Deciding to become a Real Estate agent in the Baltimore Metro area is no simple task. There is an obvious learning curve when jumping into any new industry. In Maryland real estate, I’d say that curve is about 3 years. It takes about 3 solid years to fully understand the process, laws, contracts, etc. Most things you just need to experience.
Characteristics of a Top Baltimore Realtor
After you learn the industry you have to navigate the landscape of the Baltimore real estate business on your own. Most don’t realize how complex that can be. There are roughly 40,000 licensed Realtors in the state of Maryland. Most buyers and sellers easily know 10 agents that they could hire. The competition is no joke. After you are well seasoned, what sets you apart is how you handle your business and your personality.
Buying and selling real estate in Baltimore is big business. So when you’re looking for a Baltimore Realtors, do your research. I think most will tell you that I work around the clock, blatantly honest, and will fight aggressively but SMART for my clients. Read more about the work I’ve done with my past clients.
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Stop in on your way to the RAVEN’S game!
If you are in the market for Federal Hill real estate, chances are you want all the following:
- You want to be able to walk to the stadiums.
- You want to be able to walk to the bars & restaurants on and near the Cross Street market.
- You want to be on that side of the city to have access to 95 South without paying the tolls.
- You MUST have parking.
1306 S Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 is a new listing @ $359,900.00 with all these amenities and more! This popular address is just across the street from the Cross Street Market. The home was renovated in 2009 with timeless features and finishes. With 3 finished levels this home offers about 2000 square foot of finished living space. The home is 15′ wide which is hard to come by in Baltimore City Rowhomes. The main level has a living room, a separate dining area and a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, glass tile back splash and stainless-steel appliances.
The upper level has the master bedroom with full bath and an additional bedroom and hallway full bath. The back bedroom has French doors that open up to a 2-level roof deck with panoramic views.
If you’d like to tour this home to see for yourself, contact me and we can set that up.
*BEST DEAL IN PATTERSON PARK $259k*
Owner says sell before the year’s end!
Most Baltimore City first time home buyers don’t know that the first blocks that sit north and south
of Baltimore Street are called the “unit blocks”. The next blocks are the 100 blocks, and so on.
Take 7 N Luzerne Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 for example. It’s on the unit block of Luzerne. The house sits 4 houses from Patterson Park. This block is also a gated alley. All four alley entrances are gated added protection. The homeowners have keys to the gates for alley access. Several homes on this block have parking pads. The gates have added great security to the back of these homes as well as allows residents to enjoy the private space for cookouts and entertaining.
The upstairs has a master bedroom with large full bath and a walk-in closet. There is a 2nd bedroom and an additional full bath.
The basement is another level of useable space. Fully finished for a 3rd bedroom or a club room. The basement fully set up with another full bathroom. The home also has easy parking since the neighboring home also has a parking pad.
No doubt the Baltimore area housing market is hot right now. Inventory is down throughout Maryland cities; Canton, Crofton, Pasadena, Joppa, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and more. Buyers are feeling the effect. Owners that were previously under water, are now able to sell in this Baltimore market.
Prime Properties in Patterson Park, Baltimore’s Best Backyard
As a Baltimore Realtor, there’s no better Baltimore Realtor review when a previous buyer calls you to resell and upgrade. It’s even sweeter when you did such a good job getting them their current house that you don’t have to inflate the list price. Take 138 S Curley Street for example. The owner of this house, a bachelor at the time, was my buyer client in 2010. We did well 8 years ago and now, the owner a married man is ready to sell and upgrade to start a family but wanting to stay in Patterson Park area. Since we did well 8 years ago, we’re able to list 138 S Curley Street at a reasonable price.
There are 5 homes for sale on this block priced from $205,000 up to $269,900. 138 S Curley is priced at $205k.
Take a look at the value of 138 S Curley Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
- 2 sizable bedrooms on the top level
- Master has a walk-out deck
- 3 finished levels
“Nestled between both parks & on a one-way street makes this well taken care of home even better. Home offers 2 br upstairs and a finished basement that can be a 3rd br. Half bath on the main lvl for easy entertaining. New roof & skylight in 2016. New HVAC 2015. New back exterior fence 2018. Great bang for the buck in 21224.”
Sometimes I wonder if the inventor of form stone was related to the inventor of fake wood paneling? Lol. It never fails when showing clients row homes in Canton, Fells Point, Brewers Hill, Butchers Hill, Patterson Park, Federal Hill and Locust Point, if the facade form stone or brick is painted, the first thing my Baltimore City buyers ask is “how much is it to remove the form stone and repoint the brick”. Most Baltimore city investors don’t even consider leaving the form stone and little by little home owners are doing the same. But what’s the process and what does it cost?
I purchased my own house in 2001. I renovated the entire house EXCEPT the rear exterior brick. Until just recently it was all painted power blue. Last fall I decided that it was time to get the entire back repointed. I knew it wouldn’t be a cheap job but knew it needed to be done. Since last November I’ve probably called 15 masonries for quotes. I probably got return calls from 10 and about 8 showed and gave quotes. A couple of the masons told me that they wouldn’t touch it because of the lead paint. I didn’t argue it because I didn’t want to hire someone for a large job and they not want the work. The quotes that I did get came in as low as $5500 on up to over $24k!
In February I hired Detailz Construction Corporation. My point of contact through the entire process was Ilan Goldberg. Goldberg was quick to respond to phone calls, text messages, and emails. His crew started on a Monday and finished the following Monday, due to a little mid week rain delay. Detailz required 1/3 payment to start the job, 1/3 mid way through, and final payment once complete. Goldberg’s crew was friendly. It was so cold and rainy but they worked full days on the house. After the first day, I could start seeing the results. Every evening when the crew was done they cleaned up their tools and the back of my house as best as the job would allow.
It’s a very dusty job. I have 5 windows and 3 doors at the rear exterior surrounded by brick, it was no surprise that the red brick dust was going to come into the house. A neighbor that shares my rear exterior wall also felt the dust of the construction. She was upset, so I contacted Goldberg right away to see if there was anything his crew could do for her. His response was immediate. In fact, he called my neighbor right away to assure her that they would clear the brick dust that had gone onto her property.
I tried to keep track of the process so that I could share this with clients.
Process for Removing Stone Form in Baltimore
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If you are looking at buying a house with form stone or have a home you are getting ready to sell with form stone, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Suzie Coronel.