What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- January 23 to January 30, 2016

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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 23 to January 30, 2016


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, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!


Judith SinnardJanuary 23:  Judith Sinnard  Just Agree With Me, Dammit-JAWMD

I love Judith’s post and take on a much and often talked about topic.  regardless of your opinion on this topic, I think you’ll love her approach.

dick greenbergDick Greenberg   Grab Bag- Confession

It’s not just about that lovely sugar coated and carb infused treat, it’s the way it’s served to us.



Mike cooperMike Cooper Did you ever wonder what your heart was doing while shoveling snow?

Given the heavy amount of shoveling that people have had to do with last week's blizzard, it might be a good idea to read Mike's very thorough post. And if not, at least consider getting a snow blower.


Tony and Suzanne MarriottJanuary 24: Tony and Suzanne Marriott What is the REAL definition of a "Fully Executed Contract?"

Sometimes the benefits of a good post are not just the subject matter but also the comments. Want to learn something?


chris ann clelandJanuary 25: Chris Ann Cleland Motivated Seller: Two Words You Will Never See in My Listings.

This is a good reminder of the often overused words in any profession.



claude labbeJanuary 26: Claude Labbe DC 800K Tuesday January 26, 2016

Interesting facts about DC and future growth. Not just charts and numbers!




debbie laityJanuary 27: Debbie Laity What is an Off the Grid Property

I had no idea what one was... do you?




Lou LudwigJanuary 28: Lou Ludwig You Will Become ....Your Habits.

Lou always shares with us such good motivational posts. This one does not disappoint. It even applies to blogging... getting into the habit of it can keep the SEO and Google juice coming.




paula mcdonaldJanuary 29: Paula McDonald Do You Have a Coded Distress Signal for Your Office?

It may not be a bad idea and if you do, make sure everyone knows what to do.


belinda spillmanJanuary 30: Belinda Spillman Do You Charge Your Clients Transaction Fees?

Good question and Belinda is hoping to hear what everyone else says.



Karen FiddlerKaren Fiddler "You're Not an Empty Nester, You Have Your Doggie."

I love the point that Karen tosses out to us, especially since we see so many whose fur babies travel with them everywhere these days. What do you think?




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


PS...Don’t forget to check out Patricia Kennedy’s Weekly Favorites.





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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Kathy, As with Patricia's weekly post - I read more than half of your pics this week. Thank you for putting this weekly post together.

Jan 31, 2016 01:03 AM #29
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

another super week in the rain here and glad we are cruising into feb!

Jan 31, 2016 01:24 AM #30
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I see so many of my favorite people and their works Kathy Streib right here in your weekly recap. Thank You!

Jan 31, 2016 01:28 AM #31
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy loved your selection I read Dick Greenberg  post will have to check some of the other ones as well, Endre

Jan 31, 2016 02:56 AM #32
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathy - Thanks you for picking my Krispy Kreme post for your weekly selection. I'd love to fight over a box of these with you someday :)

Jan 31, 2016 03:49 AM #33
Rosemarie Heindel
Harry Norman Realtors - Big Canoe, GA
Rosemarie Heindel

That is great that you do this. Some of us may have missed these great posts and therefore may have missed the opportunity to learn something new as well!

Jan 31, 2016 03:56 AM #34
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Thanks for the reading list Kathy.  Looking forward to it.

Jan 31, 2016 05:41 AM #35
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I think many of us anxiously await your post each week to see what you learned, and maybe see if we learned the same stuff. I ALWAYS find a bunch of posts I missed, so thank you. Keeping up with reading is sometimes a real challenge


Jan 31, 2016 07:31 AM #36
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thanks for compiling these!  I missed most of these the first time around.

Jan 31, 2016 07:53 AM #37
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kathy Streib Another excellent list of this week's blogs. I need to go back and read the posts I missed.

Jan 31, 2016 08:14 AM #38
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathy Streib thanks for great selection again this week - appreciate your efforts.

Jan 31, 2016 08:22 AM #39
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Kathy...thank you for spotlighting my off the grid post. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Jan 31, 2016 08:51 AM #40
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Kathy.  Another great group.  I really enjoyed Mike Cooper's blog. 

Jan 31, 2016 09:07 AM #41
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hey Kathy! It's been quite a while since I've taken the time to roam around AR and comment on posts. I'm sure your list will be helpful! Thanks!

Jan 31, 2016 11:31 AM #42
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Good choices Kathy, you put a lot of work into this weekly blog post.

Jan 31, 2016 12:00 PM #43
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Monday morning Kathy Streib -

I'm playing catch up this morning after taking Sunday off from blogging.  I'll jump over and check out some of your favorites for last week.  

Jan 31, 2016 09:27 PM #44
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Excellent selections, Kathy. I will admit I missed most of them but I have a legitimate reason.  My  two year old granddaughter has been here a week and she just distracts papa!

Jan 31, 2016 11:47 PM #45
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Your set of highlights is always fun and introduces me to some I may have missed; I feel honored to be in this week's set.

Jan 31, 2016 11:55 PM #46
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Missed a few of those myself. Thanks for bringing them to the top.

Feb 01, 2016 07:08 AM #47
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Kathy, loved LOVED your pics this week! Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner , Paula McDonald and  Judith Sinnard's were outside of the box, and wonderfully written!! 

Feb 05, 2016 07:16 AM #48
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