Listing The Rome Way Using Two Questions

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

 

My simple listing appointment.

The work and research is done prior to the appointment.

Lots of questions  are asked including their motivation for selling, description of the house, special features, time frame, where and why they are moving, what they owe, and their financial expectation.

 

At the appointment, they get to  talk, share their concerns and ask all the questions

 

In a folder are properties that are active, sold, under contract, coming soon, temporary off the market and big Z info. In that same folder is a listing agreement completely filled out with red check marks for their signatures. This folder stays closed. It may or may not be needed.

 

I have a copy of my book, a copy of my ad, and a blog relevant to their neighborhood or home.  

 

At some point, two questions are addressed.

 Affirmative answers are needed for both

 

 100 % sure

 

1-Are you 100% sure you want to sell?

2-Are you 100% sure you want to work with me? 

And depending on their personality...I say something soft and sweet like

 “Shut up and sign”

or

“Press hard it’s cheap carbon.”

 

That’s listing the Rome way.

 

Thinking of selling your home

Call Margaret Rome

 

Margaret Rome

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson  A bit old school..direct seems to work.

Jul 21, 2019 07:00 AM #16
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Barbara Todaro  Knowing your target and find out what they are thinking...then the see if the style and personality are a fit.

Jul 21, 2019 07:03 AM #17
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Wayne Martin Glad to hear that you have used these two questions.

Jul 21, 2019 07:04 AM #18
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Gwen Banta Just read your bio and like "Sherlock of Homes" 

Jul 21, 2019 07:16 AM #19
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Margaret... a great approach those two questions. And I just bet they separate the wheat from the chaff.

Jul 21, 2019 07:34 AM #20
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Nina Hollander  Interesting responses...I could write a book on the answers to these two questions. 

Jul 21, 2019 07:50 AM #21
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Margaret... I just bet you could. I was thinking I'd try out those questions and see what kind of responses I'd get!

Jul 21, 2019 08:01 AM #22
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Nina Hollander Hope you share the responses afterward. When you are presenting to two or more...ask each person individually. 

Jul 21, 2019 08:07 AM #23
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Hello Margaret - your advice in this post is "spot on" with a track record of success. 

Jul 21, 2019 08:15 AM #24
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Good morning Michael Jacobs Thank you and it's always good to see you.

Jul 21, 2019 08:24 AM #25
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Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - that is a good way to cut to the chase.

Jul 22, 2019 03:48 AM #26
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Grant Schneider Always good to see you.

Jul 22, 2019 10:00 AM #27
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Well I know I would be 100% SURE!

I love your humor and I'm sure it's appreciated by the clients too.

Jul 22, 2019 02:04 PM #28
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Sharon Tara I love you too! 

Jul 22, 2019 06:03 PM #29
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Gwen Banta
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Thank you, Margaret. One of my clients gave me that moniker after I found him a home that was not on the market. I lucked on on that one...but the nickname stuck!

Jul 23, 2019 04:43 PM #30
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Gwen Banta I think you could use it more. Sherlock Of Homes. Maybe use a magnifying glass logo.  I have some ideas...let's talk.

Jul 23, 2019 06:14 PM #31
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Gwen Banta
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I have a little inspector with a hat logo that I use. The kids love it!

Jul 24, 2019 05:23 PM #32
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Gwen Banta
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Margaret, I forgot to mention that although I have never been to Baltimore, it is special to my heart. I fell in love with your city while watching all of Barry Levinson’s Baltimore movies.

Jul 24, 2019 05:24 PM #33
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Although I loved “Diner," (packed full of future stars), "Tin Men" and "Avalon," my favorite was “Liberty Heights.”

Jul 24, 2019 05:27 PM #34
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Gwen Banta Sounds like it is time for you to plan a trip to Baltimore!

Jul 24, 2019 05:33 PM #35
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