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Worry When They Don't Answer


An unrecognized number came up on my phone. It was from West Virginia and yes I answered the phone. They mentioned an address and right away I knew he found me on one of those TRZ online contacts.

I started to give  my stock answer...not my listing, go find a buyer's agent  yada yada.

This caller was different. He could not reach his Baltimore friend.. no answer to his many calls.  He knew the address but not the name of the building. He was about to make a 6-8 hour trip to Baltimore to check on his lifelong friend.  

He wanted the phone number of the building's front desk so someone could  check on his friend. He was beside himself with worry.

He suspected the worse.


Worried Margaret Rome


With a few minutes to spare, I went to our MLS (easy for a Realtor ®), pulled up the address, got the latest sale and was able to identify the  building.  With a quick Google check, I had the phone number to building's front desk.

 Giving the information to the caller, I asked him to let me know if his friend was okay. He was so appreciative.


A few minutes later the phone rang...same man. The front desk was able to reach his friend of over forty five years.

They had a message from the friend and she did not want to talk to him.


She was mad at him because of who he was voting for!!


He was so grateful and so relieved that his long time friend was safe!

He said this through a great deal of emotion and tears. 


 I sure hope he was joking when he said he was going to drive to Baltimore and kill her for making him worry so much.

Now that's politics.


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Comment balloon 7 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • November 10 2016 07:31AM


Why throw away a 45-year friendship over politics?

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe 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) over 3 years ago

Isn't it amazing what people allow to get in the way of friendship?

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer Inc) over 3 years ago

Very odd in so many ways that people would ruin friendships over a temporary situation. I normally would have cut this one short; you didn't.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) over 3 years ago

Holy Moly this isn't where I thougth this one would go!  That's so you to do what you could to help out this frantic man!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 3 years ago

Anna Banana Kruchten 

I am glad I helped him find his friend. As you know Real Estate is not just sticks and bricks!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

Hello Margaret

Interesting story and with all the fuss about who was elected, it's in Gods hands and was from the beginning!

Many prayers have been answered and people need to accept it move on and be proud to have a new president and respect him as one :o)

Your post has been featured to the group:


Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 3 years ago

Thanks for the feature Robert Vegas Bob Swetz 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago