Finally…It Was About Time I Changed It!  My New Signature

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Finally…It Was About Time I Changed It!  My New Signature

When the time has come to leave somewhere, someone, or something, I prefer to go. I wouldn’t say that I don’t look back or appreciate my past but I don’t want to linger. Basically, I don't like good-byes.

When I leave a function, I say good-bye to the host/hostess, then I’m gone. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s me. 


So when we left Florida and were settling into full retirement, I wanted to keep moving forward…spending time with my family and old friends and getting back into Houston. The last thing I was thinking about was my blog signature.

However, freshening it and making sure that it reflected who I am was something that needed to be done. 


First Steps…

Craig Daniels has helped me tremendously and not just with this challenge. So the first thing I did was reread his post How To Create an Effective Blog Signature. And I watched the video that he included…not just once but twice. If you aren’t sure what to do, the video walks you through it. 


As luck would have it, my good friend, Sharon Tara, had already redone her signature and had a very handy tidbit about getting the Email Me text to link!  I recommend reading her post!!!



I, as all good stagers do, edited the unnecessary and outdated. The first thing I did was to include only my Facebook and Instagram links.  I updated my current status and how I can be reached.

If you follow Craig’s video you can do this in a short time and remember…you can always go back to edit it. 


Place it in a DRAFT post and you can add or edit it when you want. 



When I completed the left column of my signature and moved to the right column, I was a bit befuddled because I couldn’t place my photo where I wanted it. I called Sharon again and she said it happened to her as well. 

So if you go this route, when you do enter your photo or logo, as you add words below it, the photo/logo will move up the column. 



When we returned to Houston, I was fully invested in retiring with the exception of writing my blog. However, I’ve had some inquiries about virtual consultations from agents where there is no local home stager. 


This will allow me entry into that if I go forward.


Here’s the Before and After:

By the way…I encourage you to go to Craig’s YouTube channel for more tips!!!  And when you do, subscribe and Thank him for all that he does here!!!


There is still time to refresh your signature for the Refresh Your Blog Signature-March 2022 Challenge. And even if you aren’t into challenges, you may want to think about a refreshed signature for the future. 

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Comments (44)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Raymond Henson, eXp Realty thanks!!!  I can't believe that Gonzaga and Arizona went down last night. (and it was a late night!!!)

Bob "RealMan" Timm so now that you've done it you can always go back in to make changes. 

Mar 25, 2022 05:05 PM
Ray Henson

Sorry Houston did not pull off a win tonight, Kathy Streib.  They had a great run!

Mar 26, 2022 08:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 You can make changes as you need to but this gives you a good start. 

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you and I hope you're headed for a great weekend. 

Mar 25, 2022 05:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Ron and Alexandra Seigel it was something I've needed to do!! Glad Craig Daniels helped us with this. 

Brian England Thank you!!! too nerve-wracking for me to watch!!!  Watching KU now. 

Mar 25, 2022 05:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox Thank you!!! I like that you included the photo that Craig did for you!!! It adds a nice pop of color. 

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I agree!!!!   His tutorials are excellent. 

Mar 25, 2022 05:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Will Hamm Thank you!!!  I'm happy with it!!!

Sharon Tara thank YOU for your help!!!!!  And yes, we were long overdue!!!! BTW I'm glad you suggested I write about the photo in the right column. Gave me something to share. 

Mar 25, 2022 05:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Cara Marcelle Mancuso I highly recommend Craig Daniels tutorial and following him on his YouTube channel. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS Thank YOU!!!!  My old signature was blah. 

Mar 25, 2022 05:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Thank you!!! And yes, he is a treasure here and is so willing to help us!!!!

Thank you George Souto I should have don this years ago!!!!!

Mar 25, 2022 05:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker thank you but I have to give credit to Sharon Tara and Craig Daniels best his video. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I know!!! And that's fine!  Take your time. 

Mar 25, 2022 05:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Pat Champion Thank you!!! Have a wonderful weekend. 

Mar 25, 2022 05:26 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Working on your 5,000,000 points....  4,994,793  is not far away.

Mar 25, 2022 07:47 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Good job Kathy Streib . And Craig Daniels is very helpful in many ways that benefits the Active Rain channel!

Mar 25, 2022 07:48 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

4,994,793 points is close to the big majic 5M.

Mar 25, 2022 07:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It looks great, Kathy.  My signature is still pretty ordinary.  I do hope to take some time to work with it soon, however.

Mar 25, 2022 09:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  as I told our friend George Souto  I wish I had time and the month is getting closer to the end... this should have been a two month Challenge:)Endre

Mar 25, 2022 11:06 PM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Kathy Streib great job!  Love your text message and clearly how much you enjoy "retired" still offering to serve.  You are a jewel😎  

Mar 26, 2022 06:12 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

You did a wonderful job, Kathy. I am hoping to get to it this weekend. We've had a crazy March. 

Mar 26, 2022 07:33 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Kathy Streib 

Your new signature looks great! I'm motivated and have an alarm set up to release my post on the updated blog signature on or before Tuesday, 3/29. Now it's in writing! I'm committed!! 😑

Mar 26, 2022 05:09 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I knew you were putting it off because I have been watching. I was going to call and remind you but so happy to see you did a fantastic job with your new signature. It looks so professional and I love your photo and that you are doing virtual staging. 

Mar 26, 2022 09:16 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

It looks great Kathy.  I really need to redo mine. 

Mar 27, 2022 03:11 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I'm seeing a lot of posts on this topic... I need to check out the challenge perhaps.

Mar 28, 2022 09:03 PM