We all know who Margaret Rome is.
Most likely, you have received at least one phone call from her.
She is perhaps the most ''coveted' ActiveRain Ambassador who I have met.
And she is perhaps the only author of the book which has a mention of ActiveRain.
It was July 2006, almost at the same time when ActiveRain took the first breath of fresh air, she started blogging on this platform.
Since then, she has contributed many many posts and many new thoughts. I always wonder how she manages to save all these great ideas in her little head.
My blogging career is about a decade now - however, what I learn from her is always great. In fact, at many stages, I have learned a lot from her posts (and of course, many RainMakers.). Anything and everything I do here is the result of the inspiration from Margaret Rome.
It was many years ago when I received a call from a number I did not recognize. Sure enough, it was Marga-Great (that's what I named her, for her greatness), congratulating me on my featured post where I had 'stolen' the idea from her post on how to promote your blogs to get more comments. The idea was -a gift of an autographed book to every 10th comment - and I was the winner. Not that I am a great reader of books, I finished it in one sitting!
You know the book, I think. If you have read her book 'Real Estate Rome Way', you'll know how different she is - and how different the Real Estate is - ROME WAY! (If you don't know, this book is in Trulia's Top 10 Real Estate books in 2008.)
Since then, she has helped me several times - including once where she helped me close a transaction when I was dealing with a difficult negotiation situation.
I am really lucky to be on ActiveRain and have found a great virtual friend initially and then met her personally on few occasions. (well, her voice is NOT virtual, BTW...)
What more do I say, Margaret? Everyone knows you, here at ActiveRain and elsewhere, too.
This post is dedicated to your contribution to ActiveRain and all ActiveRain members.
I am sure you hold the record of calling maximum number of ActivePeeps.
I'll be honest, I have not read all her posts - but I know, each and every post delivers a unique message, be it print-ad or future sellers or these roses don't smell etc. etc. etc.
THANKS, A MILLION MEGA-GREAT.