Art And Books And Real Estate

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

March Active Rain Challenge - Book Smart because Books and art often go hand-in-hand.

 Our friend Endre Barath, Jr. has suggested we take the photo above and write about it.

Seems pretty simple to me.

Just a few weeks ago, I went to one of my favorite places... The ACC show held each year right in Baltimore. Each year that I been on AR, I have not only gone to the show but have written a blog along with a video of what I thought were some of the highlights.

The spotlight was on the artists whose work I admired and also the most interesting people. Those that were passionate about their art and were willing to share a bit of their life and how their creativity was incorporated into each day.

When writing my book Real Estate The Right Rome Way, I found the artist for my beautiful book cover right here on AR.

 marti garaughty  

Real Estate The Rome Way


In one of my previous careers, I was that ceramic artist with a ton of passion.  That same passion has followed me into my real estate career.

Just today, I was at one of my listings and the seller had one of my ceramic pieces in a  prominent spot in their home.


Margaret Rome


I was delighted to see this piece on display and even pointed it out to the buyers. Just picked it up, turned it over and showed them where I had signed and dated the piece. 

Art tells a story and it is fascinating to see what others collect, enjoy and display in the homes that are for sale.

Looking at the piece of art chosen by Endre, I was wondering why that particular piece was important to him.

How did that art show and that painting inspire Endre to motivate so many of us to sit down and write a blog? 

It's not always about Real Estate.

Thanks, Endre for the inspiration.


Margaret Rome



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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Margaret,

Love the bookworm painting. That is pretty much what people look like after they get lost in a good book.

Mar 12, 2019 09:12 PM #1
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...


marti garaughty, composer, pianist, soundscape, abstract art

 We created a classic together !  ;-)


Mar 12, 2019 09:17 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Margaret I have one of those book and I know who the artist was:) and I am confident so does marti garaughty  thank you for such kind words totally undeserved, I am confident my sista Debe Maxwell, CRS  will agree:))Endre

Mar 12, 2019 10:15 PM #3
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Art is definitely something we all view differently, and I agree - it's interesting to see what people collect and display. It's great that you saw one of your art pieces when you were showing your listing to buyers.

Mar 13, 2019 04:12 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. A fresh perspective as always from a creative artist herself. Enjoy your day!

Mar 13, 2019 04:51 AM #5
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Yes Margaret, every sight, sound, inflection can trigger a response in all of us.  How much effort we take to follow up depends on the impact and effect of the external impulse!

Mar 13, 2019 05:24 AM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm so glad your participated in Endre's challenge, Margaret.  I'm still trying to conjure up a post for it, but seem to be suffering from writer's block in regards to it.  I'll keep trying!

Mar 13, 2019 09:59 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret- - - it has been interesting to see how this challenge has been interpreted by the ActiveRain members who have shared a post. You're right when you mention art and motivation, real estate and AR are so much more - just like life itself.

Mar 14, 2019 03:52 AM #8
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  - I just love when a painting screams out at me and I have no regrets that I listened.

Margaret, you are such a beautifully creative spirit!

Mar 14, 2019 07:04 PM #9
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Artist is a word that has never been used in the same sentence as my name unless the sentence was "John is not an....."

Never-the-less, I am still thinking about Endre's challenge.

Mar 20, 2019 03:12 PM #10
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