At the dentist with Margaret Rome and Home Rome Realty

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

This is a very short story about a toothache and a visit at my dentist and how I sort of ran into Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and how it all reminded me to check in with my dear friend, and broker extraordinaire. 

Margaret Rome, broker owner of Home Rome Realty, and I have known each other for a few years now. We have shared laughs and tears and crab cakes and blooming onions, too. Besides supporting and encouraging each other on a personal level, we also always talk Real Estate, brainstorm ideas and solutions and do our very best to make our clients happy. But as life and business happens, we haven't been able to talk as much lately as we used to. And I miss that, and Margaret. If you have ever had the chance to chat with Margaret and have been on the receiving end of her words of wisdom and encouragement, you'll understand. 

Margaret has been on my mind lately, perhaps because a lunch meet-up is way overdue or perhaps her birthday is this week, or perhaps both. And perhaps that is how she ended up at the dentist with me today. Well, not really in person but sort of. 

Unfortunately, I have a mean tooth that has been bothering me (super mean considering that it was a holiday weekend!) but, fortunately, my dentist was able to squeeze me in today. As I was nervously sitting in the waiting room, I picked up a copy of Baltimore STYLE and flipped through the pages. I read a couple of articles, realized that I had missed out on a lot of fun events (it was the June 2018 issue) and then saw Margaret's signature "Too Late" ads and her picture smiling at me. And I can't tell you how happy that made me. 

Too Late Home Rome Realty, Margaret Rome


For one, I am incredibly proud to call such a leader of our Real Estate community a friend. Secondly, I know that Margaret will be thrilled to find out where I came across her print ad and third because there was my sign that it was really - I mean REALLY - time to touch base with Margaret. 

Dear Margaret, I've been thinking of you and hope your birthday week is going to be amazing (would you join me please in wishing her the happiest birthdays of all?). I will call you tomorrow Margaret! We will schedule our next lunch meet-up! I will see you soon! I promise! 

Dear friends & consumers, Margaret is my referral partner for Baltimore City/County.. if you have a house to sell or know anyone who does, please call Margaret. She will have a "Too Late" sign on your property in no time - and provide guidance throughout the process like no other.

Also, pick up that phone and call that person you have been meaning to get in touch with. Don't wait for a tooth to ache. 

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Thompson Company, REALTORS
16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.


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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Hope your tooth is feeling less mean.  I have serious dentist fear.  Reading your post freaked me out a little.  I too love Margaret.

Sep 04, 2018 08:24 PM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Crab Cakes and Bloomin' Onions. . .It's only a little after 6:00 am here in Sacramento, and already I'm hungry.

Sep 05, 2018 06:05 AM #2
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


My post yesterday was how to make someones day.

And then I see this written by friend Andrea Bedard and I can say Andrea did more than make my day. I have so much respect and admiration for Andrea and our friendship which started right here on AR.

Thank you for making my entire week!!

Sep 05, 2018 06:59 AM #3
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 Andrea,
I just got off the phone with Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and she mentioned how this post made her day!  Margaret offered to help me learn iPiccy and today I took her up on the offer.  We had a good lesson and fun doing it.  How can you not with Margaret right?

Sep 05, 2018 08:29 AM #4
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Carol Williams What fun we had with the iPiccy lesson. We both learned new stuff. Can't wait to see what you create!!! 

Sep 05, 2018 08:49 AM #5
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I'm going to check right now!... Carol Williams 

Sep 05, 2018 09:28 AM #6
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

What a wonderful post - I'm glad you saw Margaret in the magazine, and made a point to check in!

Sep 05, 2018 12:45 PM #7
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I'd take that as a calling as well, Andrea. Please give Margaret a real hug for me in place of a virtual hug on her birthday.

Which reminds me, Myrl Jeffcoat and I are overdue for a lunch date as well!!

Sep 06, 2018 11:39 AM #8
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


And a special lunch it was Andrea Bedard !

Thanks for the hug from Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents 

Sep 12, 2018 10:44 PM #9
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Things you learn while reading posts on ActiveRain:

1. Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  had a recent birthday

2. Her TOO LATE ad reminded you it was time for lunch with a dear friend

3. How small the AR community really is!

4. That Margaret gives lessons in iPiccy!

I'm glad Carol Williams featured your Doughnut post in her SCS column. You have a new raving fan in me!

Sep 16, 2018 01:53 PM #10
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty And another thing you learned...if you are mentioning just might get a phone call.  Thanks for picking up the phone. You are delightful.

Sep 16, 2018 02:50 PM #11
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