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December Meetup in Maryland...THANK YOU Margaret and Alan


December Meetup in Maryland...THANK YOU Margaret and Alan


As you may know, Maryland Meetups have had lots of variety over the years.  We have had Happy Hours and luncheons, charity walks and Open Houses, all well attended, all wonderful, and many hosted by Margaret Rome!  Today Alan Gross of Prime Lending gave us the lowdown on the best ways to ensure that our clients, friends and family members:

Know Us, Like Us and Trust Us AND REMEMBER US!


Today's meetup was all about Appreciation Marketing, a fitting topic, considering most of us just celebrated Thanksgiving.  We have been grateful for our health, family, business and so much more! 

As we finish out 2013 and get ready for an exciting new year in the ever-changing world of Real Estate, determining the best way to help the most people and run a successful business is on the top of everyone's



Some take-a-ways from today's ActiveRain Meetup...

Did you know that there is a VERY small percentage of realtors and loan officers who keep in touch with their database, even though the best source of new business is your current business?

Did you know that there are 8 Things that are important to running a successful business?

  1. Lead Generation
  2. Database
  3. Prospecting
  4. Presentation Skills
  5. Follow Up Skills
  6. Closing Skills
  7. Social Media
  8. Mobile Marketing

Take a minute to grade yourself in those you have straight A's or are there some areas where you can make some improvement?  I bet that tweaking some areas will mean a HUGE increase in your business!

Are you looking to increase your business in 2014?

I will let you in on a little secret, you will only need a few things to be a HUGE SUCCESS...the Right Tools, the Right Systems, The Right Habits....CONSISTENTLY applied!  That last one is the key. 

There are so many shiny objects marketed to agents and lenders these days. How many times have you heard: 



I bet you will amaze yourself!

Hope you are attending a meetup near you, I know you will learn more than you thought possible.

Thank You Margaret Rome for hosting another wonderful event and Thank You Alan Gross for the conversation today...great info and great reminders!

It was great to see some new faces and many "old" ones (and I mean that in the most respectful and wonderful way!) today. 

The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors has some great new digs...since I just became an affiliate, I look forward to visiting again!

Warm Regards,

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


If you are considering purchasing a home in Maryland and want to be sure you are mortgage ready, my brother Tony and I will be happy to help! We help to make the mortgage process a pleasure! 

If you already own your home, we are happy to provide a no-cost mortgage review to help you to determine if refinancing may be in your best interest.  Please contact me at 410-960-2061.

Comment balloon 7 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • December 03 2013 06:35PM


I will tell you the ONE THING you need to do to guarantee an increase in your 2014 business:  BUSINESS PLAN!

Do daily tracking of lead gen adn monthly accountability and you will have time to make adjustments to your goals. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 6 years ago

Great recap of the meeting today Bridget! And thanks for the laugh!

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) over 6 years ago



Appreciation marketing sounds like a great topic.  That's wonderful you came away with useful information.  An acronym I learned last year is HAS = Habits, Attitude and Skills.  It looks like you covered all your bases!

Posted by Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~, Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green (Piedmont Real Estate) over 6 years ago
You did a fantastic job capturing the spirit of today's MeetUp. Love the video and the highlights. Thank you for the abundant platters of delicious food. You and Anthony were such a great addition. With a great deal of admiration and appreciation.
Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

Bridget, I am sorry I missed the meetup yesterday.  Best laid plans of mice and men but I had a settlement which was also a good thing!!  Can we have a redo?

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer LLC) over 6 years ago

It was great seeing you again yesterday. I love your post. You really captured the essence of the message about Appreciation Marketing. The video is fantastic.

Posted by Alan Gross, Loan Consultant (PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company, Equal Housing Lender) over 6 years ago

Excellent take awys,  notes and video Bridget!

thanks for sharing a bit of a fantastic meetup.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 6 years ago