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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 17
Safely showing a property is important! This one way of showing my listings is working well. The buyer's agent makes an appointment with me either online, Showing Time, text, email, or phone. The agent calls when they arrive at the home. I “tour” it while they are on the phone. I can point out al...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 15
About twenty-five years ago, my friend Larry Ennels and I were in the same office. His kindness to everyone, along with his devotion to family, was impressive. Larry Ennels, Realtor® Six weeks ago, when looking for a home for special buyers, we came across 207 Cedarmere Circle in Owings Mills. It...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 8
As a solo broker and mainly a listing agent, I have buyers ready to purchase immediately. Frustrating to watch the disappointment of multiple offers and not even to have a chance to bid because of the short supply of homes in our Baltimore area. The stress level on buyers is exceptionally high, a...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 15
   There was a member who talked about making crossword puzzles and using them for marketing properties. So today, I decided to try one for a  listing. Hours, not minutes, were spent! Did I need to do this? Did I want to give it a try? Was it fun? Was it just because it was new? Don't know if I w...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 20
  Getting properties sold is what Real Estate is all about. There are many ways to market, brand, and advertise. It is our job to let the folks know we are in real estate! It is not their job to remember!   Half the advertising does not work, but which half. ''John Wanamaker (1838-1922) was a ver...

By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Comments 3
Rain Barrels and Compost Bins are Available for Baltimore CountyMore and more people are growing their own gardens, becoming more ecologically aware.  Over the past year, stores have been selling out of products to help people make jams, jellies, pickles, grow gardens, make homemade foods. Reside...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 12
  1010 Kingston RoadSudbrook ParkPikesville, Md 21208MLS MDBC516052This charming, rarely available, single-family brick cape cod home, sitting on a large fenced corner lot.Check out the paved driveway and a large deck off the family room. This deck is perfect for entertaining or securing your two...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 13
 There is not a lot of inventory, so buyers and agents are getting very frustrated. They see a property and feel pressured to make an immediate offer. This is a huge decision.Being rushed, being asked to take it without inspections, waiving the appraisal, and paying the asking price or above adds...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 24
 It won't be long before this forever home hits the market. A tiny bit of teasing is in order since it's too soon to give you full details on this four-bedroom home with three and a half baths.   The photos above show the new fireplace doors, a square sink in the powder room with dark bronze fixt...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 27
  'Is this a good time to get into real estate?' A recent caller asked because he hears the market is strong. He had tried RE some years ago when real estate was slower.Recently unemployed, he is thinking about getting back into the business. I answered him with a couple of questions.How did you ...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 17
If the house has a story, tell it.  It’s more than sticks and bricks; it’s home. Going on a listing presentation. I go to see if I want the listing, not whether I can get it.  Taking on unique and unusual properties is my passion. The house starts talking to me, and I talk back, asking many quest...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 6
  It is time to have a heart to heart talk. Now is the best time to sell your home. Buyers need homes. Interest rates have never been lower.  Inventory is down. Serious buyers are looking in this winter weather.Get your home on the market before the Spring rush. Need to know what to do to get you...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 22
More and more people are using home gyms. Since many can no longer go safely to their health clubs, they make space where they live. It is a priority for buyers to have this type of space available when searching for new properties. Look around where you can put that yoga mat, that stairclimber o...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 20
Yesterday was a busy and very productive day—multiple appointments, including meeting with two appraisers on my upcoming closings. One was last-minute because we had snow in the forecast. So glad we were able to get the appointments all done. Now the threat of snow does not bother me, because fre...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 34
Find a House That Knocks Your Socks Off...But Be Sure You Can Afford To Replace Them.Before you go looking at a house, please make sure it is one you can afford. Get yourself pre-qualified and know your limits.Work with an agent and lender who understand your wish list. Get as much house as you n...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 18
Yummy Pastries In Baltimore The pandemic is not stopping some people from having a wonderful home business. So many people are happy about this because they can still get freshly made-to-order pastries. Perfect for weekend entertaining. Pick-up is on Fridays 9-2 and other days by appointment.Are ...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 52
A caller on my radio show yesterday inspired this post. She was a former client who was not happy with a chimney company that had given some incorrect advice. My suggestion with any contractor or service company is to get good referrals.  Most people love the look and feel of a fireplace and the ...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 20
The snow is gorgeous, no doubt! But it does play havoc with coordinating real estate activities. Just like all homes are not alike, the same holds for buyers, sellers, and inspections. When you get a ratified contract, there are still deadlines to meet, taking from a week or two, depending on the...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 19
Quoted in the This month's TRS has an article Navigating Through A Pandemic.You can  Read The Entire Article and see that a couple of AR members have been quoted.Below are quotes from two ActiveRain MembersBut even when altering messaging techniques, agents have faced challenges when communicatin...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 13
 A home inspection is one of the most time-consuming activities that a Realtor® has to deal with. Take today, for example; it was four hours. It was my listing, my seller is in her nineties, and I was attending.There is a lot to coordinate between arranging the home inspection (including chimney,...

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