I've Always Said I Learn Something New at ActiveRain Every Day and It's Time I Showed You. March 15-March 17, 2012

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I've Always Said I Learn Something New at ActiveRain Every Day and It's Time I Showed You.  March 15-March 17, 2012

I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  
It may have been about something techie... about blogging and SEO.... anything having to do with Staging or Real Estate... about the world or even about the Blogger.  

Roy KelleyMarch 11 - Roy Kelley  - Pros and Cons of Putting A Property in a LLC-Investor Alert.    Roy gives us a heads up if you’re an investor and decide to form an LLC to purchase an investment property.  Even if you aren’t but are a Realtor and might represent investors this is good information to know.

Carra RileyMarch 12 - Carra Riley- Danger Will Robinson! Think Before You Pin!  Yes, we’re talking Pinterest again.  Carra is active in Social Media and gives us more information on what you need to know should you use Pinterest.  I love Pinterest but I want to be clear on copyright infringement.

Janis BourguetaMarch 13  -Janis Bourgueta - In Case You Missed It, You Were Featured!  
Janis shows us how she takes her localism posts and maximizes their impact with a letter to the featured business owner.  What a great idea!

alan mayMarch 14-  Alan May- Mystery Solved.   Alan’s mystery of that one pesky non-growing circle of grass was solved.   Head to his post to find out what it was. I never would have guessed it.

bill laulerMarch 15-Bill Lauler- Color Your Second Amendment Gone HR 347
I was not aware of this amendment but we all should be.  This seems to be the very antithesis of what our country was founded on.

Korrie ScalesMarch 16 - -Korrie Scales- 7 Steps to Creating a Successful Landing Page-  
We heard about landing pages... some have different ones for different purposes.  Whatever the case make sure they touch the 7 steps.

mimi fosterMarch 17- Mimi Foster- Free Photo Sites  
I know we should all get in the habit of carrying our camera with us wherever we go but sometimes you need that one special photo for your blog.  Mimi lists some free ones but also reminds us that some may say free but you’ll have to search for them because some require a payment.

Thank you for letting me do what I love to do each day... learn something new!


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Mimi Foster
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Great list of posts, my friend!  Really good information provided here.  What a stellar community we have, and I love that you are doing this.  Thank you so much for including me.  Blessings for a prosperous week.

Mar 18, 2012 04:52 AM #27
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Kathy, Your series of lessons learned was right on time, since I am afraid that I missed most of them. Booked marked and will be reading them later tonight. Thanks.

Mar 18, 2012 06:07 AM #28
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks, Kathy, for including me in your post.

Have a wonderful week, with your camera in hand.

Mar 18, 2012 06:19 AM #29
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Great round-up, as usual. Thanks for pointing me toward additional blogs to round off my 10 today (although I had already read some on my own)!


Mar 18, 2012 08:02 AM #30
Richard and Beth Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Massapequa, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Great Post... I Bookmarked it and I'm sure I'll learn tons of good stuff from it.. Thanks  - Beth

Mar 18, 2012 08:20 AM #31
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Kathy, thanks for preparing this list. I somehow missed these. I can see I have some catching up to do.

Mar 18, 2012 08:27 AM #32
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I don't think I had seen any of these posts, Kathy!  Thanks for sharing them.

Mar 18, 2012 10:25 AM #33
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I only see one I missed this week, but looks like one NONE of us should miss.

Mar 18, 2012 10:26 AM #34
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Kathy, I gotta run home right now to watch the Walking Dead. I'll check out these blogs sometime tomorrow. Thanks!

Mar 18, 2012 10:37 AM #35
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


You selected outstanding posts to feature.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 18, 2012 11:00 AM #36
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Kathy -- it was a busy week and I must admit that I missed several of these posts.  I have book marked this post so I can come back and read the ones I missed.

Mar 18, 2012 12:14 PM #37
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Thanks for sharing what you learned, which surely makes it easy for us to learn with you! You're the bomb! ☺

Mar 18, 2012 12:17 PM #38
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Kathy, THANK YOU for such an awesome list of helpful blog posts...I'm on my way to check them out! :)


Mar 18, 2012 02:07 PM #39
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Kathy ~ I'll be learning some new things too, after I finish reading all these suggested posts.  Thanks for the heads up!

Mar 18, 2012 02:45 PM #40
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Kathy, there are some great new things in these posts! Can't wait to read the one about the Landing Page - and then there's Alan, alwyas love to read his stuff!


Mar 18, 2012 02:48 PM #41
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Kathy--great group this week.  I missed every one of these but one.  However, I had a great time catching up and was glad to see Mimi's blog on more free photo sites I did not know about.  Thanks. 

Mar 18, 2012 05:15 PM #42
Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Kathy ~  So great to read your post with all the valuable content!  When we want to find good we find it.  Thanks for showing us the way to aggregate Active rain posts!  Something for everyone!  Thank you for the shout out!

Mar 19, 2012 06:27 AM #43
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks to Carra for the reblog. Wonderful way to learn, share and highlight other. You are such a good example of how special AR members can be.


Mar 19, 2012 10:56 AM #44
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

I know Judi Barrett did a series on photos and photo sites, but I  will definitely check out Mimi's post, too.  And, thanks for the great work.  I always look forward to this post.

Mar 19, 2012 10:35 PM #45
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sarah- very glad you’re enjoying this.  I hope you’ll find several that can help you.

Mimi- glad to do it.  I’m always keeping my eyes out for a good source of copyright free photos!  I do take my camera everywhere but sometimes you just need that one special photo.

Jerry- I’ve been way behind in my commenting and reading here.  I’m trying to catch up.

Roy-So happy to see that beautiful flower in my  comment section!

Gretchen-It’s amazing what you can learn here and we have so many good bloggers.

Beth-head to those free photo sites!  I’ve already bookmarked them.

Tammie-you would not be alone.  Everyone seems to be very busy now... isn’t that good  news.

Sharon- I can understand why.  What’s the latest project at Casa Tara?

Tammy- wow... that’s pretty good.  

Eric-I’ve never seen The Walking Dead but will check it out. We’ve been watching college basketball.

Lou-Thank you sir!

Jean- just put a stick-um on me!

Joni- Ka-boom!

Leilani-check back again next week!

Maureen- did you see last week’s list... Sharon Tara told us about a steam cleaner.

Sharon- I had to bookmark the landing page too.

Janet-I have some weeks when I miss so many good ones.  Be sure to read about Alan’s mystery grass.

Carra-you’re very welcome.  Hope you keep us informed about Pinterest.

Margaret-many thanks.  We are such a dynamic community it’s easy to want to share.  Roger M. tells me you’re a hoot!

Don-you’re very welcome.  I’m always looking for different photos sites and have bookmarked Mimi’s post too.

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