Thankful Thursdays...Thank YOU!

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Thankful Thursdays...Thank YOU!


It’s hard for me to believe but 12 years ago today, I joined a community that continues to have an impact on my life. 


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Click above to view the membership roster.

On February 6, 2008, I became a member of the ActiveRain community. I had no idea what I was getting into!


There was no mentor to suggest joining. Instead, while doing research on various websites, I saw a logo for ActiveRain at the bottom of their pages. 


I had no clue what the heck ActiveRain was but I clicked on it and haven’t left since. 


Because of what I learned here, I was able to grow my business through my networking with local real estate groups and my blogs.

 I did not have to spend money for someone to tell me about SEO or how to rank high with Google. 

Because of what I learn through YOUR blogs about the real estate profession, local rules, regional differences, oops moments, and the ups and downs of it, I feel more assured when speaking with my clients as well as the agents I meet. 


5083 blog posts

125,116 comments received

92,665 comments left

4,029,342 points

The site has changed tremendously through the years, but you know that.

Some of the rah-rah may be missing and the hijacked posts are almost a thing of the past but the essence is still, compassion, and caring. 

YOU are why I am here and continue to be here. I have learned so much and have made real friends here, some I’ve met, and others I can only hope to meet someday. 


Those numbers above don’t tell the real story. 


Below is the real story...why I’m here...and why I continue to be here.




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  1. Kris Collis, Associate Broker 02/07/2020 02:34 PM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Tara Can you believe it, and one of my all-time highlights...probably THE highlight was getting to meet you. 

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel I could write a post a week on what I've learned from you both. 

Feb 06, 2020 09:35 AM #37
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 it's cold here but I think College Station may have had some flurries. 

Feb 06, 2020 09:41 AM #38
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What fun to look back after all these years and reflect on what you have accomplished, and experienced, as well as all that you have shared with us. We are blesssed to have you here.

That heart collage is amazing - what fun to see all these friends


Feb 06, 2020 09:46 AM #39
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

The years fly by don't they??  So glad you're such a key member of this community :)

Feb 06, 2020 12:06 PM #40
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Holy Smokes Kathy - 2006 to now. Just think of all the changes!  And all the friendships and business done through that time. Amazing.  And my dear THANK YOU for all you do for us in the rain!  You are amazing ++++++!

Feb 06, 2020 12:56 PM #41
Chuck Willman
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Kathy Streib - I joined six monts before you, let's compare my impact.

  You Me Difference
Blog Posts 5,083 368 7%
Comments Received 125,116 5,289 4%
Comments Left 92,665 6,985 8%
Points 4,029,342 694,202 17%

I'm so happy to know such a power user :-)

Feb 06, 2020 01:00 PM #42
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"I had no clue what the heck ActiveRain was but I clicked on it and haven’t left since." You and I were in the same boat back then, Kathy. I had no idea. I joined in March that year.

Feb 06, 2020 01:07 PM #43
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

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

Feb 06, 2020 01:08 PM #44
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS Thank you!!! I wish I could have placed everyone in it!!!!

Liz and Bill Spear Thank you. Time definitely does fly! And you are an integral part of this community as well. 

Feb 06, 2020 05:41 PM #45
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS YOU are the inspiration!!!!

Chuck Willman are you kidding me!!!!! Just numbers!!!! And I love seeing you here!!

Myrl Jeffcoat I've told so many before that when I joined it took me months before I realized that points were involved.  And thank you for the feature in your group. 


Feb 06, 2020 05:45 PM #46
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Worthy sharing here & we get a glimpse of Kathys devotion, discipline & quality

Feb 06, 2020 06:35 PM #47
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

So happy that you did click on the Rain.  We enjoy your posts, Happy Anniversary

Feb 07, 2020 01:41 AM #48
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

 Happy Anniversary!

And THANKS!!! You contribute so much to our ActiveRain lives!
All the best - Lynn

Feb 07, 2020 03:33 AM #49
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wow, Kathy Streib what a beautiful tribute to your 12 years in the Rain.  I seriously can't imagine this platform without you.  Happy Anniversary, ( a day late) you are a joy. 

Feb 07, 2020 11:44 AM #50
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102

Kathy, what a legacy to you and the power of Active Rain.  The numbers speak for themselves.  This is so important I must reblog to the newbie groups.  New members will catch the vision for growing their business from reading your post.

Feb 07, 2020 02:13 PM #51
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm glad I know you "virtually" and have loved reading about your family, your ideas, your move, your love for Texas and law enforcement officers... I'm not quite 12 yet... but my 12th anniversary is later this year.

Feb 07, 2020 09:21 PM #52
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I joined in 2009 and although we have never met personally, I feel as if I know you well. What a great community we have here in Active Rain!

Feb 08, 2020 07:43 AM #53
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Enjoy Aunt Kathy Streib 

Feb 08, 2020 10:54 AM #54
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I am always amazed at all of you who have blogged consistently, and see the points you have all built up, but more so the friends we all have here in the rain. Glad you are here, really enjoy what you bring to the rain.

Feb 09, 2020 05:40 AM #55
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very cool Kathy!  Good for you for seeing all of the value available by joining AcriveRain.  Some things never change, friendship here is a good reminder of that!

Feb 25, 2020 09:27 AM #56
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