Success Blamed On ActiveRain...What Do THese Four Have in Common?

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                             Success Blamed On ActiveRain...What Do These Four Have in Common?

                                           Stephen, Bridget,Kathleen,Margaret

Glad you asked. All four of us met because of ActiveRain.

Some time ago I wrote a post...Who Says Baltimore, Maryland Condos are Only For the Old Folks? ...a post read by Kathleen who was considering a condo purchase.  Her Google search kept coming up with me and my condo listings. Kathleen said at the settlement table today   "...every time I Googled a condo..Margaret Rome came up."   So she figured I knew something about these properties and decided to call me.

We have been working together since last summer. Actually had an offer on another unit but it was not the right one due to language in the condo bylaws. During this year we have stayed in touch via email, phone calls and Kathleen's use of my IDX site to search properties.  

For a while we even looked at single family homes. This was 'tree art' on one of those houses.

                                                                                                 Tree Art ...HomeRome 410-530-2400

 

 

 

In mid March the perfect condo became available! We made an offer and the rest is history..a smoth settlement happened today! Kathleen is really happy to be signing while Stephen explains documents to the seller.

                                                         Settlement...HomeRome 410-530-2400

 

When we first started working together, I introduced Kathleen to Mortgage Mama aka Bridget McGee  who stayed in touch with Kathleen during this time just to let her know we were both available to help when she was ready.

 

Trish Thibeault, with O'Conor and Mooney, was a delightful Realtor® to work with. Here she is with Bridget at today's closing.

                                                                      Settlement...HomeRome 410-530-2400

 

This past April I did a seminar on blogging at GBBR and invited Stephen Cooper. Between the two of us, Bridget and I got Stephen blogging.

He even attended my HomeRome Garden Party on May 4th. To make it a true ActiveRain success we all decided to ask Stephen to do the settlement. His company, American Home Title Group Inc. was started by Stephen's dad.

                                                                                                                Title Company

  Success Blamed On ActiveRain...What Do THese Four Have in Common? All four met because of ActiveRain!

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To search the MLS , either to buy a home or to keep an eye on your own neighborhood, I have made it easy to sign up and search the Multiple List System for All Active Maryland Listings   It is...Like Having Your Own Electronic Agent! You can find all the active listings in Maryland plus the five surrounding states.

Try it! It is a Free Service From HomeRome! Search the MLS just like Realtors®

Click to search All Active Maryland Listings You can narrow the search down to number of bedrooms, lot size, price range, zip code, etc. Be sure to sign up with your email address to ensure daily email updates of properties. These emails will include photos, address and price of the listed homes. This is a free service to make finding your special Baltimore home easier. I am available to answer any questions or concerns. mrome@HomeRome.com 410-530-2400

 

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  1. Praful Thakkar 06/05/2011 01:01 PM
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Cosmic Cow Pie...The Rome Way
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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 Rain in Active is certainly a great fertilizer for business !  Blog on !

Jun 01, 2011 11:45 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Love the success story Margaret. Funny how things happen sometimes.

Thanks for the post

Jun 02, 2011 01:42 AM #8
Rainer
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Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ

I eat up these great tales, Margaret!  Thanks for sharing your latest AR success.

Jun 02, 2011 03:12 AM #9
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Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
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Awesome tale of events. AR builds a network that is like no other. From clients to servicers connecting via AR makes life hum.

Jun 02, 2011 03:51 AM #10
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Stephen G. Cooper
SGC Properties, LLC (Property Management) - Ellicott City, MD
(410 303 3344)

Margaret,  thanks again for the opportunity to work with you.  I really did enjoy it just like I enjoy reading your blogs.  I just posted mine so take a look when you get a chance. Have a great day!

Jun 02, 2011 05:54 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

Margaret,  You are a treasure and a pleasure to work with!  Thank you for entrusting me with your client's mortgage financing needs. It really is such a great job we have and these kinds of transactions make it all worthwhile!  Wahooo Active Rain!

Mortgage Mama

 

Jun 02, 2011 11:03 AM #12
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Anna, Gotta start somewhere. And it takes time, patience and the right people. I like starting and finishing a transaction.

Ellie, I met Bridget at my first AR get together. But it took Dr. Stacey to convince me with a blog about Mortgage Mama.

Brian, Always appreciate your comments.

Peggy, The environment is there for us to take advantage of.

Andrea, I blame it on the Rain!

Sally, I will blog on and on.....etc.

Tom, There are many of these stories to share..just need to take time and cultivate the friendships.

Irene, What a pleasure..

Martha, You are one of the treasures of ActiveRain!

Stephen, I am so proud of you for jumping in to ActiveRain, blogging, coming to the party and doing a fabulous job with yesterday's closing.

Bridget, I feel the same way!

Here are all three of our posts:


Success Blamed On ActiveRain...What Do THese Four Have in Common? 

Another Active Rain Closing Thanks to Margaret Rome

THE MARYLAND ACTIVE RAIN TRIO!!! 

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Jun 02, 2011 11:52 AM #13
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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What a great story Margaret! I love how you think and how you pull people in to work together. Great job and congrats on the closing!

Jun 02, 2011 02:14 PM #14
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Evelyn, Thank you. Pulling people in to work together makes for a smooth closing. Everyone wants to do their very best.

 

Jun 02, 2011 02:28 PM #15
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hello, Margaret! This is truly awesome, you met through AR but you're the glue that held all together! Congrats on the closing and establishing more relationships. It's so inspiring!

Jun 02, 2011 04:33 PM #16
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Yolanda, Thank you and congratulations on your featured post today! The Day ActiveRain Stars Shine On Me

I am so proud that you have continued to blog!

Jun 02, 2011 04:37 PM #17
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Margaret

What a great success story to blame on AR. AR gets blamed for a lot of good stuff these days.

Jeff

Jun 03, 2011 02:02 AM #18
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Jeff, Nice to blame something, so positive, on AR.

Jun 03, 2011 02:12 AM #19
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Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Margaret, it is so refreshing to see ActiveRain get blamed for all the great and good things it helps us make happen. ActiveRain is only as good as we make it. Thank you for all you do here everyday!

Jun 04, 2011 03:20 PM #20
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Emily, There are so many good members making good things happen. You are one of the good ones!!

Margaret

Jun 04, 2011 04:06 PM #21
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
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Good Morning Margaret...Great Success Story.

Thank for Posting it in our New Group Our Success Stories which you are Featured !!

Jun 13, 2011 03:39 AM #22
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Margaret.....that was a great story.....you know how to make it happen....that's why you're so successful....and Fred created a good group.....it's already started growing....

Jun 13, 2011 12:27 PM #23
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Fred, Thanks for starting this new group and thanks for the feature.

Barbara, This is a good group. You and I were among the first four members.

 

Jun 13, 2011 12:41 PM #24
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Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
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Congratulations to you all, Margaret!  What a wonderful story.

Jun 20, 2011 02:23 PM #25
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Chris, Thanks for stopping by!

Jun 20, 2011 02:27 PM #26
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