homerome: Another HomeRome Teaser - 01/24/15 06:46 PM
Another HomeRome Teaser
If you have been following me, you know I love to sell unusual or older homes. The more unique, the more fun and I love a challenge. 
Last week I went out to interview for a listing. They were 100% sure they wanted to sell their house but needed to check out one more agent. 
I had taken a couple of photos with my phone and am fascinated by the pre-civil war age of the main house. Take a look at the timbers, still with bark, used in the ceiling.

This morning I received a … (13 comments)

homerome: Scheduling The Rome Way - 01/23/15 09:34 AM
Scheduling The Rome Way
At yesterday's Baltimore's MeetUp we were discussing scheduling  like the airlines.. also known as overbooking.
This is a practice designed to fill the empty seats that no-show passengers leave behind.   It usually works out and only a small percentage have to be compensated.
I have been known to overbook.
How do you plan for a lunch when you are not sure who is coming ? It's not that big of a deal. Some would be too frustrated  trying to figure out how many people would show … (18 comments)

homerome: Baltimore's Perfect Snow Day - 01/21/15 07:08 PM
Baltimore's Perfect Snow Day
What do I consider a perfect snow day in Baltimore?
Beauty with clean streets.
The day starts off with a trip to the gym with a light snow flurry.  My noon appointment did not cancel and we had a good showing at my
6606 Park Heights Condo #605.
The falling snow was beautiful from this six floor corner unit.
 Since my 2:30 appointment canceled, I was able to confirm our reservation for tomorrow's
Baltimore MeetUp.
This is the view from my office window 

Still snowing but clean … (14 comments)

homerome: January Has Been Wonderfully Busy For HomeRome Realty - 01/20/15 07:17 PM
January Has Been Wonderfully Busy 
For HomeRome Realty
On Fridays I say ''only 2 more workdays til Monday''
"have a good workend!
Even though the Baltimore weather has been chilly damp and at times icy, it has been wonderfully busy!
Friday we settled the property at 2324 Melinda  Drive, this weekend  I listed 3300 Timberfield Lane  and on Sunday 3500 Woodvalley Road  had a ratified contract.
All three are reflected in my weekly advertising.
One says "new listing", one says "too late" and one says "sold".

How has your January been? 
For me....
January Has … (17 comments)

homerome: Baltimore's MeetUp Was Hot In January - 01/20/15 07:15 PM
Baltimore's MeetUp Was Hot In January
So glad the snow came yesterday so we could have a safe  
 MeetUp today in Baltimore.
So much fun, so many wonderful people.
Conversation was lively and the food was delicious as well as entertaining.
The short slide show is below

Here's the group attending today's MeetUp.
Margaret Rome 
 Andrea Bedard and the girls
Kerch McConlogue 
Jeffrey Wolk 
Bridget McGee 
Alan Gross 
Anne Hruby 
 Erica Rome
@Shannon Miller Lutz
@zippy Larson
@jennifer Hopkins Alagna
Steve and Jan Bachman 
Ellie McIntire 
Patricia Kennedy 
Bob Force (REALTOR®) 

homerome: Timberfield Lane In Pikesville Is Listed With Margaret Rome - 01/18/15 07:46 PM
Click to see larger photos 
3300 Timberfield Lane In Pikesville
Is Listed With Margaret Rome
Contemporary brick rancher with only 3 steps to the bedroom level.
There is a family room/library addition with a second wood burning fireplace also on the main level.
The enlarged updated kitchen is a gourmet cook's delight. Cherry cabinets with lighted display cases, corian counters, abundant pantry storage. Skylight and sliding glass doors hidden by Shoji screens, make this a very bright kitchen.
The finished lower level has a large recreation room, office and 1/2 bath. There is enough room … (6 comments)

homerome: Another Stevenson Rancher Has A Too Late Sign - 01/18/15 06:38 PM
Another Stevenson Rancher
Has A Too Late Sign
We found the right buyer for this beautiful Stevenson rancher located at
3500 Woodvalley Drive 
Pikesville, Md. 21208
Such a pretty house with the convenience of one level living.
This sprawling white brick rancher in the Stevenson area of Baltimore sits on a one acre corner lot with tennis court.

More Woodvalley Photos
Take a look at the over sized 2 car garage with the clever loft storage, the bonus room and the spacious laundry. In addition there is a  workshop, shed and huge walk in master bedroom … (6 comments)

homerome: Another Baltimore Contemporary Home Sold By Margaret Rome - 01/16/15 08:02 PM
Another Baltimore Contemporary Home
Sold By Margaret Rome
It was a lovely sunny day perfect for a settlement. The original owners, married 67 years, were holding hands during the closing except, of course, when they were signing.
It was evident they loved this home filled with many years of memories.
Such a pleasure watching these two turn their beautiful contemporary home over to new buyers.

From the first showing, this was a  beautiful transaction with Barb Blom of Coldwell Banker.
This photo was taken as the  keys were turned over to the happy new home owners. 


homerome: It's Not Too Late To Plan A MeetUp - 01/16/15 03:37 AM
It's Not Too Late To Plan A MeetUp
Do you need help planning a MeetUp? It really is pretty simple.
After reading Tammy Lankford 's comment:
 "  Seriously not one in my entire freaking state.  Very uncommon.  I should have planned one this go round."
I thought...
 It's Not Too Late To Plan A MeetUp.

