They Are Not Finished Loving This Home

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

 

A phone call to set up an appointment for a showing on one of my listings led to a conversation that the seller was a tiny bit uncomfortable...they are changing their minds about selling right now.

The house sits on over seven acres; the family loves it, especially their pre-teen daughter. When we were getting close to an offer, they realized this was NOT the right decision for their family, at least not the entire family. Remember, the best time to sell is when the house and all the owners are ready to move.

So I will be releasing the listing because the sellers still love this property. It took going through the winter and the Covid lockdown to appreciate what they have.

And they love the acreage, the pond, the five bedrooms, the three-car garage, the chickens, geese, wildlife, and the perfect setup for homeschooling. These are things they are not ready to give it up.

This home will be released from the MLS for the family to continue to love the property for a few more years.

 

So happy they decided BEFORE we went under contract. 

 

 

Just a reminder to let the seller know what happens when we release a listing from the MLS. 

 

remove from MLS

 

Thinking about the best time to buy or sell a home

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Comments (25)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD,

They have better plans for the house...maybe even moving a grandparent in. 

May 22, 2021 04:01 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Oh, you're talking my language now. What a wonderful idea. 

May 22, 2021 04:02 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Margaret,  Great title and story.  So important to know what you want, before making that step that you may regret.

May 22, 2021 05:15 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

They are making the right decision for their family. They can always sell later.

May 22, 2021 06:12 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I've had similar experiences with clients only a handful of times.  But, it does happen.  For example, an older couple who had acreage and a large home decided to not make the move.  The property had become a little too much for them to care for.  One of them had health issues.  However, a grandson in his early 30s, moved in with them, and helped care for the property, and his aging grandparent.

May 22, 2021 06:13 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Bob Crane 

Staying in close contact with clients, you learn when changes need to be made. For this family, they are making the right decision.

May 22, 2021 06:15 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

And this is another perfect story of how things change. Perfect solution for grandson and both grandparents.  Being open to ideas and life changes benefits all. Myrl Jeffcoat 

May 22, 2021 06:18 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

But it was the right thing to do and thy will appreciate you for releasing the listing.  When they are ready they will call you.

Also, great photo of the swans.

May 22, 2021 06:38 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

On occasion it is so timortant to release a seller from a listing contract.....this is just another example of what an amazing, caring real estate broker you are Margaret!  It is so the right thing to do!

 

Featured in BananaTude!

 

May 22, 2021 10:18 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret.

I can just imagine the barrage of phone calls they will be receiving, not counting the post cards and letters.

May 23, 2021 02:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - really ready and well-prepared to make a move?  Not yet.  Yes, it's better to realize it now versus before it's "too late".  

May 23, 2021 03:49 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad that they realized that before it was indeed too late.  Loving where you live is important in life.

May 23, 2021 06:26 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,
The Lord works in mysterious ways. I'm glad circumstances made these sellers realize they are not finished loving their home and property.  It would be terrible for them to have regrets when it is too late. 

May 23, 2021 09:04 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Yes making sure all sellers are fully motivated makes a huge difference

May 23, 2021 10:44 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Ed Silva, It has to be the right decision for the sellers.  I think we have all seen home sold with later regrets.

May 23, 2021 05:41 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker Thanks for the BananaTude feature!

And yes it is the only thing to do.

May 23, 2021 06:28 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

James Dray,  At least they have been warned!

May 23, 2021 06:29 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael Jacobs, Yes so much better to release it before the Too Late sign!

May 23, 2021 06:30 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brian England,

For sure, loving where you live is important!

May 23, 2021 06:32 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Carol Williams, I am really happy for the homeowners! When the time is right they will be sure!

May 23, 2021 06:33 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Rocky Dickerson, They were sure when they listed...but circumstances have changed.

May 23, 2021 06:34 PM