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Bob Stewart Interviews Margaret Rome

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There have been 33 interviews and I was honored to be the 21st episode.


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Insights for Success Episode 21 – Margaret Rome

Margaret Rome knows real estate. As an agent for more than 20 years she has built a reputation as one of the top Realtors® in Baltimore, MD. Now, thanks to’s year-end choice, more people are getting to know her. Real Estate the Rome Way was published in December 2008 by The Silloway Press of Columbia, MD. Less than a month later, it landed in the #9 spot on the list of Top 10 Real Estate Books in 2008 as chosen by Frances Flynn Thorsen, Community Manager for Trulia, the real estate site.

After successful careers as a pediatric nurse and a ceramic artist, Margaret Rome found her niche in real estate in 1990. She has developed time and energy management techniques that help her to be a consistent top producer, while creating client relationships that lead to repeat referrals. Rome has taken the lessons she’s learned the hard way and put them in Real Estate the Rome Way as a guide to success in any real estate market.

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                                                                             SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

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Comment balloon 41 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • December 26 2016 03:25AM


Wow!  I had no idea. Congratulations, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland !

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the heads up Margaret, in installed the app for the podcasts on my phone last week, will have to listen to your interview soon.

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

I can't think of a better interview to listen to 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

Now you have captured my attention and I will listen to your words of wisdom today once I catch-up with more pressing matters!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) over 3 years ago

Congratulations!  What a well-deserved honor.

Posted by Diana White-Pettis, GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale (Bennett Realty Solutions) over 3 years ago

Diana White-Pettis I was honored and love talking with Bob.

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

Well, how on earth did I miss this one?!!  I'm off to listen to my favorite sister nurse-turned-REALTOR!

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

That is super cool, Margaret.  He made a wise selection.  I will need to go listen.

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

I feel like we waited for this for a long time and that would cheer for all of us to see or hear

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 3 years ago

Now this is a pair to draw too... I know it will be worthwhile!! thank you!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) over 3 years ago

Bookmarking to come back to later.... congrats on the podcast and achievement!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
Certainly a fun time for BOTH of you! I will really enjoy listening to that interview. 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 ...) over 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, always a breath of fresh air!!!

Always learning, teaching and preaching.  God Bless Margaret!!!

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) over 3 years ago

Well done...much content to learn from and share with ohters..thanks...Happy New Year......

Posted by Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor (SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert) over 3 years ago

Congratulations.  What a great interview.  It was great to add a voice to the photo.

Posted by Chris Lima, Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you. (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise) over 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, listening right now, I know I will be learning lots. Yes, psychology comes in handy in real estate.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 3 years ago

Hi Margaret

I'll have to listen in. I know some of this from past conversations and following you for years. You always share such helpful strategies and ideas that work for you!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 3 years ago

Congrats, Margaret!

Posted by Mike Bjork (Pinnacle Home Loan) over 3 years ago

Margaret, this will be fun to listen to!  I remember my frist encounter with you long before I knew about ActiveRain.  You made it very easy for me to get into one of your upper-brackets listings on very short notice and I remember thinking, wow!  This woman is really terrific! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 3 years ago

Margaret, I have missed this interveiw, but now bookmarked it to listen the whole 45 min later in the week. 

Posted by Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353) over 3 years ago

Bob and Margaret, I enjoyed listening to the podcast. Margaret, I too answer every phone call for the same reason you do.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,  what an honor my AR friend, and thanks for sharing!

Posted by Greg Large, A Tradition of Trust (ERA Real Solutions) over 3 years ago

Very exciting! You are such an amazing and inspirational woman and I'm so glad to have gotten to know you through ActiveRain!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 3 years ago

Good for you Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland !

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 3 years ago

You did great, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and I love that this post was featured - ActiveRain's Sweetheart - that's your official new title!  xoxo

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

Hi Margaret - great interview with Bob Stewart.  I am listening as I work.

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

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Congratulations on the Feature and for being the chosen one for the interview.  Good job!  It's really nice getting to put a voice to the face.  Best wishes for the New Year!

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) over 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - love the podcast (at about 15 minutes in recording) - no wonder why you are my role model at AR.

I am so fortunate to have you and Lee met when I was in Baltimore.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 3 years ago

Bookmarked.  Looking forward to listening to this. 

Posted by Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move (Century 21 Alliance Properties) over 3 years ago

Thank you all for the comments... I am a bit behind responding.

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

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - Congrats on the feature and the podcast feature.....How exciting! 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 3 years ago

Congratulations on the feature and podcast. Great job.

Posted by Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty (Compass) over 3 years ago

I got a voice message one day from this Lady that had a compelling point. Talk to me she says in her own style of words and I did. The woman remains a force

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 3 years ago

So happy to see your featured as a podcast, Margaret, and isn't Bob Sewart the greatest? Nicest guy ever.

As for answering your phone, I do the same thing. Sometimes I wonder why I am listening to certain people who are trying in their own peculiar way to obtain business from me and can't get off the phone fast enough, but that comes with the territory of seizing opportunities to help sellers and buyers. Happy New Year, Margaret!

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 3 years ago

I am sure you had a blast during the interview. Make it happen in 2017

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 3 years ago

Margaret, I'm listening right now. Thank you for bringing this to the forefront. What a treat to have an opportunity to learn from you! Happy New Year!

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 3 years ago

Margaret, you project a very cool vibe.....  nicely done! 

Posted by Brian L. Sirota, Esq., For Solutions: (714) 501-7660 (Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney)) over 3 years ago

A new Rain feature....with a storm of information !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

I’m so happy that this post was resurrected and reshared. Congratulations on the feature interview.  It is so nice to have one of our most admired members share their wisdom and tips for success. 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Regal Christie's International Real Estate (Regal | Christie's International Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Thanks to Jay McHugh for bringing this post back to life!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

I want to listen to that podcast.  I will have the 45 minutes to do so later this evening.  I'll be back!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago