I'm Never Moving

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

When talking to a potential seller on a listing appointment, one of the things we talk about is the stress of moving. Yes, there is always stress. Ask anyone who has ever moved from one place to another.

Are you 100% sure you want to move? I ask this question in the beginning upfront!

Some respond with, why are you here, if not to list my house?. 

And I share the fact that I Am Never Moving! Do you want to know why?

Because I am never going to put myself through the stress, you are about to go through. It breaks the ice and explains how serious this decision is.

When talking with newer agents, they are always surprised that I say this to someone thinking of selling their home.

 

Real estate transactions are not always smooth.

There are bumps and turbulence along the way.

 

 

 And I remind them of the stress of moving.

 

 

Forewarned is Forearmed

 

 

I also compliment them when these stressful situations arise and how well they are handling the situation. Or I remind them that the anticipated stress is here! 

 

Thinking of selling your home

Call Margaret Rome

 

Margaret Rome

Comments (26)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I enjoyed your ice breaker. Moving is a pain Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

Mar 01, 2021 10:20 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thom Abbott, I always ask, "Are you 100% sure you want to move?"

Your comment would make a good stand-alone post.

Mar 01, 2021 11:01 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Lise Howe, Sounds like an idea we got from last weeks zoom with Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO 

 

Mar 01, 2021 11:06 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS,

  Yes, Sir, Moving is a pain!

Mar 01, 2021 11:07 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret.

I've moved several times, I believe I have one more move, hopefully it will be my last.

Mar 02, 2021 12:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Excellent question to ask sellers! 

Mar 02, 2021 05:49 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Margaret.
This post made me laugh. I've told the kids I'm never moving until they take me out in a pine box. They can take what they want and roll a big dumpster in for the rest.  LOL   Truth be told, I MAY move one more time if the right opportunity came along. It would have to be for condo living or if I get to the point where I need to go into an assisted living facility of some kind.  However, I need to do a major purge before that could ever happen.

I sometimes joke that I wouldn't mind moving to an assisted living facility so someone would cook and clean for me. However, it would be cheaper to hire a cook and cleaner than pay rent in one of those places. 

Mar 02, 2021 08:54 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Carol Williams I'm with you on the cleaning - it's one of my goals to get a monthly houekeeper. But they'll have to hide my cooking tools from me someday... Lauren

Mar 04, 2021 08:43 AM
Carol Williams

Well, Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO I AM half-way there. I have a housekeeper come in once a month.  Now I need to work on my own personal chef.  LOL

Mar 04, 2021 09:41 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I agree Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 better to make sure the need is definite up front before beginning that process. Must be a part of what makes you such an outstanding agent.

Mar 02, 2021 10:13 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret I live in a cape style house and I know someday I will not be able to handle the stairs and HAVE to move, but even though I know I will have to, does not do away with the stress of moving.

Mar 02, 2021 04:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm with you, Margaret.  I'm never moving either.  Just the stress of cleaning out my garage this past week stressed me out.  They will hafta carry my cold dead body out of this place in a box!

Mar 02, 2021 05:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 02, 2021 05:36 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - it's smart to ask why a client is considering a move and acknowledge that the process can be stressful/challenging/difficult.  The answers and the conversation that occurs can be quite helpful.  For the wannabe seller as well as real estate practitioner.  

Mar 03, 2021 10:06 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Carol Williams, Love your comment, and it would make a good stand-alone blog post!

Mar 03, 2021 10:13 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Rocky Dickerson, So true  "... better to make sure the need is definite upfront before beginning that process. "

Mar 03, 2021 10:15 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto, So true, about the stress "....but even though I know I will have to, does not do away with the stress of moving."

Mar 03, 2021 10:18 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Myrl Jeffcoat Thanks for the feature in OFC... I really appreciate you. Missed you on yesterday's  ZOOM

Mar 03, 2021 10:22 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael Jacobs , So true

"...' smart to ask why a client is considering a move and acknowledge that the process can be stressful/challenging/difficult.''

Mar 03, 2021 10:24 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

My mom, who has moved three times in the last three years, loves to say, "Moving is like dying and going to hell."  When I share that with my sellers, they always laugh, then vehemently agree.

Mar 04, 2021 06:55 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Chris Ann Cleland That is such a great comment! Please ask Mom if I can use her comment.

Mar 04, 2021 07:48 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 --You may absolutely love her comment.  She would be so happy you liked it.

Mar 05, 2021 08:13 AM

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