2 - Why Do I Love You Margaret Rome - Baltimore Let me Count the Ways

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside


  2 - Why Do I Love You?
  Let me Count the Ways!
  AR February Challenge

What do you see when you look at
the woman in the photographs above?

Let's start with what is important to her - her daughter who is a talented musician; her long marriage to the love of her life, Lee of the daring red Corvette (which he bought on a dare and sold soon thereafter); then, in order, comes her personal car, the brown one she dreamed about for years, which was a surprise gift from Lee as she recounted in her post entitled Special Treatment. Want to know more about their courtship? Gather the details from Margaret's post entitled: TLH Lee , that is - "The Loving Husband"

Margaret explored many avenues before her real estate career. Being good at whatever she does, she journeyed through nursing; creating art work from clay; writing a book; then on to her current stint as the innovative Broker/Owner of her own real estate company; joining and financially supporting ActiveRain (did you know that the very earliest members chipped in money when things got tight?); and continues spiritual support of the community with daily phone calls; A N D - added to that - in 2013, became a radio talk show personality.

Of course, we are speaking of Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, the proud owner of her own real estate company - comfortably called HOME ROME! 

On Sundays, at 12 Noon on WCBM 680 AM from Baltimore, MD, Margaret hosts her own live radio show called "All About Real Estate" - the link is for listening LIVE!

Margaret fields questions from people who call in to speak to her. Some weeks she has guests - members from ActiveRain, such as Kathy Streib. Sometimes past Clients call in and give her inspiration for Blog Posts - one being about Chimneys, for example.

Chosen to be the focus of a video about Open Houses, Margaret explains that her success is because she makes each Open House into an adventure and it becomes a magnet. Is the Client having a Yard Sale? Perfect time to hold an Open House also! Client selling a home that could be called a "difficult sell"? That Open House offered an ample and extravagant BBQ meal. 

When Margaret plans to show a home, she puts up Open House signs along the route to the home. She always shows her Listings herself. Since she is headed to the home anyway, announcing an Open House means that another possible Buyer may show up!

With the opportunity in front of her since 2006 to have her own Blog posts on ActiveRain, Margaret became a devoted Blogger. EVERY DAY brings a new post from her on a subject of interest to all who follow her work stories by reading her posts. Sometimes short, sometimes humorous, sometimes instructional - all her posts echo with her kindness and sense of humor.

Perhaps one of the most special aspects of Margaret Rome's contributions to ActiveRain is her devotion to calling one or more members of the community EVERY DAY. Yes, capitaized, just as her daily blogging schedule was above. Both of those behaviors set examples for all of us on ActiveRain - be consistent with your Blog Posts and reach out to welcome or greet other community members. Too bad the February Challenge had not asked for an entire book about a special agent - one could easily write that much when profiling Margaret Rome!

Photographs used courtesy of Margaret Rome.
Photographer Billy McGee of Baltimore - TLH of AR member - Mortgage Momma -  Bridget McGee

Comments (34)

Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

I Love Margaret Rome. She has reached out to me many times and in times when I was going through personal transition. Thanks for posting about such a wonderful lady!

Mar 01, 2021 09:43 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Love you too, Christine O'Shea 

Mar 01, 2021 11:34 AM
Joan Valverde
HomeSmart - Colorado Springs, CO
GRI,CDPE,CNE,MRP,SRES Colo Sprgs, Blk Forest, Monu

Hello Lynn,  What a great post.  I have not heard her Sunday show but will have to listen to one soon.  She is a true treasure!!

Mar 01, 2021 09:59 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

You did a great job Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727 but enough good things cannot be said about Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 .  She is truly one in a million!

Mar 01, 2021 10:20 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727 - What a fabulous blog post about a great lady written by another great and wonderful AR Member. Over the years, I have found both of you to be very caring, nurturing, intelligent, and patient. You're like the Guiding Lights who don't get featured enough. Each of you have a power of strength and courage and hearts of gold. I consider both of you AR treasures. 

Mar 01, 2021 10:57 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Appreciate your kind words!

Mar 01, 2021 11:31 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Elyse Berman, PA ,

Thanks for the call; it was good to catch up. I also loved the post about you written by Hannah Williams.


Mar 01, 2021 11:33 AM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

She captured about everything except what a healthy EATER you are! Quite an inspiration to be around. NO DESSERTS! For Y E A R S !!!! Not Much T.V. Hmmm...what else? 

Mar 01, 2021 11:35 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Cheryl Ritchie  Things have changed a bit!

Mar 01, 2021 05:08 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Fantastic tribute to Miss Margaret Rome, a kind, intelligent woman, true real estate professional and AR icon. well done Lynn!

Mar 01, 2021 03:30 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  I love that picture of you!  very nicely done Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727 

Mar 01, 2021 04:55 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727 ,

What a spectactular post about Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ! Loved walking down memory lane as I've read those precious post. Well done my friend! A great entry into the February challenge

Mar 01, 2021 05:10 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Hannah Williams

Billy McGee took that photo. He is the hubby of Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee

Mar 01, 2021 05:18 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love our Margaret - she's a gem, for sure! We were fast friends from the beginning, both being from a nursing background. I've been on her radio show as well and have loved every minute of our time together on ZOOM.

And, Sharon Tara's superhero costume is certainly appropriate for Margaret! 

Mar 01, 2021 05:59 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I see my Wrecker's Ball date! A fabulous friend, my walkie-talkie buddy, an inspiring, wonderful person who is always ready to help, lend an ear, shoulder to cry on, offer advice/input; who is not afraid to ask tough questions, always walks the walk... and much, much more. Love you Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400!  

Beautiful post Lynn! Thank you so much for putting the spotlight on Margaret. 

Mar 01, 2021 08:42 PM
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

Yes, Margaret is a rose in the garden, for sure! She reached out to me, once, and it was a nice and welcome gesture. Our conversation was enlightening and I appreciated it.

Mar 03, 2021 07:32 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Hannah Williams  Per your comment #13 request....super hero Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Mar 03, 2021 10:18 AM
Hannah Williams

Thank you Sharon Tara looks aweome 

Mar 04, 2021 10:02 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a wonderful tribute.  I've received a call from Margaret and was delighted!  She is such a positive force for ActiveRain and her business.  Great post! 

Mar 03, 2021 05:05 PM
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Thank you for the wonderful words about a very special part of ActiveRain. There is so much to learn here in the Rain 

Mar 04, 2021 10:43 AM
Sondra Meyer:
KW Coastal Bend - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Lynn, what an awesome post about Margaret Rome.    I've always greatly respected how much she has done for the Active Rain community over the years.   But, I must say that this post made me fall in love with her.    As someone that has popped in and out of Active Rain over the years, I was not aware of the details about her background, family and wonderful hubby.    Thank you for sharing.   

Margaret, if you see this - thank you for all that you've done for the both the Active Rain community and the real estate community in general.   

Lynn, thank you for all that you do also.   I must admit, you made my day when you asked about my horses a few weeks ago.  The smallest gestures can mean so much.....  

Mar 06, 2021 08:49 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Margaret is a matriarch of Active Rain. What a wonderful job you've done representing her contributions. 

Mar 08, 2021 07:18 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Thanks for spreading the love and kindness and what you say in each of your posts. I always appreciate you, Margaret

Feb 08, 2022 11:33 PM