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Thankful For A Day Of Learning


Today I took the day off 

(minus a few calls, emails, scheduling a challenging settlement)

and spent time at RE8 Expo with Ben Kinney.


I was soaking up some some real estate tips like how his team uses systems, achieves balance, accountability, sets goals and works on personal relationships.


 Margaret Rome Ben Kinney



As a solo broker, I am far from the team concept. 

What Ben shares is beneficial to anyone who chooses to listen to things a little differently.

There were some thought provoking questions and quite a few Ah Ha moments. It was an enjoyable day that passed quickly.



Here's a couple of take aways


Make sure each client touch ( phone call, text, visit, marketing) has value. Ben emphasized this by going  around the room giving out money...real bills in various denominations.

Goal setting was explained by how many transactions,  average sales price and commissions are needed for your desired income.


Other topics:

-Why buyers should buy now.

-International real estate

-Pricing using 5-5-5.

-Off  market properties.

-Negotiating to get the right home for the buyer.

-Information, without emotions, is not retained

-GPS Goals, Priorities,Strategies.

-Open House Scripts.


Also met AR members Cheryl Ritchie and John Kleinberg 

That's how I took the day off in Baltimore.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • November 17 2016 06:01PM


Well, glad to see you did get a few nuggets today, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland!  I think you've got a good grip on the basics though and I truly believe that is what does work best.  

Client appreciation and phenomenal customer service to create raving fans...those are and always have been the best advice I can ever give a new agent too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 3 years ago

Glad you got value out of the expo. Was there a big crowd? I really thought more AR members would be there.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Sounds as you have a new friend and several new concepts to incorporate the ROME way Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 3 years ago

Ben Kinney always brings value to the experience.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 3 years ago