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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 in the position to wait, I have homes for you. Why the wait? Sellers with great houses are not ready to move. One is retiring at the end of the year. One is having a house remodeled with completion as long as November, and one is still looking for their dream home. When they retire, when their home is complete, and when they find a home, their present home can and will be sold. I'm reaching out to buyers who have had a stressful time trying to purchase in this market and getting your offers accepted.Are you flexible enough to give sellers the time they need to move on? With this kind of elasticity, finding that elusive dream home may be a lot easier.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)
There are many stages and decisions when considering selling a home. I have spoken to many sellers over the years, and this process can be overwhelming. After you decide to move (and I have had people take years), you need to know where you are going and what you must do to get your home on the market. Now some people keep such an organized home they could move in a week's notice. That is NOT the case for the majority. Decades of collecting, living, raising kids...you always find places to "hide" the stuff, especially when your home has unused rooms, lots of closets, an attic, a basement, or a garage. Yes, I have seen all those spaces filled up. Here is a home where Martha Stewart did not live.How do you get started? Good question. Glad you asked. If you are one of the people who have n...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  What an honor 'Best Real Estate Agency' winner by the Baltimore JT.The magazine is dated June 17, 2022. I never thought of myself as a cover girl, but what a privilege to be in this article for doing what I love to do.My Lee and My Mom would be so proud.Thank you, Baltimore Jewish Times.
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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 is from Prime Tv.Here is an example of how to help buyers purchase in this market. Look at this text from a father looking out for his family. "Hello Margaret, Good morning. I spoke with you last week regarding my two daughters, that are looking for their first home to share. You asked them to write down their wish list for today's show. I hope it's not too late. It was a very busy week, but here's what they put down:''Two sisters looking for a first home in the.Location: Baltimore County (Rosedale/White Marsh/Perry Hall area)*Budget: Up to/around $350,000*4 bedrooms*At least 2 FULL bathrooms – (master room with en suite)*At least 1,800 square feetSingle-family or Town Home (Town Home preferred)Yard space with deckFinished basement*Moderately sized kitchenLess than ten y...
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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 buyer, you know what they want, but it is not on the market. What to do? Find it!  And that is just what happened. I have buyers with specific needs. I have put the word out on my radio show and got a call from a trusted agent that a new listing was ready to go on the market in a few weeks. Let me know when it goes live and is ready for showing.A few days ago, I got a text late afternoon that the new listing was available. It was going live the next day. I asked if I could show it that evening. It was already 6 pm. I changed my plans, called my buyers, and told them to drop everything and meet me at 6:30. We came, we saw, we contracted!  Know what your buyer wants. Let others know what you need. Be prepared to write. In other words: Be ready to strike when the iron is hot! T...
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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 selling in one area and moving to another, please ensure an agent or someone knowledgeable and responsible knows about each transaction.Just think about a situation where I was selling a home here in Baltimore and a " trusted friend" took charge of the purchase in another state. Our transaction was going so smoothly. Qualified buyer, set settlement date, and the buyer agreed to allow the seller to remain, at no charge, for up to 30 days giving this seller time needed to find the next home. It was a dream transaction in the making.That is until this "friend" helped my Baltimore seller purchase another property during this brief time. They were so happy to find the right property!Only one small problem  They scheduled the closing date on the new purchase BEFORE settlement on t...
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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 way to repurpose a previous blog. I wrote this post describing how one of my sellers made the buyers feel welcome along with me, the Real Estate Broker. I took that post and repurposed it into this write-up below. Have you thought about going back to previous blog posts and using the same idea but differently? Thinking 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)
 11 Slade Ave. Coop Pikesville, Md 212082 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Unit 404#MLS MDBC 037954 You can have the elegant Eleven Slade address and a Baltimore County location.How would you like a turn-key, elegantly furnished two-bedroom and two-bath coop in Eleven Slade?Click To See More Photos You will love this exquisite gourmet kitchen for all your entertaining and cooking needs. Bright white cabinets, quartz counters, mirror backsplash, a smooth five-burner cooktop, and Jenn Aire appliances fill this meticulous space. Built-in microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer on the bottom, and a breakfast bar. Such a pretty kitchen space.  A large 22’ covered balcony runs the length of the living and dining areas. Enjoy the elegance and perfection in this two-bedroom co-op. The Primary 20’ x ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
If the seller gets a day or two, maybe a week where they can stay in the house before they move, some of the pressure is off. Many people cannot afford to move forward without having funds from their present place. Sure we should trust everyone that we will meet all deadlines, but stuff happens. A missing document, a title review, a needed POA, last-minute lender conditions, an owner who needs to be out of town for the big day, an illness, or a work emergency can cause a delay.It could be a slow appraisal, a change in employment status, a new lender requirement, or a forgotten something or other by almost anyone. Yes, there are settlement delays. These delays may not be the fault of the buyer or the seller. But they are the ones that suffer. A settlement means moving day, funds, and ke...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
On a recent Sunday Radio show,  All About Real Estate, the topic was stress.A  listener going through a stressful move sent me a text and suggested  I talk about the stress on relationships for couples and families during this time. She went on to ask if I would consider inviting a licensed counselor to discuss tips and tricks to save your sanity and that of those who love you. And she suggested some couple maintenance tips like having a date night or an overnight escape. Put yourself on the calendar. Make some time to see each other again and enjoy a good night's sleep.  During this time, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Harry Legum, a psychology professor, and a professional counselor. What timing! Dr. Legum graciously agreed to be my guest this week and give suggestions on handling ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
