Crossword Marketing Or Spending Too Much Time

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



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There was a member who talked about making crossword puzzles and using them for marketing properties. So today, I decided to try one for a  listing.

Hours, not minutes, were spent! Did I need to do this? Did I want to give it a try? Was it fun? Was it just because it was new? Don't know if I will use this, but at least I did finish. I thought it would be an excellent prop for a stager to use. They could be in a picture frame or used as a novelty gift. 

Would you use them? And if so, how?


Answers to the above puzzle

crossword answers



Think I just needed a diversion.

Maybe the weather this morning with more snow, freezing rain, and a 7 AM home inspection.

Perhaps it was a challenging phone call from a kindness impaired person. Maybe some sad news from a colleague.Time to turn it all off for the evening.



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Comments (15)

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

A little bit of both maybe might be the answer and to try to have fun doing it. :)

Feb 22, 2021 08:26 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Good to see you Laura Cerrano. Always fun trying something new.

Feb 25, 2021 09:14 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I can see time would need to be spent to create such a thing, Margaret.  But, I must say that I like it a lot.  I would probably have them printed off, and distribute via flyer box at the property.  It would probably make the home more memorable to buyers.

Feb 22, 2021 08:29 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Good idea, Myrl Jeffcoat 

and thanks for the feature in OFC.

Feb 25, 2021 09:15 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 22, 2021 08:30 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Well, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ...A 10 word description of this novel approach? "FANTASTICO"! Jeff 😎

Feb 22, 2021 08:49 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Thanks, Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI 

Feb 25, 2021 09:16 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret.

No ma'am, that is something I was never good at.  Frankly, I don't have the time.

Feb 23, 2021 01:37 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

James Dray, When you make up the questions and don't need to be good!

Feb 25, 2021 09:17 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I think there's a certain age group who would have the time and enjoy it.... 

Feb 23, 2021 04:38 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

And which age group is that Barbara Todaro?

Feb 25, 2021 09:18 PM
Barbara Todaro

the retired group.... Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ..those who are ready to do some investigating into 55+ communities.... THAT'S THE AGE RANGE.... 55-80

Feb 26, 2021 03:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - there are some who enjoy crossword puzzles.  Others not so much.  With lots of reasons "why" found in each category.  

I think the concept is another version of "My Home's Story" which we many of us have seen over the years pointing out the positive aspects of a home to a prospective buyer.   

Brain-storming ideas can lead to some fantastic opportunities.  

Feb 23, 2021 04:45 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Michael Jacobs,  This is so true:

"Brain-storming ideas can lead to some fantastic opportunities.

Feb 25, 2021 09:21 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - I guess it depends on whether this would work.  Being an impatient person I never liked crossword puzzle.

Feb 23, 2021 06:24 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Grant Schneider, Always good to see you.

Feb 25, 2021 09:22 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I love doing crossword puzzles, and do them almost daily. That being said, I don't think I'd use them for work. That would take the fun out of it for me. (I think.)

Feb 23, 2021 06:33 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

For someone who loves the crossword puzzels, you could do real simple ones for your properties to show your hobby.

Feb 25, 2021 09:24 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

Any idea that is different is a great one Margaret. I can see it as a staging prop - or - in days of lined-up buyers waiting to get in the door at open house it may be a fun pastime that may pique interest even more?! Ohhh.. now that I typed it out loud, I'm liking the idea. 

Feb 23, 2021 07:01 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Great idea to pass them out to buyers waiting! And, of course, you could personalize the answer to the questions...

Who's the best agent? Andrea Bedard 

What other language does Andrea speak? Etc etc.



Feb 25, 2021 09:30 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 hmmm, that is a puzzling question. ;-) Great job finishing that crossword!

Feb 23, 2021 08:11 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Cute comment Rocky Dickerson 

Feb 25, 2021 09:30 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


For me, it is having too much time, unless the crossword is very short and would have pop ups of photos.  After the first time, it would be a snooze fest in my opinion. A

Feb 23, 2021 10:41 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Ron and Alexandra Seigel A very short puzzle and more graphics of the house would be so much better.

Feb 25, 2021 09:32 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret that is a lot of maybe's, but hopefully you had fun doing it.

Feb 23, 2021 02:04 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

A bit of fun and a bit of frustration George Souto

Feb 25, 2021 09:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Margaret- I like it! What about a smaller version if you want to continue to do it but find it too time-consuming?

Feb 23, 2021 07:18 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib, I thought you could use it in staging.  Make the letters much, much more significant, the puzzle much much smaller, and use them framed on the wall or a table with your business cards. You could do one for each room to highlight features. Or it could just be all about you and staging... Who's the best stager? Kathy!

Feb 25, 2021 09:39 PM

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