Chatting with That Interview Guy...Let's Sell Michael Krisa's House !

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

 

Snow Storm by Michael KrisaMichael KrisaHe really knows how to put you at ease, That Interview Guy. Michael Krisa had set up an interview for yesterday morning, but a snowstorm changed his plans with a power outage (he's in Ontario, Canada.) That gave him a chance to get some wonderful snow photos - like the one at left.  Later in the day, when we got the interview in, I remembered that Michael is a natural at leading a conversation and making it fun.

Michael reminded me that we met years ago. Since then he's learned about the Type E personality, and so he understands me. We talked about Type E and some of the characteristics such as being optimistic and loving  a challenge - if someone says, "It can't be done," I respond, "Watch me!" We talked about how Type E's hate routines and details; anyone who knows me knows that I have no patience with meetings. I do love to learn and love to share with others. Living in the moment is my style.

Book CoverOur conversation ranged from my former ceramic art and nursing career, to the challenge of having a normal life outside of real estate. It is so easy to get caught up with settlements, listings, and showings so that you can be working 24/7. We agreed that, just like they tell you on an airplane, you have to put on your own oxygen mask first.

Of course we talked about my book and how it is a first for all of us involved: the first book I have written, the first book cover that Marti Garaughty has designed, and the first book published by The Silloway Press. That's another trio of Type Es who worked together so naturally.

Cedar Brook Station  We also talked about my way of working, about my waiting list for clients, working with referrals, and finding options for sellers (including auction) in a slower market. When I mentioned Cloneonials and how I coined that word to describe the way-too-standard Baltimore-area style of house, he told me about a unique home he has to sell. Cedar Brook Station is a retired train station on 3.6 acres, the building has been renovated and features wonderful views. Now that's the kind of property I like to sell – give me a challenge like an historic church or a retired train station, and I'm happy.Kayaking

So here's a challenge for all of us on Active Rain:  Let's try to sell Cedar Brook Station with its lovely views, its fine craftsmanship, and its river for kayaking. I know there's enough creative energy in this community, so what do you say?

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Comments (19)

Anonymous
michael krisa

Type E's of the World Unite!!

Margaret our interview was a blast and thank you so much for the kind words.

Know that you've told the world about it ... I guess I'll actually have to get it done and back to you :o)

On a side note ... being a Type E with no shortage of ideas and things on the go. Becoming a member of ActiveRain was something that I've been meaning to do ... you just gave me the kick I needed to do it.

All Good Wishes,

michael krisa

http://ThatINterviewGuy.com

Nov 18, 2008 01:11 PM
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Monica McNamara
MonicaC@Ocean-CitySales.com Ocean City Maryland - Ocean City, MD

I can try, but it might be a little hard from Ocean City.

Margaret, I wanted to wish you all the best for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monica

Nov 19, 2008 07:48 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Well -- I'll see what we can do here in New Hampshire -- It looks like a great place!

Nov 19, 2008 08:20 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael, I am delighted that my gentle kick got you to join Active Rain. You will enjoy it and I know that the Rainers will love having your wisdom, wit, writings and access to your interviews.

Monica, You never know when you might run into the perfect buyer who wants to own a train staion in Canada.  Thanks for your good wishes.

 

Nov 19, 2008 08:25 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Joan, It does look like a wonderful place. Think AR is creative enough to get it sold? Hope you took a look at the Virtual Tour

Nov 19, 2008 08:27 AM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Inever heard of Type E before -- and sounds a lot like me too.  I am going to google it and see if I can get some more info.  Hope the train station sells from AR contacts!

Nov 19, 2008 06:05 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Alexsandra, I have the quiz on the front page www.homerome.com

Nov 19, 2008 11:38 PM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Magaret -- fabulous.  I found it, took it --- and results - Type E Mystic.  Can see so far into the future I do have a hard time relating what I see.  Very useful info on the balancing aspects!  thanks - Alex

 

 

Nov 20, 2008 04:36 AM
Linda Scanlan
A Consumer's View - Burleson, TX

Margaret - You run into the most interesting people! I'm going to have to run over and tell Michael "Hi" from Texas. I'm sure that he's every bit as wonderful as you told me when we talked the other day!

Nov 20, 2008 01:15 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Alex, Welcome to the exciting world of the Type E. I am available if you ever want to talk. I remember how fabulous it was when I discovered this!

Linda, You are one of those interesting people.

 

Nov 21, 2008 11:28 AM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Margaret -- gave a copy to my manager to take -- he is Type E Translator -- and that made perfect sense too.  He's a good manager for that reason - among others - I think.  I may give you a call one of these days.  Where did you discover this or did you delelop it yourself? 

Nov 21, 2008 04:26 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Alex, Please give me a call anytime. Alex Giorgio introduced me to Type E and this is the basis for my new book coming out this month.

Nov 22, 2008 11:22 AM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Margareet -- am looking forward to the book!  Do you plan an AR Book Signing party?

Nov 22, 2008 11:56 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Alex, What a great idea! Where will we start? Would you come to Baltimore or do I come to Portland? Is it possible to do a virtual book signing??

Nov 22, 2008 11:03 PM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Margaret - I really enjoyed this blog this morning. I even took your Type E test. Yep. Type E Translator. Seems to fit me. Now, let's get that train stations Sold!!

Nov 23, 2008 12:54 AM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Margaret -- It would be great if you came to Portland!  I'll bet there are a bunch of Oregon realtors who would come hang out with you at a book signing.  Maybe your agent (is that you?) could talk to Powell's Book Store here?  However, I will be in DC the week of the inauguration staying with friends near where 495 splits off to 5 (N of College Park) and then at a hotel in DC -- and I would love to have a chance to go to one in the area -- Kramer's at Dupont Circle in DC?? or maybe we could get a group of local Rainers together somewhere??   I WAS kind of thinking of some sort of a 'live chat' on AR when I mentioned it to you -- have no idea how feasible such an idea is!  Or advance sale, personally autographed copies mailed was my other thought. 

Nov 23, 2008 04:10 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Connie, I love that you are a Type E !

Alexsandra, Love the idea of a live chat. You can a autographed copy. I will send you the link.

Nov 23, 2008 11:38 AM
Dee Nofziger
|Key Realty | Maumee Toledo Real Estate Blog - Toledo, OH
Maumee Real Estate, Toledo Homes, Key Realty

Maragaret - If there's any one site that will get that train station - it's ACTIVERAIN!

Dee

Nov 23, 2008 10:48 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dee, Hope everyone on AR takes a look at at Michael's home: Cedar Brook Station

Nov 24, 2008 02:23 AM