Thankful For All 3 Careers

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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As many of you know, real estate was not my first career.

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The first started many years ago when my goal was to be a nurse. And I filled that goal, became a Pediatric RN and then a head nurse. Loved it.

Nursing actually prepared me for life. And it was probably the best at teaching me how to sell. Think about it. If one can convince a patient, especially a child, to take a yucky tasting medication or even an injection because it is going to make them feel better...that is a kind of selling.

If one can deal with the stress of an illness within a family...one can be prepared for dealing with the sometimes overwhelming stress of a move.. 

 

My second career was that of a ceramic artist. Loved it!

 

Blue porcelain Margaret Rome

 

 There was a full studio in my home where I custom designed pottery for clients, The Design Center in DC, the Symphony Decorator's Show House, plus doing window displays for fine jewelry stores. My porcelains were used to drape the strands of gold, diamonds, and pearls over the art pieces. I even made closing gifts for some of the real estate agents.

 

And now I've been in Real Estate since 1990 and a solo broker since 2009. And you guessed it...I love real estate.

Both of my previous positions... nurse and artist, prepared me well for this profession. 

And I am thankful for all three!

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

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Kathy Streib
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Margaret- You have had an amazing 3 careers...and just as I would expect, successful at all 3!!!!  I'm fascinated by the ceramic artist career. 

Nov 06, 2018 05:09 PM #1
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Kathy Streib Very thankful for all three. The ceramic art was very special and I am still enjoying my creations throughout my home.

Nov 06, 2018 05:25 PM #2
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Three completely different careers, and successful and loving all 3 - that's great! No wonder you're thankful for your 3 choices.

Nov 06, 2018 05:27 PM #3
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Very thankful Lottie Kendall  Always good to see you.

Nov 06, 2018 05:30 PM #4
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Good morning Margaret. So glad you found real estate as a career! Enjoy your day!

Nov 07, 2018 04:31 AM #5
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Hi Margaret... everything we do and experience in life prepares us for each "next" step. I knew about your nursing background, but not about the ceramic artist stint. I found that to be very interesting as I have no talents in that direction.

Nov 07, 2018 04:37 AM #6
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Your three careers are broad and varying, Margaret!  I've worked in several fields over the years as well.  Real Estate, Insurance, Software Development.

Nov 07, 2018 05:04 AM #7
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Thanks, Wayne Martin I am enjoying RE very much.

Nov 07, 2018 06:40 AM #8
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Nina Hollander Loved my ceramic career. I still have clients who when I go to list their homes, have my artwork displayed.

Nov 07, 2018 06:41 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat As Nina Hollander above said...". everything we do and experience in life prepares us for each "next" step.

Nov 07, 2018 06:43 AM #10
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I guess I've had three too...first was the hotel industry, then ownership of a landscape maintenance company and now real estate. 

And I've enjoyed them all. I'm working daily to make real estate be better than it is, and enjoying the transformation I'm making in myself to do so. 

Nov 07, 2018 07:41 AM #11
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Thom Abbott And all three have helped you be better in Real Estate. Wishing you much continued success!

Nov 07, 2018 08:36 AM #12
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Wow Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland this is something new I didn't know about you - and artist too! I knew you had been a nurse and it makes sense that you learned how to 'sell' as a nurse. Heck you were probably always good at selling as you're just that type of woman - outgoing and friendly!!

Nov 07, 2018 10:41 AM #13
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886  And I thought you knew everything about me. So good to see you and your new photo is lovely.

Nov 07, 2018 02:30 PM #14
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Good morning Margaret - you have had three successful careers.  I certainly know about the selling part.  We are all in sales including teachers and nurses.  You have learned the are of persuasion by connecting with people.  Love it.

Nov 08, 2018 07:44 AM #15
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Grant Schneider  We have all learned how to sell and how to persuade

BTW, I enjoyed seeing your photos from Boston.

Nov 08, 2018 03:26 PM #16
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I’m venturing out into a couple different stages of my life all at once right now and can kind of relate to having my hand in different things in a similar way.

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