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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
I have been looking for a  Greene Tree Condo in Baltimore County, with a first-floor owner suite and a double garage for quite a few months. My buyers have been wonderfully patient, but today they asked permission to take matters into their own hands.In my search for this property, I have been running an ad, blogging, placed a call to the property management, and talked about this property on my weekly radio show.My buyers made up this flyer to distribute in their desired neighborhood. Finding a home for buyers in this market takes a bit more than waiting for one to hit the MLS. Thinking of selling your 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)
Families often choose to move to a new home during the summertime so their children can feel at home in the new place before school starts. It makes good sense to give kids the chance to settle in before taking on the challenges of a new school, no matter what their ages.Many years ago, my very special clients, Keith and Kim Holmes shared their tips for making a move easier on your children. Here are a few of their ideas: ''Most important – LISTEN. Children will give you all kinds of signs. Take care to be in tune with their feelings, fears, and concerns.   Be sensitive to their wishes. You will have hour-on-hour of “new house” discussions, and there will be times when they don’t want to be involved.   Make sure to involve them, especially in decisions that affect them. Let them choose ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  7940 Stevenson Rd 21208 MDBC20000820 $599,944 5 Bedrooms 3 1/2 Baths    Here is a forever house with five bedrooms, a sunroom addition, an office with a separate entrance, and a large den on the main level. Two bedrooms on the upper level with another full bath and abundant storage. Two wood-burning fireplaces plus a pellet stove. The patio is wired and ready for your hot tub. Garage and studio/office with separate entrance. Updated and upgraded, this Sugar-built Stevenson home sits on a beautifully landscaped and manicured lot.     Click to see more photos.      For a tour or more information about 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)
Over the years, I have listened to so many buyers and sellers about their wants and needs. I have heard sellers say their homes will be hard to sell because of a perceived deficiency. It may not be so.Always ask and don't assume. A dozen assumptions in real estate:  -Everyone wants a Single-Family Home-Everyone wants Central Air Conditioning-Everyone wants Public Water-Everyone wants A Finished Basement-Everyone wants Gas Heat-Everyone wants a Brick House-Everyone wants a Side Loading Garage-Everyone wants a Fireplace-Everyone wants an EOG townhome-Everyone wants an Inground Pool-Everyone wants a Lawn-Everyone wants a Quiet Street  For each of the dozen perceptions above, I have a story to tell.  Just ask.Please don't assume!Questions about 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)
 7520 Seven Mile LaneBaltimore County 21208MLS# MDBC2003390 Seven Mile and Smith Ave Desirable location!  Here is an excellent opportunity to own a single-family home set up as 2 living units. The second floor has a private entrance from the large covered front porch, three bedrooms, a full bath, and a kitchen!  Live on the first level, rent the upstairsor use the entire home as a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home. Maybe laundry room upstairs instead of the kitchen.The main level, with fireplace, has an eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, access to the deck, and rear fenced yard. The First-floor bedroom with walk-in closet/office/sunroom has a half bath and Pella sliding glass door to the deck.  Also on this first level is a dining room, living room, fireplace, hardwood floors, and anot...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 My special sellers held an event at the home they are selling.  With their large family, including four sons, wives, a bunch of grandkids, and great grands, this couple opened their home, and so many came. I stopped by  Sunday after my radio show to see this wonderful home filled with beautiful happy people. The purpose: a Giving Away Party! Everyone could choose from many cherished items, and they all got fed lots of wonderful home cooking. What a terrific reason to have a party! The house was filled with laughter, photo-taking, story sharing, making memories, and helping Grandma and Pop lessen the stuff that needed packing, moving, and giving away.  Have you ever thought about how we pay others to throw our stuff away? Think of all the organizers, stagers, haulers, and others who, fo...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Would you please help me find a Pikesville/Owings Mills Home?   I am looking for a small single-family home in Northwest Baltimore with only two must-haves! -ONEIt must be in immaculate move-in condition.This busy buyer has no time and no inclination to do any work. We are ready to move and start living immediately.  -TWOIt must have a garage!One car is okay, but it must be attached.   This home does not sound like a tall order, but we need this property ASAP. The buyer is qualified and ready to move at a moment's notice. Do you have this home to sell?Do you know someone who does?  