What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...April 23 - April 29, 2017.

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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...April 23 - April 29, 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!

terry recordsApril 23:  Terry Records   6 Fun Upgrades for Your SWFL Backyard

Terry’s points could apply to most any backyard, but especially so in Florida. You might want to try these in your own yard!

liz and bill spearLiz and Bill Spear A Bzzzy Sunday Afternoon

I am fascinated by Liz and Bill's new hobby. What is it? Head to their post.



grant greeneApril 24: Grant Greene Every Story Needs an Editor

Grant's post received a well-deserved feature for this post but if you haven't read it, I would encourage you to do so. You'll also think twice the next time you're going to use a spatula.



karen jones lewisApril 25: Karen Jones Lewis The Rain helped me Reverse My Decision!

This is a perfect illustration of one of the benefits of ActiveRain.


joel jadofskyJoel Jadofsky Red Flags for Homebuyers

Joel mentioned one Red Flag that I saw when we were looking at homes once. It really made me wonder what was going on.



scott godzykApril 26: Scott Godzyk Do you know what a Spider Stick is? How about a Flea Flicker?

My only knowledge of a flea flicker relates to football. Do you know what a Spider Stick is?


jay markanichApril 27: Jay Markanich Pressure-Treated Wood

I'd bet that many believe that if it's pressure-treated it is impervious to rot. Guess again.



barbara todaroApril 28: Barbara Todaro Postcards Must Be Creative and Fresh Off the Printer! Never Reused.

Take it from the Master of Marketing! And from a consumer's perspective, no one wants to read something that they just saw from someone else.


lou ludwigApril 29: Lou Ludwig Acquiring Wisdom

There's a certain amount of knowledge and wisdom that cannot come but with having lived a number of years.


mike cooperMike Cooper The Epic Struggle

Spoiler alert-all animal lovers and softies bring a hankie.

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


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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks for including me, Kathy. It's always exciting to be on the list.

Apr 30, 2017 08:31 AM #25
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great and wonderful bounty of posts you shared with us this week!  Thank you.  A

Apr 30, 2017 08:54 AM #26
Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service

I've been somewhat away from the Rain this week, too many things to do and houses to show but I am always looking forward to read your weekly summary, thank you.

Apr 30, 2017 09:02 AM #27
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

thank you Kathy Streib for catching me up on the week's updates!

Apr 30, 2017 09:25 AM #28
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Kathy... I felt as if I'd read so much in the Rain this past week and yet I missed most of the posts you featured!

Apr 30, 2017 09:58 AM #29
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

I had a super busy week, so your "cheat sheet" was much appreciated!

Apr 30, 2017 12:22 PM #30
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I really appreciate your hard work on finding these gems for us week after week. 

Apr 30, 2017 02:08 PM #31
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I hadn't seen one of these this week! So glad you shared them.

You weren't kidding about needing the hankie....omg those birds!

Apr 30, 2017 02:57 PM #32
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

So glad that your shared your picks this week Kathy.  I have been so busy lately and recovering from surgery that reading and writing are dificult so you have made it easier for me.  Leaving for Mexico tomorrow and hope to catch up on AR reading.

Apr 30, 2017 03:13 PM #33
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Very happy to do so Mike Cooper 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel aren't we a lucky group to have so many excellent bloggers.

Hi Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson I'm glad you've been busy!  Enjoy the posts. 

Apr 30, 2017 03:45 PM #34
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ginny Gorman you are always welcome. 

Nina Hollander you know, as many as I try to read, I think I miss just as many.

MaryKay Shumway, Door County Always happy to help!

Aw- Thank you Susan Haughton 

Apr 30, 2017 03:52 PM #35
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Tara didn't you just cry!

Joanna Cohlan safe trip!!!!!  How's your recovery??

Apr 30, 2017 03:53 PM #36
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

was with a buyer this weekend and drove by 5 properties in a row for sale.. DING DING DING DING DING  red flags everywhere!!! so great read Red Flags for Homebuyers

Apr 30, 2017 05:24 PM #37
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

So many blogs post daily on Active Rain.  Thank you for sharing these.  

Apr 30, 2017 09:33 PM #38
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Kathy, I missed reading most of these posts. Thank you for the list

May 01, 2017 02:59 AM #39
Robin Wells
RAW Chimney Sweep and Inspections - Penetanguishene, ON
Giving Peace Of Mind One Chimney At A Time

Thanks for posting, always enjoy and look forward to this great summary.  Always find gems that I had overlooked.

May 01, 2017 04:41 AM #40
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thank you for including my post in your What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain for the week of April 23, 2017 to April 29, 2017.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 01, 2017 08:13 PM #41
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congratulations on being awarded a feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 01, 2017 08:15 PM #42
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

We had such an insanely busy weekend....no Kathy and coffee this week...back to catch the wnners !

May 02, 2017 02:21 AM #43
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I cant believe I missed this!  I love your summaries each week!

May 03, 2017 07:44 AM #44
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