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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 You have a choice of three different condominiums in the Baltimore area. Which one do you prefer?   Are you looking for a condo with two bedrooms next to the elevator with a glass balcony and beautiful lobby? Take a look at Pavilion in the Park.      Are you looking for a very large penthouse condo with 3 bedrooms,3 baths and a formal dining room? Take a look at Park Towers East.     Are you looking for a single family condo with a two car garage and finished lower level? Take a look at Avalon East.   To see a Baltimore condo 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)
 If you are new to real estate or just want to hear about how I got started in this business...I am going to share some of my ideas.Find a REALTOR®, you like, admire and respect and go "suck" their brain! Offer to help with their open houses, putting up a sign or lockbox, have their car washed...anything to be around them. Emulate the good stuff. Ask questions. This person does NOT have to be the biggest producer, this person does not have to have their name on the grocery carts or bill boards. You will know that person after some observation, watching and listening.   Ethics...If there is a question about ethics...stay away. You know right from wrong. That is not taught in books, classes or webinars!Confidentiality: This is obvious. If someone shares information, it is NOT yours to rep...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Avalon East Courtyard Condo  is a community in Baltimore County! If you are looking for a change of lifestyle but not sure  you want a condo, a single family home, 55+ community or an adult living...take a look at Avalon East. You won't miss the lawn work, the shoveling or the exterior maintenance!Enjoy year round resort type living with Olympic size swimming pool, gym and tennis courts.This single family rancher is a condo with all the advantages of owning but minus the exterior maintenance!First floor spacious master bedroom with luxury bath has 2 large walk in closets. There is an adjacent connecting den that could also be home office. Once inside, you will see that this contemporary home has generous space and a great deal of flexibility for your furnishings.  And I do like the wo...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Baltimore is having some severe weather. Temperatures have been in the teens with lows in the single digits and wind chills below zero.  It has not stopped several showings today. Thank goodness the properties  had garages. It was quite easy to go from my home garage into these two condos that both have garages. 8904 Griffin Way  Unit 311 in the Pavilion.   Making appointments and showing properties in frigid weather is not a problem. The potential buyers were surprised when they received confirmation for their appointments within a matter of minutes.That's how I had a SOLD 2017 and plan the same for 2018! Thinking of buying or selling a homeCall Margaret Rome  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
    Frequently get this question. How do I sell my home when I don't know where I will be moving?They are very concerned about the move. It could be an illness, an elderly parent or some other reason why a second move would be more than inconvenient. An experienced agent might want to discuss the idea of a reverse contingency.  It is important to know a client's motivation. Are they ready to sell? Are they ready to buy?Can a suitable home be found? Can they sell the home they are living in? Do you see how people can be stuck, even paralyzed, in making a decision? This process needs to be discussed. You have to be comfortable making a moveWhen clients will not or cannot be inconvenienced for any amount of money... this is the perfect place for the reverse contingency.  When an offer is m...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 There is a welcome addition to Pikesville called The Essen Room. Located at 25 Hooks Lane just off the Beltway Exit 20...this new Deli is lively, noisy, delicious and has a wonderful array of  salads, smoked fish, corned beef, huge  sandwiches, bakery items, a pickle bar and lots of friendly staff. Talk about feeling welcomed... this is the place.I stopped in with Maxine, my radio guest on today's live show and we were greeted like celebrities. They had a table waiting and made us feel so important. Lou said it was his first "reserved" table! We ordered soup and a half salad. That half salad will make another meal or two and.... Maxine announced it was the best cabbage soup she has ever had. It was extremely busy but the service was fast, friendly and  they made everyone feel good abou...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Referring to my buyers as future listings, I am bringing a buyer on tomorrow as guest on my live radio show. Maxine purchased the perfect home from me this month and I am looking forward to talking with her on ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE.The enjoyment of  working with this buyer was her involvement and knowledge of the buying the process. It was definitely not her first transaction.  What questions would you ask of a former buyer? Have you ever interviewed a former client?You can ask your questions in the comments below, text me or  call  the show tomorrow. Tune in live tomorrow www.wcbm.com at noon     
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 3306 Timberfield Rd Pikesville 21208 SOLD This one went lightning fast!Contract was signed on November 15th and closing was today.It was sold as the sign was placed in the ground. Such a desirable area ....    close enough to  the Pikesville school fields to throw balls every day. How exciting that this home has everything this lucky family wanted.. the perfect location, four bedrooms on the first floor, big eat in kitchen with adjacent laundry, lower level ready to finish, a big level backyard and needing enough updating to be in their price range. And the sellers found the perfect family to continue the love in this home!    Happiness is definitely closing day!   
