Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Almost a Free Lunch! GBBR GRRS..Speaking in Baltimore.

Almost a Free Lunch! GBBR GRRS..Speaking in Baltimore.
You saw the lineup of speakers on my last post, and what a great group of presenters they were! Tigers all, like the rookie tigers in the grass that kept us company.
GRRS Greg HomeRome Realty
Sharon McKenna spoke about being involved with the Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® (GBBR), WCR, MAR, designations like ePro, and staying up to date while networking.

Dale Block talked about working with buyers, how to find them, how to educate them, and how to ask the right questions. She gave lots of good information, and the class was taking notes like crazy.
GRRS  Classroom

Kay Dietz and Michael Rhoads shared how to make gazillions of dollars working expired and FSBO listings. They don't cold call, they cold knock...yep, they take a list each day and go to each of properties on the expired list, asking these sellers to relist with them. 
Alfonso Speaking- HomeRome Realty
Alfonso Freeman, a dynamic young man, shared so much good information on working short sales and foreclosures. He actually educates the listing agents to get his deals through.
 Beth Speaking- HomeRome Realty
Beth Incorvati, a team leader, showed the class how to do a business plan and how to figure out what you want to make in a year. You would never interview for a job without knowing your salary, so go figure out what would you pay yourself! It was fun to hear Beth say that when she first met me she loved my "Sell Your Home with Margaret Rome" tagline, but her last name just was not working for that kind of rhyme, so she came up with "Better Call Beth" and it has been a success for her.
Kim Jones with GRRS Sign HomeRome Realty
Kim Jones - who is the brains and energy behind the GRRS (GBBR Rookie REALTOR® Society) - also gave a presentation on social media and, of course, the big topic was ActiveRain. I have been to these rookie sessions before, where only a handful of people show up - not today - the audience was closer to forty. Cards were collected, a drawing was held, and John Bailey with Long & Foster won a copy of Real Estate the Rome Way, autographed, of course.

When it was my turn, I spoke on working with sellers and getting them sold; I'm hoping someone from the audience will blog about my presentation. I am planning to send the 30+ people who gave me cards an invite to AR...in my spare time... with my three new listings, a contract to write, home inspection today and another tomorrow, and oh yes - RainCamp in DC this week - I am going!

Did I mention the almost free lunch by Danielle? Yummy Asian noodles, chicken breasts, fruit salad, stuffed zucchini, and to top it off…cookies with the GRRS logo!

GRRS Lunch HomeRome Realty Danielle with GRRS Cookies

It was an amazing day for everyone who attended the GRRS "How to Do Real Estate from A to Z" Workshop.

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