Meet Margarette Gatland, an open, personable REALTOR® who always goes the extra mile for her clients.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Margarette moved to Maryland in the early 1990s. After settling in the suburbs and raising her three children, Margarette went back to work as a substitute teacher and a full-time classroom teacher in the Carroll County Public School System.
Then, when Maryland LIVE! Casino opened up table games, Margarette decided to change paths and went to work as a card dealer. Over time, she worked her way up to the role of “the pencil”—where she managed the casino’s entire table games section.
Margarette’s got a lot of great stories from those casino days, but she says the biggest takeaway was learning how to treat everyone like they’re special…not just the “big spenders.” And she adopts that same approach today as a REALTOR® with The Bob & Ronna Group…
In fact, Margarette really values the relationships she gets to develop with people from all walks of life and from all kinds of different backgrounds. She says, “My clients invite me into their lives. I learn about their families, their hopes and dreams, and what they want their life to look like. So, it makes me feel really good knowing I’m helping them achieve such a major milestone.”
After getting to know her clients and their “wish list,” Margarette often encourages them to “do their due diligence.” For example, she says, “if you’re looking at a house near a school, you may want to check out what the traffic looks like around 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the busses are all arriving and departing. It can be a big deciding factor.”
Margarette decided to join with The Bob & Ronna Group after doing lots of research and hearing rave reviews about their experienced team. She says, “With a team this size, there are lots of people working behind the scenes to back me up. So, I’ve got lots of resources to draw upon to help my clients write winning offers and win the homes they want.”
Margarette also makes sure to give all her clients the five-start treatment...For example, she says, “if a client has a question about an area, a builder, or the cost of a water heater, rather than pointing them toward the internet…I will always take the time to track down the answer and provide it to them. Again, that’s just the manifestation of the mentality I developed at Maryland LIVE! I want every person I meet to feel like they’re the most important person that I’m helping at that time. It’s how it should be.”
Margarette and her husband were high school sweethearts and now have three grown children together. So, their home is always bustling with lots of family, friends, and pets. In their spare time, Margarette and her husband love working outside on their 10-acre property. Her favorite flowering plants are roses, gladiolus, poppies, and lilies. And each spring, they plant a huge vegetable garden filled with tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, and peppers. She’s also recently discovered she loves kale. She says it’s not nearly as tough or as bitter when you grow it yourself!
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