What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain March 4 to March 10, 2018.

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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  March 4 to March 10, 2018.


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!


charles buellMarch 4: Charles Buell Is There Really a Real Estate Agent/Home Inspector Conspiracy?

Charles' post was featured but I thought it certainly was worthy of more exposure. It is a very well thought out and written post.


michelle finnamoreMichelle Finnamore Staging with colour, does it work in your area?

From one of my favorite stagers, take a look and chime in!!!



jill sacklerMarch 5: Jill Sackler "We're not just giving it away."

We've all heard it before, haven't we? Jill has written a post that is laid out well on this topic.



debbie gartnerMarch 6: Debbie Gartner Did you know there's an easy way to clean tile floors without chemicals?

You can trust Debbie to provide useful information for us! I had one and they work!


robert sicilianoRobert Siciliano Should You Fight or Take Flight When Being Attacked?

It sounds simple, doesn't it? Read this and if you take one thing away from this...BE Alert and Be Aware! (ok, that's two)


Paula HathawayMarch 7:  Paula Hathaway    THE INTERNET NETHERWORLD-Good, Bad, and Indifferent.

There’s a lot of discussion about the big Z and what will happen to agents and Real Estate as you know it. Read what Paula has to say.


elyse bermanMarch 8: Elyse Berman Referrals Matter

First...if you don't know Elyse, please get to know her especially when your clients want to move to Palm Beach County! Elyse shows that getting to know members here does matter and will work for referrals.



nick and trudy vandekarNick & Trudy Vandekar Valley Forge in Winter

Great local post that took me to Valley Forge and gave me an idea of what it must have been like for George Washington and his troops.



alan mayAlan May What do Frida Kahlo, Bindi Irwin, and Chloe Kim have in common?

My great niece will be getting at least one of these! Love it!!!



scott godzykMarch 9: Scott Godzyk How is this for an Open House on a New Construction not yet up?

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to read the follow up and perhaps see a photo!


yolanda cordova gilbertMarch 10: Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert Do you negotiate over the phone?

Interesting question! What do you think?



tom janssonTom Jansson Change Your Alarm Batteries BEFORE You Change Your Clocks.

You may have already changed your clocks but it's not too late to check on your batteries.




Don't forget to check out Carol Williams Second Chance Saturday posts as well. I always find a post or two that I missed.

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


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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD thank you. Hope all is well with you!

Mar 11, 2018 09:43 AM #21
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Thank you Kathy Streib for sharing your thoughts and these 12 people who wrote blogs that make you think...

Mar 11, 2018 09:51 AM #22
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another wonderful list of post this Sunday.  Wishing you a delightful Sunday and a great week ahead. A

Mar 11, 2018 11:24 AM #23
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 a smorgasbord of posts for us all. 

Carol Williams and I thank YOU for your Saturday series!  Please keep it going!!!! 

Chris Lima Thank you!  Enjoy your Sunday and our weather!!!

Mar 11, 2018 12:12 PM #24
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally K. & David L. Hanson we should add some Chocolate to that!

Barbara Todaro I thought of you today on our beach walk....perfect weather for you!!!

Jeff Dowler Glad to be able to help provide some reading for you!  Enjoy your week ahead. 

Mar 11, 2018 12:20 PM #25
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm if you think this time change is confusing, Florida is considering staying on DST. That will mess up everything in my mind. 

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I loved it!!!

Mar 11, 2018 12:22 PM #26
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, I can't wait to see your post and quote tomorrow. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thank you!!! Hope you both had a wonderful Sunday. 

Mar 11, 2018 12:24 PM #27
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thank you for the honor Kathy Streib 

Mar 11, 2018 02:28 PM #28
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I have read every one of these, and commented on most.  Thanks as always!

Mar 11, 2018 03:28 PM #29
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I would have missed many of these posts, had it not been for this list, Kathy.  Thanks for posting!

Mar 11, 2018 04:45 PM #30
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Mar 11, 2018 04:47 PM #31
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I had only seen one of this week's choices, Kathy! Thanks for sharing the others!

Mar 11, 2018 04:54 PM #32
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

Thanks for the mention Kathy Streib .  I am stunned at what went on here today, stunned, honored and humbled.  I wish Lou was here to see this.  I still remember that class back in 2009 when he said, "if you're not on Active Rain, you ought to be."  


Now, I have to check out all the other great posts.

Mar 11, 2018 05:18 PM #33
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib Love you picks for the week and am so impressed with your consistency each and every week. You add so much to AR. Thanks for the texts and good wishes today. 

Mar 11, 2018 06:59 PM #34
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 THanks for listing my blog on this week's post!  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Mar 12, 2018 01:05 PM #35
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Thank you for a great collection of posts Kathy Streib

Mar 12, 2018 04:36 PM #36
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Kathy,

Looks like I missed some good ones. Thanks.

Mar 12, 2018 07:25 PM #37
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Thanks for the links to some great blogs I would have missed. Keep it up!

Mar 12, 2018 07:47 PM #38
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Excellent list.  Missed them all as I was hanging with my grandchildren for the past week. Thanks!

Mar 13, 2018 07:34 AM #39
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh wow, thanks for including me in this, and so sorry for the delay. I've been trying to catch up from last week.

Mar 13, 2018 12:22 PM #40
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