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Sometimes There Are No Calls

Sometimes There Are No Calls

 

On my weekly radio show ALL ABOUT REAL EATATE, there are times when no one calls in.

Like the real estate business, sometimes the phones don't stop and other times it is quiet and we are able to do lots of other things.

 

Some people ask if I am afraid of what questions will be asked.

Not at all....because we are used to answering the phone and never know who is going to be on the line and what information they will share or need from us.

Real estate prepares us for answering and for thinking on our feet.

 

We should be more afraid of when the phone does not ring!

That is certainly true in our daily business.

 

Phones Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

How to fill up an hour of time talking into a microphone.

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

 It helps to have had a productive week! I like to have a talking pad, a computer with MLS listings and my iPhone so I can receive texts from other agents, clients and friends. 

There is time to talk about my current listings and showings from the prior week.  I mention Realtors® who  recently showed my properties  or maybe an agent from a recent closing.

I may talk about a smooth settlement and compliment the co-op agent.

Other agents are my consumers and my customers. They have the buyers and I want to work with them.

 

I talk about properties coming on the market soon. I talk about properties that are needed for specific buyers. I talk about callers and generic questions that I've received during the week.

 

You can hear these PODCASTS on the WCBM.com website.

Sundays 12-1 

Radio Dial 680AM

www.wcbm.com 

Call in number

410-922-6680

 

Sometimes I have a guest, sometimes I have a topic and sometimes the callers set the tone of the show.

One thing for sure, like real estate, it is never boring but...

 

Sometimes There Are No Calls

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • December 05 2015 10:22AM

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You make it sound easy Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland but I'd probably lose speed about 5 minutes in without phone calls.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) about 4 years ago

Margaret I am so with you I can handle  ten to fifteen listings no problem and two to five escrows at a time... but when the phone or no email inquiries... that is when I am stressing....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 4 years ago

Filling "dead air" time....my husband would say I'm great at it, but after about 10 minues, I'm out of ideas. Kudos to those of you who have the ability. 

Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) about 4 years ago

NW Real Estate |Colleen Fischesser & CO Serving Seattle-Tacoma area Since 1990!  Have you tried live radio before. It is fun and challenging.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

We certainly do want to keep those calls coming in for business. I've got to get back in the groove after 16 days away.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 4 years ago

Margaret- you address the "no calls" radio show issues just as you do anything else that may pop up in your daily real estate life...as a professional!!!  You're prepared and you know your subject!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 4 years ago

Tammy Lankford Look forward to seeing the photos of your vacation with your Donald.

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

Good evening Margaret. You are smart and you are prepared. Good combination.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 4 years ago

Sheila Anderson What a nice comment. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

My pleasure.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 4 years ago

I suspect everyone was out Christmas shopping and too busy to call in, Margaret. I don't believe I'd be able to handle the silence as well as you do.  You sound like you have it under control!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 4 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat It is better to be prepared in case there are no calls.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

Margaret - I am sure that you always provide valuable information during your podcast, even if nobody calls.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) about 4 years ago

You are a natural....you are comfortable behind that microphone and it shows!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 4 years ago

Troy Erickson The show is live on Sundays at noon...yes within the hour. They can be heard later with the Podcasts. Thanks for stopping by.

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

Sharon Tara You did great when you called in. It was a delight talking with you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

You must be able to fill one hour of time without calls, as you never know what is going to happen there. 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 4 years ago

Chris Ann Cleland And that is what I need to prepare for. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

This profession is never boring, that's for sure Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .  

Posted by DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 ), Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia (American National Bank & Trust) about 4 years ago

Deanna Early That is the one thing, no one can say, about this wonderful profession.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

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