I Was Quoted In The Baltimore Sun! Thanks ActiveRain!

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I Was Quoted In The Baltimore Sun! Thanks ActiveRain!


It has been a great couple of weeks in the Rain!  I had 3 posts featured...THREE!  What an honor.  Knowing how many amazing, interesting, topical, smart, funny writers there are dancing here, I was wow'd!  I could not be more pleased to be ACTIVE on ActiveRain again. I have been so impressed by the comments on each of those posts.  They really added to the original posts and created such a wonderful dialog!


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I know the information I read here and the research I do for some of my own posts helps me to be a better loan officer.  It also helps me to be a better partner to the agents I work with, especially those who have not discovered the power of ActiveRain!

I also know that my ActiveRain blogging has helped me to be more recognized in the industry.  I have had Realtors I meet tell me that they read something I wrote.  I have had other lenders share something I have written.  I have had clients mention a post either when they first contact me, or in the course of our transaction. I was even asked if one of my posts could be included in "Loan Officer Magazine"!  That is exciting!

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I got a call on Friday afternoon from a Baltimore Sun reporter writing a story about the housing market in the area.  They wanted the opinion of little 'ol Maryland Mortgage Mama for an article they were writing about Baltimore Area Home Sales.  I was asked my opinion on the effect of rising interest rates on the housing market.  As you might imagine, there are lots of lenders, bankers and brokers in the Baltimore area, the reporter called me.  The information in the article is pretty close to what I said, not exact, but as my dad used to say, "Close enough for government use!" 

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If you'd like to read the whole article, here is the link!

I am so proud to be a loan officer, I love what I do and it's really cool being recognized as someone in the know.

THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN and thank you to the folks kind enough to suggest my posts to the powers that be.  Thank you to those that take the time to read and comment!   Thanks to those who always encourage me to write especially Kevin Tolbert (who takes the time to comment on so many of my posts), Andrea Bedard who is always quick to comment, share and praise, Ellie McIntire, who helped me to "get" the power of localism posts. Praful Thakkar, my most recent cheerleader, and of course the great Margaret Rome, one of my biggest supporters, in and out of the Rain!  I am so grateful to know you and appreciate you so much!  

By the way, don't forget to tune into "All About Real Estate" on Sunday's from 12-1. If you are local, you can hear Margaret Rome on WCBM 680. If out of the Baltimore area, be sure to catch it on the livestream online.  If you miss it, you can always check out the podcasts.


I Was Quoted In The Baltimore Sun! Thanks ActiveRain!



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Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  Corridor Mortgage Group.   410-960-2061 EHO   bmcgee@corridormtg.com or marylandmortgagemama@gmail.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.


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Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625
Texana Bank - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide

Congratulation of your Active Rain features and your mention in the paper not an easy feat.  This is what it's all about, good for you!

Jan 13, 2014 05:07 AM #17
Kris Neese
ActiveRain - Bellevue, WA
Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain

Way to go, Bridget! We love seeing our ActiveRain members using their blog to build up an online presence and become the go-to person in their market.  You are doing things right!

Jan 13, 2014 05:24 AM #18
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Congratulations to you Bridget ... you're on a roll!  Hope it's just the beginning of many great things coming your way in 2014!


Jan 13, 2014 05:37 AM #19
Paddy Deighan JD PhD
TimeshareLawyers.pro - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

AWESOME, congratulations....AR has amazing SEO and it wonderful that you experienced a positive putcome from it!!

Jan 13, 2014 05:46 AM #20
John DL Arendsen
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Big Congrats!

Jan 13, 2014 06:01 AM #21
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Well alright now. Hopefully I will be one of your referred real estate partners in 2014. Congratulations to you Mortgage Mama.

Jan 13, 2014 06:52 AM #22
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I had the same thing happen when our office was unexpectedly closed by the sheriff 2 months ago !

Jan 13, 2014 08:51 AM #23
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Congratulations to you.  It definately makes sense to keep on posting here in Active Rain.

Jan 13, 2014 09:28 AM #24
Jack O'Neal
Conway Real Estate - Gilbert, AZ

Congrats to you Bridget!  That is awesome to be quoted in the Baltimore Sun and to have three of your blog posts featured on here!  Very cool!  This definitely motivates me to keep up the blogging and posting!

Jan 13, 2014 09:33 AM #25
Marnie Matarese
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

Congratulations and this is just one of the many advantages of blogging with Active Rain!  I wish you many more features in the paper!

Jan 13, 2014 09:50 AM #26
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

Praful,  You are too kind!  I hope that we can meet up again when you are here in January!

Kerrie, Thanks so much!  I would not be where I am without the members here (and you!) 

Mike, I sure know that is why you are the go to guy in and around Winchester, VA!

Suzanne, It's a powerful force for sure!  Thank you!

Terry, I am incredibly honored by the features.

Jan, Thank you so much for your kind words!

Marte, I definitely get more than I give here in the Rain. It's an awesome platform.

Gene, Cool for sure!  My husband wanted to run out and get 10 copies...but they were all gone!

Sharon, Thank you!

Dana,  Thank you so much!  There are tons of posts about getting features and their elusive nature, you are not alone.  I bet you get a feature soon!

Trent, Thank you! The accolades are awesome, the clients are what it is all about!

Kris, Some of the sharpest minds in real estate are, or have been on ActiveRain!  So much knowledge being shared so openly!

Gene, Thank you, wishing you many blessings as well!

Paddy,  I love hearing all the ActiveRain success stories, the most positive outcome are new clients and lots of great friendships!





Jan 13, 2014 11:44 AM #27
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

John, Big THANKS!!

Lanre,  I am ready to help in any way I can! Thank you!

Michael, Ooooh, that's a tough way to make the paper!  Hoping things are much better now!

Joan,  Absolutely.  So many give up before they see the amazing results...keep on plugging away...you are almost a MILLIONAIRE!!

Jack, Incredible things will happen, you will be surprised at how quickly you move up the ranks and get yourself out there!

Marnie, Thank you so much, here's wishing you lots of success!


Jan 13, 2014 11:49 AM #28
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Just reminding you in advance, Bridget, Jan 23 or Jan 24 (may be, I'll send the email to you and Margaret.)

BTW, once again, thanks for the mention of my name.

Jan 13, 2014 12:38 PM #29
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Well, that is a nice thing to have happen.  To be quoted and have your name out there.  Perfect testimonial!

Jan 13, 2014 12:52 PM #30
Rosie Moore
Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City - Sugar Land, TX

Congrats and excellent quote in the Baltimore Sun.  I agree with you. Even if interest rates go up, it won't stop people from buying homes.  They'll be more cautious with how much they spend and where they live. If you're pre-approved for $300K, for example, a buyer may be more comfortable spending $250K instead.

Jan 13, 2014 02:15 PM #31
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's wonderful. obviously they must have been doing research on mortgages and your ActiveRain presence gave them a lot to look at when it came to Google

Jan 13, 2014 09:40 PM #32
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I've had similar experiences Bridget.  You have to love when that happens!  Nice job!!

Jan 13, 2014 10:13 PM #33
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846

I had a national trade magazine call me for q/a in a previous business that I owned. It was COOL to see myself in print, even tho it was for a small audience....STILL cool!

So, CONGRATULATIONS on a more public outlet!

Jan 14, 2014 03:32 AM #34
Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
Putting my clients before myself

Greta job on being quoted in such a big outlet.  It's sure to help make the phone ring!

Jan 14, 2014 05:43 AM #35
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Bridget-Been quoted in my local paper, but the Sun is a biggie!  Great!

Jan 14, 2014 05:51 AM #36
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