Staying Up With Real Estate

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

John Meussner asked the following:

 

'OUTSIDE OF required continuing education, how often and what type of education or training do you pursue?'

 

And here is my response:

I go ahead and sign up for just about every class that looks the least bit interesting.

If my schedule permits, I will take the course. ( if it's good, I stay till the end, if not, I leave)

I read every interesting RE article I can get my hands on.

Always have more CE credits than needed.

I call anyone who seems to know more than me and ask questions. Each phone call with professionals is a way of learning and staying up with so many topics. 

Each RE transaction is like taking another course...always something to learn. I stay in touch with former trainers from Floyd Wickman, Mike and Mary Pallen, and Gary Sisson. I belong to Maryland Real Estate Educators Association.

Writing, reading, and commenting on AR is yet another way to stay educated. And look at the range of topics we've had every Tuesday for the past two years.

 My weekly radio show keeps me on my game. Never know what questions I may get on air live and more during the week. And weekly Zooms, including but not limited to AR. I also call a John Meussner when I have a lending question. Every day is something new to learn and pursue.

Take a look at this quote by Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman quote

 

Have a question about buying or selling a home

Call Margaret Rome

Margaret Rome

 

Comments (34)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Oct 23, 2021 05:52 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Margaret - that is lifelong learning and we grow stale if we don't continue.  You radio show keeps you sharp and up to date.  The same is true with my teaching of classes to newer HR professionals.  I tell them I give knowledge but also learn from them.

Oct 24, 2021 04:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. If you are not growing you are dying! Even in retirement I cannot get enough new information. It is a daily journey. Enjoy your day 

Oct 24, 2021 05:33 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It's always important to be willing to not be the smartest person in the room, I'm with you on that one

Oct 24, 2021 06:10 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thank you Kathy Streib for the feature in

'Posts just for you."

Oct 24, 2021 07:55 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Grant Schneider So very true. My radio show helps keep me up to date, and sharp just like your teaching keeps you on your toes. 

Oct 24, 2021 07:58 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wayne Martin It's  good to hear you say:

"If you are not growing, you are dying! Even in retirement, I cannot get enough new information. 

Oct 24, 2021 08:00 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Laura Cerrano So very accurate, and it is  ''... important to be willing not to be the smartest person in the room."

Oct 24, 2021 08:03 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

You know how much I admire you Margaret. Your quest to always learn and improve, to stay up to date and to teach others, is just one of the many, many reasons why!

Oct 24, 2021 10:05 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Andrea Bedard The feeling is mutual. Loved your encouraging phone call this morning on the way to my live radio show. Look forward to hearing more about your CIPS course.

Oct 24, 2021 10:10 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I do continue to try and get educated on the business and like yourself will take classes if I feel they are interesting and can be helpful to my business

Oct 24, 2021 03:40 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Ed Silva, It is easy to sign up, see if a class is interesting, and choose whether it's worth staying. The online offerings are a great time saver. 

Oct 24, 2021 08:11 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

You're an inspiration and really shine a good light on this profession.

Oct 24, 2021 10:20 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, What a lovely comment!

Oct 25, 2021 09:19 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ,

It is so true! NEVER STOP learning! There are so many classes offered and we can choose to take the opportunities or do the bare minimum to get by to renew our licenses! I always have way more credits accumulated. It's what keeps us on top of our game. You are an inspiration..always sharing your findings and ways to do things!

Oct 26, 2021 05:37 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I love this. Life-long learning is super important and I am a big proponent.

Oct 26, 2021 07:39 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Margaret:

The opportunities for learning every day are amazing, if we just pay attention, aren't they? Morgan Freeman's quote is right on target! Thanks for your inspiration.

Jeff

Oct 26, 2021 10:04 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dorie Dillard Austin TX,  We are always learning and sharing. Thanks for all you do!

Oct 27, 2021 08:09 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thank you, Dr. Paula McDonald, You have proved this:

"...Life-long learning is super important and I am a big proponent."

Oct 27, 2021 08:13 AM
Vickie Teel
RE/MAX PALM REALTY - Port Charlotte, FL
Sharing Florida sunshine one homeowner at a time!

Love this post Margaret.  In this litigious world we live in today I don't feel I can ever learn too much.  Also like you said, every transaction is a learning experience.  Love the Morgan Freeman quote too

Oct 29, 2021 04:17 AM