Connections Through Blogging

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


Yesterday, I received a call from a number not recognized.  It was from Wisconsin.

As usual, I answered, and the caller asked about one of my blog posts, "reverse contingency." This caller wanted to know how to reverse a contingency. 

Needing clarification, I quickly found out she was asking about purchasing a house under contract, which has a contingency.

It's a pretty good idea to understand a question before answering. 






She was calling about an area where our AR member Diana Dahlberg lives and works. She wants to purchase a specific house that is already under contract. 

One quick phone call to Diana, and we had a connection

.diana dahlberg

Will this person buy or sell?

Who knows?

But it was wonderful getting a stray call from one of my previous posts and then connecting this caller to a delightful professional in the same city.

These connections are what AR is all about.

Find out what the client needs and then help them


find the right professional who can. 

Thank you, Diana Dahlberg, for your quick follow-up, professional knowledge, kindness in helping this caller, and for making me proud of our industry.

ActiveRain works...sometimes in strange ways.

How are you connecting?



Margaret Rome


Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - an excellent example of the power of blogging as well as the powerful connections found on ActiveRain.  Talk about connecting missing links. 

Aug 08, 2021 03:44 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that you put that person in touch with the right person in her area to be able to assist her.

Aug 08, 2021 05:09 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. Blogging here in the Rain has provided many sources over the years. And, have met many I would not have otherwise met.  Enjoy your day.

Aug 08, 2021 05:36 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Connections often come in unexpected ways, don't they Margaret?  So glad Diana Dahlberg was there for you and the prospect. 

Aug 08, 2021 05:38 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Each day in this business brings New Surprises! It was one of those "out of the blue" phone calls and I was able to follow up immediately. Also kept Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 updated on progress. It was an honor to make this connection. Although the party will not be moving forward, I was able to help her in making a decision that was best for her. That's what it's all about right?

Aug 08, 2021 10:05 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 Although the caller was hoping to purchase the home of her dreams, I had a number of opportunities to discuss many other subjects that allowed this woman to make the "best decision" for her -- To stay put, to stay in her condo. Thank you again for introducing me to her. She was grateful for both of us helping her through this. Our time and effort was well appreciated. Thank you again for thinking of me! "We win some and lose some .... but if we treat others as we want to be treated ... we part as friends."  And we did! 😀

Aug 08, 2021 10:19 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello Margaret! Great job helping someone find the right help through AR connections

Aug 08, 2021 11:11 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret this is an excellent example of the many benefits of ActiveRain.

Aug 08, 2021 11:16 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have often said the value of ActiveRain blogging is we have the ability to tap into a wellspring of knowledge and experience in the real estate realm.

Aug 08, 2021 01:45 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!  

Aug 08, 2021 01:45 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

That's so awesome Margaret!  Diana Dahlberg is an awesome agent!  I have no idea of what's happening to the font!  But you get the point!!!

Aug 09, 2021 02:26 PM