What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain April 8 to April 14, 2018.

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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  April 8 to April 14, 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!


The AR Editor gremlins have wrecked havoc on the "staging" of my post this week so I apologize for the mish-moshy appearance. 



barbara todaroApril 8:  Barbara Todaro   Sharing Reinforces Our Ability to Perform and Improves Our Skill Set.

From the queen of sharing, Barbara has encapsulated the essence of the ActiveRain community. 


grant greeneApril 9:  Grant Greene    Keeping Mortgages Flake Free...Since Forever!

What an interesting analogy!  And I'm looking at Head & Shoulders in a new light. 


pamelas cendejasApril 10:  Pamela Cendejas    Social Media Networks: Are You Attending a Party of Strangers?

If you're still figuring out how you want to use social media this will help. Pamela always shares useful information with us. 


ron and alexandra seigelRon and Alexandra Seigel   Low Co$t Marketing Tip That Can Yield Re$ult$!

This is such a wonderful idea if you are looking for a unique marketing idea!



joel jadofskyApril 11:  Joel Jadofsky     How are you labeled?

I actually went into my Facebook settings to see what label I had been given. 



lauren williamsApril 12: Lauren Williams Are You a Member of the Phone Calls Club?

I am often a member of this club! What about you?



mike mccannApril 13:  Mike McCann   Is It Too Much to Ask Agents to Take Clear & Accurate Listing Photos?

Well is it?  Very good point!


denise lonesDenise Lones    Are Your Hands Full?

Great analogy!  So how full are your hands?



Nick & Trudy Vandekar

April 14:  Nick and Trudy Vandekar   Who pays the commission?

Sometimes sellers and buyers need to get out their handy-dandy calculator and do the math!




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

Carol Williams and thank you for your Saturday series. 

James Dray 42 degrees? No way would I be playing golf either.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Maybe others will see more ways that they can be creative with their marketing efforts. 

Apr 15, 2018 09:55 AM #28
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Thank you and hope that you are having a wonderful weekend as well. 

Jeff Dowler, CRS hope you're having a wonderful Carlsbad weekend. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® yes, I go well with coffee!!


Apr 15, 2018 09:58 AM #29
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm I hope you've been cooking up a storm. 

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 always happy to highlight your post. 


Apr 15, 2018 10:02 AM #30
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

See, Kathy, you suck me in with all of these great blogs you have featured so I click on them without thinking that I have to come back and say hello and thank you! I just go right down that rabbit hole.

Apr 15, 2018 10:07 AM #31
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Kathy, thanks for putting together this  list of blog posts from our members. It gives me an opportunity to read and follow someone I may not have met, plus catch up with others that I know and love.

Apr 15, 2018 10:10 AM #32
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I obviously have some reading to do! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Apr 15, 2018 12:56 PM #33
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I really enjoyed this weeks' lineup.  I spent most of my free time getting baby snuggles this past week and little time at AR and I missed some great stuff.  This was a nice catch up.

Apr 15, 2018 02:22 PM #34
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Now I am ready to pick some blackberries, thanks to the post by Denise Lones.  

Apr 15, 2018 02:48 PM #35
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I know I missed a lot because I wasn't here at all Monday through Friday.  I have a lot of catching up to do.

Apr 15, 2018 02:54 PM #36
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It's been a bit of a crazy week but, I'm thrilled to see that at least I managed to read some of your features, Kathy!

As always, thank you for sharing your list - we love the same kind of posts so, you're always spot-on for my reading pleasure! 

Have a fantastic week ahead!

Apr 15, 2018 03:01 PM #37
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm always grateful for this list you publish each week, Kathy.  I'd miss many wonderful blogs otherwise.

Apr 15, 2018 03:12 PM #38
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I only read one of these blogs this week so I have some catching up to do.

Apr 15, 2018 04:50 PM #39
Crystal Kilpatrick
Team Leader -Crystal Kilpatrick Group - Austin, TX
CHLMS,CNE, CRS - Austin & Central Texas Home Sales

Hi Kathy,

I really appreciate you taking the time to post all of these.  Thank you.

Apr 15, 2018 05:21 PM #40
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Thanks Kathy Streib, you've picked another great group of posts, most of which I missed.


Apr 15, 2018 06:27 PM #41
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

The day got turned upside down a little bit today...so no coffee at this hour....just water....and good reading...thank you !

Apr 15, 2018 06:58 PM #42
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I appreciate that you do this weekly Kathy Streib it helps me catch what I missed. Design a great week!

Apr 15, 2018 07:45 PM #43
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Thank you for your weekly summary! I missed almost all of these.

Apr 16, 2018 09:34 AM #44
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Kathy, another great selection of posts you have shared.

I always look forward to see your selections as most of them I had not seen.

Keep up the good work.

Apr 18, 2018 07:00 AM #45
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I missed a few of these this week. Thank you for catching them for me!

Apr 18, 2018 11:36 AM #46
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

This is the series  I was looking to find! How do I quickly access these weekly posts to go back in time and catch up? A published list or keywords? 

Apr 22, 2018 01:52 AM #47
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