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A Listing For Just Returning A Call


It was many years ago and before HomeRome Realty when I was with the big box company.

There was a message left about selling a home. The caller left the address and I knew it was in one of those not "upscale" areas.

Returning her call, I was told she left messages with a dozen agents and I was the only one to call back. She was so appreciative to talk and just ask some questions.

I wanted to "make up" for all the agents who did not have the courtesy to return a call. What a good feeling.

Found out it was the family home where she grew up. Her parents had recently passed away and she needed some guidance.

I asked her to meet me at the property...she was a bit surprised saying you don't even know me.  

She was a delight.  I fell in love with her little, all brick, 3 bedroom single family home on a level lot near public transportation.

I listed the house for the going market which she thought was way too high. It was under contract within a day or two of placing the sign.

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When I wrote the listing on the board in the office, several agents commented they had received that call but was not interested in the area.

I thanked them all.

That same owner had a large home to sell,  purchased another property  and has referred me whenever she hears of anyone buying or selling.


All because I returned a call.


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Comment balloon 10 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • July 28 2017 06:59PM


Awwww what a great story Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .  I am shocked how many times I hear this.  I have gotten listings because of this as well.  So glad you took such good care of her and made a friend and great customer in the process.  That's what it's all about.

Posted by Vickie Teel, It's all about YOU! (Allison James Estates & Homes) about 1 year ago

The first call made a difference. 

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) about 1 year ago

I hear this all the time.  Either I was the only agent who called  back or that answered his or her phone.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 year ago


It's another great example of the value of returning phone calls. It's surprising how often we hear buyers and sellers say they have called multiple people without getting a return call. Good for you - she sounds like a wonderful client.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 year ago

Thank you for the inspirational story. Have a good day. I love the beaded phone

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 1 year ago

Hi Margaret --- a powerful post. Good for you.  Doing the right thing pays off.  It usually does.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Another success story from a very persuasive and capable real estate broker. Excellent and congratulations!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) about 1 year ago

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 Always appreciate when you stop by.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 1 year ago

Aw, good for you Margaret. It's amazing what one phone call can do. Thanks for sharing and reminding us.

Posted by Karen Hellier, Freelance Writer for Professionals, North Georgia (Freelance Writer) about 1 year ago

Karen Hellier Always enjoy your comments.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 1 year ago