If you have this home, please get in touch with Margaret Rome. All calls confidential!  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7940 Stevenson Rd 21208MDBC20000820$699,9445 Bedrooms3 1/2 Baths  Here is a forever house with five bedrooms, a sunroom addition, an office with a separate entrance, and a large den on the main level. Two bedrooms on the upper level with another full bath and abundant storage. Two wood-burning fireplaces plus a pellet stove. The patio is wired and ready for your hot tub. Garage and studio/office with separate entrance. Updated and upgraded, this Sugar-built Stevenson home sits on a beautifully landscaped and manicured lot.   Click to see more photos.   For a tour or more information about this 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)
 What will you do to sell my home?That's the question a seller wants to know from their REALTOR®Hopefully, more than the three Ps. 1.Put it into the MLS2. Place a sign on the property 3. Pray  In addition to putting the property on the MLS (Multiple Listing System), making sure it is on numerous websites, professional photography, and taking each call to answer questions and set up appointments, HomeRome will be doing various additional marketing.   As you can see above, we will talk about your house and all the special features on my live weekly radio show. You may call in, and we can discuss your property. This way, your home has more exposure to the general public. Blogging is part of my marketing to tell about your home, neighborhood, and unique features.  And sometimes, I combine t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Buyers are thinking and hopefully saying things like...'We have to think about it. We want to come back and see it in the evening or in the rain. We would like for our parents to see the house. I would like for my contractor to take a look at the property.' In the past, we have all made accommodations for buyers to see a prospective new home on more than one occasion. Purchasing a new residence is a huge decision, not to be taken lightly. But this past year, in a blazing hot frenzy of a market, that is precisely what has been happening. Contracts are written on-site, accepted, or rejected within the same day or held for multiple offers. Buyers, many times, have had to bite the bullet and make an offer within a few hours. They are "forced" if they want to buy right now to make these off...
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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 little change.More homes are hitting the market, and there is not as significant a shortage of inventory that we have been experiencing. I do not see the multiple, way over asking offers.  Homes are still selling well but maybe not as fast—good news for the buyers who have been patiently waiting to purchase. And perhaps, they don't have to make an above offer, forego a home inspection and waive an appraisal. All three things that I don't like to see buyers go for.     It's good to see the market opening a bit for buyers—slight changes with more homes on the market. I still have numerous clients ready to buy who have been scared away from this market. By being patient, we are going to see more buyers succeed in the market.  So many are ready and qualified, but they need guida...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7929 Stevenson RoadPikesville, Md21208is SOLD! Here was a chance to purchase a sprawling brick Mid-Century-Modern rancher inside the Baltimore Beltway. It is so ready for custom renovations. Measuring more than 2800 square feet, this rancher includes a living room, dining room, den with fireplace, library, recreation room plus four bedrooms, double carport, and two and a half baths.  Click to see photos Open eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar has a door to a lush half-acre level, fenced yard with BBQ and patio area.  There is also a utility room, laundry, and double carport with storage. All on one level = No Steps  We have found a buyer for Stevenson rancher, which is being sold "AS IS."Such a wonderful opportunity for these buyers to own a luxury one-level home in such a desirable loca...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Many years ago and long before real estate, we had experienced "swarmers," some people call them flying ants. They usually show up in the spring and are a sign of termite activity. Each time we had these " swarmers," we were left with a gazillion wings!  Each time we had a different pest company inspect, we had a treatment that ranged from drilling holes around the house's perimeter and in the basement and garage. Each time we were assured that would be the end. We continued to investigate. -We had a wood deck covering a concrete porch, wholly removed, thinking that was the source.-We opened a wall on the outside of the house, but that revealed nothing. It was not until we had replacement windows installed that we found the evidence. Removal of the front window showed the tell-tale si...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 It was Sunday, and it was after 12 noon, and I was live on the radio. Calls were coming in, along with texting of questions.    