Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-July 19 to July 25, 2020

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-July 19 to July 25, 2020


Just as everything in life changes, I’ve decided to make some changes to my weekly post. 

While I hope to continue to highlight posts that give me that lightbulb moment during the week, I’m not going to commit myself to one post per day. 


I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight posts 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! 

grant schneiderJuly 19: Grant Schneider    Do What You Do Best

Always good advice from Grant. Recognize and develop your strengths. Works for your team as well. 

barry owenJuly 20: Barry Owen   Negotiate With Integrity and Respect

Integrity and respect for the other agent and for your sellers and buyers. 


July 21: Li Read      Summer-summer thought…

Li’s posts are always so insightful and fun to read. This one will hit home with all of us. 


rob spinosaJuly 22:  Rob Spinosa    How Long is a Pre-Approval Good For?

This is the kind of information that is good for all buyers to have. 

ron and alexandra seigelJuly 23:  Ron and Alexandra Seigel   Thursday Thoughts: Letting Go of the Oars

If nothing else (but I do hope you’ll read the whole post) scroll down to the last few lines. We need to keep this in our thoughts!!!


myrl jeffcoatJuly 24:  Myrl Jeffcoat   Pandemic Times Can Be Nostalgic

You’ll enjoy this piece of nostalgia from Myrl!!  What wonderful memories. 

thomas j nelsonJuly 25:  Thomas J. Nelson   Take Action: Enjoy How Bad You Are!

I love this. Nothing says that we have to be perfect at everything we do. If something brings you joy...who cares!



Please don’t forget to check out these very informative posts as well:


Carol Williams Second Chance Saturday-Carol highlights posts that are often suggested by the other members here. 


Debb Janes and Bernie Stea YouTube Thursdays- If you want to learn more about how to do videos for your business, this is the post to follow.

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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Comments (33)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy Streib - thanks for including me today.  Hopefully many will heed this advice.

Jul 26, 2020 07:18 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  Thanks for doing this and reminding us of the good ones we missed.


Jul 26, 2020 07:35 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

About half and half today. Thanks Kathy for this list, I'll read the ones I missed. Hope you and Larry have a great day. D 

Jul 26, 2020 07:46 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
You continue to amaze me with your patience and persistence in getting your weekly series up!  Thank you!  I hope I can stay on long enough to read them. Fingers crossed.

Happy Sunday.


Jul 26, 2020 09:43 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy a lot of familiar faces this week, and as always great choices.

Jul 26, 2020 10:10 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy what a nice change to your weekly post!  I like it!  And once again you've drawn me into some great posts I look forward to reading.  Thanks!

Jul 26, 2020 10:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Thanks as always for the reading list...I like what you are doing now and it makes sense!

I have a bit to catch up since I have been too busy to be on AR very much this week...and the 504 Gateway issue has not helped! LOL. I'm taking advantage of the time, now!


Jul 26, 2020 02:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti I was thinking of you the other night. Larry and I started watching Yellowstone on Netflix. You must live in a different part of MT. 

Donald Urschalitz you definitely deserve a day off!!!!! Enjoy the family. 

Jul 26, 2020 07:30 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Yes, most of the filming was in Darby, MT, which is 3-4 hours south of us. We were considering that area also, before we moved to Kalispell, Kathy Streib 

Jul 27, 2020 05:00 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin Thankfully, it's been working well today. 

Nina Hollander I spent far less time than I normally do but happy to be on today. 

Jul 26, 2020 07:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Michael Jacobs nothing surprises me!   Maybe the switch switched to non-followed. 

Barbara Todaro We've had storms and rain but I have a feeling the heat will kick in this week. 

Jul 26, 2020 07:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Doug Dawes that might me...I've noticed that thread in the posts that have been written here. 

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets oh I don't think the Feature Fairies blackball anyone!  Your posts are always enjoyable!!!

Jul 26, 2020 07:50 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I should not even troll on my own, I should just come to your post and read what you featured:) especially in the past few weeks logging is was a challenge and here you are still able to read and feature some of the posts. Endre

Jul 26, 2020 10:25 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I have three for this past week.  For the last two days, this site is up and working again.  

Jul 27, 2020 01:14 AM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Good morning Kathy, thanks for another great round of posts! Once again I missed a couple of these and it's great to know I'll catch some of the best posts of the week from your post. Have a great week!

Jul 27, 2020 04:46 AM
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Hi Kathy,

It's always good to be reminded of what was missed on the Rain.  Thank you for your diligence.

Jul 27, 2020 05:45 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Streib ,

So glad to be able to hope on AR and read your post with a great selection of posts to read. Thank you for making your Sunday post always available to us!

Jul 27, 2020 05:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Thank you for the mix of blog posts again. Have a great week going forward.

Jul 27, 2020 07:03 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You give me a lot of reading material to enjoy this week and maybe into next week as well! :)

Jul 27, 2020 07:55 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Thanks for bringing us the notables!  Best, JH

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