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What I learned from Margaret Rome and Marney Kirk at GBBR

Mortgage and Lending with SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 NMLS 196068

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Now THAT is a dream team of Real Estate and blogging PROS!

margaret rome and marney kirk

By joining the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors you get access to lots of classes and events.  Kim Jones is a Rookie Mentor.  She is incredibly giving of her time.  She is always willing to answer questions and get you to the right place.

Notice Margaret taking a picture in the background?  I bet she doesn't go ANYWHERE without that camera!


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Marney Kirk, a realtor who specializes in Towson and Timonium, says write about what you know, about your area, about your passions.  Write about events, store openings, things to do, become the area expert.  If you write about a local store opening or event, be sure you know the phone number because people will find you and call with questions thinking you are the representative!  Marney uses WordPress and blogs very consistently (daily, and sometimes multiple times in a day).  She IS the Towson and Timonium expert.

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Just start writing!  Margaret is a very willing mentor for folks.  You never know when she is going to call you to comment on your blog.  Margaret told me she almost always learns something new when she reaches out by phone.  Don't stop with blogging, pick up the phone!  TALK to people.  When blogging about listings, don't just re-do your MLS/MRIS listing, tell a story.  Help people to feel what it will be like to live in that home, help them to FEEL the house through your description.  If you are working with a buyer, one of your goals should be to think about the house as a listing down the road. 

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Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors GBBR

Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors GBBR

June Piper-Brandon attended the Rookie Society's presentation on blogging even though she is not a Rookie in Real Estate, or a Rookie in blogging. 

It is always good to be open and willing to share with the newbies! June said that you can learn something everywhere you go, in every class you attend.  She likes keeping on top of all things Real Estate!

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It's always fun after a meeting to have lunch and really connect.  I got to have lunch with Margaret Rome and brand new agent Rosa Almond.  Rosa jumped right in and joined Active Rain right after the class.

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This sign was on our table at Ruby Tuesday's...kind of appropriate, don't you think? 



What I learned from Margaret Rome and Marney Kirk at GBBR



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Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  SWBC Mortgage.   410-960-2061 EHO   bridget.mcgee@swbc.com or www.marylandmortgagemama.com


If you are considering purchasing a home in Maryland and want to be sure you are mortgage ready, my brother Tony and I will be happy to help! We help to make the mortgage process a pleasure! 

If you already own your home, we are happy to provide a no-cost mortgage review to help you to determine if refinancing may be in your best interest.  Please contact me at 410-960-2061.

Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

It is the rewards for sure. Margaret is such a great mentor whether it is for real estate or blogging. She is a one of a kind spirit where giving is her middle name.

May 07, 2011 03:40 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Love that you captured the event with lots of great pictures! Margret looks like the professional she is and what a great day it must have been!

May 07, 2011 04:47 PM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Bridget, Looks like a great event and I'm glad you shared the day in words and pictures. I just read Margarets recent blog post on why she blogs. I don't know why I haven't subscribed to her..am heading over to do that now thanks to your post!

May 07, 2011 04:52 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

You write the best posts about me! May I hire you to do all my PR?

Great recap of the wonderful blogging class that I shared with Marney. It was a great day of sharing and a delicious lunch. I have to check my camera...did I take pictures of the restaurant. Never go anywhere without my camera and my charger!

Thank you for your terrific writing, passion and photos!


May 07, 2011 07:28 PM
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

Martha, I agree whole-heartedly!  Margaret is a peach!

Kristine, lots of info to be sure!

Cindy, You won't be disappointed in subscribing to Margaret, you will learn lots!

Margaret, No need to hire me, I will always toot my horn for you and folks like you in all walks who are open, willing, professional, and kind!

May 08, 2011 08:45 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Hi Bridget, I might not be technically a rookie, but, there's always something new to learn and the day you're no longer a rookie is the day you have learned everything there is to learn - I'll always be a rookie!!

May 08, 2011 12:08 PM
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

June,  I love your attitude!  Thanks!

Jun 02, 2011 04:33 AM