Techy...Not By A Long Shot

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291


This is not about technology but it is a fun useful item.  No matter how much technology...I can not do without a pen.


It's not easy to sign a listing, give a number, take a quick note, make a 'to do" list, write a check, sign a receipt... and do it quickly, without having a pen! 

 In the car, I am  jotting down notes and numbers and writing  mileage on gas receipts.  


4 color pen


So easy to  have four colors all in one little pen. 

This, not so new, tool  has been around since the 1970's.



Use it for contracts...assigning a color for buyers and one for sellers. Changes in the offer? Initial with another color. 

Techy..not by a long shot. 


Margaret Rome




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Comments (12)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Margaret

I enjoyed this post! While I don't use a multicolored pen I have a bunch of pens and use them often, and I DON'T feel guilty about writing things down as opposed to doing it all on my phone, etc. I hand write my To Do List for example.


Jun 20, 2018 08:56 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jeff Dowler, CRS  Good.. there is no guilt in doing what works for you. My calendar and notes are  on my phone but...many times I still need that pen.

Jun 20, 2018 09:04 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A lot of us youngsters grew up with the technology and so we can adapt to it quicker. I think you’re doing OK. :)

Jun 20, 2018 10:07 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Laura Cerrano I'm doing ok but will probably always have a need for a pen.

Jun 21, 2018 11:36 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have a four color pen. I had not thought of using different colors for buyers and sellers. Thank you. Thank you for your email and for your kind words.

Jun 21, 2018 04:05 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

You are welcome Gita Bantwal Congratulations on you FOUR million points!

Jun 21, 2018 11:37 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Margaret,
There are things that are just easier to do with a pen, aren't there?  If things keep going the way they are in education, I fear students won't even know how to write.  Everything will be done on an electronic device.  They are already getting away from learning cursive.  I wonder how they will read historical documents. 

Jun 21, 2018 05:21 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Carol Williams Some things are just easier with a pen. I am working with someone and each time I give them a number or an takes a long time for them to find their phone and then even longer to enter the information. They are claiming to be quite techy...but waste a lot of time. A pen and paper would serve them so much better.  (They could then enter the info on their time.)

Jun 21, 2018 11:42 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. Like your idea of technology. I still write things down since it is easier than typing for me. Enjoy your day!

Jun 21, 2018 05:49 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wayne Martin Sometimes using common sense can be more techy and efficient.

Jun 21, 2018 11:44 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Margaret how could we do our lists without our pens!! And I must admit at times I do write out my list on my phone - but it's not the usual manner!

Jun 21, 2018 04:27 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker I use the phone for so much but I won't leave home without a pen.


Jun 21, 2018 04:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You're on to something when it comes to pens, Margaret.  We don't give that important item its proper due.

Jun 22, 2018 04:21 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Margaret, My mom was an avid note taker and list maker. I never quite got ther hang and committed so much to memory. I use my smartphone calendar, address book and note app to make most of my notes. I also take photos of items rather than jot something down to remember. Most everything is filed in my Dropbox.

Jun 22, 2018 04:48 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Debbie Reynolds  I use my iPhone  for everything including pictures, notes, calendar etc...but I could never be without a pen. Talking on the phone, on the radio show etc...I jot things down. Now many of the jots  go into the phone a bit later.  

Jun 22, 2018 06:10 PM