What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...April 16 - April 22, 2017.

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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...April 16 - April 22, 2017.


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!

alan mayApril 16:  Alan May   You are one of the most “reachable” people I know.

I’m always reading about people turning off their phones or not accepting calls when they’re with another client but sometimes exceptions can be made. What do you think?


mick michaudApril 17: Mick Michaud Who is Really on ActiveRain?

Mick asks a very good question. I know that I see new members all of the time, and there are many who no longer post here. What do you think?



paul hendersonApril 18: Paul Henderson I used to have a long list of pet peeves.

We all have things (or people) who might fall into the pet peeve category. It's the way life is but I may have to adopt Paul's reaction to all of this. And, if you don't follow Paul's daily inspirations, I would encourage you to. It's a wonderful way to start the day.



peggy jamesApril 19: Peggy James Change the look of your home with LED Bright White Bulbs.

I think Peggy may be on to something, especially if you have a home or room that shows "dark" no matter what you do. Take a look.


margaret romeMargaret Rome My Phone Number is Important.

I agree and if anyone knows how to do business, it's Margaret! No matter the business, I dislike intensely having to spend more than a minute to find the phone number for a business. You want me to reach you or not??


joe pryorApril 20: Joe Pryor Hot Real Estate Market Strategies- Stating the Obvious

I love Joe's strategy for getting an offer accepted, especially the Calvary Approach.


ron and Alexandra SeigelApril 21: Ron and Alexandra Seigel Friday Fun Fact: Eco Lux or Wearing Orange Peels

Interesting and timely! You'll look at the next orange you eat a little more closely.


marte cliffApril 22: Marte Cliff Learn through writing-by hand.

This is so interesting! And I wonder how this might apply to students?



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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Always enjoy this series! Had some aha moments of my own. Orange is the new Black/Green?? That was fun!

Apr 23, 2017 12:26 PM #24
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Good choices. I read a few of those and missed a few. Those I read were great so I am certain your choices for those I missed are worthwhile reads to out on my list too. Thanks!-Kasey

Apr 23, 2017 12:37 PM #25
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathy - I always look forward to your Sunday post to give me some good reading, but this week, somehow I read all of them except one. I guess I'll go play with the dogs.

Apr 23, 2017 02:41 PM #26
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some interesting title posts, some I had already read.  Thanks for your efforts

Apr 23, 2017 03:33 PM #27
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Looks like I need to get reading and commenting.  I see I missed some of these.

Apr 23, 2017 03:45 PM #28
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

As always, you dig up some gems!  Thanks for your hard work week after week.

Apr 23, 2017 04:20 PM #29
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Kathy looks like I've got some catching up to do. Thanks as always you find really interesting posts!

Apr 23, 2017 04:27 PM #30
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thanks for all the great stories and the time it takes for you to make your selections. You really do a great job of keeping us all together and in the news!

Apr 23, 2017 04:47 PM #31
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

These were some great selections, I had only caught one of them so it was enlightening to read the selection you made this week. some great posts and new people to follow as well.

Apr 23, 2017 05:12 PM #32
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

what a week in the rain.. and in florda what a  day in the rain too! thanks Kathy!

Apr 23, 2017 06:31 PM #33
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathy Streib - it's been a busy beginning of the spring so here I am to catch up with my backlog - so thanks for the weekly posts - and let me try to learn some things from them.

Apr 23, 2017 08:44 PM #34
Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

Kathy Streib, thanks for this great compilation of blogs!  I've learned a lot this week from reading them!

Apr 24, 2017 02:13 AM #35
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The rainbow umbrella is a great little touch The whole thing and I love the choices this week, though I don't know if I'll get to them.

Apr 24, 2017 02:27 AM #36
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your selection of blogs.

Apr 24, 2017 04:33 AM #37
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Superb choices this week. I have previously read one but will get the rest today. Been off AR too much lately! Thanks!

Apr 24, 2017 04:43 AM #38
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you for the list, Kathy! I found a few more gems in here that I had missed. Have a great week!

Apr 24, 2017 05:20 AM #39
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Kathy, love your lists and taking the time to share your recaps.  Thanks for including me in this one.

Apr 24, 2017 06:21 AM #40
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Thank you Kathy for your selections.

Apr 24, 2017 03:14 PM #41
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


An outstanding selection of post's in your What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain April 16, 2017 to April 22, 2017.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 24, 2017 06:51 PM #42
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congratulations on the gold star feature on an outstanding post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 24, 2017 06:52 PM #43
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