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A True Story: The Power of a Blog Comment on Activerain

This is the post  where it began.

 Emily made a comment, I made a phone call and  then it all came together.

Please take some time and read Emily's post below.

ActiveRain is once again fun.

A comment turned into a  conversation and the power of a connection was discovered.

 

 

Margaret Rome

 

 Here is a true story about how my comment on a blog turned into a radio interview. I'm sitting in front my laptop screen in my home tuned into the Activerain web site browsing for a blog to read. It is January 28th 2018 at 4:28 am MST. Sipping my 2nd cup of coffee, this blog title Don't Expect To Be Spoon Fed written by Margaret Rome caught my attention. You may be wondering why? For years, I have been quietly passing forward the wisdom in her book, Real Estate the Rome Way to new agents as a loaner. [And of course, this minute I just discovered it is on Amazon and Kindle!]  It was too early to call... anyone. But never too early to comment! 

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Here was my comment: Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland you know I still remember our first conversation when I found myself in the rain. And then I purchased your book and additional copies which I still pass forward to newbies to give them a head start. The ones that "read" are making a more than a living. Reading and being open to learning is clearly the path vs spoonfed! Congratulations on all your features and thank you for all you do for us.

It was only a few hours later when Margaret called and asked me if I was free to be interviewed on her CALL IN - Let's Talk About Real Estate show that morning on WCBM Talk Radio AM680 at Noon EST. Outside my window, four young deer appeared from the trees. I wrote down the Call In number, put out some apples for the deer and called WCBM.

Did I expect any of this to happen? No. Was I ready for it? YES! It was an unexpected opportunity to continue a silent blog conversation on Talk Radio. Looking back at the interview, it seemed like a  quantum leap into a live improvised interview. We jumped from lack of motivation often seen in new agents (newbies) to a lack of curiosity in some seasoned agents. I thought a block to success was an unwillingness to always be learning. And more importantly, to adapt to technology! The best way in my opinion was to break the habit of being ourselves in new situations. Improvising outside a comfort zone or trying something different is the way to set new patterns. 

Then, it was 1:00 pm EST and the interview was over. I looked at my iphone in wonder. And for some reason,  I remembered seeing my father come home one day with a black and silver transitor radio in his hand. He was beyond excited to show me this magic. I can still hear say this radio was like a library of news and stories in his hand and to pay attention to what would be happening next! I did. And now we have iphones and androids!

These extraordinary tools connected to the internet have changed how we communicate with each other and how we use Activerain. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. Perhaps, it is time to turn a comment into a conversation and discover the power of a new connection. Thank you for reading. Let the comments begin...

 

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Comment balloon 15 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • January 31 2018 01:36AM

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland very true, a comment on ActiveRain can make a difference. Congratulations!

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 8 months ago

You just never know whose lives you touch with your words and we should be mindful of that always.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 8 months ago

 

Aways good to see yu John Pusa  Thank you!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Congratulations and continued success as I would always expect more from you, Margaret! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 8 months ago

Hi Laura Cerrano  Hope you are well, I haven't seen you for awhile!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - We just need to be open to opportunity, however it comes to us. I'm so excited about 2018, trying new things, expanding on other networking possibilities. Hey, I survived the Ballistic Missile scare in Hawaii earlier this month. And, yes, I believed it was real! From here on it's gotta by easy.

Posted by Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea 8 months ago

Margaret- you, my dear friend, are a connector. You see beyond your world and are always generous in trying to see how you can connect others. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 8 months ago

Margaret, you are the spark to the real estate engine that continues to drive all over our beautiful ActiveRain community! 

I'm grateful for our phone conversations, your book and for also being honored with a phone interview! We are all beholden to you, our AR  Rome Queen! 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) 8 months ago

Thank you Margaret! The only direct and immediate connection I know between Baltimore and Santa Fe is a ticket on Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland blog here in the rain. There is no direct flight. Even a car ride would have delays. The way to connect is to use and comment on Activerain. I am grateful for your reblog and you!

Posted by Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (Hello Realty Partners) 8 months ago

Margaret I read the Emily Medvec | Santa Fe NM  side of the story and it does match:)) not that I expected it to be different, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 8 months ago

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® With that scare so early in the year...the rest of 2018 has to be a piece of cake.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Kathy Streib And we can all say the same about you. Thank you for all you do and have always done here in the rain.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate What a lovely thing to say. We all add so much to the rain to make it such a  wonderful  platform

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Emily Medvec Give yourself a pat on the back. You made the comment. You answered phone. You made a quick decision to call into the show. You did a great job. You blogged and reblogged and we had fun and showed others what connections are all about. Congratulations! You are appreciated!!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Endre Barath, Jr.  Whew! I am so glad that you  figured out that our stories really matched up. 

Always glad to see you in the Rain!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

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