Check out the 
Baltimore MeetUp January 22nd Ginza
Spoke with Jill Murty, Realtor today.
What a delightful member!  She said... "I just don't know what to blog about." 
Careful making that statement to a seasoned blogger. Before we hung up, there were … (25 comments)

homerome: Do Kitchens Sell Houses ? - 01/15/15 06:56 PM
Do Kitchens Sell Houses?
Just teasing you with a new listing.
If Kitchens Sell Houses, this one should be sold soon.
This kitchen was enlarged to accommodate room for the gourmet cook.
Lots of cherry cabinets with lighted display spaces, abundant storage, gas cooking, double ovens and cathedral ceilings.
Notice the custom wood details and Shoji screens hiding the sliding glass doors to the patio, circular driveway and carport.

Stay tuned to more details on this new listing coming on the market very soon.
For information on this home
Call Margaret Rome
Do … (24 comments)

homerome: Is January 22nd On Your Calendar For Our Maryland MeetUp? - 01/15/15 02:23 PM
Is January 22nd On Your Calendar
For Our Maryland MeetUp?
Margaret Rome is hosting the
Baltimore ActiveRain MeetUp 
January 22nd At Ginza
12 noon
 9616 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
We have some interesting guests.
Will you be one? 
Please join us for an ActiveRain MeetUp
 Thursday January 22nd at 12 noon.
There will be lots of warmth, lots of food, lots of friends
and lots of conversation.
12 Noon
 9616 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
St. Thomas Shopping Center

homerome: Do Not Call The Seller ! - 01/14/15 07:32 PM
Do Not Call The Seller !
Listing agents know what I am about to say.
You show the house and there are  questions and  buying signals from the buyers and buyer's agent. They love the house.
Do not Call The Seller !

You get a call, email, text asking if the property disclosures are on line.
Do Not Call The Seller !
You get a text saying " We will be submitting an offer in the next day or so."
Do Not Call The Seller !
You get a call, text … (27 comments)

homerome: Tonka And Levi Need A Warm Baltimore Home - 01/13/15 04:45 PM
Tonka And Levi
Need A Warm Baltimore Home
Take a look at these sweet faces and see if you or, someone you know, has room in your heart and in your home. 

If you are thinking of adopting a pet, please give the Baltimore Humane Society a call at 410-833-8848 and tell them you saw Tonka and Levi on Margaret's Blog.
Tonka And Levi
Need A Warm Baltimore Home


homerome: How Many Other Things Can't I Do? - 01/12/15 07:51 AM
How Many Other Things Can't I Do?
Reading Barbara Todaro's  post about naysayers... brought back memories of things that couldn't/shouldn't be done by me in real estate.

How many successful members have been been given advice that may not be in their best interest?
What advice have you 'not'  taken?
Beware of the person who finds it easy to negate  enthusiasm.
When asking for guidance, make sure you are asking in the right places. Good mentors are important. 
Looking back over the years I have heard all of the following..
You can't do real … (33 comments)

homerome: Experts On Historic Maryland Homes Are Guests On Radio Show - 01/10/15 08:35 PM
Experts On Historic Maryland Homes Are
Guests On Radio Show
 Wonderful radio show today with guests Meggen and Peter Taylor.
They have a new website  www.FindEverythingHistoric.com 

We talked about a few of my listings which are over 50 years old.  You don't have to be old to love an old house. Many people appreciate owning and love the lifestyle of historic properties.
My owners of 1560 Blue Mount Rd alerted me to this young couple after reading an article. With a bit of research, I found the write up, found the contact numbers and … (16 comments)

homerome: Let's Talk About Older Homes In Maryland - 01/10/15 03:32 PM

homerome: Graphics The Rome Way - 01/09/15 02:56 PM
Graphics The Rome Way 
Working on  the 28 day Mini Mester. You can check out  Lynn's contest, 
I've selected one item from the  Community Guidelines
 the one that I have had the most fun with. 
Respect copyrights. Only upload content and images that you have the right to use commercially. 
 You can get fooled by "Free" photos and graphics. Make sure you read the rules and the fine print.
In the earlier days, I would take photos that sparked ideas for a blog.
William Johnson first alerted me to PhotoBlogging. Check out his photography...so  much beauty.
This is … (20 comments)

homerome: Older Homes For Sale In Baltimore - 01/08/15 04:41 PM
Older Homes For Sale In Baltimore
Do you love older homes? 
Would you like to hear experts talk about Maryland's historic homes?
Listen to All About Real Estate With Margaret Rome
this Sunday at 12 noon.
There is an app WCBM and the call in number is 410-530-2400
My guests will be Megan and Peter Taylor www.FindEveryThingHistoric.com 
What questions do you have about older homes in Maryland? 
There are some beautiful older homes for sale in the Baltimore Area.
Take a look at a few.

Built in 1812
Take a … (8 comments)

homerome: Is A Man Cave Really a Man Cave? - 01/07/15 03:32 PM
Is A Man Cave Really a Man Cave?
We call it a Man Cave but everyone can use it. Maybe it's a way to get all the goodies in one place by giving it this name. Take a look at the Man Cave at 2525 Urey Road 21161 in White Hall, Maryland.
SLIDE SHOW 2525 Urey Rd 21161
It looks like the inside of a log cabin. The walls are lined with wood. The ceiling is wood, a clever drop paneling that has easy access. The floors are a "wood" laminate for easy care and … (40 comments)

homerome: My Goodness It's Only A Phone Call A Day - 01/06/15 06:17 AM
My goodness It's Only A Phone Call A Day
It started back in 2006.  Talking to members was the perfect connection while   spending time in hospitals in Baltimore, New York or Boston.
It became a habit...talking to at least one AR member a day.
How could I have missed  Endre Barath Jr ..a million point member?
There is no rhyme or reason how I decide who to call. Sometimes it is an interesting blog topic. Sometimes it is a comment that is meaningful or maybe a different point of view.  Sometimes it is to ask or … (72 comments)

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