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Can you turn it off?

I was away for a few days with my family. My sister Kim had rented a beautiful condo in Ocean City, Maryland on 12th street and the boardwalk.  We stayed in a beautiful condo with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean, and got in a lot of people watching (one of my favorite hobbies!)  We played in the waves and made sandcastles.  Well, since I have a 2 year old, it was more like a sand pile, but we had fun anyway.  We had rum runners at Brass Balls on 11th street (try 'em, you'll be back!)  We ate huge Blue crabs, a Maryland tradition. at Bahama Mama's.  By the way, if you are anywhere but Maryland and see "real Maryland Crabcakes" on the menu, don't believe them!  Something gets lost across state lines! You haven't lived til you've sat outside at a table covered in paper with an ice cold beer and a pile of freshly steamed jumbo male blue crabs and stuffed yourself stupid!  MMMMMMM!  If you are ever in Maryland, let me know, I would love to share our tradition with you!

I managed to stay away from the computer (maybe it was because there was no wireless internet) and even the cell phone while we were there.  That was a feat in itself.  But before we left I met an investor (the gentleman that happened to own the million dollar condo we were staying in) who will be purchasing many more properties in Ocean City and in Baltimore, MD (closer to my office).  Hopefully we will be able to help him with the financing! 

Then, as we were leaving breakfast one morning, the gentleman getting into the car next to mine had an arm load of Real Estate magazines.  I asked if he was looking or just browsing.  He replied "Looking, why?".  When I told him that I am a loan officer.  He asked for my card and said he would call me on Monday.  My sister looked at me amazed!  "Don't you ever turn it off?"  I can't seem to, I love what I do!  It's the Law of Attraction working overtime!

What are your best Law of Attraction/ "Chance" encounter stories?


Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  SWBC Mortgage.   410-960-2061 EHO or


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Comment balloon 8 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • August 26 2007 03:54PM


Bridget -- Great story and I love crab cakes having lived in Hampton Virginia for a while.  Good for you to always be asking for business.  Aloha
Posted by Bruce Bourgault, Vice President, Mpro (Central Pacific Homeloans) almost 13 years ago

Bruce, thank you (or should I say Mahalo!) for being the first to respond to my 2nd post and for adding me as an associate.  I have only been to Hawaii once, when I was about 13.  We stayed at the Hale Koa.  I am looking forward to a return trip!  Since I am new here, I would love to know what makes you decide to add someone as an associate?

We have not done a lot of VA loans, that is my next specialty.  My company is providing training at the end of September, I am really looking forward to it.  We certainly have the potential client base!  My husband is looking for a 2nd career in Logistics, so whatever agency or contractor he works with will all be potential clients!

I think you knew that we were connected.  I am an army brat (My father was career Army and then worked for the Pentagon.  I am also married to a newly retired Army man. I will keep you in my prayers that you continue to fight the cancer...cancer sucks, it has taken so many of my loved ones and so many more are fighting!


Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) almost 13 years ago


A few weeks ago I was leaving an appointment when I saw a woman in the parking lot staring at flat tire talking on her cell phone.  I stopped and asked if she needed any help. She had her spare tire out and ready to go, but she did not have jack or tire iron. I did and as I helped her change the tire I asked her where she worked. It turns out she was also in the business and a week later I had 2 contracts on me desk as a result of her referrals.  Thanks Karma!

On a separate occasion I received a phone call from a woman in Towson saying she somehow received a piece of mail with our company name and her address. I thanked her for letting me know, apologized for the inconvenience, and drove over to pick up the package.  Long story short, we got to talking, it turned out she was a commercial lender - new to the area, a week later we started working together.

Now I don't know if these where a result of me "not turning it off" or just being in the right place at the right time. But it is amazing how these things happen.


Posted by Chris Breck,, Advantage Title Company (Advantage Title Company - Nationwide) almost 13 years ago
Chris- Your parents did a great job!  Good for you for not just walking by, as I am sure so many did.  The other day, Ed Norris was talking about a convenience store video showing people stepping over a bleeding woman to get their items. Sad commentary on our society!  It's nice to know that there are still such good people around.  What goes around comes around works in positive ways too!  Keep it up, be aware.  I bet you will notice a lot more incidents like that one!
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) almost 13 years ago
Bridget, I am the same way. Wherever I am, it could be the beach or the barber shop always ready. Keep giving those cards out. So many people just wont carry or give them out.
Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) almost 13 years ago
Frank:  Do you think it is because they are embarrassed by what they do?  I am proud to answer questions when I can, and do the research when I can't. If I can help someone, I will let them know, if I can't, I will let them know that too!
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) almost 13 years ago
Great post and follow-up stories Bridget.  I too always carry cards just for that opportunity that pops up.  Two weeks ago I was in a rush, hadn't eaten and the drive through line was long but inside was go to go.  I dash in with my company logo shirt on, and the counter person says, "hay you in real estate"?  Yes, are you thinking of selling or buying?  Buying was her reply....out came the card....line forming behind me now...I get her contact information.  Called after her shift and we are in the hunt for a home.  Pre-qualifications done and she is ready!  Nice post Bridget.
Posted by Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust! (Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions") almost 13 years ago
Good for you, I think too many realtor's would have dis-qualified (as opposed to pre-qualified) her on sight!  I think I will have to start wearing a name tag!  If you hadn't been wearing that shirt, you might be one of the one's complaining about only having listings (Not the realtors on AR, but the OTHER one's!)
Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) almost 13 years ago