May ActiveRain Challenge – Zooming with Marte Cliff

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


Jeff has written a fabulous recap of Tuesday's Zoom MeetUp with a couple of dozen AR bloggers.  Fun, sharing, learning, connecting, seeing, and hearing each member. Enjoying this contest, and I hope it continues longer than just the month of May.



Margaret Rome

Original content by Jeff Dowler, CRS CA DRE #01490977

May ActiveRain Challenge

Zooming to Network, Learn and Have Fun


Couple on the InternetJeffrey Richman  is hosting a challenge for May to encourage Rainers to get involved in the learning each week at Zoom meetings on Tuesdays at 2 PM EST (you can figure out the other time zones, right?).


Not only do you get to see and chat with your AR friends on the Zoom calls, and meet some new friends, but there is a speaker each week. Just think of all the benefits!


See your friends and chat

Meet new friends

Become more familiar with Zoom and how it works

Practice good Zoom etiquette (don't forget everyone can see you!)

Learn from great speakers


Jeffrey’s challenge provides an opportunity to participate and share what you have learned, and who you saw (you have to tag 5 people), for 3 of the 4 Zoom calls. You’ll have fun meeting face-to-face with people you know or perhaps don’t, of course, and you get 1500 bonus points for writing at least 3 posts.


I missed most of the first meeting on May 5th, as a problem I had to attend to came up a few minutes after I logged on, but the Zoom call on May 12th was terrific. Seems to me there were at least 25 in attendance - I feel badly I did not keep a list, but see Kathy Streib’s post for the list of the gang.


There were a number of people I know and have met in person, including George Souto , Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 , Brian England , Jan Green  and Grant Schneider plus our host, Debe Maxwell, CRS , and AJ Heidmann ~ CRS   For those who attended that I haven’t met IRL at least I can now say we’ve met in person via Zoom, and in some cases have talked on the phone. Unfortunately, time is short and you can’t have conversations with everyone like you might at a meet-up, but what an opportunity with people from around the country!!


Marte CliffOur speaker was Marte Cliff , who as everyone on AR knows is our resident copywriting, proofreading, grammar, and spelling expert.


And in case you aren’t also aware (while I think I knew this it was nice to have it confirmed) she writes bios for those in the real estate business who need help…and who doesn’t...crafting a bio that doesn’t ooze “I am sooo special” from start to finish.


Plus Marte also creates dozens of prospecting and lead generating letters, and more! Just learning more about the services she provides to agents in our business was an awesome benefit to ourthe Zoom meeting, but there's more. Check out Marte’s website.


Marte talked a lot about the importance of our bios. And while I suspect we all have a sense our About Me or Profile page is pretty darn important (along with a photo that isn’t from high school days), many of us can probably benefit from improving our bios to make them more friendly, conversational, and focused on who we work for and where, and what our niche or specialties are.


As we all aware, but perhaps sometimes forget, it’s all about keeping in mind our audience and the important things we want them to know.


Take the plungeIt’s essential to keep in mind what readers want and are interested in, not what WE want. Telling everyone about being the neighborhood expert and how wonderful we are will likely be a massive turnoff, with readers tuning out and moving on to better places.


So, c'mon, take the plunge and join us, whether  you have used Zoom or not.


The next Zoom meeting is Tuesday May 19th at 2 PM EST.


I hear we have a special guest – Kathy Streib. Even if you don’t participate in the challenge the networking and learning will be fun. It's an hour very well spent!


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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Zoom wasn’t a thing for a lot of us a few months ago and look how far they’ve come in the culture. :)

May 15, 2020 10:54 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret.

Hopefully, I won't be on the road Tuesday.  Are you going to provide us with the link again?

May 16, 2020 01:29 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 Marte is exceptional at what she does.... and years ago, when I was actively working, she wrote a bio for me.... I got a lot of mileage with that document....

May 16, 2020 03:59 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Margaret - this was a great contest and great idea.  We should continue this in the future.

May 16, 2020 04:05 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. Not so long ago "zoom" had a whole different meaning. Enjoy your day!

May 16, 2020 05:25 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Jeff Dowler, CRS certainly has written a great recap!  I am going to head over to his post and read it again!  It is great seeing both of you in the meeting!

May 16, 2020 05:55 AM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love this challenge, Margaret! Thank you for reblogging this and spreading the word!

May 16, 2020 09:40 AM #7
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

See you again on Tuesday, Margaret. Off to say 'hi' to Jeff now.

May 16, 2020 12:02 PM #8
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Debe Maxwell, CRS This may be one of the best challenges ever. Would love to see it continue. We have so much talent and knowledge among our members. Let's keep suggesting presenters. Thank you for making this all happen!

May 16, 2020 04:55 PM #9
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wonderful Lottie Kendall See you on Tuesday!

May 16, 2020 04:56 PM #10
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 thanks for the reminder, I will do my best to attend the meeting.

May 16, 2020 05:23 PM #11
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

And we look forward to seeing you John Pusa 

May 16, 2020 05:39 PM #12
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