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My Phone Number Is Important

 

 It's my job to let you know my phone number.

It's not your job to remember.

 

How important?

Important enough to have it 17 times in my full page ad!

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

 

If you cannot find my number...you cannot call me.

If you cannot call me, I cannot tell you about my properties.

 

Sure you can text me, you can email me and you can reach me from my blog. My number is easy to find...is yours?

 

You can make contact with me on my web site and you can contact me from my live radio show.

 

But MY PHONE NUMBER IS IMPORTANT 

It's important for buyers, for sellers and for other agents making appointments, asking questions, telling me there is a contract.

How important is your phone number?

 

410-530-2400 Margaret Rome

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Comment balloon 47 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • April 18 2017 02:39PM

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Good Afternoon Margaret - your point is very well taken.  Our number should be everywhere.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

When I first shopped for my flip cell phone, I asked Alltel rep if it was possible to select my own number?  He said yes, if it is available.  So, I asked
if 419-438-8888 was available and it was!   So easy for me and my customers to remember.  Several years later I heard that Chinese restaurants would love my number.  8's are lucky and a lot of Chinese restaurants try to have numerous 8's in their phone number.  Check Chinese restaurant phone #s in your area to see if this is true:-)    In my area 5 out of 6 have two or three 8's in their numbers.

 

Posted by Susan Hale, Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor (Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc.) over 1 year ago

You're right about phone numbers.  If folks don't know how to get in contact with you, all the advertising in the world won't help.

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

So important to commuincate our phone numbers effectively.  You have done a stellar job.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 1 year ago

Subliminal messaging .. and not so subliminal messaging in its purest form, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland.  I dare anyone to say they don't know how to reach you!

Gene 

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 1 year ago

SO important.  I have a Pennsylvania area code that doesn't fit in to California at all --- but I've had it for about 15 years and too many people have it (and use it) to make a change.

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) over 1 year ago

My ads are filled with my phone number...Like youi said if they can't find it they can't find me.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 1 year ago

William Feela Glad to see your number along with your name and photo right here on AR. Easy to find you.

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

John Meussner When you've had a number that is older than dirt...this is not the time to change.

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

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi  Did you notice that my phone number is also a .com?

 

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

Susan Hale Your phone number loaded with eights could be worth a lot !

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

That's a clever idea to make your phone number a .com. I don't think I have ever seen that before. I may steal the idea !!  

Posted by Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve. (Future Home Realty) over 1 year ago

Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC, GRI, CDPE  Steal away. I have had it forever.

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

Wise advice - and I love the phone number as a URL. I'm sure I've never seen that done before.

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 1 year ago

Dear Margaret,

Very true. I also like for ads to have the location of the property. That would be a big factor for most clients, who want to be near their job or a particular school or one of their relatives or something like that.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 1 year ago

Dörte Engel All my properties have the address and zip code. A time saver for all who need specific locations.

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

Dear Margaret,

Yes. I was speaking in general. You are a total professional, so I hope to work with you one day.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 1 year ago

 

Dörte Engel  Thank you. Lets make a transaction  happen this year!

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

Margaret how true, I am big on passing my phone number and my email around as many times as possible one way or another you can reach me:)Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

We're not secret agents! Make it easy to find you! I did as you do now Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland (see my profile now, just after my Co name.

Posted by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) over 1 year ago

Endre Barath, Jr. I know I can reach you but not before 8:30 AM and after you have had coffee. I like how you have your phone number above... sure makes calling easier.

 

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

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS  YEAH....You really listen well!!

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

It's amazing how hard it is to find phone numbers sometimes. You make it easy though.

Posted by Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS, RE/MAX Elite Properties (RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston) over 1 year ago

That little number is the most important piece of content.  If someone likes you but can't figure out how to contact you. they move on!  Excellent advice!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 1 year ago

I think some folks just enjoy a quiet peaceful life. I can never find their phone number and I guess they like it that way.

I now know that Margaret Rome's number is:

410.530.2400. Call her if you need a great Real Estate Agent

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) over 1 year ago

John Wiley I think EVERYONE has my number by now. 

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

Hi Margaret, Another nugget for me today..How important is my phone number?  Very important so I need to make sure that I treat it like it's important.  

Posted by Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward (K1 Realty Group) over 1 year ago

 

Always good to see you @karen Jones!

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

Margaret- I have a call into my web designer because there are changes I need to make and one of them is to make sure my number stands out.  It's there but I want even the most near-sighted reader to see it. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

                                  Thank you Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Kathy Streib 

Glad to see you making it easy for everyone to find your number.

Thanks for including me in your weekly AH HA moments. I love how you continue to highlight special posts.

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

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! You are so right..you're not a "secret agent" and its up to you to make your number easy to find!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 1 year ago

Hi Margaret -- a true light bulb moment as Kathy Streib identified today in her weekly post.   It makes you wonder why some people "don't get" this simple marketing tool.  Duh....

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

I've never seen a phone number as a web address before! What a great idea!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 1 year ago

Great post! I  can see why Kathy chose it this week! ... have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 1 year ago

 

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® Thanks. I am going to do a follow up because I am seeing members whose numbers are not easy to find.

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

Margaret

Glad to see this featured by Kathy - it's such a key issue. The only person who can make our phone number easy to find is us! Makes me think I need to do some checking.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

Margaret, I have ONE phone number...keeps it easy. And, like you, it's everywhere, including on my flyers at top and bottom. 

Have a lovely Sunday!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 1 year ago

Always sharing my number so people can find me. Always surprised when people say they did not know my number, I ask did you google me..

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , you inspired me to add my number to my AR info.  Now to see if my change shows up, and fix it if it doesn't.  Thanks!

Posted by Beth Bromund, REALTOR (248) 651-3500 (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) over 1 year ago

Beth Bromund Glad for the information. And I noticed...it worked!

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

Today, more than ever with texting, your # is YOU.  They have your number, then they have you.

Posted by Mick Michaud, Your Texas Lifestyle is Here! (Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107) over 1 year ago

Mick Michaud Your number is you. Good talking with you this morning.

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

Great ad Margaret!  Soimportant to make contacting you as simple as possible and you accomplished that.  

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 1 year ago

Margret

Our telephone is still very important in our marketing. Someone is far likely to text us then e-mail us.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

 

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 1 year ago

Thanks Jan Green It is so important.

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

My phone number is also an email address that I use and a website address. GoDaddy registered.

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846 (Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330) over 1 year ago

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