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Here is a luxury condo bright open and exciting with floor to ceiling walls of glass and a balcony to watch the four seasons from. You reach a point where you just don’t want to mow the lawn, shovel the snow or any of the other chores of maintaining a home. This kind of living can be found at Pavilion in the Park, a private secure, full service building with garage parking.The Pavilion in the Park has wide elegant hallways, separate entertaining area for your lavish parties or maybe use it for a family gathering. This beautiful area comes with a grand piano and access to terraces for inside and outside entertaining.  4001 Old Court Road #311 MLS # 10083989 $224,944       Beautiful Luxury Contemporary Condo located in Pikesville. Convenient to 695, 795, Owings Mills, Wegmans, Trader Joe...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Living in the Baltimore area, it is really convenient to have a garage to deal with our four seasons and for the security it affords us and our automobiles. This past weekend when we got our first blanket of snow it was nice knowing the car was protected, no need to clean it off and very easy to travel without a warm up. Below are three different types of homes in the Baltimore area and all with garages.   The first is a single family home with a two car garage.  The next one is a single family condo with a two car garage.The third one is a full service condominium with underground parking.  Looking for a garage in a Baltimore homeCall Margaret Rome    
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
mrome@homerome Some of the sweetest words I've heard in real estate...Clear To Close! I got that phone call today from the lender. It was not a loan I was worried about but still those are mighty nice words. It doesn't mean that your house is sold but it is certainly reassuring. The first thing I did was call the buyer to explain what this means. The next call was to the seller, who was in the midst of moving. I shared those three words 'Clear To Close" and proceeded to explain why this is an important step in the transaction. The home inspection had been signed off on, the appraisal came in with the value, the funds needed have been verified and closing date has been scheduled. Now there is only the waiting time...less than two weeks. That's when   the sellers will deposit their procee...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 This Timberfield rancher is in a popular neighborhood of Pikesville. Four of the six bedrooms are on the main level. The spacious dining room hosted 32 guests, all seated for  dinner, this past week and there was still plenty of room.  Check out the photosFor more information on this Pikesville homeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 3306 Timberfield Rd  Pikesville 21208 Too Late  This one went lightning fast! It was sold as the sign was placed in the ground. Such a desirable area in  Pikesville beinglocated on a cul de sac, close enough to Pikesville school fields to throw balls every day.  How exciting that this home has everything this lucky family wanted.. the perfect location, four bedrooms on the first floor, big eat in kitchen with adjacent laundry, lower level to finish, a big level backyard and needing enough updating to be in their price range.        
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Located at 1427 Reisterstown Rd. right in the heart of Pikesville, is a very very small Deli with great big wonderful treats. It is not a new place. In fact it was opened in 1958 by Marty Lev. And now his warm welcoming daughter, Shelly, makes you feel right at home.     From the homemade chopped liver to the awesome brisket, to the chocolates, to the beautiful custom dairy and deli trays...it is amazing how so much good food can come out of such a tiny space. Take a few minutes, stop in for a treat. The staff is so friendly...you are going to want to stay longer. And it's minutes away from my newest perfect sized condo atThe Pavilion in the Park     
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
         Click here for PHOTOS     8904 Griffin Way Avalon East MLS BC 10078632 $399,944     This three to five bedroom 3 bath rancher has all the conveniences of a CONDO …no exterior maintenance, no lawn care, no shoveling and all the perks of owning a single family home.   This is a detached stand alone home with a 2 car garage, first floor laundry, hard wood floors, luxury master bedroom and bath with two walk in closets and an adjacent office, 'snoring' room or TV room. There’s another bedroom and full bath on the main level along with the spacious living room, dining room and bright modern eat in kitchen with  an island and breakfast nook.    Huge finished lower level with more rooms, a full bath, office space, recreation room and abundant storage. Ideal location close to 695,795 t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 4001 Old Court Road   Beautiful Luxury Contemporary Condo located in Pikesville.Convenient to 695, 795, Owings Mills, Wegmans, Trader Joes, Giant, and LifeBridge Health and Fitness. This  3rd floor “just right” size unit is close to the elevator. Bright two bedroom, one and a half bath has floor to ceiling walls of glass. Balcony access from bedrooms and living area. Large eat-in kitchen with pantry and laundry. Full-service building with beautiful lobby, entertaining areas, garage parking, front desk, valet parking and lush landscaping WOW For more information on this condo homeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Perfect condo...not too big not too small. Generous sized with 2 bedrooms (one could be a den) a master bathroom and a guest powder room. Walls of glass in each room and a spacious balcony... make this a very bright home.Washer and dryer in the condo. Nice eat in kitchen with a pantry. Fabulous sized 24' by 19' open  living and dining area is defined only by your furniture placement.Forget the weather, there is a deeded garage space along with valet parking, 24 hour security, exercise room, reception desk, inviting  entrance, party room  and reception areas. This condo in the Pavilion will be on the market in the next week.For more information on this Pikesville condo homeCall Margaret Rome       
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
     Garages are good selling features in Baltimore. Even though the garage is not true living space, it can and does add value...especially if there is actually room for your cars. We were down to the final touches of getting the house on the market.  In less than 24 hours, we had a clean and inviting garage.  First step: Empty it!Second step: Paint the walls, ceiling and floor!  The 'before' photo above was taken over the weekend.The 'after' was taken today, Monday.This Baltimore rancher with two car garage is ready to go!    
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  When marketing a home remember everyone looks in closets and garages. Please make sure they are either neat, empty or even staged.  I have some sellers who want to take all the stuff and put it in the garage!  This is their quick way of getting the house ready for the photographer.  NO NO NO!!!   Garages need to be clean to show that it is only for cars. After the listing is signed, we go through the home to see what is needed to make the best first impression. Garages are a wonderful selling feature in Baltimore. Especially with our wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. Either quite hot in the summer, a quick thunderstorm and the possibility of snow and ice later in the season. Careful about storing something for a short time in your garage. That short time is much longe...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Always want to give my properties as much exposure as possible. However this special home is not quite ready for the photographer. The only shot was of the living room...not a good one, from my cell and I needed an exterior picture for this weekend's ad. I was not near the house and ad deadline was already past. Always have a Plan B. says my friend Carra Riley But remember...you have to have a Plan A in order to go to Plan B!Since I knew the seller's son was at the house, I made a quick call and a plea to take an exterior shot showing the two car garage. Within minutes he texted me a photo. I quickly cropped it and sent it to my advertising person..Not as good as the professional photography, we will be doing in the next week,  but good enough  for a  small color teaser ad. For informa...
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