Thankful For The Three Hour Difference

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

It has been a wonderfully busy day of appointments and a delightful celebration of a couple of birthdays with a dozen of my NAWBO friends.

Happy Birthday, Ann and Bonnie


I am thankful that during this evening of celebration, I received an offer on one of my favorite listings. And I am grateful to have everything so convenient; I reviewed the offer and sent it to my sellers for signatures. Since it was late, I will hopefully ratify it in the morning.

My office is not just a workplace; it's my Command Center where I am the most productive.

From this office, I have a view of the changing seasons, and I even get to wave to the mail carrier every day. Some days, I even have friendly deer who stop by to nibble on my bushes. (I did not have to leave my desk to snap this photo.)


The remote-controlled shade covering my wall of windows makes it easy to open in the morning and close at night, or anytime I want privacy.

My one-of-a-kind desk, the convenient vertical storage slots for each folder behind my office chair, and the ample workspace make this room perfect for my needs. As much as I love my real estate work, having this dedicated office is essential since it lets me work as long as I like and stay on top of my real estate game.



This is where I sit every Tuesday for our Zoom meetings and enjoy the learning, sharing, and caring members who join each week. I'm incredibly grateful for my Command Center; it has everything I need to keep up with my real estate game and a place to be effective. 

Do you have a workspace that inspires you like mine does for me? Would you care to share?

But right now, I am most grateful for our three-hour time difference.

In Baltimore, it is already December, but in AR time, it is still November, which makes this just in time for the deadline for the Thankful contest.

Thank you, Debe Maxwell, CRS, for hosting the November Contest

Thinking of selling your home

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Comments (15)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - although I haven't been a follower of popular spaceship entertainment, it seems you possess your own command central.  And it is handy as well as effective. 

Dec 01, 2023 02:55 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

 It's always good to see you, Michael Jacobs. Yes, I do have my own command central. And I enjoy it every day.

Dec 01, 2023 04:15 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. Most people have elevated dreams of a command center but never create one. You are lucky you took the time to do so. And, all those who you have assisted in their real estate needs over the years are appreciative you did. Enjoy your day.

Dec 01, 2023 04:24 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Wayne Martin, Always love to read your comments.

I designed this office about eight years ago. It's my happy place, and I enjoy it daily!

Dec 01, 2023 04:19 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret,

I love your Command Center! Good for you for taking the time to create a space that works well for you to be effective in your real estate game!!! 

Dec 01, 2023 05:03 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

I hope you are doing well, Dorie Dillard Austin TX. It's always good to see you! It would be fun to see what others have done to personalize their space.

Dec 01, 2023 04:25 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Sounds like the perfect office space. Great information. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Dec 01, 2023 05:06 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley,

Yes, it is perfect for me.


Dec 01, 2023 04:26 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, what a desk! I like how you got this in on time - great loophole!

Dec 01, 2023 09:43 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kat Palmiotti 

I needed those three extra hours last night. Not much sleep but, I was able to get the contract ratified. 

Dec 01, 2023 04:31 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret most things seem to be set on EST, but for AR it is PST which does give us extra time to post last minute blogs and make comments.  It comes in very handy at times.

Dec 01, 2023 12:44 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

George Souto 

In times like this, the extra hours come in handy. 

Dec 01, 2023 04:42 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

A productive setting is so important, Margaret, that desk is very impressive, BTW. I gave up my office downtown, though the conference rooms are still available to meet with clients. I prefer the home office, less noise and distractions, it works for me right now!

Dec 01, 2023 03:57 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! It's good you also have available conference rooms.

Dec 01, 2023 04:46 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

WOW! I don't know how I missed this post but, WOW!! I remember your amazing desk, Margaret. I wonder how you'll ever more that thing out of your office??! LOL And, I cannot BELIEVE you sat at your desk and captured that deer - that thing was MASSIVE!

One question - what is NAWBO?

Thank you so much for sharing this in our gratitude challenge, Margaret! 

Dec 01, 2023 07:27 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Debe Maxwell, CRS: It will go out the same way it came in.🙃 Since I never plan to move, this will not be my concern.

Dec 02, 2023 04:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Margaret- I love your command center and you know, it is an apt name for it. Being able to wave to your mailman or see wildlife outside your window is a big plus for me. 

Dec 01, 2023 08:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It is wonderful to work in a space that has visual access to nature outside the window.  It reminds me of when I worked at a software development company, that had huge windows to the outdoors.  I will never forget a doe, giving birth in front of several of us, within a couple feet of the large window, which we worked.  It was totally amazing.

Dec 02, 2023 03:57 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Debe Maxwell, CRS 

NAWBO, The National Association of Women Business Owners, is an amazing  group that I have been involved with prior to my real estate career.  Our group of 15 meet monthly and there's  usually  someone's birthday to celebrate.. 

Dec 02, 2023 04:02 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib,

I love being able to see who comes to my home, but I also like  the ease of closing the shades. It's the perfect balance!

Dec 02, 2023 04:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Dec 02, 2023 04:11 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat  

Dec 02, 2023 04:15 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Myrl Jeffcoat

I've seen many families of deer but have not witnessed a birthing. I'm wondering if you took any photos.

Dec 02, 2023 04:15 PM