Lynn B. Friedman - Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty: The Second Most Asked Question

The Second Most Asked Question

Dear Readers -

ActiveRain's own Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  has shared may wonderful ideas with us over the years.  From her "POP UP OPEN HOUSES" to her Themed Open Houses to her general common sense, her posts teach us every time!

Margaret's book, Real Estate the ROME Way, offers many suggestions for AR members and other real estate professionals. She describes herself as a Type E personality.

In an interview with Marti Garaughty, The Art of Marketing YOU, Margaret said,

"The original idea for the book was to write about Type E. The quiz for Type E personality can be found on the first page of my website You can take the quiz in a minute or two. It consists of 10 yes, no, maybe questions. When you have your score, there is an easy explanation describing your results. I have the quiz in the book along with examples of how a Type E person functions."

Check out other posts from Margaret:



All the best - Lynn

PS  If I haven't thanked you personally for reading my Blog, let me do so right now! I really appreciate your stopping by and (perhaps) commenting! L.


Is it negotiable?



This is almost always the second question after asking for the price. 


Hmm...Isn't everything in life negotiable?


I have seen many low offers that have made it through to closing.

You cannot insult me with a low ball offer and I will not allow my seller to be insulted. 


The people who visited your home, showed your home and made NO offer...were the insulting ones. 




When someone takes time to write, submit, provide financial proof, choses a lender, a title company, produces earnest money, decides on various dates.. closing, inspections etc.. and...

signs forty pages..

that is not an insult..that is an offer!


 Make me an offer. Margaret Rome


The seller does NOT have to accept.. but it is the start of negotiations. 

Please respond with a thank you. 

Even in a sellers market, even if it is really low, even if you and the seller "think" it's an NOT convey that to the buyer and agent.

If it cannot be negotiated...just an

" We appreciate the offer but no thank you."

  works very well.

Even when there are multiple offers...this is the right response.


 submit an offer Margaret Rome



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Comment balloon 7 commentsLynn B. Friedman • September 04 2018 03:08AM


To My Fellow AR Members -

Don't go by number of comments to see the reach of your post. Within two hours - this post had been read 50 times -- and now at two and a half hours - over 80 people have read it!

To see what the response is to one of your posts -- go to your Home Page, look under your photo and click on TRAFFIC. Check it out and smile! 
All the best - Lynn

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) about 1 year ago

I can't say I track the questions I get but they are numerous

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 year ago


Thank you Lynn B. Friedman 

Here is the scoring for the Type E Quiz.

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

Lynn, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is a wealth of knowledge and she does a great job sharing it.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 year ago


Thank you George Souto for the kind words.

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

Lynn, I remember when she wrote this post, clearly an awesome re-blog to share with others, who might have missed this post, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 1 year ago

Love this post and your introduction too, Lynn! You know, I was just having this conversation with sellers - "It's a start and this is business. There's no room for emotions here...simply COUNTER!" Funny how great minds think alike!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Lynn! Sending hugs your way...

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