a half hours - over 80 people have read it!

To see what the response is to one of your posts -- go to your Home Page, look under your photo and click on TRAFFIC. Check it out and smile! 
All the best - Lynn

Sep 03, 2018 09:51 PM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I can't say I track the questions I get but they are numerous

Sep 04, 2018 03:56 AM #2
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Thank you Lynn B. Friedman 

Here is the scoring for the Type E Quiz.

Sep 04, 2018 08:41 AM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is a wealth of knowledge and she does a great job sharing it.

Sep 04, 2018 04:11 PM #4
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Thank you George Souto for the kind words.

Sep 04, 2018 04:40 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn, I remember when she wrote this post, clearly an awesome re-blog to share with others, who might have missed this post, Endre

Sep 20, 2018 10:05 PM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Love this post and your introduction too, Lynn! You know, I was just having this conversation with sellers - "It's a start and this is business. There's no room for emotions here...simply COUNTER!" Funny how great minds think alike!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Lynn! Sending hugs your way...

Oct 07, 2018 08:00 AM #7
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Lynn B. Friedman

Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
Selling? Buying? Contact us now and LET'S TEAM UP for success!
Spam prevention

Additional Information