Boast-A-Post The Rome Way

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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Richie Alan Naggar is hosting BOAST-A-POST 

 

This challenge is a winner on its own. It gives us a chance to take someone who has made an impression on us and write about their post. There are so many who have inspired me over the past fourteen years! The tricky part of this challenge was choosing just one. I was not so sure that part was even possible!

 

In thinking about this challenge, I went back really far to Lenn Harley, who is ActiveRain's first million point achiever.

I was thrilled to be sitting with her at RainCamp when she hit that milestone. It was a huge deal.

 

Lenn was known as hardcore real estate. She knew her stuff, and she cared for her clients and her agents. If you were lucky enough to get a referral from Lenn...it was always a good one. You didn't get a second chance if you didn't pick up the phone or didn't follow through. 

If you needed advice, this was the perfect person to ask. Lenn told it like it was. The good the bad and the ugly. She could sound pretty tough, especially when it came to any plagiarizing, especially her maps.

On one of our conversations, I asked how do you know when it is time to go on your own? Her answer was direct and straightforward, and it hit home!

Lenn said:

It's when you no longer need your manager or broker.

She later wrote in her post:


"My past experiences and opportunities had led me to a time when. . . . .I could answer all of my own questions!!!

So, I asked myself a question. . . .  "Why do I need to be supervised by a Broker??"

I answered my own question, "I DON'T".  You may be in the same position."

 

 

 

At the time, I was rarely in the office, coming in for meetings, to bring in paperwork and pick up checks. I did not remember the last time I asked for the manager's opinion. It was the manager who would come to me to discuss a RE situation. 

Lenn's advice to me was written later in one of her posts, and this is the one I choose to boast 

 

When to become your own broker

 

boast a post

 

I miss Lenn, her hardcore real estate, and her kindness.

 

Thank you, Richie Alan Naggar, for hosting this challenge!

 

Margaret Rome

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Thanks Grant Schneider,  She was a huge presence and is definitely missed.

Feb 04, 2020 12:51 PM #24
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Andrea Bedard
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So that how Home Rome came to be! I don't think I knew that. Very smart advice from one smart lady to another. 

Feb 04, 2020 02:27 PM #25
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Andrea Bedard Yes! That was smart advice from Lenn many years ago.

Feb 04, 2020 03:46 PM #26
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Lenn Harley is one of those ActiveRainers that I miss seeing posts from.  She was a guiding light in my early years on this platform.

Feb 04, 2020 06:04 PM #27
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CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 04, 2020 06:04 PM #28
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Myrl Jeffcoat Lenn was a guiding light to many of us!

Thanks for the feature in the OFC!!

Feb 04, 2020 06:43 PM #29
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The Legend of Lenn. She still reigns in the Rain.  Good choice for your Boast a Post entry, Margaret. D 

Feb 05, 2020 08:35 AM #30
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Yes, Lenn still reigns in the RAIN! I am loving this contest and enjoyed reading about you!

Feb 05, 2020 02:48 PM #31
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Hi Margaret, nice to re-visit one of Lenn Harley's posts. I remember her clearly here on Active Rain.

Feb 09, 2020 09:21 AM #32
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Lottie Kendall Good to see you. We all have great memories of Lenn.

Feb 09, 2020 10:18 AM #33
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I also miss Lenn. I scheduled a reblog of your post for Saturday morning.

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Feb 14, 2020 10:51 AM #34
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Thanks Roy Kelley Hope you enjoyed a special day!

Feb 14, 2020 10:48 PM #35
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Kat Palmiotti
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Lenn is a perfect person to highlight in boast-a-post. I enjoyed reading her posts, although I missed the one you included above. Thank you for selecting it for this challenge!

Feb 15, 2020 05:21 AM #36
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Lenn Harley and Roy Kelley in Lovettsville, Virginia in 2013 at an ActiveRain MeetUp.

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Feb 15, 2020 08:18 AM #37
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Lenn at a 2013 ActiveRain MeetUp...

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Feb 16, 2020 05:15 AM #38
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ActiveRain Meet Up in Gaithersburg at Guapo's Restaurant. Hosted by Fernando Herboso. April 11, 2013...Fernando, Lenn, Dolores and Roy Kelley...

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Feb 16, 2020 05:19 AM #40
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ActiveRain Meet Up in Gaithersburg at Guapo's Restaurant. Hosted by Fernando Herboso. April 11, 2013 

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Feb 16, 2020 05:21 AM #41
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District of Columbia ActiveRain Meet Up at Pat Kennedy's house. April 10, 2013.

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Lenn Harley at the District of Columbia ActiveRain Meet Up at Pat Kennedy's house. April 10, 2013. 

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Feb 16, 2020 05:26 AM #43
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Roy Kelley You've got some great shots of Lenn. Thanks for sharing. 

Feb 16, 2020 07:33 AM #44
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