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Who Would Buy The Most Expensive House?

 

 

Who would buy the most expensive house in the town?

Many years ago I had a luxury home in a prime neighborhood with all the bells and whistles.

It may have been the most expensive listing in the Baltimore area at the time.

There was a high profiled professional who had his assistant contact me for more information.

Finding out that there was a professional video of the property,  the assistant asked to have it sent over for his review.

When I offered to bring it over for a private showing, a date was set and we met at his corporate office.

There were about a dozen people including his family, friends, and colleagues. After seeing the presentation, he made this comment:

 

”Who in the world would pay that much

for a home in Baltimore?”   

My answer…

"The same person who needs to say

 I own the most expensive home in Baltimore!”

 

$$$ 

 

A dozen people stood, applauded and recognized he was that kind of person!

 Even though he did not buy the house…we all had lots of laughs.

 

Margaret Rome

 

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Comment balloon 17 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • October 07 2018 02:31AM

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I suspect a number of people would buy the most expensive house in town.  There are those personality types who like living on top of the food chain.  Your last sentence is right on.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 3 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 3 months ago

Hi Margaret,
You're absolutely right.  There is always someone that wants that honor.  As you know, it's buying the most expensive home in an undesireable neighborhood that isn't prudent. 

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 3 months ago

People who do that have a need to have the biggest and best

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 3 months ago

Well, you read your audience correctly with that comment, Margaret! They took it all in good humor!

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Sells Real Estate! (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 3 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat Thanks for the feature in OFC. We had a good laugh.

 

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

Carol Williams I will be selling the most expensive home in a neighborhood very soon.

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

Fun story Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland . In another life I was a traveling salesman and I found the most expensive home in many towns was owned by the local plumber.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

William Feela It is fun to have these homes once in a while.

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

Nina Rogoff His comment at the time was very sharp. He could have reacted differently to my comment...luckily it was taken with a great deal of humor...and truth.

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

Bob "RealMan" Timm  In another life, ha. A good plumber is oh so valuable!!

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

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Your answer was spot on - the person who needed to say it to feed his ego.  And there you have your buyer.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) 3 months ago

Dear Margaret,

That is an awesome answer. Way to go!

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 3 months ago

Elyse Berman Good talking with you this evening. And I'm so glad not to see the "PA" anymore. 

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

Thanks Dörte Engel

 Sometimes we say the right things at the right time.

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

Hello Margaret- - -there are many (possibly countless) reasons.  We listen. . .we hopefully understand more

I like your statement. 

 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 3 months ago

 

And always good to see you Michael Jacobs 

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

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