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February And Love Is In The Air

 

 

Home Sweet HomeRome

 

 

Lisa Von Domek is hosting the February Contest...Love Is In The Air.

The challenge is about choosing a transaction that made me feel good.

 Picking just one transaction is not so easy, but here it is.

It was a home that I was listing for a family who had bought and sold with me over many years. This time it was a parent's home and one that was in disrepair.  With the owner well in her nineties...the entire family decided to do an " AS IS " sale.

The condition was not even appropriate for interior photos. When the property was mentioned to my professional photographer,  he wanted to buy this house.

He reminded me of my promise to find the perfect home for his beautiful family. Again he told me this was the right house.

My advice: I felt it needed too much work for this young family and was afraid they would get in over their heads and pocketbook.

Still insisting this was the right home, the seller accepted their offer and we lined up several inspectors. The contract also gave them the opportunity to withdraw.

They went in with eyes wide open and could not stop thanking the sellers and me for making their dream come true. 

 

 

Love Margaret Rome

 

Here is a note from this family.

"..This is the BEST home ever! We are so grateful to have found so many positives we always wanted. I truly NEVER thought I would be able to have all in one. We feel like we won the lottery. We love the cul de sac, beautiful back yard, excellent street, next to a park, a ranch, gorgeous basement with so much light, and such good people lived here. It makes a difference. The home is so PERFECT!

Mrs. Rome, we can’t thank you enough! We go to sleep and wake up so happy!''

 

This transaction was so smooth that this young family helped the owners clean out and even pack up the home. They felt it was a privilege to help and the sellers thought that angels had been sent to buy Mom's special home.

 

Whenever I see the buyers OR run into someone who knows them...they talk about living in their dream home!

 

Love was definitely in the air. 

 

Margaret Rome 

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Comment balloon 22 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • February 02 2019 11:53PM

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I love this story. I got stuck on the words "and such good people lived here."

I'm thinking that perhaps that was the clincher. The house had many things they wanted, but the good energy made it perfect.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 9 months ago

Marte Cliff The house and the people all had good energy. We had other offers

( higher and sight unseen) but the buyers and sellers were committed to each other.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

That makes it even more wonderful. I love that the seller knows her home is in good hands.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 9 months ago

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland wow...that's a story to remember... and I hope the previous homeowner has a great appreciation for the deal you delivered to them!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 9 months ago

Good morning Margaret. What a great story for a true Win-win situation. Enjoy your day 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 9 months ago

Wonderful, goose-bump generating story Margaret, perfect for Lisa's entry. I love hearing "We love our house".. it's the biggest thank you there is. 

It's also more proof that there is indeed the just right buyer for every house. 

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) 9 months ago

Barbara Todaro The sellers were very happy with this transaction. Good luck today. Go Pats!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

Wayne Martin It was the best kind of win-win. Always good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

Andrea Bedard " We love the house" is the best form of appreciation and what we work so hard for.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

Hi Margaret,
What a wonderful story.  Over the course of a career, real estage agents get to be a part of many wonderful "stories", don't they?  

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 9 months ago

Carol Williams    Yes we do and this contest, hosted by Lisa Von Domek 

   is perfect to share these happy stories.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

I had a similar sale a couple years ago.  I listed a duplex that needed work.  There were several siblings who owned it.  And, they weren't getting along.  It was I who suggested that we didn't know who their buyer would be, and the grief of trying to have the brothers and sisters agree on how much to fix the place up to market it might not be worth the effort.  Right away, we found a buyer who was a contractor, who offered full price, and an easy close.  Everyone was happy at the end of the sale.

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

A light bulb went off in my head Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  You have inspired me again as you do so often. wonderful story

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 8 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland what a lovely entry for our Love Contest.  I know that the seller's are thrilled that the new family in the owner's previous home are so in love with it and will be making new memories for years to come.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 8 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat As Is can be the perfect solution and so glad it worked for you!

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

Lisa Von Domek Thanks for hosting this contest!

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

Hannah Williams Cannot wait to read your inspiring light bulb moment!

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

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  Have written #1 this is for #2 have to thank you for inspiration now to start #2

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 8 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland I got goosebumps reading your story.  What a wonderful letter and story.  Don't you just love happy endings?

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) 8 months ago

Elyse Berman, PA Love happy endings and just wrote another real estate love story.

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

Margaret, Your photographer had an eye for his dream home and you were the vehicle to get him to see that home.

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 8 months ago

He is so happy and so proud of his beautiful dream home Gloria Todor 

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

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