What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-October 6 to October 12, 2019

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What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-October 6 to October 12, 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! 


elyse bermanOctober 6: Elyse Berman Just a Great Story

This is a great story to begin the week. And, it's an example of niche marketing. Elyse has done a great job of doing this with pet friendly homes.

grant schneiderOctober 7: Grant Schneider    How to Make Your Coaching Count

The quote from Eisenhower is worth the post but Grant shows us how to make it work for us. 


mike cooperOctober 8: Mike Cooper Keep It Together. No Really, Keep It Together So You Can Find It Later.

This post works on so many levels...personal and your work life!


kat palmiottiOctober 9: Kat Palmiotti Building a Home in Kalispell MT

Many of us have followed Kat's journey west and it's been fun. There's some very good information there if you're thinking of building your own home.


sheri sperrySheri Sperry The Aspens in Flagstaff Are at Peak Color-Don't Miss This!

You won't have to if you head to Sheri's post. The colors are magnificent!!!


scott godzykOctober 10: Scott Godzyk What Makes for a GOOD DAY in Real Estate?

Scott's post is light and upbeat...something we all need to read! What makes for a good day in your Real Estate world?


marte cliffOctober 11: Marte Cliff A Prospecting Letter that Fails - Big Time!

Thank you Marte for showing us the way!!! If you send out prospecting letters, you'll want to read her post.


candice a donofrioCandice A. Donofrio Professionally Written Contracts Are a Requirement, NOT an Option!

No excuse for a sloppy contract. If you're not sure...refresh your memory with Candice's post.


lou gimbutisOctober 12: Lou Gimbutis The Funniest Thing a Tenant Ever Did to Me

This is a must-read! Very funny now but I'm sure Lou wasn't laughing at the time.



Don’t forget to check out Carol Williams Second Chance Saturday posts as well!!! I always find several posts that I’ve 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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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Thanks, as always, for some great reading. I actually saw a few of these so not too much catching up to do today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Oct 13, 2019 10:46 AM #18
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Lots of fun catches Kathy Streib ! Thanks and Happy Sunday!

Oct 13, 2019 12:12 PM #19
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Kathy - thank you for including my post this week.  It is always an honor.

Oct 13, 2019 12:19 PM #20
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Well, I'll be! Thank you so much for sharing my post on the aspens, Kathy Streib.  Now I am off to read some of the other posts I may have missed.

Oct 13, 2019 12:32 PM #21
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks so much for inclusion, Kathy. It's always an honor.

Oct 13, 2019 02:12 PM #22
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you have more energy than I do in to come up with this many picks week after week.

Oct 13, 2019 04:21 PM #23
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Specialist

Kathy, thanks again for a great list of articles!

Oct 13, 2019 08:17 PM #24
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I always look forwrd to your "What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain" list, Kathy.

Oct 13, 2019 08:48 PM #25
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

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

Oct 13, 2019 08:49 PM #26
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy 

while I didn't hit a home run, I do have four fro this week. 

Oct 14, 2019 01:49 AM #27
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I hadn't seen any of these posts, Kathy. Great choices!

Oct 14, 2019 06:22 AM #28
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 ,

What a great list of posts to read. I'm trying to devote a little time each day to catching up in Active Rain. Your post really helps read some amazing posts.

Oct 14, 2019 06:36 AM #29
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

A good day in real estate is ....


Confirming your closing is ready to go tomorrow.

Getting 2 offers in on properties you have listed.

Touching base on a recently ratified offer to find out that everything appears to be moving forward in a positive manner.

I just hope that evil "fell through" grinch stays away from my corner this month!!

Oct 14, 2019 06:25 PM #30
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great list of posts!  Read and commented on all of them.  Shocking, right?! 

Oct 14, 2019 08:51 PM #31
Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

As always thank you for a recap of useful posts we may have missed.

Oct 14, 2019 09:52 PM #32
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
I help clients resolve IRS tax matters

Hi Kathy,

I have not seen these articles yet, but I'll definitely check them out. Thank you for the post

Oct 16, 2019 07:21 AM #33
Kat DeLong
LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

A great recap for those of us ( like me ) who missed so many! Thank you.

Oct 16, 2019 03:30 PM #34
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

YIKES! I've got some readin' to do, Kathy! I have been reading but, missed some great posts, for sure! 

As always, thank you so much for keeping me on my toes!

Oct 16, 2019 08:11 PM #35
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Well, I thought I'd pop back in and say that while I had read a few of them, I finished them up and totally agree with each and every one you picked, Kathy!

Thanks again!

Oct 16, 2019 08:55 PM #36
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Great selection Kathy!

Oct 17, 2019 02:55 PM #37
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