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Love is in the air and it's still January

Love is in the air, and it's still January! 

 

 1149 Linden Ave  Too Late

 

 Last week I posted My seller wrote a letter to her house.

  That home was shown on the first day listed and went under contract that evening.

The buyer wrote one of his own, after reading the seller's letter, and gave permission to publish.

 

''Dear Megan,

I’ve been searching for quite a while to find the right place to call my first home. I was getting pretty discouraged until today when 1149 Linden Avenue popped up in my search. I immediately knew I had to see it. Only a few hours later, my realtor, parents, girlfriend, and I were walking into the living room and falling in love with the home.

I love all the things you wrote about in your letter: a brick colonial, centrally located with a yard, parking, and a view of the trees out the backdoor. The rooms are the perfect size and I love the original hardwood floors - they give the home so much warmth. All of your upgrades - especially the bathroom - are outstanding as well.

I’ve seen a lot of houses but that’s all they were – houses. This one was the first I looked at and saw as a home. That’s no doubt a reflection of the love you gave to it – what shows that more than getting married in the living room!

I hope to make this my home and want you to know that it will be in good hands and will continue to be filled with love and happy memories.

Thank you,  Jeffrey"

 

 Note:

My seller accepted the contract before reading the love note above!

With all these love letters, can you guess our settlement date?

 

 

too late

 

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Comment balloon 43 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • January 17 2020 03:45PM

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Congratulations on another home under contract.  Love is in the air indeed.  What a great story.

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer LLC) 5 months ago

June Piper-Brandon   Thanks.  It's always good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

It’s never too late for love ever ever ever! And an early very happy Valentine’s Day, Margaret!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 5 months ago

It’s always fabulous to come back to your blog, Margaret! :) Love and light and beautiful success!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 5 months ago

Congratulations on another sale and new too late postcard going out.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) 5 months ago

Ah, Valentine's Day!  I remember putting my own home into contract late on a Christmas Eve, and closing escrow on Valentine's Day!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

Morning Margaret.

Why yes, yes I know the closing date.  I still send a Valentine card to the love of my life, for what will be 52 years shortly.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 5 months ago

Thanks, MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900  I just do the Too Late sign riders...no postcards.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Laura Cerrano So very true...thanks for the good wishes.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

But, we all know that nothing sells in the winter Myrl Jeffcoat  

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

James Dray Lucky wife!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Hello Margaret - there is a difference between a house and a home.  The seller's letter and this property obviously spoke to Jeffrey in a way that made his homebuying decision-making a lot easier.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 5 months ago

I do, I do.. I know the date of settlement!  I just love this love fest of a transaction Margaret - without doubt my favorite kind. Knowing that the home one has made a ton of fabulous memories in will be just as loved by the next owner, is very comforting to (many) sellers. 

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) 5 months ago

What a brilliant idea Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ! I love the idea of a seller writing a letter to buyers......never heard of this before.  You are one smart lady!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) 5 months ago

 

Yes, Michael Jacobs The seller's letter to her home show the love and pride of ownership. In return, the buyer letter expressed his appreciation for Megan's home.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Andrea Bedard So glad you were able to make time to see this house that was on the market for less than 24 hours. I just want you to know your throne awaits you. :)

And "... Knowing that the home one has made a ton of fabulous memories in will be just as loved by the next owner, is very comforting to (many) sellers.'' 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Dont be a louse and find just a house...instead find a home with Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) 5 months ago

Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS  This has been good marketing and the seller can say things we, as agents, can not.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Richie Alan Naggar  Clever, my friend!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

I absolutely love this posting. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Posted by Cindy Bernstein, Downsizing & Home Organizing Services in Baltimore (Aim 4 Order LLC) 5 months ago

Good evening Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

I love the letter from the buyer and love the seller wrote one. Wow..brilliant of you to come up with this marketing strategy!! I actually welled up with teas!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 5 months ago

Very nice story.  I'm glad that I have had the pleasure of knowing you a little more.  That is my Valentine to you!  You teach me so much and I love how you do real estate.

Posted by Susan McCall, Helping with smiles and care!, Listing and Buyer's Agent (Compass Realty Solutions) 5 months ago

What an absolutely super nice idea of the seller writing a love letter and so nice of the buyer writing one too! And yes, It's got to be closing on Valentine's Day for sure! Maybe bring a closing gift to both the seller and the buyer on that theme, should they ever need your services again Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .

Posted by Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson, Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643 (Century 21 Doug Anderson) 5 months ago

Well that is awesome! I also encourage my seller to write a love letter about the house. Way to go Margaret!

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) 5 months ago

Sometimes perfection is truly written in the stars, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ... and in this case ... in beautifully written messages too.  Well done!

Gene

 
Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 4 months ago

Cindy Bernstein Your ears must have been burning Wednesday morning. I had a lovely conversation with Bernie. He is sooooo proud of you!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR THe seller did not see the buyer's letter until after the contract was accepted. I think I heard the mention of tears also!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent  What a delightful comment. Thank you!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson Yes Valentine's Day is correct. This transaction, filled with love and appreciation, is what we strive for. 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Carla Freund Good to hear. Have you shared any of your letters in the Rain?

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

 

Love your comment Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi 

"Sometimes perfection is truly written in the stars,"

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Settlement date:  February 14, 2020? 

This is an example of how letters work - despite so many that are opposed to them. Well done!  Congratulations to all! 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) 4 months ago

Kathleen Daniels  This is an example of how letters can work!

Yep, 2/14/2020!  

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - the house is just like a shoe. When it fits perfectly you take it. 

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 months ago

I do love sincere letters. They are very touching

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 4 months ago

 

Good analogy, Grant Schneider 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Scott Godzyk And it is obvious that both letters were sincere!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I expect those sellers are happy that their home will continue to be well-loved.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 4 months ago

Marte Cliff You are so right! Happy that it will be owner-occupied and not rented out.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

What a great contract!  Both Buyer and Seller must be ecstatic!  Closing on Valentines Day?  Well, there's the rest of the equation!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 4 months ago

Jan Green What a pleasure when the right buyer finds the right home. We are all very happy!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

I'm guessing February 14th - Valentine's Day?  Nice Letter.  Love it when a deal comes together like this.  Great story.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) 4 months ago

Diana Dahlberg And your guess would be correct. 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

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