"Real Estate the Rome Way" by Margaret Rome - Book Review

Reblogger Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Jason Crouch, one of the most admired and adored ActiveRainers, took time from his busy schedule to write the following review. Subscribing to Jason's blog is a must!

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Not too long ago, while speaking with my friend Margaret Rome, award-winning Baltimore Realtor, I asked how I could get a copy of her book, "Real Estate the Rome Way".  She replied, "You give me your address and I will get it sent out to you soon."

Well, that was easy.

I finished reading her book after a few short sessions, and I felt rejuvenated.  Margaret inspired me to look into even more networking opportunities, and to work toward getting a couple of real estate designations as well.  Margaret is a power networker, and a Renaissance woman.  I was a little dizzy after seeing how much real estate education she has under her belt.  :)

This book is an easy and fun read, with plenty of real life anecdotes to punctuate her ideas.  You can learn more about Margaret's use of a signature color (brown), price (all of her listings end in 944), and even a particular candy that helps to make her marketing message more memorable (hint: there are a lot of "m"s in that last sentence).

In a brisk, easy-to-understand fashion, "Real Estate the Rome Way" covers all of the basics, so it's definitely suitable for beginning agents who are trying to evaluate real estate as a career choice.  However, she doesn't stop there, as I found some pertinent reminders for myself as a broker/owner, and I have been an agent for almost 13 years.

Since I am a pretty prolific blogger, Margaret inspired me in another way.  She and her friend Peg Silloway formed Silloway Press in order to get the book published.  I am working on a book project (or two) myself, so holding Margaret's book in my hand made my own goal seem more attainable.  In fact, I have wanted to be a published author since I was a kid.  I plan to make this happen, and hopefully soon.

This book is a must-read if you are just getting started in this challenging business.  The perspective from a top-producing agent will also help if you are established and looking for new ideas.  I recommend picking up a copy for yourself. 

EDITED: I corresponded with Margaret after writing this review, and she is offering FREE shipping and an autographed copy if you order the book directly from her.  Email her at mrome@homerome.com and get yours today! 

Thanks, Margaret!

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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The practical conversational tone was the perfect bedtime story for people who breathe real estate...we loved it....!

Aug 25, 2009 11:49 PM #1
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Margaret, you of course deserve the accolades, and the added attention. Very great book BTW.

Aug 26, 2009 01:29 AM #2
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Margaret - what a nice round of compliments which are so well deserved. You will be receiving an email from me.

Jeff

Aug 26, 2009 01:48 AM #3
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Sally and David, I do remember your bed time reading choices.

Gary, You say the nicest things.

Jeff, Loved speaking with today. Have a wonderful trip.

Aug 26, 2009 01:57 PM #4
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erica

That's my mama!

Aug 27, 2009 04:48 AM #5
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Hi Erica, So proud of you and so glad to be your mama!

Aug 27, 2009 05:36 AM #6
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Patricia Kennedy
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Margaret, this is, of course, very well-deserved praise for a well-written book!

Aug 28, 2009 01:54 AM #7
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Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
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Margaret - I can only concur of what has been said in Jason's review and also throughout the comments. Is there a Pulitzer price for Real Estate in order - lol?

Aug 28, 2009 08:25 AM #8
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Pat, Thank you for writing this: You'll Want To Buy A Home With Margaret Rome!

Petra, Hmm. Pulitzer Prize for Real Estate...let start one! Thanks for always being there for me.

Aug 28, 2009 05:10 PM #9
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Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
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Hey, Margaret - I was almost ready to say that I was reading the same book. However, the one I have is titled, "Real Estate the Right Rome Way." LOL

Aug 29, 2009 09:56 PM #10
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Russel, That is pretty funny. Have you had any time since you started with the marketing contest?

Time for me to  go check... Last time, you were up to Group "O"

Aug 30, 2009 08:55 AM #11
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Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Congratulations on your book Margaret! That is very exciting news!

Aug 30, 2009 02:55 PM #12
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Mike Jones
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Margaret,

I just stopped by to thank you for making my friend Patrick Randles day with your suggestion for the naming of his blog!  You're a winner!

Mike in Tucson

Aug 30, 2009 04:14 PM #13
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Jen, Thanks for stopping by and sharing your good wishes.

 

Mike, You are a winner for sharing Patrick's challenge. Hey, I think we are all winners. So many people on AR are willing to help others, especially you!

Aug 30, 2009 04:38 PM #14
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
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Hi Margaret.....Jason did a great summary, however there is a lot more to your book that. Jason just touched on only a few of your ideas and suggestions and how you do business. I suggest anyone wanting a fresh outlook of Selling and being successful in Real Estate to Order and read your book, I have read many and most tell the same story, not Yours. You book is a must have for any Realtor New or Experienced to have in their Collection of Must Have Books.

Cheers, thanks again for sharing your life in your Book

Sep 07, 2009 05:22 AM #15
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Fred, Your kind words are appreciated and so are you!

Sep 07, 2009 02:26 PM #16
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Doug Maas
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Well now I want a copy of this book too! How much is it Margaret?
Aug 08, 2011 05:09 PM #17
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Doug, The price is $19.44

Aug 09, 2011 03:46 AM #18
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