8200 Stevenson RoadPikesville, Maryland 21208MLS  Exquisite architecture and mid-century modern luxury come together with a guest house and pool in this Stevenson Stone and glass Rancher.One level of living at its best! Take a look at the granite flooring, high ceilings, and entire wall of glass doors. Textured granite island in the open gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Six burner gas cooking with commercial hood.  The primary bedroom with porcelain "wood" floors has direct access to the pool.  The luxury rain shower has no walls.    Outdoor entertaining oasis. Inground pool, patio, covered wet bar, huge storage shed, and guest house on one side.  The other side of the house has spacious patio areas, a built-in oven and grills, a raised garden bed, and lush level landsca...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
9209 Howard Square Drive Pikesville 21208  Greyrock Flats Sold & Settled    The contract was ratified on May 5th, and settlement was on the 25th, just twenty days later. Greyrock Flats is a  gated community,  and this home at 9209 Howard Square Dr. is a perfect match for this buyer.  For a long time, they have been looking for a  first-floor flat with an attached garage, no steps, accessible, bright with lots of windows, a granite kitchen, and a private back patio. And this one has it all.So close to everything from the Baltimore Beltway, Trader Joe's, Wegmans, Lifebridge, Ruths Chris, and many more shopping places. 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)
If kitchens sell houses, count this one as sold. Granite floors plus textured granite counters, top-of-the-line appliances,  and oh so bright. Designer cabinet interiors, extra refrigerators, abundant hidden storage, and a six-burner gas stove with a commercial hood. Elegance is spoken here.Could this be your dream kitchen? For more information on this Stone mid-century modern contemporary 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)
Exquisite High Tech With Taste!11 Slade Ave. Coop Pikesville, Md 212082 Bedroom 2 Bathroom  Go ahead, fall in love…this one is move-in ready.You can have the elegant Eleven Slade address and a Baltimore County location.A large 22’ covered balcony runs the length of the living and dining areas. Elegance and perfection in this two-bedroom co-op. The Primary 20’ x 13’ bedroom boasts TWO walk-in closets. The luxury bathroom has lavish glass doors—a custom marble vanity with designer drawers, and an abundance of mirrors.    You will love this Exquisite Gourmet kitchen for all your entertaining and cooking needs. Shiny white cabinets, quartz counters, a smooth five-burner cooktop, and white Jenn Aire appliances fill this spectacular space. Built-in microwave, refrigerator with freezer on the ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 One Diamond Crest Court Baltimore, County 21209MLS MDBC2024820 First Showing Sunday afternoon!This rare find is a beautiful home in The Gables at Summit Chase.Click To See More Photos  First Showing and the first open house for this five-bedroom, two-story home with three finished levels, a two-car garage, and a fabulous screened porch off the gourmet kitchen. This one shows pride-of-ownership. Click To See More Photos ThenCall, text, or email for an appointmentor visit us at the open house!Located at 1 Diamond Crest Ct 21209Directions: Greenspring Ave, South of Beltway Exit 22 to Left At Green Summit to the corner of Diamond Crest.For more information on 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)
 This past month, I was privileged to take the two-day CSI safety course taught by Robert Siciliano.The six hours of classes presented were on two separate Tuesdays. Thanks to ActiveRain, this was set up directly from our Tuesday Zoom meetings. And we all received the NAR  CSI certification.This past Sunday, May 15th, Robert was a guest on my radio show. It was an honor to share the limelight with Robert, and hopefully, we will continue to spread the word about the importance of safety in our industry. May 15th podcast CLICK to listen.So much to learn. So much sharing. Always something new to learn and to teach. What classes or courses have you taken lately? Thinking of 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)
One Diamond Crest Court Baltimore, County 21209MLS MDBC2024820 This rare find is a beautiful home in The Gables at Summit Chase.Click To See More Photos First time listed, this five-bedroom, two-story home has three finished levels, a 2 car garage, and a fabulous screened room off the gourmet kitchen. This one shows pride-of-ownership.Instead of my description telling you all about this beauty, go ahead andClick To See More Photos Then Call, text, or email for an appointmentFor more information on 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)
 Maryland loves two-story brick homes with a two-car garage. And this move-in beauty is located in Baltimore County zip code  21209 It is almost here!If you have been waiting for a five-bedroom colonial in the perfect location—the Gables at Summit Chase...you will have to wait a bit longer. The sellers will be ready to move when their new home is complete.   This two-story home sitting on a corner lot has a gourmet quartz island kitchen, double pantries, and first-floor laundry. You will want to check out the custom architectural screened porch addition with skylights and stairs to the lawn and patio.   The elegant formal sunken living room, located off the spacious foyer, has a bay window. There are high ceilings in the open family room with a fireplace and it is adjacent to the kitche...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 An early morning conversation with my AR friend Elyse Berman, PA inspired this post. She shared a joke: The telegram read:'Start worrying; details to follow.'And I was thinking about Communication the Rome Way! Knowing your buyers and sellers is the first step in how you communicate. Always ask upfront how and when they would like contact from you. Some only want a text, others are happy with an email, and others need a direct phone call.Here are some of the responses and observations when I ask about staying in touch. -Only contact me if you have an acceptable offer. In other words, you take care of selling my house.-Call me every day and let me know what is going on. They need constant contact.-Call me before and after each showing of the house. But of course that I do.-Call me when ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Moving tipsAlways check the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Registered Moving Database when hiring a moving company. Check the number of complaints.Interstate movers must be registered with the Federal government and have a U.S. DOT number Mover Database. Information you can review includes:The location of the moving company's headquartersContact informationRegistration statusIs the moving business a carrier, broker, freight, or forwarder?Complaint informationSafety informationCheck this link to find out about Brokers vs. MoversGet several in-person estimates. Pay with a credit card. And if the company requires a deposit, it should never be more than a few hundred dollars.Remind buyers and sellers to verify movers with the Federal Motor Carrier SafetyOne of my frien...
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