September Challenge…

Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

September Challenge…


Since May 2020 when Marie Story suggested a ZOOM call as a way of connecting with other members during Covid, the community has been continuing to meet every Tuesday.


Just as I say in my Sunday posts, I learn something new here every day, and I have learned something from every ZOOM MeetUP I’ve attended...and I think I’ve only missed one. 


I had no idea what an ADU was until I heard  John DL Arendsen speak. I had only known Sham Reddy CRS  because he has been kind enough to comment on my posts, however, when he spoke on referrals I learned about who he was!


There have been so many subjects covered, but there are a few I think would be interesting…

Home Inspector-anything new they may see on the horizon regarding home inspecting, for example.

New Home Construction- How the availability of materials and labor have impacted their field. 

...Or how agents can work better with new construction sales

Apps that help-I love apps that assist us and make our days easier and fun as well. Perhaps a panel or someone with apps knowledge would be good. 


What Millennials want in a home-this topic is intriguing even though I’m retired. 

If you’ve considered attending the weekly ZOOM Meetup held on Tuesdays at 1 PM CST but haven’t found a topic you’d be interested in, now is the time to chime in. 


And if you’re camera-shy, you can attend in “listen-only” mode.  Or you can let us “see you” but you don”t have to speak unless you choose to. 


If you aren’t sure how ZOOM works (trust me, I’ve been there) contact a member here. (I dare not name names lest they come after me!!!) Or you can get more information here. 

This is an entry in the September Challenge hosted by Margaret Rome. 


I hope you’ll join us at the next ZOOM Meetup! Here's the link!

Comments (38)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox I think it's hard to find a time for everyone!!  Have a good appointment. 

Grant Schneider that's what's been fun...seeing members outside of their profile photo. 

Sep 07, 2021 10:13 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty with no basements in FL, you need all the space you can get. I had no idea about ADUs until the presentation. 

Roy Kelley the best thing was when we decided to have topics rather than just meeting up. 

Sep 07, 2021 10:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel And I wish you both a beautiful day!!! Enjoy the rest of our week. 

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint exactly.  Every ZOOM will be different as well as what we learn. 

Sep 07, 2021 10:16 AM
m m

very nice .

Sep 07, 2021 11:12 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy the Weekly ActiveRain ZOOM Meetings are well worth the 1 hour per week!!!

Sep 07, 2021 02:43 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Kathy Streib 
Always so much to learn about each Tuesday!
All the best - Lynn

Sep 07, 2021 03:15 PM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Kathy Streib  I will certainly try to attend. I actually did two weeks ago, but discovered my audio was not hooked up, so you didn't know I was there. I saw you, and Ed Silva and Rocky Dickerson and heard you ask a nice young man about himself. See you soon.  

Sep 07, 2021 04:37 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib Thanks for your entry and your good suggestions including:

 Home inspectors, millennials, new home construction, and apps.

Now let's match those topics with who would like to speak. Volunteers are welcome!

Sep 07, 2021 06:12 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

How cool is this that an entry into the Zoom September challenge is loaded with information on potential agendas.  Very well done

Sep 07, 2021 06:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There is no question that those who are able to attend the ActiveRain Zoom meetings are benefiting from doing so!

Sep 07, 2021 07:16 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Kathy! I have learned a great deal and enjoyed our  Tuesday calls

Sep 07, 2021 07:49 PM
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Aloha Kathy, I will be trying to attend your zoom meeting, had a great time today.


Sep 07, 2021 10:25 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy what a nice post and as you know I owe you an apology..... on another note I have been Zoomed out for the past 19 months and can not and will not participate... forgive me...Endre

Sep 07, 2021 11:07 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I missed yesterday, it is just an old age brain, well you'll get there one of these days.  

Sep 08, 2021 12:11 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I dont know about you...but this old dog is learning new tricks.  Zooming keeps us alive right now.

Sep 09, 2021 07:37 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Unfortunately I can't be there because fortunately after almost two years off I'm back at work at my day job.

Sep 09, 2021 08:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

The Zoom meetings each week really are excellent, and the September challenge is such a great way to generate ideas for topics and presenters. I have started working on mine but have a ways to go.


Sep 10, 2021 05:41 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Kathy, you know I LOVE this post! Great ideas and hopefully we can find someone who will be willing to take them all on.

I'm thinking, perhaps a panel for the apps since we all have different likes, etc. 

Jay did a great job on the inspector presentation, maybe he'll come back and do an update for us.

I'm trying to think who could do the new construction presentation...stay tuned!

I love, love, love that Brian England is back with us and hope that more people will add our meeting to their calendars. One hour each week is easy to block - 95% of the time anyway!! This past week I had 4 Closings, got 2 more buyers under Contract, hosted a dinner party, had a minor surgery and still managed to make our ZOOM call! LOL It's possible to do anything, if you want to...and if you block your calendar!

Sep 11, 2021 12:42 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We have had so many great Zoom Meetings.  I am excited to see all of the new ideas that will come out of this month's contest.  I even think that I will get a chance to join today's meeting! 😃

Sep 14, 2021 09:43 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Here is mine Kathy Streib September 2021 Challenge

Sep 17, 2021 08:46 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Eileen Burns, Thanks for your entry and two good topics...SEO and Why I choose to live in_________. We would love suggestions on who could speak on SEO.


Sep 22, 2021 09:29 PM