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Margaret Rome and Floyd Wickman on ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE

Margaret Rome and Floyd Wickman on ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE


I listen to Margaret Rome on Sunday's from 12-1 PM on All About Real Estate as often as I am able.  Not only is it because I love Margaret both professionally and personally, it's because she has great content.  She doesn't just take the hour to talk about the homes she has for sale (though she does, because it is a great service for her sellers), she provides an open forum for folks to share and learn about real estate, not only in Maryland, but across the country.

I have often heard Margaret talk about Floyd Wickman, her mentor and colleague.  I heard him on her show recently.  When I told someone that Margaret had him on her show they said, I am sure it wasn't Floyd, it was probably one of his trainers.  NOPE, it was Floyd Wickman himself.

Today, after a flood of calls, texts and emails about her last show, Margaret asked Floyd if he'd be kind enough to come back.  He graciously accepted.  He talked quite a bit about things he learned from his own friend and mentor, Zig Ziglar.  Since I first started in sale, Zig has always been one of my favorite motivational speakers.  Mr. Wickman even wrote a book "Lessons From My Brother Zig, A Self-Help Process for Gaining or Re-Gaining Success".  You can purchase it here for your kindle.

There were so many great nuggets for success in life, not just in Real Estate shared today.  Here are just a few:

1.  Trust someone who has been where you don't want to go. (You don't have to make the mistakes on your own, you can learn from mistakes that others have made, saving you time, money and aggravation!)

2.  If you have character, techniques can be taught. 

3.  Don't worry, that's God's job.  Mr. Wickman made a list of 43 things he was worried about.  As each thing didn't happen, he moved it to another list.  There was only 1 thing that actually came to be, and worrying didn't help any of them!

4.  Repeating something over and over increases the odds that it will come true. (Affirmations). If you read it as you repeat it, those odds increase by 20%.  If you read it, repeat it and visualize it, those odds increase by 30%.  Word without belief and actions will not get you very far.

5.  Relationships are key.  Floyd has always kept Friday night date nights with his wife sacred.  Margaret always kept Monday night date nights with TLH.  How many of us are "too busy" to schedule in time for those we love?

Floyd Wickman is impressive.  No, it's not just because he is a world class speaker, prolific writer and a very successful man in so many aspects.  Not because he is a household name in most real estate circles.  Not even because he has been married to the same woman for 50 years, or had a 40 year mentorship with Zig Ziglar, a man I admire. The thing that impressed me most is when he offered words of hope and encouragement to someone he barely knew, and then offered his personal cell phone number for this gentleman to contact him whenever he needed some help or an ear.  THAT is the sign of a great human being. 

All About Real Estate is all about life!

If you missed the show, be sure to catch the podcast on WCBM 680 in a few days.  I can almost guarantee you that you will be better for it!

Margaret Rome and Floyd Wickman on ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE

Warm Regards,

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


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Comment balloon 11 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • February 16 2014 03:31PM


Bridget, Thank you for tuning in and writing such a wonderful recap of my radio show featuring Floyd Wickman. You have heard me speak about Floyd many times and today you got to listen to him live. You are such a good friend and are appreciated by me.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

Excellent advice!! I want to be like Margaret when I grow up!!  Every night at dinner is important to us.  We all put our phones in a basket before dinner and sit down together.  The only time I answer my phone at dinner is when it's one of my children that isn't at the table (they all have special ring tones).  We can't let our client's rule our lives because if we do they will not respect us and it won't make them respect our time any more to let them have control.

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

I am so proud of June #2 for how she handles her family and protects the dinner hour. 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

Dear Bridget,

Wonderful summary of Margret's guest's attitude and presentation!

Way back in the 70's and 80's, my husband and I established "Date Night" every Wednesday. The babysitter came at 4:00 pm so I could get ready for the big event at 6:00pm. Never made plans with others for Wednesday nights!

No "work" on Date Nights - no household talk, no offspring issues - just Date Night! Our lives were so hectic. We wanted to focus on the aspects of our pre-children and pre-job stress life that had brought us together in the first place.

In the late 90's, a young man asked my husband if "Date Nights" had been important to the marriage. He answered, "Without Date Night, we wouldn't still have a marriage."

So there you are - just an echo of Margaret's Mondays with TLH!
Have a happy day -

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) over 6 years ago

SOunds like an interesting show well worth checking out someday soon. 

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

Well, this just made my top ten pick for reblog of the day! It was a great show.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge over 6 years ago

Lynn, What a great comment from Murray about your date night.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

Hi Bridget, thanks for taking great notes on Margarets show, wish that I had been listening, but so glad that you brought us a great summary.

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

Here is the link to the recording. Floyd Wickman and Margaret Rome

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

I got to spend 4 days with Floyd in the 80's in upstate NY . We spend a lot of miles on the road and he made the time fly by .

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) about 6 years ago

Bridget McGee coming here from the link in Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 's post...

And yes, it's all about Real Estate doing ROME!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 4 years ago