I Learn Something New at Active Rain Every Day-May 13-May19, 2012

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I Learn Something New at ActiveRain Every Day and It's Time I Showed You.  May 13 - May 19, 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 could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!

Debbie GartnerMay 13: Debbie Gartner- Helping Another ActiveRain Member ...and Some of My Tidbits.
Debbie not only knows carpet and flooring but she knows a lot about SEO.  Read her tidbits and you’ll have your ah-ha moment.

Eric EstateMay 14: Eric Estate- Facebook to Try Out “Pay to Highlight Status Update” Feature.
Now that FB is public they answer to Wall Street, who will insist that they continue to bring in the cash and more cash.  What do you think?

Richard and beth WittMay 15: Richard and Beth Witt-  Nobody Cares What You Know Until They Know That You Care.
We all know this but we need to be reminded.  You can’t begin to sell someone something until you understand what it is they need.

judi barrettMay 16: Judi Barrett- Sometimes You Can Not Do What’s Needed -But If you Try, They Don’t Forget.
How often do we remember those thoughtful little acts that someone does for us?  I learned that we mustn’t forget that things we say or do can have an impact on others.

No I’m not daft (yet) I know I have 2 posts for May 17.  I found  both Tammy’s and Celeste’s and being the Libran that I am I couldn’t decide.  Enjoy them both.)

tammy adamsMay 17: Tammy Adams-3 Ways to Use Evernote in Your Real Estate Business.
I’d heard of Evernote several years ago and even registered  but never really used it.  Since I’ve been trying to go paperless I’m going to check this out again.

celeste grupmanMay 17: Celeste Grupman- You May Not Want to Believe It But It Really Works.
I’ve had an e-Newsletter since I started Room Service! Home Staging and am constantly trying to improve it and look for new things to say.  I don’t know if this service could work for Home Stagers but it looks  like there are already several satisfied AR members.

joan coxMay 18:  Joan Cox- A New Fire Extinguisher That Could Save Your Family.
My dear friends lost their home last year due to a fire.  They’re just now moving back so I’m buying this for my friends and family.

suzanne mclaughlinMay 19: Suzanne McLaughlin - Need Some Educational Websites for the Kids This Summer that Are Actually Fun?
Lets face it, try as you may to get your kids outdoors and away from the iPad or laptop, they will make their way back to them.  How about some fun educational sites for them.

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


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Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

Thanks for the list Kathy. I missed the one about the Facebook posts.

May 20, 2012 03:51 AM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gary- I always feel that way as I’m beginning to search for posts that I missed.

Kenneth- glad to be of assistance.  And, check out Pat Kennedy’s weekly selections as well.

Conrad-I’d almost forgotten that I’d registered with Evernote ages ago.  I’ll give it another look.

Debbie- I cannot imagine going without my trusty computer!  Enjoy your read.

Josh- thank you.

Gita- thank you and congratulations on your feature today.

Charita-LOL.... ok...stick with me and I’ll teach you!

Joan-Thank you for the heads up about the fire extinguisher.

Eric- did you get in on any FB stock??

Michael- be sure to read Joan’s post on the fire extinguisher.

Fred- take a look at Evernote.  I’m trying to go as paperless as I can.

Tom- hope you find some interesting!  I always do.

Dick-and thank you for the Bananatude Feature.

Janis-congrats to you on your feature!

Richie- I love buffets and you can come back for more next week.

BARFF-thanks!  How are the knees?

Donald-I’m going to check out your post now!

Suzanne-and thank you!  I just sent your post to my niece who has young children.

Barbara-Jo-it is isn’t it!  I’m getting my iPad this week and I’ve bookmarked all of the posts here about it.

Erica- read it!!!  They just went public this week and the push is going to be on to generate more revenue.

May 20, 2012 04:53 AM #21
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Hurting BARFF...............

May 20, 2012 07:21 AM #22
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Good Afternoon Kathy, congratulations on the feature. With such a busy week i sure missed alot of blogs this week. I appreciate your hard work in pointing out some great ones. Have a great Sunday

May 20, 2012 07:39 AM #23
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Kathy, Thanks for the highlights. I missed several of these during the week andwill go back and catch up.

May 20, 2012 08:30 AM #24
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

Another great digest for the week!  Congratulations on the feature!  

May 20, 2012 09:00 AM #25
Tammy Adams
Birmingham, AL

Kathy, thank you so much for including me in this blog! I'm very honored. I'm going to check out some of these other blogs as well. I read Debbie's already, and the other authors are new to me - but not for long. I'm sure I'll be following their blogs in the future as well.

May 20, 2012 12:06 PM #26
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

BARFF- sorry about the knees.

Scott- I'm excited hearing how busy everyone is!

Debbie- I've been out most of the day so I bet I've missed some new posts today.

Jennifer- thank you!  I hope I found some for you that you'll like!

Tammy- thanks for the heads up on Evernote!  


May 20, 2012 12:35 PM #27
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Kathy!  Thanks for taking the time to bring these post to our attention.  Weeks can get pretty busy and it is difficult to keep up.

May 20, 2012 12:54 PM #28
1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


How very sweet of you to include my post in your insightful lineup.  I am truly humbled.  Thank you.

May 20, 2012 01:01 PM #29
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Kathy...

Another great list and it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do!

May 20, 2012 01:02 PM #30
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Kathy, I always appreciate your lists.  There is always something that I missed during the week.

May 20, 2012 01:42 PM #31
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


These are interesting post.  How did I miss them.  I am on my way over to read them all.  Thanks.

May 20, 2012 02:15 PM #32
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Kathy. Glad I stopped by tonight since I missed everyone of these posts. I will have to bookmark all of these and read them later after watching my Spurs play.

May 20, 2012 02:18 PM #33
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathy, I read only one of these posts...so now I have some catch-up reading...and perhaps learn something new.

May 20, 2012 02:27 PM #34
Susanna Haynie
CO-RE Group, LLC -Real estate sales and services - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor GRI CNE MCNE ePro MRP

Kathy, as always great information in your weekly round up! I never miss it :-)


May 20, 2012 02:27 PM #35
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Miss Kathy, what a great series you have here.  You do such a great job of giving "more than a snippet" of each post... giving us a much better idea of what they are about.  Thanks so much.  You go, Girl !

I think I see perhaps five of them that I am off to read.  Take care...

May 20, 2012 03:47 PM #36
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage - Roseville, CA
NMLS #281609

You've really hit on some of the best tips that recently were on AR.  There's no shortage of good ideas and great people that are willing to share.

May 20, 2012 04:53 PM #37
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy congrats on the feature now on with the issue.  The reason I log onto AR and read the people I follow is just because I believe that I will learn from them. 

May 20, 2012 08:12 PM #38
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


These were great! Together we can all learn more and I like hitting the highlights of the weeks best - not to be missed posts.

These are wonderful and so are you!

May 21, 2012 02:36 PM #39
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