Favorite four-letter "F" word

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty

You remember what I just said about luck?  Well Friday the 13th was another lucky day – and I got to spend time with a good friend.  The dynamo from Arizona, Joeann Fossland, was in Baltimore for a school reunion.  When I found out she was coming to town, I said "You have to come speak at my Coldwell Banker office!" 

JoeannFosslandNow Joeann could talk about dozens of topics, but this time it was the NAR's online e-PRO certification program aimed at helping Realtors raise their level of technology understanding and use. I took the program and got the e-PRO designation a few years ago, and it was very helpful. Now that 82% of buyers start their search on line, it's more important than ever to get comfortable with technology.

In about 90 minutes Joeann gave her audience not only an overview of the e-PRO program, but also some tips they could put to use right away.  One of the things I love about her is the attitude that you don't have to spend a lot of money to take advantage of technology and give good service.  As she says, her favorite four-letter "F" word is FREE! 

So where is luck in this?  I knew about Joeann Fossland through the many articles she had written in real estate magazines. Several years ago I was vacationing in Arizona and realized I was near where she lived, so I called and invited her for lunch one day.  We hit it off immediately, and since then she's invited me to contribute to articles on niche marketing and technology that she has written and published. Realty Times - Agent News and Advice

Margaret and JoeannI was "lucky" to meet this wonderful lady because I picked up the phone and made the connection.  And a couple of days ago, Joeann was "lucky" to sign up several new e-PRO candidates because she travels the country educating people about this program and making connections.  How "lucky" can you get?





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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Saint Petersburg, FL
You've always been successful at making your own luck, Margaret. And so many of us are lucky to know you and have been very lucky to learn from you.
Oct 16, 2006 06:07 AM #1
Jason Edwards
Austin, TX
HA!  I love you Margaret!  "four-letter 'F' word" - certainly got my attention.  Thanks for not being afraid to be provocative.  Here's what I know for sure...if you take a chance and end up offending someone, the fact that they are offended has nothing to do with you...it's all about them.  Here's the alternative:  Stay in the center, play it safe, be boring, bland, etc. and soon everyone will forget you.  A far worse senario in my mind.  Have a great weekend my friend!
Oct 20, 2006 09:56 AM #2
Carol Williams
Nationwide: Carol Williams... How can I help YOU achieve your personal & professional goals? - Wenatchee, WA
"Real Estate Coaching: Working Smart Made Easy"

Hi Margaret, 

My luck in life (and I've had lots of it) has been in turning tragedy into lessons, lessons into knowledge, and knowledge into ACTION.  You took the action and looks where it got you.  GOOD LUCK in the future!

Oct 20, 2006 10:46 AM #3
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty - Baltimore, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

The title did catch my attention. With so many posts, we have to find a way to be noticed.

Thanks for the wonderful comments. And yes the harder we work, the luckier we get!

Oct 20, 2006 09:39 PM #4
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Nice Post  :)

Used with permission

Dec 14, 2006 11:09 PM #5
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