The Roof Is On !

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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We found the perfect home with a quick settlement date just before the start of the school year. A home inspection revealed the need for a completely new roof, and we needed it right away. The seller was willing to reduce the sales price to cover the replacement. Buyers wanted roof completion before moving.

 

 Margaret Rome

 

We have the right seller, the right buyer, and the right house.

 What don’t we have?  TIME!

With numerous recommendations, the buyers and the sellers interviewed contractors.  This roof was a big job. Complete removal to the studs and replace the three skylights. It seemed impossible. Then I interviewed Booth Brothers, who recently worked with other clients of mine.

I made a proposal offering them the job but with a bit of negotiation. We needed a roof done with perfection. We needed it fast.

What did I have to offer? Hmm, how about my recommendation, a plug on my radio show and the use of my aerial photographer.  Negotiation has to be acceptable to all parties, and Booth Brothers wanted the job.

 

It all came together.

The photographer got before shots. The old roof came off, new roof and skylights went on. When I drove by the house early Wednesday, there were already trucks, materials and a dozen guys on the roof working.

 Did I mention this was all done on a handshake? !!

NOTE: Do not ever do this! Get everything in writing!

 

The closing, scheduled for the next morning, changed to later in the afternoon.

Smooth closing. Check!

Booth Brothers Roof complete. Check!

Maryland Aerial Video. Check!

Invoice for the roof paid at settlement. Check!

 

 

Sellers packed and moved.

Final walkthrough completed.

Buyers were able to move in before the start of school.

 

Video of roof installation

 

Perfect Outcome

Happy  Buyers

Happy Seller

Happy roofers

Another home sold the Rome Way.

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
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Margaret, love this win-win scenario with all parties benefiting on the receiving end.  Your client and all concerned got what they wanted.  Isn't this the best possible outcome.  Thanks for sharing this great example of professionalism working in the best interests of the transaction as a whole, not just a piece of the pie.  Far preferable to those who dig in with demands.  Your outcome produced 3 happy campers, not just one. Great story.

Sep 11, 2019 05:36 PM #1
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker 

More than three happy campers

1 buyers,

2 sellers,

3 Maryland Aerial Video,

4 Booth Brothers Roofing,

5 yours truly!

Sep 11, 2019 05:44 PM #2
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This was not just a win-win but a win-win-win-win-win-win!

Sep 11, 2019 06:07 PM #3
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1~Judi Barrett It all came together... for everyone it was a win.

Sep 11, 2019 06:49 PM #4
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James Dray
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Morning Margaret.

You did make one statement I hammer home to all of our agents.  Get everything in writing.

Sep 12, 2019 02:17 AM #5
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland that must have been a very big job if the roof sheathing needed to be replaced also....  a roof with fully exposed rafters? wow....

 

Sep 12, 2019 04:05 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Margaret. A satisfied buyer, seller and roofing contractor who used the Rome way! Congrats! Enjoy your day.

Sep 12, 2019 05:30 AM #7
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Great way to help facilitate the roof replacement. I love how you sweetened the deal for the roofer that resulted in the speedy, quality replacement. You've earned more fans, Margaret.

Sep 12, 2019 07:10 AM #8
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James Dray This cannot be said enough!

ALWAYS but always get it in writing! 

Sep 12, 2019 08:30 AM #9
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Barbara Todaro  Wow is right. It was a very very big job...down to the rafters. In some areas, there were three layers and we know that is a NO-NO! Amazing and lucky there were no leaks in the house! 

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Wayne Martin It was a good outcome for everyone!

Sep 12, 2019 08:38 AM #11
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Lottie Kendall Always good to see you. Thanks for stopping by.

Sep 12, 2019 08:39 AM #12
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S C O R E! I love it, Margaret - a big WIN for everyone involved...and YOU! I love it when we can trust our vendors enough to go on a handshake too. Those are the ones that we can't live without! 😊 

Sep 12, 2019 08:59 AM #13
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Debe Maxwell, CRS Never would do on a handshake. They were so reliable, time was so short. They had the men on the roof before the papers were signed. They have my business for sure!

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