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It's Not All About Real Estate ..or Is It?

 

There was a surprise "going away' party, planned for weeks, this past Friday.

 It was for Grace, KC's best friend, sister and companion all rolled into one special person. 

She was going to Kenya, back home after 12 years in America, to see her mother, children, siblings grand children.

 

 

It was more bitter than sweet for KC...but it was the right thing to do. 

 

 Karen Grace Romeo

 

Loving someone means letting them go.

 

The party was scheduled for 5:30 but Friday's weather included high winds, downed trees, snow, power outages and the schools and government offices were all closed. It was far from ideal conditions.

But this party had to go on.

 

Some of the guests arrived early only to find a 'Closed...No Power' sign on the restaurant.

 

My friend KC with party gal in tow had to go to plan B.  I made a call to Michael's Restaurant on York Rd and asked for a reservation for 8 people in the next 15 minutes.

Ha! This is Friday night in Baltimore and was told we could be accommodated at 7:15. 

Rona, the hostess, asked for my name. 

 I said Rome, for 8, first name Margaret. 

Her response

'Margaret Rome from real estate?

Come in we will have a table ready for you.' 

 

Goodbye party Gracie  

Gracie, KC

and

Rona (back right) making the surprise happen.

 

Michael's Timonium

 

The surprise party was a huge success.

Michael's gave us wonderful service, wonderful food and it was done with ease on a very busy weekend as though it was no big deal. 

 

Grace was surprised and had tears through out the entire dinner.  

 

We all love you Gracie.

 

It's not all about real estate...or is it? 

Thank you Rona and Michael's Cafe  for making this last minute reservation. 

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

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Comment balloon 25 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • March 04 2018 04:16PM

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It's great the way things came together in the end Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 8 months ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm  It is great when things come together.

Always good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Good evening Margaret - loving what we do and loving our co workers make work a happy place.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 8 months ago

Grant Schneider Good to see you and hope you have a wonderful week.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - 12 years is a long, long time. It was the right thing to do. Friendship never really ends. Sometimes it makes our friendship even stronger. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 8 months ago

 

Patricia Feager  Great saying... "Friendship never really ends. Sometimes it makes our friendship even stronger. "

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - Thanks! It's just the way I feel! 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 8 months ago

Sometimes broken plans turn out to be the best times

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 8 months ago

William Feela Only if you are open to seeing and making Plan B work.

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Patricia Feager And I like the way you feel!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Hi Margaret

How nice that it all worked out for this very special occasion and some very special people!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 8 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Who can say "no" to you for all you do for others? So glad it all worked out and Michael's came to the rescue. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 8 months ago

Thanks Jeff Dowler One of our jobs in real estate is to  smooth out the small and the large bumps in the road. We always have a way to make them work.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Wayne Martin What a lovely thing to say. I did call Rona at Michaels Cafe to  thank her.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Margaret so sweet!  I'm so glad it worked out and look at you - famous, very famous in Baltimore. Actually I was just thinking about you earlier today and thought - Margaret Rome is my GO TO agent in Baltimore!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 8 months ago

Margaret,

It has never been that for us, and it will never be.  We keep in mind the human being...love that you can get a table with no reservations.  Bravo!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 8 months ago

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker  And you are my go to person in AZ as well as my friend. Thank you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

It can be difficult to lose those we become close to.  However, with social media and technology being what it is today, the opportunity to stay in touch is great.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I know that about you and that is what makes you both such a success.

We were lucky they could and did accomodate us very well. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat You are right and it is always good to see you. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

I bet everyone knows "The Margaret Rome". I am glad your influence saved the party.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 7 months ago

It is very often about a relationship between two people or maybe three, but it is about real estate as well.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 7 months ago

Debbie Reynolds I don’t think we expected any different from Margaret with what she does for everybody and everything that she does! So good! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 7 months ago

Thanks Debbie Reynolds Always good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Laura Cerrano Thinking about you and hoping you are doing well.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

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