Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-July 25 to July 31, 2021

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-July 25 to July 31, 2021


Every day there is something new to learn here 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!



July 26: Gary Thomas    Be Careful

With so many short term rentals being popular now, I thought this was a very interesting story from Gary. 


KatKat Palmiotti Land Sale Challenges: Access

If you're considering showing or looking at land, Kat's post is a must-read.

Margaret RomeMargaret Rome Calls and Texts and Emails-Oh my!
Margaret's post reminded me of the importance of knowing what method of communication your clients are more comfortable using.


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson Take Action: 20 Years Ago

I love the quote and Thomas asks us a very good question.




MarteJuly 29: Marte Cliff Two Ways Your Agent Bio Helps You Attract Prospects
Marte is absolutely right. Consumers want to know about the person behind the image.

DeniseJuly 30: Denise Lones Education is the Key to Great Client Care
Your education never stops or at least it shouldn't if you want to remain a key player in what you do.

WandaJuly 31: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Going Banana's Flambé

What a fun post! Read it and laugh, smile, and make this dessert!



Thanks to Carol Williams for this weekly list which I copied from her post!

Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings...
August 3 - Brian England (Vacasa)

August 10 - Jim Paulson (Eviction Moratoriums, Forbearance and Foreclosures Across the U.S.)

August 17th - Bob Crane (Forestry Myths) 

August 24th - Ben Kinney (Update on AR)


Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting

Arizona... You are the same as Pacific time until Nov. 7th

11:00 a.m. Pacific

12:00 p.m. Mountain

 1:00 p.m. Central

 2:00 p.m. Eastern time 





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.


Liz and Bill Spear and the weekly Ask An Ambassador posts!


Thank you for letting me do what I love to do...learn something new every day. 

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Comments (32)

Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Great selections this week Kathy Streib ! I read all and enjoyed them.

Aug 01, 2021 11:10 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy I had to laugh out loud when I read Wanda's post.  She is so darn funny!  Great pick for your line up this week!

Aug 01, 2021 11:15 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,
I have some catching up to do. Thanks for your round-up! 

Have a happy Sunday!

Aug 01, 2021 11:33 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Streib or is it afternoon? Thank you for yet another stellar group of post to read! Its been hectic every since I got back from Rosemary Beach FL and don't see any relief until the end of the month!

Aug 01, 2021 11:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Michael Jacobs I have the same feeling when I read Wayne's trivia posts. 

Brian England I'll say you are!!!  

Aug 01, 2021 01:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker with your services in high demand, I'll bet you're busy. 

Wayne Martin thank you for your always being there. 

Aug 01, 2021 01:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you have a great week. 

Hi Kat Palmiotti you are very welcome. 

Will Hamm I can't wait to see what recipe we have from you today. 

Aug 01, 2021 01:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets it was my pleasure!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thank you!!!  Always appreciate your stopping by. 

Aug 01, 2021 01:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Rocky Dickerson you should make the July Challenge an annual thing!!!

Jeff Dowler, CRS I hope that you've enjoyed the posts!!!

Roy Kelley thank you. I hope that you and Chef Dolores are safe and well!

Aug 01, 2021 01:42 PM
Roy Kelley

We have a rainy Sunday in Maryland and we are safe and well at home.

Aug 01, 2021 01:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Carla Freund I hope you enjoyed them!!!

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker she is so incredibly creative!!!

Aug 01, 2021 01:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Carol Williams you are very welcome. 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  that's what happens when you're the top agent in Canyon Creek. 

Aug 01, 2021 01:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your "This Week at ActiveRain" list, Kathy.  I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Aug 01, 2021 03:30 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Aug 01, 2021 03:30 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy well this week you are adding to my reading list.

Aug 01, 2021 03:33 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - I read most but not Wanda's and I really got a kick out of hers.

Aug 01, 2021 07:23 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Another great line-up of posts to check out.  I was on a working vacation last week and unable to get to a lot of posts. 

Aug 01, 2021 07:40 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I am so glad you do these post I was hardly on the platform for the past week, just wanted to support our friend Rocky Dickerson  contest, now it is time to catch up and read some of the great writings, Endre

Aug 01, 2021 10:34 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Kathy.

My usual one story.  It should have been two, but it hppen from time to time.

Aug 02, 2021 12:32 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some interesting titles some of  which I had read.  Thanks for your efforts

Aug 02, 2021 04:51 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Another fantastic line up of posts. Thanks again Kathy for the feature and am glad to make you and a few other members laugh, goal accomplished!

Aug 04, 2021 02:44 PM