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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
3433 Philips DriveBaltimore, Md. 21208 MLS MDBC2042610Click For More PhotosCheck out this spectacular mid-century modern one-level immaculate living with wood floors, high ceilings, white Cambria quartz gourmet kitchen, induction cooking,  glass tile backsplash, and an open floor plan for easy living.The above photos show an oversized garage, air-jetted tub, induction cooking, open entertaining areas, and storage galore 45 drawers in the gourmet kitchen. Three to four bedrooms with an oversized garage measuring 30' x19' with storage rooms. Gorgeous relaxing landscaped pond and waterfalls. Huge patio areas with retractable awning.  Stone floors, a sexy shower, a heated towel rack, and a  smart Toto.   Porcelain heated bath floors, tankless hot water, pocket doors, clerestory windows, a b...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Inspired by a question in the Q & A asking if we were hands-on or hands-off.My answer is I am 100% hands-on. Buyers and sellers don’t need me to do the 3 Ps when listing their houses. Place a sale sign Put it in the MLS  Pray Not even in a seller's market when there are more buyers than homes to sell. They need me to stay in touch with them, screen the showings, and qualify the agents and buyers as to what the seller needs. Maybe it’s a later closing date; perhaps they need to find another home first. They need a professional to answer questions when others have doubts. They need calm and an explanation of the workings of a transaction, publicity, the showings, the negotiations, the inspection, the appraisal, the lending process, clear to close, and the final settlement. They need me a...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Happy 4th of July  old"Buy a Fifth on the Third for the Fourth." No, I am not promoting drinking, but this reminds me of my mom, who always said with a smile: "Don't forget to buy a Fifth on the Third for the Fourth." There is only one day that the saying makes sense.And that day is today, July 3rd.  I hope everyone enjoys this holiday week with friends and family.   Mom, I am thinking about you!  
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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 with granite counters in the media room.   8525 Mountainholly Dr. Baltimore County Pikesville 21208   This home has it all! The first floor includes the owner's suite, a second bedroom and bath, library, sunroom, gazebo, huge deck, laundry, granite kitchen, gas fireplace, and a two-car garage. Check out the extensive decking with a private screened gazebo. The loft with a  bedroom and full bath is a perfect guest suite. And then WOW, there is the lower level that looks like "Vegas" with room for the pool table, poker room, fabulous media room, kitchen, bedroom, wine room, cedar closet, full bath, and walkout to bluestone patio and wooded views. Click to CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS 8525 Mountainholly Dr. Pikesville, Md 21208 MLS MDBC527248 For information on any home  ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Hand-delivered, it doesn't get any better! It's been a couple of years since I sold a home for Myra; I affectionately call her my "Admyra." She makes me feel so special, like when she hand-delivered this beautiful poem along with flowers. Myra did not want to disturb me, so she left them on my front porch and texted me. I have been trying to think of a way to show my appreciation for this work of art which is so much more than a thank you note. It had folds upon folds and so many verses. If you read it, you will understand the amount of time, kindness, thoughtfulness, love, and appreciation that went into the hand-making and hand printing of what I will call my most excellent paycheck ever. Yep, my Lee used to say I worked for thank you notes. And here is one that proves it.    Since t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
I have had buyers looking for large condos for a few years. They come from large single-family homes and are ready for easy one-level living. These buyers are right-sizing, not down-sizing. They want space for entertaining, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, a lavish spa bath, and room for guests and family to visit. They want the convenience of shopping, gyms, and restaurants. What have I found? These patio homes and condos do NOT exist in our Baltimore area but are plentiful in other states. But these buyers want to stay in the Baltimore area for business, friends, or family. Check out this solution. Look at this stone mid-century modern rancher with everything mentioned above and much more. 8200 Stevenson Rd 21208Need time to sell your home? We can wait.Move-in ready. And there are n...
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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 21208 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. Here is a kitchen for the serious cook and entertainer. Maybe one of the most excellent kitchens I've seen!    The primary bedroom with porcelain "wood" floors has direct access to the pool. And the suite has "live edge" custom counters. The luxury rain shower has no walls.   Check out the entertaining outdoor oasis. Inground pool, patio, covered wet bar, massive st...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
It is not time to tell the seller.If you don't want to get, a seller excited and set up for disappointment, wait to tell them about verbal offers. An offer is only an offer when it's in writing with dates and terms and conditions, EMD and lender letters, proof of funds, exclusions, disclosures and signatures, and a few more points in our 40-plus page Maryland contract. Some agents will tell you the buyers are interested and try to negotiate a price, date, and terms but do not write a formal offer.Some agents say they don't want to waste their time and want to run it by you verbally. And yes, I appreciate the agents asking questions like when would your seller prefer the closing date. Some people negotiate verbally and then put the offer together.  Know your sellers; for some, It's not a...
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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 discuss the stress on relationships for couples and families during this time. She asked if I would consider inviting a licensed counselor to discuss tips and tricks to save your sanity and 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 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 volunteered and agreed to be my guest this week and give suggestions on handling the emotio...
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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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