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The Smile Of A First Time Buyer


The Smile Of A First Time Buyer


The smile of a first time buyer is wonderful. Even though I am a listing agent, once in awhile I take on a special buyer and this week a special buyer went to settlement.

We saw many homes before we found the right one.


Buyer settlement

Above the buyer is smiling, Margaret Rome is smiling and Jeff Margolies is smiling!

And below Bridget McGee is always smiling.

Mortgage Mama


We found the perfect home, we found the perfect lender ( Mortgage Mama) and we  had a very smooth settlement with Jeffrey Margolies, Esq with RESE.

I love what I do and  will always be a listing agent

but it is very rewarding to witness..


The Smile Of A First Time Buyer


Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

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Comment balloon 17 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • October 07 2015 05:45PM


Margaret,  I agree with you 100%. It is rewarding to see a smiling first time home buyer ... and hand over the keys to their new home. Congratulations to you, your buyer, and your entire team.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

Congratulations on witnessing the smile first-hand of a first time buyer! This was a win-win-win! Hope your new buyer loves her home for years to come.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Kathleen Daniels Thanks for the kind words.


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

One of my favorite moments, Margaret! That smile! No matter the hurdles along the way, the smile makes it all so worth it.


Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) over 4 years ago

I love working with first time buyers.  I have one closing later this month and I really love her and I know we'll be good friends.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Tammy Lankford I can see why you love first time buyers. 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

Congratulations on helping that buyer to realize her dream.  Smiles all around are great

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 4 years ago

happy people. im curious what type of fees are paid to the lawyers involved. esq? is that over and above the agents?

Posted by Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design) over 4 years ago

Margaret - that is a nice collage of happy people.  It is very satisfying to see that smile on a first time buyer.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

I love the enthusiasm that first time home buyers bring to a transaction.  It reminds me of my own excitement shopping for a home.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 4 years ago

 Good Thursday morning Margaret. I like working with first time home buyers as their excitement is wonderful.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Margaret, I work with buyers and YES it is a special feeling to see those buyer smiles as the reality sinks in of owning a new home and that we have the true privilege of helping them achieve it!

You are so very correct that it is a TEAM effort and I always appreciate a great lender and efficient title company!!! 

Congratulations on another successful sale and helping another person realize the American Dream!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret! It is always a pleasure to reflect on a job well done and a smiling buyer! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

I love the smile of a first time home buyer, and that smile above was a happy one!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 4 years ago

Congratulations to the WHOLE team and thanks for recognizing the LENDER in the group.   We are also here to help bring a smile to ALL parties in the transaction

Posted by DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 ), Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia (American National Bank & Trust) over 4 years ago

I have been very buyer heavy this year so it's been wonderful to see their smiles when I hand them the keys to their new home!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty (Zion Realty) over 4 years ago

Very nice! 

Posted by Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) over 4 years ago