If It Works Do More Of It

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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In this month's contest

What changes did you make last year or the year before that worked...is a contest hosted by Endre Barath, Jr. and will encourage us all to look at what was successful in the past two years. He is not asking for what we plan to do or to make New Year's resolutions.

Most of those are already broken by the first couple of days in the new year.

 

If It Works Do More Of It

 

 

That old saying "if it's not broke, don't fix it" means continuing the tried and true.

If it works, do more of it!

The things that have worked for me remain the same, and they are my consistency with advertising, my blogging, my weekly radio show, and tying them all together. Using blogging as topics on the show, and using my material from the show in my blogging, is efficient. Each week I have a talking list for the show because there are weeks that no one calls in, and I need material to talk for the hour. There are other weeks that we have three or four callers, and each caller has the possibility of changing the topic of the show. 

One of the things I will continue to do is reach out and call my former clients to reminisce about their transactions. These are people that have bought and sold with me and have made my life better. Letting them know how much I appreciated working with them is good for us both. I am not asking for referrals; I am just staying in touch.

When I have a professional agent that I admire, who does the right thing, looks out for their client, and makes the deal go smooth, I will be mentioning them on the radio and warning them so they can listen live or go back to the podcast. If they are looking for a particular home for their buyer, I may announce that on the show. They are pleased, their buyers are delighted, and the worst thing that can happen is I may get a new listing. 

Listening to RE experts and being open to their ideas is something that has worked. I will continue listening to podcasts, reading blogs, speaking to agents every day, or taking a suggestion from an AR member like Barbara Todaro, who never puts prices in her print media marketing.  Thanks to one of her posts, my ads no longer contain the prices.

Since it has been working, I plan to do more of it!

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

 

 

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Mimi Foster
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Whatever you're doing seems to work well for you. You are such a ray of sunshine and I enjoy hearing how you're making it work.

Jan 05, 2020 08:28 AM #40
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Mimi Foster Getting ready for my noon radio show to talk more about this. Thank you for your lovely comment.

Jan 05, 2020 08:31 AM #41
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Laura Filip
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Would like to listen to your radio show, please let us know where to find it.

Jan 05, 2020 09:34 PM #42
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Laura Filip Here is the podcast of last week's show ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE

There is an app WCBM to listen to previous shows or listen live Sunday 12noon.

Thanks for asking.

Jan 06, 2020 03:29 AM #43
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Being consistent and doing what works is a great recipe to follow Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland . However, don't forget to try something new, only time and effort will tell if your new experiment will work too.

Jan 07, 2020 07:23 AM #44
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson  I am open to trying new ideas in addition to what is proven.

Jan 07, 2020 06:55 PM #45
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Diana Dahlberg
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I am excited about 2020!  Knowing what works is half the battle.  The other half is doing it!  I loved your opening ...

That old saying "if it's not broke, don't fix it" means continuing the tried and true.

If it works, do more of it!

I will be doing MORE OF IT again this year. Thanks for the great Post!

ps:  I just might take some time to listen to your radio program! Thanks!

Jan 09, 2020 12:21 PM #46
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Glad to hear you are excited about the new year. If you want to listen to some past shows  Here is the podcast of last week's show ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE

There is an app WCBM to listen to previous shows or listen live Sunday 12noon.

Jan 09, 2020 12:51 PM #47
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I liked how you mentioned that when you call past clients, you're not asking for referrals.    You're letting them know that you appreciated working with them, and that you're just  staying in touch.    I think for most people, that's unexpected!    You probably make them feel special, and that probably leads to the kind of good feelings that leads to referrals anyway.     If I was a client and I knew that whenever my agent called me,  they were looking for more business, I might cringe, and I might not even answer the phone!

Jan 11, 2020 04:05 PM #48
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M.C. Dwyer Never asked for referrals! Do a good job, stay in touch, and let people know they are appreciated. 

Jan 11, 2020 07:00 PM #49
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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Margaret, what a thoughtful gesture, to mention another agent you admire on your show!!  it's such a delight to work with an agent on the other side who wants to make the deal work, acts professional, answers questions promptly, completes paperwork correctly, etc.

Jan 13, 2020 12:59 PM #50
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR It is a pleasure to work with an agent you admire and who is looking out for the best interest of the client and the transaction.

Jan 16, 2020 07:41 AM #51
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Margaret - yuo are the consumate professional. Your radio show must be a hit.   I can imagine how that dynamic can change with one phone call and you then get to be Margarte-on-the-spot!  Good for you! 

Jan 23, 2020 11:28 AM #52
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Love your post Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland . I too have learned a lot from the people I interview on the radio.

Jan 23, 2020 03:27 PM #53
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Jan Green Thank you. The show is so much fun. One call can change the entire show. Never gets boring and I never seem to run out of things to talk about in real estate.

Jan 23, 2020 03:53 PM #54
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Bob "RealMan" Timm  The more people we talk with, the more we learn. I would love to hear more about your radio show.

Jan 23, 2020 03:54 PM #55
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Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, I was once told by my Broker many years ago I had to ask for referrals from each and every client. I listened to what he had to say but never did what he suggested. Glad to hear you do the same. If we do the right thing, people will come. Thank you for sharing.

Jan 27, 2020 09:30 AM #56
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Beth Atalay Brokers are not always right!

 Love this..." If we do the right thing, people will come.''

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"if it's not broke, don't fix it"

And who is in the best position to determine is "it's" broke or not? You are!

Feb 10, 2020 09:39 AM #58
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John Juarez Love your comment and thanks for taking my call this morning.

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