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A Real Estate Radio Show Is Not For Everyone

 

 Recently in the Q & A section the question was asked by Harry F. D'Elia ...have you thought about hosting a radio show?

 

 

Margaret Rome All About Real Estate

 

There were many comments and I was mentioned a few times.

Not only had I thought about it... I have been hosting one for the past 3 years.

 

Margaret Rome Radio Show Host

 

For me it has been fabulous.

Many of you know first hand that I have spoken to an AR member each day..but only since 2006.  So talking and real estate comes natural.

This is not something to "try" for a few weeks or months. This is a commitment...every Sunday for an hour. (I've missed only one show in the past 3 years.)

It takes time to build credibility just like any form of advertising. In the beginning it is not easy to tell if you have a listeners. If you are lucky... friends, clients and other professionals call in.

Guests are invited on various real estate topics but an hour show goes pretty fast for me.

 There are some Sundays when there are no callers and I talk about my listings, the homes needed for specific buyers and a summary of the previous week..picking topics that I find interesting and hope others do also.

Then there are the Sundays when  the phone lines are jammed and I take as many callers as time allows.  

Just like day to day real estate, you don't know what the question or comment will be. I find this unpredictability very exciting.

 

A friend and colleague  asked how I prepare for the show each week.

 My preparation is the couple dozen years of real estate experiences. 

Years of transactions, being out in the field, listing unique properties, continuous education and picking the best clients in the world. This is how I have prepared for

All ABOUT REAL ESTATE 

 

 I have thought about hosting live radio and I love doing it!

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • June 06 2016 07:32AM

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You are right Margaret, it is not for everyone, I am sure that I would have a hard time not only with the hosting, but with the preparation that each show must involve.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret.  I've only had the opportunity to listen to you once.  I found the show filled with knowledge and value your advice.  Everyone here in the Rain needs to listen when they can.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 3 years ago

Yes, and you do a fabulous job wiht it and your voice is perfect for this medium.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Your radio show is on my radar for tomorrow as I am hoping to be free of any client obligations. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc.) about 3 years ago

Good Morning Margaret - I was "solicited" to do a show and I turned it down because I well understand the commitment.  I can appreciate the work you put into your weekly show.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 3 years ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland I was "solicited" for an Internet radio show. I wasn't  sure about it so I passed for now.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Bill Roberts I think you have to do the pursuing if you want to commit to a show. You have to be sure. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Not only that, you're excellent at it. You are at ease on the radio.  I've listened and had the honor of being a guest and you show yourself to be the pro every time!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 3 years ago

Hi Margaret - One of our best friends in the business had a radio show for years, and had us on a couple of times - it was really fun. But I wouldn't want to do it every week.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) about 3 years ago

Kathy Streib And you were a delightful guest and you know how much fun it can be.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Dick Greenberg It is a lot different being a guest  than  being a host. I had practice being a guest and a back up host for years.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Great post Margaret and VB would love hosting his own spot on radio like you some day and your post has been featured to the group:

LATE NIGHT - EARLY MORNING AT ACTIVERAIN

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 3 years ago

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz 

 You would love doing a show. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Thanks for the feature!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Hello Margaret

Your very welcome and that would be wonderful and this could be a part time career for Vegas Bob 

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
Yes, building credibility is essential in everything we do - isn't it? Hope you have had a wonderful week - especially the 4th! All the best - Lynn

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) about 3 years ago

Lynn B. Friedman Just a little late getting back to you. Hope you are doing well.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

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