homerome: Another Pikesville Home Sold And Settled By HomeRome Realty
- 04/22/14 09:38 PM
Another Pikesville Home Sold And Settled
By HomeRome Realty
This Pikesville home went on the market in the snow in February and was sold before the sign went into the ground.
Final settlement was today.
This home above is in Willowbrook North zip code 21208 in the Pikesville area. It was a four bedroom split level with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors under wall to wall carpeting, a large kitchen with cathedral ceiling, finished club room with powder room, a door to the outside patio and an abundant amount of storage. The roof, gas furnace and central air conditioning had
homerome: Aloha And Tony Need A Baltimore Home
- 04/21/14 07:24 PM
Aloha and Tony Need a Baltimore Home
Please help the Baltimore Humane Society find homes for Aloha and Tony
Read Aloha's story below and see if you have room in your heart for this sweet boy.
Do you have room in your heart and in your home for these adorable pets? If so please call the Baltimore Humane Society at 410.833.8848. Tell them you found it on Margaret's Blog. Baltimore Homes Needed ForAloha and Tony
homerome: What Do Palmetto Bugs Have To Do With Real Estate?
- 04/20/14 07:21 PM
What Do Palmetto Bugs Have To Do With Real Estate?
Elyse Berman an ActiveRain friend called my radio show today.
The topic Saying Goodbye To Your House. I may have a referral for a buyer in the Boca area and asked Elyse to call me after the show.
Elyse and I spoke after the show and I learned so much about Florida's Palmetto bugs.
As she was telling me about her yucky incident with one of these critters today..I was on the net looking at all the bugs and the difference between palmettos and cockroaches.
Elyse was telling
homerome: Live Radio Sundays- All About Real Estate With Margaret Rome
- 04/19/14 10:06 PM
Live Radio Sunday- All About Real Estate With Margaret Rome
This Sunday's topic will be...
Saying Goodbye To Your House
Call In Number
12 -1 every Sunday
Miss the show? No problem . You will be able to hear previous recordings by going to PODCASTS www.wcbm.com You can listen live with the WCBM app. Hope you will be listening each Sunday 12 noon.
You can also text me at 410.530.2400 during the show and I will respond to comments on the air. This is one hour that I will NOT be answering my phone. Live Radio
homerome: Time To Say Goodbye To Your House
- 04/19/14 08:16 PM
Time To Say Goodbye To your House
Do you remember saying goodbye to a close friend? Can you imagine how you would feel if you never saw that friend again and did not have a chance to say a last goodbye?
Everyone knows that moving from one home to another takes a lot of time, planning, and emotion. You work hard getting the house ready to list, to show, to sell, and then even harder sorting and packing. You have friends and neighbors you won’t see any more after you move and you need
homerome: Hope This Is Not A Recording
- 04/18/14 07:03 PM
Hope This Is Not A Recording
Answered my phone, as usual with a
"Hi, this is Margaret."
The caller said:
"Hope this is not a recording."
Repeating my name and asking how I could help, he was pleased how willing I was to answer his specific questions including the price, layout and a more detailed description of the finished attic space.
He called from one of my signs noticing a single family home with not one but two garages. We had a lovely conversation. After answering his questions, I was able to email links to
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
homerome: Photos Of A Pretty House In Hunting Ridge 723 Nottingham Rd. 21229
- 04/16/14 06:28 PM
Photos Of A a Pretty House in Hunting Ridge
723 Nottingham Road
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
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
homerome: Hello Mary Lou...
- 04/14/14 05:00 PM
Hello Mary Lou...and
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
homerome: Daffodils at 723 Nottingham Road 21229 Baltimore's Hunting Ridge
- 04/13/14 06:01 PM
Daffodils At 723 Nottingham Road
Baltimore's Hunting Ridge
Here is a four level, four bedroom single family home with beautiful daffodils!
Now is the time to enjoy the spring daffodils at
723 Nottingham Rd.
To see this charming home, please call
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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".
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
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....