homerome: But Two Other Agents Will Do It For Less... - 04/17/14 07:13 PM
 
But Two Other Agents Will Do It For Less..
 
I have been protecting my commission since my very first listing. There is a Floyd Wickman audio tape that I was part of way back in 1996. My position has not changed.
 
 
                                                     
 
 
 
I choose not to negotiate. I follow my own standards and list at one of the highest, if not the highest, rates in the area.
 Let me tell you about one of my early transactions many years ago.

A friend of mine had a small home to sell and tried it for … (1 comments)

homerome: Such a Pretty House in Hunting Ridge - 04/16/14 06:28 PM
 
 
 
Such a Pretty House in Hunting Ridge
723 Nottingham Road
21229
MLS #
BA8289560
$199,944
 

 
It was a beautiful sunny but very cold Spring day and I had the pleasure of showing 723 Nottingham Road today.
The daffodils were blooming and the grass was green. I loved the way the sun was shining through the dining room French doors.
 
                                                   Click below to see more photos.
                             
 
 
Four level single family home.
The top floor master suite has a beamed ceiling, a full bath and two walk in closets plus a cedar closet.
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homerome: Getting Your Garage In Order Helps Sell The House! - 04/14/14 05:43 PM
Getting Your Garage In Order Helps
Sell The House!
 
 
'Your clients are getting ready to sell.  They're asking you, the expert, what's the one room in their home they should spend time and money on to have the biggest impact on the sale of the house.' 
 
Getting the garage space in order and in immaculate condition is the one area a seller can update. This is not an expensive project but does take some work.
   I have seen homes staged and all the excess stuff was loaded in the garage. Their thoughts 'it's just a garage and people know what a … (8 comments)

homerome: Hello Mary Lou... - 04/14/14 05:00 PM
Hello Mary Lou...and
Parcheezi
 

 
Please call the Baltimore Humane Society at 410-833-8848  to find out about pet adoption. Tell them you saw it on Margaret's blog.
How would you like to take either of these beauties home.
These two adorable girls are ready for you to say...
 
'Hello Mary Lou...and
Parcheezi'
 

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homerome: Daffodils at 723 Nottingham Road 21229 Baltimore's Hunting Ridge - 04/13/14 06:01 PM
Daffodils At 723 Nottingham Road
21229
Baltimore's Hunting Ridge
 

 
 
Here is a four level, four bedroom single family home with beautiful daffodils!
 
 MLS BA8289560
 
 
 Now is the time to enjoy the spring daffodils at
723 Nottingham Rd. 
 
To see this charming home, please call
 
Margaret Rome
410-530-2400
 
 
About Hunting Ridge    The Hunting Ridge Historic District is centered around Winans Way. The District is bounded on the north by Briarclift Road, which intersects Winans Way and bounded on the south by Edmondson Avenue. The western boundary is Hunting Place/Winans Way and … (7 comments)

homerome: Live Radio Sunday - Must Do's On Moving Day - 04/12/14 02:37 PM
Live Radio Show Show
Must Do's On Moving Day
 
 All About Real Estate is a live radio show 
with Margaret Rome
at 12 NOON on Sunday!
 
Call in number 410-922-6680
 
Listen Live    wcbm.com
 
WCBM (mobile app)
 
 
 

 
Sometimes I have a guest, sometimes I talk about homes for sale, sometimes I talk about buyers looking for homes and sometimes the callers set the tone of the show. 
After reading a featured blog written by Fred Griffin I decided this would be a good topic.
 
Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for … (15 comments)

homerome: Condo Documents Are A Way Out Of The Contract - 04/11/14 10:46 AM
 
Condo Documents Are A Way Out Of The Contract
 
 

 
 
From the time the condo documents are put in the buyer's hand they have seven days to withdraw without a penalty.
It happens for a reason, it happens for no reason, it also happens from buyer's remorse.
 The best way to handle this is to be prepared. Get the docs to the buyer's agent ASAP so the time coincides with the home inspection usually 7-10 days. Prepare your seller for this possibility. When you get that call or addenda pulling out...thank the other agent and, … (15 comments)

homerome: On My Planet.... - 04/09/14 07:02 PM
 
 
On my planet, every seller would know their bottom line. They would have a definite figure of what they "would" walk away with.
 

 
Bottom Line 
 
Recently had a referral from a friend with a seller who wanted to work with me and asked when I was available to list her home. While we were still on the phone I looked up  the tax records and listing history, found her property  had been on the  market several times with several different agents. There was a lock box, but no showings, no advertising and a low co-op fee. 
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homerome: Spring Is a Beautiful and Busy - 04/08/14 07:01 PM
Spring Is Beautiful and Busy
 
It's less than three weeks into our spring season and half of my inventory is under contract. That means home inspections, appraisals, and all the other things that need to be done to get to a successful settlement. And it also means that it is time to start building my inventory.
So watch for new Spring Listings.
Spring Is Beautiful and Busy

 
 Spring Is Beautiful and Busy
 

 
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homerome: A Lap Dog and A Lap Cat Are Available In Baltimore - 04/07/14 03:13 PM
A Lap Dog and A Lap Cat Are Available In Baltimore
 
Just look at those eyes. Roxanne and Snowflake are hard to resist. In reading the description below..
A Lap Dog and A Lap Are Cat Available In Baltimore
 

If you are interested in having either Snowflake or Roxanne in your lap in your Baltimore home please call the Baltimore Humane Society at 410-833-8848.
Tell them you saw it on Margaret's Blog.
 
