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By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 31
 TRS February 2019 Our MembersBy: Phil Malkinson                                                          All Roads Lead to RomeThe author, blogger and radio show host attracts clients through multiple media channels and novel approachesAfter becoming the youngest head nurse at a local hospital, ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 14
  7121 Park Heights Ave 21215Unit #808Park Towers WestMLS # MDBA462036$69,944 Have you been looking for a Baltimore condo but haven't found one big enough? Are you looking to redo a two bedroom two bath with a price that allows you to include all of your custom designs? Are you looking for a cond...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 18
Time to celebrate...you've just received a great offer. All the terms, including price, settlement date, financing etc are acceptable and agreed upon. You are now under contract. Time to pack the house, hire the movers and make arrangements for your next  home.Whoa, not so fast. On the rare occas...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 25
 11 Slade Avenue  # 609   Baltimore, Maryland  21208Eleven Slade Cooperative 2 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms$109,944MLS #BC10198870 Click To See Photos Go ahead and fall in love..this time you can afford it!You can have the elegant Eleven Slade address and the Baltimore County location.Bright and spacious ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 18
 1 Gristmill CtUnit 203Annen Woods 21208 MLS # BC10221805   All brick full service building with elevator, doorman, garage parking and no worries about cutting grass, raking leaves, shoveling snow, cleaning gutters or roof repair. Enjoy the changing season without participating in any of the work...

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 5
Here is a terrific Key West listing that comes with a history lesson.  Thanks to the original poster for the great info. If you know someone looking for a permanent home in Key West or a vacation home, share this with them.  This just might be the perfect home for them. Just about all potential b...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 25
 She's foxy, she's feisty, she's got a pool table in her dining room and she's thinking about selling her home.  But June's not selling to just anyone. It has to be someone who can fill her magical house with love. There's plenty of room to do that with four levels and five bedrooms.   And...it h...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
  8605 Snowreath Rd.  21208                                                              Click For Slide Show      This May Be The Perfect Home If You...   Would like an active adult community for age 55 plus. Would like the big home with the bedrooms on the first floor. Would like the laundry al...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 14
     One of the calls I received this week was from someone asking how to get out of a listing. I asked why he needed this information. That's not a question I want to answer.   If someone is under a listing contract with an agent, another agent should not be giving out this information. Most of ...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
Comments 0
If you are very good at what you do and know the business area for your set of skills then one of the most effective ways to create wealth is to start and operate your own business. When you operate your own business there are significantly less limits on your income than the alternative of being...

By Jerry Mcclellan
(Goprosystems)
Comments 4
Many home buyers and home sellers use the words "REALTOR®" and real estate agent interchangeably, but the distinction is far greater than most people imagine. This is one of those rare cases where words do make a difference. The distinction may seem minor to consumers, a matter of semantics, some...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
Today is the day to press the restart button... Clarksville real estate professional Debbie Reynolds is a very special member of the ActiveRain network. In this post, Debbie talks about pressing the restart button. Let's press that button today. Please go to the original blog if you wish to leave...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 37
My Craziest Transaction - A December Contest As a lender, I see a lot.  I see people's financials, their credit, inside their homes.  Over the years, there have been a lot of disturbing things - spouses with wild spending habits their partners knew nothing about.  Homes of hoarders.  Folks who ma...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 93
2019 The Gratitude Does Not Need To End  The Gratitude Does Not Need To End It's December 1 and the Novermber 2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge is another chapter in the chronicles of ActveRain history.  But you know, the gratitude need not end.   I read many of the posts written for this cha...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 62
  Would the 'warm puppy technique' work in real estate?  If you've never heard of this, let me explain. Think of the child in the pet store who wants a dog. An astute salesperson would see that the parents are trying to make a decision and suggest they take the puppy home for the weekend.   If it...

By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 27
Your blog signature is a significant pivot point opportunity that you may be missing out on. In this multi-part series, let's look at how we can leverage this opportunity in our favor! First of all, what is a blog signature? Your signature block is what appears immediately after the main content...

By Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Comments 2
Do take a minute to read this quick lesson on when to use who vs. whom from Marte Cliff.The trick Marte shares from Grammar Girl is one that I think will be easy for many folks to remember after they hear it.Thank you for sharing this quick tutorial on who and whom. This one has always given me t...

By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
Comments 6
It was during the foreclosure crisis.  I must have picked them off via Zillow or Trulia.  They were a couple.  The woman was very pretty and the man seemed sort of macho with tats.  They told me they could buy a home and were prequalified.   They wanted to see property with some privacy.  They se...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 24
We took time out this morning and drove to Los Olivos for lunch at Sides Hardware & Shoes.  On our way over the mountains, we saw the charred remains of trees and brush and were thankful that no lives or structures were lost.  We also said thanks to all the fire personnel that were part of this v...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 12
Carol Williams and Anna "the top banana" Kruchten have challenged us to write about the craziest real estate sale we've ever had, and I had to stop and think for a minute. Which one should I choose? I've had a few pretty crazy sales in the past five years.One stands out, and even though it ultima...