Thankful For The Big Home...Or Maybe Not

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

It's Thanksgiving week, and we have much to be thankful. 

There are also lots of preparations, travel, football, friends, and family getting together. Everyone is excited to share this thankful holiday.

Well, maybe not everyone!

There's a lot to do, from shopping, cooking, cleaning, making beds for company,  setting the table, extra chairs, table extensions, decorations, entertaining, serving, and don't forget all the cleaning up. That's a lot of work.

Have you and your home always been the gathering place, and if so, for how many years? Do you think it may be time for someone else to take over? Your siblings, your children, nieces, nephews, or friends?

When sitting around with family and or company this week, have this conversation.

Maybe this is time to right-size,  sell the big house, or switch places with someone who wants the joy of continuing the holiday tradition. How about Thanksgiving in a new home?

The timing is perfect with everyone together. The timing is ideal for others to think about owning that gourmet kitchen and spacious dining room.

Who wants the bigger home? Who wants one with less responsibility?

Thinking about buying or selling a home.

Call Margaret Rome 

 

Margaret Rome

Comments (21)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, there comes a time when change makes sense. For some people, this might be the year.

Enjoy your day!

Nov 21, 2021 04:51 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kat Palmiotti, This just might be the year for change. Gathering with friends and family is a good time to start the discussion.

Nov 21, 2021 07:27 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - as many people gather this Thursday, there is likelyto be many conversations.  Some of those discussions may involve real estate or other aspects of living situations.  Moving always starts somewhere. . .  

Nov 21, 2021 05:05 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

The topic of moving, Michael Jacobs, may begin when the family is all together.

Nov 21, 2021 07:29 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

For Holiday get to together, thay are priceless. Have a wonderful Sunday, watch a little Football, but most important relax.  New (short) week starts tomorrow. bill

Nov 21, 2021 05:14 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. The days of the big home have long passed. That said, the wife is still the Thanksgiving cook and our downsized home now serves as the gathering place. Enjoy your day.

Nov 21, 2021 06:02 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Have a wonderful Sunday Bill Salvatore!

Nov 21, 2021 07:31 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wayne Martin Even with a move to a smaller home, you continue to make Thanksgiving memories. Enjoy!!

Nov 21, 2021 07:33 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

We downsized about two years ago.  We went too far and now will need to up size.  We need to find our Goldilocks home.  One that is just right! 

Nov 21, 2021 08:34 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Margaret,  There is no denying that hosting a Thanksgiving gathering is a lot of work and time spent shopping, preparing, cooking, etc.  I am thankful I no longer have to do that. 

Nov 21, 2021 11:28 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Wishing you a meaningful  Thanksgiving that you no longer prepare!

Nov 21, 2021 02:57 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Margaret,

At the  large Thanksgiving events we had with family, there were never any serious discussions.  Mostly fun stories were told, and the guys would go and watch the football games.  A

Nov 21, 2021 11:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Margaret... people keep asking me when we are going to downsize... I keep telling them we already did when we sold our 6,000 square foot home and moved into one with just 3,500 square feet. I love my space.

Nov 21, 2021 11:52 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret my youngest sister is going through that right now.  When my parents were alive every holiday was spent at there home, the home we all grew up in.  Well my parents passed away, but my youngest sister wanted the house so she purchased it from the rest of us.  Purchasing the house was not the only thing she got in the purchase.  You guessed it, she also inherited all the family gatherings with it.  Now after several years she is ready to down size and has made it to known to the younger crowed it is time for one of them to take over!!!

Nov 21, 2021 03:22 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Your holiday sounds like a lot of fun. But when families come together for more than the holiday dinner, there is a chance for more important conversation, which frequently leads to Real Estate.

Nov 21, 2021 03:37 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Nina Hollander, Broker, It sounds like you have found your perfect forever home. 

Nov 21, 2021 03:38 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty

It looks as though you downsized instead of right-sizing. 

Nov 21, 2021 03:56 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty

You would think I would get it right, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400. 😀  We actually combined moving in to a rental for eventual tax savings with downsizing.  We did learn there is a right size and this is not it.  Hope you are doing well!

Nov 22, 2021 05:48 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, I am looking forward to hearing about the right size home for you.

Nov 22, 2021 06:54 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto, I'm glad you got to celebrate a few more years in the family home. I can understand your sister's desire to move on. Maybe someone in the family can continue the traditions. Happy Thanksgiving...wherever you celebrate.

Nov 21, 2021 04:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Margaret- I'll bet there will be many out there who are thinking as you've mentioned...time for a larger home so they can entertain their friends or family or perhaps time to right size and let someone else deal with the large gatherings. 

Nov 21, 2021 05:51 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great PSA - and call to attention, Margaret! I love a healthy mix of buyers and sellers and buyers who are both in search of small homes and those in search of the McMansions. Our sphere is ever-evolving, isn't it?!

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

Kathy Streib, Thanks again for your expertise on staging/decorating for the holidays. I really enjoyed your call on Sunday!

Nov 22, 2021 06:52 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Debe Maxwell, CRS Little homes or big ones..." Our sphere is ever-evolving...''

Wishing you and Ray a wonderful Thanksgiving week. Thanks for all you do for AR.

Nov 22, 2021 06:57 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

And, same to you, Margaret! 

You're welcome - it's so nice to be appreciated - especially by someone who does SO much for our community! 😘

Nov 22, 2021 07:35 PM