 

 
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homerome: Getting Your Home Ready To List - 04/06/14 04:56 PM
Getting Your Home Ready To List
This has been a wonderfully busy week with lots of Too Late signs. A seller on my waiting list is ready  and wants my advice on getting her home ready for the market.
To save time, I made the topic for today's show
Getting Your Home Ready To List
 and suggested she listen and take notes.
It worked! A call from the daughter telling me that's just what she did. 
You will be able to listen to the podcast by the end of the week. 
 
  
Live Radio at 12 NOON!
410-922-6680
Make … (4 comments)

homerome: Gettting My First Listing On A Dare - 04/05/14 02:46 PM
Getting My First Listing On A Dare
 
 
There is a contest going on  asking about our first real estate experience.
 Mine was back in 1990 and it was done on a dare.
 
 

 
I didn't  know the right way or the "Rome" way to do things..so what could I possibly lose?  When I first started in real estate, my husband had just accepted the position of CEO of a local company. He was replacing "Bob" whose contract was not being renewed.
One day TLH said to me:
'Bob needs to sell his house, why don't you … (19 comments)

homerome: What Is A Reverse Contingency? - 04/04/14 12:45 PM
 
What Is A Reverse Contingency?
 
 One of my recent listing appointments was canceled when the potential seller was told that a home she was waiting for was no longer available. She did not want to take a chance of selling her house and not having a place to go. A few days later she was told a unit might be available in a few months.
 Her understandable fear ' What if I sell and have no place to move?'
 
 
 My suggestion a " reverse contingency"
list the property contingent on "finding a home of choice". 
 
 
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homerome: Another Baltimore Condo Has A Too Late Sign - 04/03/14 04:35 PM
 
Another Baltimore Condo Has A
Too Late Sign  
 
6711 Park Heights Ave
Unit 410
 
 
 
  
This Two Master Bedroom condo with two master baths is under contract!
 
 
This all brick condo  at 6711 Park Heights Ave in Baltimore, has the convenience of a full service building , is accessed by elevator and you have a doorman to  help with you needs.
In addition there is a party room, library area and elegant lobby.
This spacious Clubhouse condo with two master bedrooms and two master baths is....
 
Too Late 
 
 

 
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homerome: Another Baltimore City Home Has A Too Late Sign - 04/02/14 02:22 PM
Another Baltimore City Home Has A Too Late Sign
 
 
 
3025 Oakley Ave
Baltimore, Md 21215
MLS# BA8189570
 
 
The new buyer loves this one!
Single family home in Pimlico with 4 bedrooms and one and half baths.
This  four level home has been totally rehabbed. Check out the new  kitchen with granite, stainless appliances and gas stove. Notice the new windows, doors and hardwood floors. Formal living and dining room have bright windows to enjoy the changing seasons.
    Cool central air conditioning and  warm gas heat keeps you comfortable year round.
Entertaining is a pleasure with a fenced yard and a nice  front … (5 comments)

homerome: Baltimore Home Under Contract ! Delight Meadows Has a Too Late sign - 04/01/14 02:05 PM
 
Another Baltimore Home Under Contract
 Pretty Delight Meadows Has a Too Late sign
 
 
 This five bedroom four and a half bath home in the pretty neighborhood of Delight Meadows is Too Late!
Located at 344 Bonnie Meadow Circle in 21136, this spacious home is convenient to 795, Reisterstown Road and Owings Mills.
 
344 Bonnie Meadow Circle 
Reisterstown, Md 21136
 
MLS BC 8295201

 
 
Located at 344 Bonnie Meadow Circle in zip code 21136 this spacious home,  on 1.5 acres, is convenient to 795, Reisterstown Road and Owings Mills.
Tremendous amount of space with a four car … (5 comments)

homerome: Girls Looking For A Baltimore Home - 03/31/14 04:44 PM
 
Girls  Looking For A Baltimore Home
 
 
These girls need a home and are looking for love. Do you have room for either Carol or Rhonda?
One's a talker the other is a hugger.
Which do you prefer?

Please call the
Baltimore Humane Society at
410-833-8848
Tell them you saw Carol and Rhonda on Margaret's blog.
 
 

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homerome: How Will You Market My Baltimore Home? - 03/29/14 11:51 AM
How Will You  Market My Baltimore Home?
 
This is a question asked by sellers.
 
 
 Take a look

  Yes, I use the internet, multiple list, blogging and online marketing but I don't stop there. Print media shows my listed homes and the buyers I am working with. I can announce new listings and special properties.
My listings are discussed on my weekly Sunday radio show  'All About Real Estate'. 
 
How Will You Market My Baltimore Home?
 
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homerome: For Anyone Having A Birthday - 03/29/14 07:47 AM
 
For Anyone Having A birthday
 
 
 Received this in an email this morning and thought that one or two members might enjoy this on a Saturday morning. I did not write it. I just copied and am sharing it with you.
Does anyone relate?
Does anyone see themselves? This sounds like something Roger might write. 
 
 
 
Have a great weekend!
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Subject: $5.35 Taco
 

Before anyone comments, NO I'm not implying that any of you are old ;)
 
 
For Anyone Having A Birthday 
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homerome: I Need A Drink! So Turn It On. - 03/28/14 08:20 PM
I Need a drink!
So Turn It On. 
 
Have you seen a cat do this? 
While showing a property, I was fascinated with this kitty who was beautiful, friendly, silky soft and drank from the faucet. 
Take a look as Bailey takes a drink   
 
 
    
 
 Click above to see how Bailey takes a drink.   
I Need A Drink!
So Turn It On.
 

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