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So Many Questions

 

Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS for hosting the September challenge in Active Rain. 

 

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 The questions we hear from buyers and sellers are not much different this year than in the past.

Should I sell now?

Is the market going to decline or improve?

Should I buy now with interest rates so low?

Will prices drop?

Will prices continue to escalate?

Is this the time to get into real estate?

What is my house worth now?

Do you think I can get more if I wait a couple of years?

Should I sell right now to maximize my profit? 

 

These questions we get all year long, but I think now we hear more of them from the public and the media.

My answers don't change very much. Each person, each property needs to be evaluated.

What are YOUR goals?

Do you NEED enough to buy another home?

Can you AFFORD to sell?

Are you ready to make this commitment?

Where will you live?

What type of housing?

What if my house sells and I don't have a place to go?

What other factors play a role? 

Are your concerns about any of the following:

Children, health, financing, occupation, relationships, empty nest, retirement, job security, right-sizing, etc? 

Each week there are questions and the need to start the process. These are all questions l encourage. Ask away.

 

 

 

This past week, I had a meeting with someone who came without the spouse. Only one is ready to start thinking about a move. After forty-some years in the same place..they are way too comfortable. And their present house has all the latest updates.  Where can they go for what they can afford? Will they need to redo a new place to have what they have now? Or do they want to "start over?"

Be available for all the options and questions for the buyers and sellers. This process may take a month or several years. We need to give potential buyers and sellers time to figure it out. Buying and selling are stressful and we have the ability to be the professional to ease clients into making the right decisions. 

Having a weekly radio show, my listeners call in all week long with a comment or question. My plan is to continue giving as much advice, knowledge and lessons from my experience.  How fortunate after almost thirty years, staying educated and working with one person at a time, I have the ability to help with the transition of a move. When asked if this is the time to sell...I have the answer. 

The time to sell is when you and your house are ready. 

 

What will I do differently this coming year?

More of the same helping one person at a time buy and sell!

 

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Comment balloon 15 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • September 14 2019 06:29PM

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I have been really poor at participating in the ActiveRain contests lately.  It has been a really busy summer.  I hope to do better now that we are entering autumn.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

Myrl Jeffcoat Always so good to see you. The contests are fun and it's nice not thinking about a topic. Love reading the entries and how each one gives a different spin. 

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

Well, this is exactly what I had in mind when I came up with this, Margaret! I've had 2 cantankerous commenters - one hasn't heard this before (my guess is they aren't very busy) and think this is a 'negative' challenge and the other one obviously agrees with everything the media feeds them! LOL

My take - when they both have a client or two or wake up, we've given them great fodder with which to use in their responses to their clients who ask the same questions we've been getting for weeks!! Thank you so much for participating, Margaret! 😃 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 month ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS So glad this was what you had in mind. I didn't want to go down that other road. BTW the fall is my favorite time to list so I'm going to get a bit busier in the next month or two.

Thanks for continuing to host and support the contests. Time for us to talk soon. Thinking about you!

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

Well, you call me when you're free, Margaret. I always love hearing from you! 💋 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 month ago

Morning Margaret.

If only we had a crystal ball that would predict what next year will bring.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 1 month ago

Margaret, I love your answer, "time to sell is when you and your house are ready." So very true.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 1 month ago

Good morning Margaret. Nothing more need be said on the subject. Well done! Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 1 month ago

Chrystal ballJames Dray Even with a crystal ball..we may not read it right. 

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

Lottie Kendall Always good to see you. And this is my best answer to the question!

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

Wayne Martin Thank you for always being so positive.

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

Hello Margaret - carefully listening can provide lots of insight.  Two words that definitely need attention in my opinion:  careful and listening.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 1 month ago

Michael Jacobs Pay attention to both of those words!

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

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland well there you good - good old commong sense of guiding ones client towards making the best choices for them and their situation.  And absolutely, sometimes it take awhile for folks that have been in their beloved homes for years to make a change - it's a big job! You are so awesome!!  Love your post!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales, 603-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 month ago

 

Thanks Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 Good old common sense is what it takes. That coupled with a couple of decades of experience and knowledge.

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

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