I have found from the calls I receive during the week; more folks are shy or just not comfortable talking live on the radio. But these listeners have no problem, thank goodness, calling and asking real estate questions all week long. Many of these calls would be ideal topics for the weekly live broadcasts.  Light bulb moment  So when I give out the call-in number, I also give my cell number and tell the audience they can text me during the show. And it's working!Yesterday's show was lively. I was talking about my new listing, taking calls on the switchboard, reading texts, and seeing an email notice, all at the same time. One of the callers asked about this "s...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  For the past fifteen years, I have been an ActiveRain member and active blogger. Each day, I learn something new, share something I've learned, and connect with a member, buyer, or seller through my blogging.  When asked if I am too busy to blog? My answer is maybe I am busy because I find the time to participate. Over the years, I have found how well this platform is working. And it is more than just blogging. I am using the information and topics on my live Sunday Radio Show, ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE.  When I write about a new listing or a  home's unique feature, a smooth transaction, a bit of turbulence before settlement, I can share that same information with the listening audience.  Recently I have suggested that the listeners text their questions during the show. Many calls during ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7520 Seven Mile LaneBaltimore County 21208MLS# MDBC2003390 Seven Mile and Smith Ave Desirable location! Here is an excellent opportunity to own a single-family home set up as 2 living units. The second floor has a private entrance from the large covered front porch, three bedrooms, a full bath, and a kitchen!  The main level has an eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar,  access to the deck, and rear fenced yard. The First-floor bedroom with walk-in closet/office/ sunroom has a half bath and Pella sliding glass door to the deck. Also on this first level is a dining room, living room with hardwood floors, and another full bath. The lower level is finished with a 19 x 20 carpeted space, laundry, a recent radiant gas hot water furnace, and updated electricity. A paved driveway leads to the separate...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Our Maryland contract states that the buyer can do a walk-through within five days of closing on a home. Here is what to look for at this time:-The house should be in the same condition as when you went under contract. That is minus all the seller's belongings. Our contract also states that the house should be broom clean and free of debris. Here are some items to check during this walk-through.-Were the requested and agreed-upon repairs done? Are there receipts?-Turn on the water faucets in sinks, showers, tubs and check to make sure the toilets flush, -Check the kitchen appliances to make sure they are on and operating.-That the attached items agreed to are still on the property.-Check that garage doors work and make sure the remotes and codes are available.-Check the lights and timer...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
The photo above:  Living room with French doors into the sunroom  7940 Stevenson Rd 21208MDBC20149265 Bedrooms3 1/2 Baths  Here is a forever house with five bedrooms, a sunroom addition, an office with a separate entrance, and a large den on the main level. Two bedrooms on the upper level with another full bath and abundant storage. Two wood-burning fireplaces plus a pellet stove. The patio is wired and ready for your hot tub. Garage and studio/office with separate entrance. Updated and upgraded, this Sugar-built Stevenson home sits on a beautifully landscaped and manicured lot.  Click to see more photos   For a tour or more information about this 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)
 Our real estate market is like dominos. One has first to move a tile to cause a reaction. Are you ready to make that first move?   We have so many ready to move and can afford to move, but they don't know where to move. Let me help.  If we can find your perfect home or know where you are going, this is the ideal time to sell. Buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase; some can wait a few months or longer; others can settle quickly with a cash sale. But until there is one move, the next cannot move, and the next and the next. Let's start that move. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home Now is the time to 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)
Photo above-mini kitchen in the media room. 8525 Mountainholly Dr.Baltimore CountyPikesville 21208This home has it all from the first-floor owner's suite, library, sunroom, gazebo, granite kitchen, gas fireplace, extensive decking, four full baths, loft perfect for guest suite, and a lower level that looks like "Vegas" with pool table, poker room, fabulous media room, bedroom, wine room, cedar closet, bath and walkout to bluestone patio.Click toCHECK OUT THE PHOTOS  8525 Mountainholly Dr.Pikesville, Md 21208MLS MDBC527248For information on this single-family condo home Call Margaret Rome 
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