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Because It Wasn’t On ActiveRain….


One Sunday morning a few weeks ago, Larry asked me if we were in Daylight questionSavings Time.   Did we set our clocks back?

I told him that I didn’t think it was because it wasn’t on ActiveRain!  (Think I’m wrong? Just read the posts written just before and on last Saturday reminding us to do so!)


It occurred to me that besides learning about what the market in Sacramento is doing from Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents , or how Scott Godzyk has to come to the rescue of those sellers who go the discount broker route, we have posts written by fellow members to remind us to Fall Back (or Spring Forward).


For anyone wanting to learn how to market like you mean it, all you have to do is follow Barbara Todaro. But you can also follow Wayne Martin or James Dray to help keep your dendrites firing by seeing how much trivia you know or learning about someone who played an important part in our history.


blogWe are educated about home inspections and Mighty Mo by Jay Markanich and learn better management skills from Grant Schneider.




And we have also been blessed to watch Dorie Dillards and Sharon Tara ’s grandchildren grow and to share in their lives.  And we’ve been there to support members who needed virtual and real hugs from us when tragedy or illness strikes.


Thanks to Will Hamm, we always have a go-to recipe to try or a daily inspirational quote from Paul Henderson.


Not interested in recipes? Don’t read them!

Don’t care about inspirational quotes? Walk on by.


You pick and you choose who you like to read. You pick the topics that hold an interest for you.


For whatever reason you’re here and for whatever reason you blog, there’s a variety of information here for everyone.  

Don’t ever hesitate to write about a topic just because you think we may not be interested. You never know!


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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Its funny because I thought about doing a fall back change your batteries blog but I figured there would be a bunch of them so I didnt do it! You are right just do what you want to do and dont worry about what others might do

Wonder how many Spring Forward change your batteries blogs there will be come Spring! 

Nov 09, 2018 12:19 AM #32
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

Thanks for the mention, I have some really good ones coming up.  I think you'll like them

Nov 09, 2018 02:57 AM #33
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hi Kathy, great reminder about blogging what seems important to each of us. Thank you.

Nov 09, 2018 03:49 AM #34
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I agree, we should be writing what we want. There are all sorts of different and interesting topics here. It's all good.

Nov 09, 2018 03:56 AM #35
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kathy Streib,

I'm so glad to see your post featured. So true..a variety of topics always something to learn and tips and advice or a different perspective to walk away with! Thank you for mentioning my posts on my grand-kids..they are an important part in my life .

Nov 09, 2018 03:58 AM #36
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Specialist

Good morning Kathy. What a great post. I look forward to logging in every day to see what's happening and always learn something new.  Sometimes real estate related and sometimes just a general topic of interest.  Have a great day!

Nov 09, 2018 04:48 AM #37
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Kathy Streib loving this Active Rain community for so many reasons:  friendship, learning, laughing, photography, travels, connecting with fellow professionals and so much more.  Miss our live meetups so we should plan a get together anyway... congrats on an other featured post.

Nov 09, 2018 06:23 AM #38
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

THANK YOU so much for including me. I can not start any day without checking in to Active Rain to get my fill of news, tips, laughs and friendships Kathy Streib 

Nov 09, 2018 06:30 AM #39
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

The variety of voices is one of the many things I, too, love about Active Rain.  There is so much to learn and laugh about here - it's a great way to start the day.

Nov 09, 2018 07:35 AM #40
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

It may take me more clicks some days than others, but there's always something worthwhile to read.

Nov 09, 2018 07:36 AM #41
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

ActiveRain has surpassed The Realtor magazine that comes with my dues paying

Nov 09, 2018 09:24 AM #42
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy

Not sure how I missed this - perhaps my head was still back in Boston - but you're so right about the breadth of reading we find here every single day. Too bad there isn't more time to read more.


Nov 09, 2018 03:39 PM #43
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

There's some of everything here, and we get to pick and choose. And better yet, we get to do so in a community of friends!

Nov 09, 2018 08:45 PM #44
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Very true. There is indeed content for everyone here on AR. 

Nov 10, 2018 12:23 PM #45
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love this! Love all those people you mentioned too!

Congrats on the well deserved feature Kathy! Enjoyed our chat today!

Nov 10, 2018 01:42 PM #46
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

It was fun to see all the people you mentioned, and read the comments.   It's a great community here of all types of resourceful people.

Nov 12, 2018 03:03 PM #47
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great list of members and their posts. We do tend to follow a certain path.  And as we red consistently it's not too hard to figure out someone's "bend" on blogging.  Great post!

Nov 13, 2018 06:21 PM #48
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

Is this the new format of your What I Learned posts?  Or a supplemental blog post to round out the week?  

Nov 15, 2018 10:56 AM #49
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

Something drove me to this blog of yours today, Kathy. It's a blog I missed because Nov. 8 was the day I flew back to Sacramento from Kona. So odd that I would be here today.

However, 3 things:

thanks for the shout out

I could not figure out what time it was in Kona when I got up until I was awake enough to realize we had no time change

and my friend bought a website through agents' recommendations on AR and she's paid an enormous sum for it to be created, plus $200 a month, and for some reason her IDX shows homes from San Francisco (not Sacramento) and there is actually a Link to SEARCH ZILLOW for homes for sale, OMG. She should have called me first but she said, hey, it was on AR. So downside, too.

Nov 17, 2018 09:26 AM #50
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It's totally amazing that I find myself turning to some here to fact check when I read something elsewhere.  Some of the brightest in the business have written in these pages.

Nov 18, 2018 11:45 PM #51
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