What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-May 12 to May 18, 2019

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What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-May 12 to May 18, 2019


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 or the other professions that I never knew, about a place, or about a person. Or, it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!


chris ann clelandMay 12:  Chris Ann Cleland    How Often Are You Checking Your Vacant Listings?

A good lesson on two counts in Chris’s post- check your listings and what do you do in this situation??


Patricia FeagerPatricia Feager A Letter to All Women on Mother's Day

Beautiful and heartfelt. Of course, all of Patricia's posts are!!!



brian englandMay 13: Brian England Brian Shows Up in a Magazine

Stop by to congratulate our latest ActiveRain celebrity. If anyone deserves it, Brian does!


scott godzykMay 14: Scott Godzyk Does this get an A for effort?

Scott gets some interesting listings and situations. This post shows why he deserves his own A for effort for his solution to this transaction.



john m giffenMay 15: John M Giffen The Attack on Buyer Representation

Another new member to welcome and thought-provoking post!!!



myrl jeffcoatMyrl Jeffcoat It's All About the Hoodoos

Besides the stunning photos, you can learn about hoodoos.



susan rossoMay 16: Susan Rosso Keeping the human element in the digital world of real estate.

Welcome Susan to ActiveRain! She has shared a well thought out post so let's encourage her to share more with us!!!


denise lonesMay 17: Denise Lones Is Your Prospect a Time Waster?

Do you know when and if to press the eject button?



paula hathawayMay 18: Paula Hathaway Houses with Blue Bathrooms and More...

You'll read this and walk away scratching your head.


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


You can find previous What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain posts here.

Thank you for letting me do what I love doing...learn something new and interesting every day!



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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Thanks for including my "Hoodoo" post in this week's list, Kathy.  It's very appreciated!

May 19, 2019 10:35 AM #16
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Kathy Streib  Great posts as always. Was so thrilled to see Brian England in a Magazine. I have been  so busy missed so many posts glad you are on point 

May 19, 2019 11:30 AM #17
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hey Kathy, I'm going to catch up with the ones I missed. I'm especially curious to read Chris Ann Cleland 's post. Thanks again for highlighting some good ones we missed.

How bout the Blazers?Argh...they just can't seem to keep it together in the final minutes. The Warriors defense is amazing.  D 

May 19, 2019 12:05 PM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally K. & David L. Hanson tell Dini that she is lucky to have such good parents. 

Grant Schneider have fun in Florida!!!!

Barbara Todaro Enjoy them and enjoy your Sunday. 



May 19, 2019 01:16 PM #19
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I need to get off my behind and make it happen. 

Donald Urschalitz always happy to hear that you have a busy schedule!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thank you. Hope you're enjoying you Sunday. 

May 19, 2019 01:18 PM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sheila Anderson if you're at your antique store, I hope you have a busy and profitable day. 

Michael Jacobs it's been that kind of week. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Btw, the humidity finally kicked in in full force in Houston. 

May 19, 2019 01:21 PM #21
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England wanted to shine the spotlight on you!

Kat Palmiotti I've been busy this week so doing this post makes me catch up. 

Matthew Klinowski, PA Thank you and hope you have a wonderful week. 

May 19, 2019 01:23 PM #22
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Chris Ann Cleland my pleasure. 

Carol Williams and i in turn thank you for your weekly post. 

Sharon Lee thank goodness that she is blessed with common sense. 

May 19, 2019 01:24 PM #23
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl Jeffcoat those photos were amazing. 

Hannah Williams it's fun to see fellow members featured in other media like Brian was. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I couldn't believe that last game!!!! I thought they might win but those Warriors are good!!!

May 19, 2019 01:26 PM #24
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Very nice collection of blogs that could only be found on AR!!  Thanks, Kathy!

May 19, 2019 02:43 PM #25
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Another great group of posts to check out!  Happy Sunday!

May 19, 2019 06:31 PM #26
Leif Price
Spot Color Marketing - Portland, OR
Content Marketing Specialist

Other great posts that needs to be read. Thanks for the compilation.

May 19, 2019 07:14 PM #27
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Another great reading assignment, thank you for assigning this to us Kathy Streib 

May 19, 2019 10:00 PM #28
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

It happens, this is one of those days, I only have one for this past week.  Looks like I've got a lot of reading to do

May 20, 2019 01:33 AM #29
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,

As usual these days I'm playing catch up in the Rain and of course I always start with your posts. Thank you for such a delightful selection of posts you found for us this past week. 

May 20, 2019 05:20 AM #30
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Another great selection, Kathy! 

I always enjoy your weekly choices!

May 20, 2019 09:37 AM #31
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, Yesterday was the first time I miss your Sunday blog.  I got tie up helping a neighbor.


May 20, 2019 11:51 AM #32
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I only caught a couple of these, so that means I have a little bit of reading to do this week.

May 20, 2019 03:14 PM #33
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy, I did read a couple of these and like George Souto  I have more reading to do, Endre

May 20, 2019 11:29 PM #34
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I certainly have some catching up to do. My online time has been pretty limited, sadly!


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