Stop Looking For What's Not Available

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

I have had buyers looking for large condos for a few years. They come from large single-family homes and are ready for easy one-level living.

These buyers are right-sizing, not down-sizing. They want space for entertaining, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, a lavish spa bath, and room for guests and family to visit. They want the convenience of shopping, gyms, and restaurants.

What have I found? These patio homes and condos do NOT exist in our Baltimore area but are plentiful in other states. But these buyers want to stay in the Baltimore area for business, friends, or family.

Check out this solution. Look at this stone mid-century modern rancher with everything mentioned above and much more. 

8200 Stevenson Rd 21208

Need time to sell your home? We can wait.

Move-in ready. And there are no condo fees.

 

 

 

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Margaret Rome
HomeRome Realty
Broker/Owner/Realtor®

Baltimore, Maryland


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Comments (18)

Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

If it isn't there but they want to stay, finding a new option sounds totally logical.  Congratulations on your persistence in locating a great solution!  Hope you have a successful closing with your clients.

Jun 26, 2022 09:09 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Good to see you, Lynnea.  With a shortage of these homes and low inventory, we try new options.

Jun 26, 2022 03:00 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret,

You are a problem solver and this is what we Realtors do! Some do it better than others and you are obviously a Realtor that excels in finding solutions for buyers and sellers!

Jun 26, 2022 09:55 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Dorie, You are so right. We are all problem solvers. We need to dig a bit deeper to find the problem and then find the solution.

Jun 26, 2022 03:02 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the information. Buyers and sellers in your area will benefit from your expertise. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

Jun 26, 2022 10:21 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Margaret - if anyone can be a trusted advisor and coach to those clients you can.

Jun 26, 2022 11:20 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Grant, I can always count on you to have something wonderful to say!

Jun 26, 2022 03:03 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good afternoon Margaret. Downsizing or right configuring? One level is ideal for me, but a ranch home may serve me better than a condo! Funny how that works!

Jun 26, 2022 12:10 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Wayne, I wish we had more single-family ranchers. And more single-family condo ranchers.  Builders please listen to our needs!

Jun 26, 2022 03:05 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

I am in agreement with you. If it is not available in the desired area then an alternate should fit the bill. In this case a ranch is a viable option

Jun 26, 2022 02:43 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Doug Dawes, Yes, that is what we are concentrating on now. Thanks for stopping by.

Jun 26, 2022 03:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I think sometimes homebuyers are so focused on what isn't available, that they miss homes that have so much more than they could have imagined.

Jun 26, 2022 03:53 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jun 26, 2022 03:59 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret I have those challenges also.  I have a couple of borrowers who want to purchase at an unrealistic price.  They still think they can purchase at 2020 prices.

Jun 26, 2022 04:00 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - What part of the equation don't they understand? Well, I know that if anyone can find them the right home, it is YOU! You listen to understand. You tell the truth. And when people listen, they are always as happy as happily ever after. 

Jun 27, 2022 02:20 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Buyers seem to do that often, want to look for something that doesn't exist or at least doesn't exist in their price range or area, haha.

Jun 27, 2022 05:30 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Myrl Jeffcoat,

I think both buyers and agents are focused on what is not available.

Thanks for the OFC feature. Much appreciated.

Jun 27, 2022 06:15 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto

They are frustrating folks to work with. You can't get what is not available!

Jun 27, 2022 06:16 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sweet comment, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Jun 27, 2022 06:17 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brian England And we as Realtors® need to help them with a reality check.

Jun 27, 2022 06:19 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

If you can't find what you want and you can't build what you want, then you have to change what you want. Great job Margaret!

Jul 02, 2022 06:35 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Carla Freund, I think you said it right...."If you can't find what you want and you can't build what you want, then you have to change what you want."

Jul 02, 2022 01:12 PM
Carla Freund

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 Even my luxury homebuyers usually compromise on something whether building or buying a resale. 

Jul 03, 2022 06:28 AM