Stevenson (Pikesville, MD)
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
When you plan to move, it's never too early to prepare your house. In fact, by doing this, you will also enjoy your home while living in it. My friend shared the article from AARP  Magazine named "Ready, Set, Sell Your home! Your one-year countdown." II used my notes below and made this today's radio topic.  Plan for storage Declutter/edit Get a pre-inspection Leaky faucets/stained ceiling tiles Contact your REALTOR® Gather paperwork surveys, POA, warranties, death certs, Ground Rent Post-month-long sales for bikes and sofas. forget the yard sale  Donate the rest Fix floor squeaks and cracked tiles, and make sure all doors are aligned and close smoothly Curb appeal, new plants, clean trim, mulch Power wash outside Paint front door and mailbox or replace Ask a friend to take a look-fresh...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Homes are coming on the market. But, what's taking so long? There is much preparation for getting your home ready to photograph and show. It's easy to say let's get the house ready. Think of the time and labor to edit your home, purge, declutter, donate, and toss! Then there is the painting, floor refinishing, cleaning, lawn and exterior maintenance, washing windows, and so on. Don't take those extra boxes and things to the garage or the basement. Mark/label them- the new home, donate, or trash.Most sellers who have worked with me know the garage is essential, so empty it and get it painted. Remember, you must leave the house empty and clean when you sell. Start preparing early. Stay in touch with your sellers, check their progress, and see what they need. Maybe a visit to check out th...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Speaking of very special friends who are also clients, my day was made when this message arrived. And that's how the letter began: "Well, we did it again, eh?  And when I say we, I mean you, of course, as our involvement was little more than signing our name a few times.  Oh, and having the good sense to say, “Time to move again!  Call Margaret…”They say everything gets easier with practice, and this, our SIXTH transaction in 7 years, certainly proves that.  At the last closing, we hardly sat down when suddenly everything was done.  Of course, most of that was due to your impeccable professionalism; all the details were taken care of well in advance, so no surprises on closing day.  Smooth sailing all the way, for which we are eternally thankful.  Buying and selling a house can be hugel...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 So you think you know how to count?Watch those dates!Time is of the essence at the very top of our contract.     Dates are important. Real important. Our contracts include the offer date, ratified date, and settlement date. Many dates count from the date of the agreement. But not all.There are so many days for financing, so many days for the loan application, so many days for loan commitment, so many days to order the appraisal, and so many days to respond.Home Owner Associations, Co-ops, and Condos have more dates and days to review and withdraw.  Days from contract to perform the inspection. Days to respond if not satisfied by the buyer. Days to respond from the seller. Then more days for responses between the buyer and seller. Some inspections like radon might add additional days to...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 I love it when professional calls into my radio show and talks about a personal transaction. That happened on Sunday.My friend, Lauren Sisson (a Realtor and office manager), shared the experience of selling her home using a top negotiator from her office. Smart to let another REALTOR® handle the listing. I've known Lauren and  Gary Sisson for over thirty years.Gary was my first mentor in Real Estate and was present for the Get By Giving Award.How many agents cannot resist representing themselves? By giving the listing to another professional, Lauren was free to be "the seller." When multiple offers came in, Lauren used guidance and reduced the emotion of selling her property. This past Sunday, 9.5.22,  Lauren and I shared with the audience how she decided to take an "underdog family" F...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
    One Diamond Crest Court  Baltimore, County 21209 MLS MDBC2024820   Showing by appointment  Sunday afternoon! This rare find is a beautiful home in The Gables at Summit Chase. Click To See More Photos     By appointment only an open house for this five-bedroom, two-story home with three finished levels, a two-car garage, and a fabulous screened porch off the gourmet kitchen. This one shows pride in ownership.   Click To See More Photos   Then Call, text, or email for an appointment or visit us at the open house! Located at 1 Diamond Crest Ct 21209 Directions: Greenspring Ave, South of Baltimore Beltway Exit 22 to Left At Green Summit to the corner of Diamond Crest. For more information on this home Call Margaret Rome    
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Beautiful  3000’  all brick and stone rancher is a contemporary gem with one entire floor of gracious living…one level with no steps.Click To See The Slideshow Photos8205 Tama CtStevenson 21208MLS #MDBC2011878Check out this  Stevenson move-in-ready rancher with five bedrooms, luxury baths, an in-ground fenced pool, and a cul-de-sac  Stevenson location. Notice the beautiful curved stone wood-burning fireplace in the living room.And gleaming wood floors show the quality of this sprawling rancher.Custom designed twenty-seven-foot kitchen includes clean lines with lots of granite, ceramic tile, and an abundant amount of custom wood cabinets and is ideal for the gourmet cook. Enjoy easy living with the stainless three-door refrigerator, double wall ovens, five-burner cooktop, and large stai...
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