Unique and Unusual Homes - Music To My Ears

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

 

Two calls came through this week, each with the same general comment. I heard that you specialize in unique and unusual properties.

Yes, you heard right!

That is music to my ears!

Both callers have me excited and intrigued. I had an appointment and listed one this week. The other one, retiring within two years, is getting projects done and asking my opinion on more updates. I think it may be a month or two before she is ready for my visit.

So how did they hear about me?  One from a listener on the radio and one I met at a party a dozen or more years ago. She remembered my enthusiasm about her purchasing a massive barn on 2.5 acres twenty years earlier.

Her friends and family were against her purchase, going so far as to say she was crazy to buy this old run-down structure. But she always was looking for something unique and quite different.

I am looking forward to seeing this large restored barn with a round roof, lofts, first-floor guest suite, twenty-foot ceilings, 150 newly planted trees, and this wagon wheel bench on the front porch.

wagon wheel chair

 

And the barn owner said she always knew that when it was time to sell, I was her Realtor® of choice. Again, that's music to my ears!

Interested in a unique home

Call Margaret Rome

Margaret Rome

 

 

Comments (22)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Margaret - congratulations. You make relationships through your weekly radio show.

Nov 04, 2021 03:48 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. You are the unique one. The unusual properties you undertake are a testament to that. And success breeds more success! Enjoy your day.

Nov 04, 2021 05:15 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

In the short-term rental industry, it seems like the unique properties are the ones that are most desired by prospective guests.

Nov 04, 2021 05:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful! I can't wait to see the restored barn listing... I love how people can take a utilitarian barn and turn it into an amazing home.

Nov 04, 2021 05:28 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It is rewarding to know that a comment in passing can reap rewards many years later.  When all were against her purchase you were the one voice she responded to

Nov 04, 2021 06:55 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret some people are able to see the potential in a property, and have the talent and creativity to make their vision become a reality.  That is not me, so I really admire those who can do that.

Nov 04, 2021 02:30 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I sometimes drive by the old home I grew up in.  It is a Queen Anne styled Victorian build in 1905.  The current owner hasn't treated it well.  And, I often daydream about buying it, and returning it to the way it was when I was a kid.  There is something about unique homes that often provide a perception of what home is, that a new tract home simply can't.

Nov 04, 2021 07:32 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Nov 04, 2021 07:32 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

I look forward to seeing your photos of the old barn house when you list it.  I love old and unusual buildings too Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

Nov 05, 2021 10:24 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Lynda Eisenmann, So good to see us. Hope you start blogging again or join us on Zoom Tuesdays.

Nov 06, 2021 09:54 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael Jacobs, I love pondering this statement: " And those connections are music to the ears of those who want to make a move in the Baltimore area."

Nov 06, 2021 09:58 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Grant Schneider,  Connections are made on my show and I love it.

Nov 06, 2021 09:59 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Lovely comment Wayne Martin,  and much appreciated!

Nov 06, 2021 10:01 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brian England, For sure your renters would enjoy unique places to stay.

Nov 06, 2021 10:02 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kat Palmiotti , It will be a couple of years before the barn is ready to sell.

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

Ed Silva 

We never know when our comments are going to be heard and/or remembered.

Nov 06, 2021 10:04 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks, George Souto!

I love finding the most unique and unusual properties. And they always come with wonderful interesting owners!

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

Myrl Jeffcoat  Take some photos of your old home and share them with us. Would love to see the house. Maybe owning this home again is a possibility for you!

Nov 06, 2021 10:09 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for the feature Myrl Jeffcoat 

Nov 06, 2021 10:09 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jim Patton,  Thanks for stopping by.

There is so much history in these older homes.

Nov 06, 2021 10:11 AM