Gratitude 2.0: my trusted (and talented and amazing) network.

Reblogger Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291



How could I not possibly reblog this post from my friend Andrea?

The article below was for the November Gratitude contest.

So many people have connected through ActiveRain, bought and sold homes, referred others, and the professional and personal friendships have flourished over the years. Thank you, Andrea, for being such an excellent professional and good friend! 


Original content by Andrea Bedard MD594797

This week I had the chance to chat with my friend and Baltimore broker, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland again. We do so with not-so-much-regularity regularly, catch up on this and that, brainstorm ideas, and also talk about business news, trends, and happenings. I always hang up inspired. I always thank Margaret for her time and wisdom, and I always let her know how much I appreciate her. And Margaret will always respond with of course, you know you can call me anytime.

And that is very much the truth. I know that Margaret's phone is always open for me, whether it's business or personal or both. Margaret doesn't only talk the talk, she walks the walk. And she does so genuinely, and happily. I am very grateful that she's a member of my trusted network.

I am very grateful for all of the talented and amazing people in my network, they are the best of the best.

When I first got licensed as a Real Estate salesperson in Maryland 15+ years ago, I did not have one. I did not know the right people. Learning the hard way that not all who yell here, were actually ready, willing, and/or able to help out, is part of the journey (in life and in business). But with time and experience, people smarts and some trial and error, I built my trusted network from the ground up.  Every single person in my network is talented, and amazing, and trustworthy in their chosen career, I don't hesitate for a moment to refer them to others when I hear of a need.

Besides Margaret, there's my broker and partner in Real Estate Cherie Conrad, there's Oak Hill Construction, our in-house contractor; Jennifer Smigal with State Farm insuranceBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee with SWBC Mortgage, BugOut Termite & Pest control, Protect Inspection; Chris Case, the home inspector, Jessica Flavell, my go-to home stager, RGS Title, Capitol Title... and quite a few others.

They all walk the walk - which helps me, help you! They all help make my business a successful one, for day-to-day operations to run smoothly, and for transactions to make it to the closing table. They all help put my clients and their needs front and center - right where they belong. 

I am grateful for some chance encounters that made it possible for us to meet! I am grateful for their support, and expert advice. I am grateful to have my trusted network of talented and amazing peeps, they are the best of the best.

I can count on them and they can count on me - even when business doesn't pan out.
Gratitude 2.0.

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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 15+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running, hiking, and treasure hunting, and is very much addicted to coffee. 


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Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you for sharing this great post on gratitude for a talented network.

Nov 18, 2019 10:52 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret..

It is nice when someone writes about you and you are not expecting it.  Make it a great day

Nov 19, 2019 02:11 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland without our close contacts, we would not be as strong as we are and they would be weaker also.... it works both ways....

Nov 19, 2019 03:58 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. It takes a team to have individual success.  In that arena you are a diamond. Enjoy your day!

Nov 19, 2019 04:49 AM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

What a nice thing to do in re-blogging this post. I'm off to read and comment on Andrea Bedard 's post.

Nov 19, 2019 05:20 AM #5
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

So glad you reblogged this. Andrea is one of my favorites and I was tickled to see that you two have a relationship. Hope your day is going well.

Nov 19, 2019 06:49 AM #6
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Margaret and I have had quite a few adventures Mimi Foster .. last year we dressed construction chic and went to a wrecker's ball  You are one of my favorites, too, am so glad to see you back in the Rain, writing and thriving! 

Nov 19, 2019 09:21 AM #7
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

That sounds like SO MUCH FUN, Andrea Bedard! What a good role model Margaret would be! 

Nov 19, 2019 09:23 AM #8
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

I am so grateful for you both and for the connections I have made on ActiveRain!  Now just to get Active again...(and update my profile pic, ha!)


Nov 20, 2019 06:21 PM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

A good reblog, Margaret. I will stop by Andrea's post and leave a comment.

Nov 21, 2019 08:53 AM #10
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