Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-May 1 to May 7, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-May 1 to May 7, 2022


Every day there is something 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!


JimMay 1 Jim Paulson Who is This Jim Paulson Guy on ActiveRain?

I love all of the posts for this month's Challenge. But I think we need to have Jim write a post about his answer to #21.


RockyRocky Dickerson Focus On a Sunday-May 1

I learned a new or different meaning for "Guard Your Heart" and it's one we could all use these days.


DeniseMay 3: Denise Lones Follow- Up After the Open House

If you're going to invest the time in an open house, why not make the most of it. Denise offers some excellent advice.


CateMay 4:  Cate Griffing   May-Top 3 Paint Colors

I love learning about new paint colors…my favorite-Benjamin Moore Beach Glass. Head to her post to see it. 


RayRay Wilson Home Inspection Wading River-Flammable Vapor Barrier is Upside Down

I had no clue about this but it's important that your contractor does!


RobertMay 6: Robert Siciliano Here's How You Can ...Almost...Delete Yourself From the Internet

Think back about the first social media platform you joined...before Facebook. All of our emails and other information out there... just ripe for the picking!!!


DominickDominick Dina When Markets Stall and Crash Are We To Blame?

This was an interesting and well-thought-out post! What do you think?


JasonJason Regan The Burnout is Real

With work being hectic, have you reached this point??? Worth the read!!!


ElyseElyse Berman Pool of Buyers Just Shrunk

Good one from Elyse!!! Sellers should read this one too.




Bob "RealMan"May 7: Bob "RealMan" Timm New Agent Advice: Don't Be a Know-It-All

Good advice for new and not-so-new agents. Think niche!





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



May 10th - Reverse Mortgages

Caroline Gerardo 


May 17th- AR Update and Future Plans for Inviting New Members 

Ben Kinney 


May 24th - HUD Manufactured Housing Is On The Rise. But Buyer Beware!

John DL Arendsen (and his wife Janis)

John DL Arendsen (and his wife Janis)

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Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting

11:00 a.m. Pacific (Remember Arizona is same as Pacific time now)

12:00 p.m. Mountain

  1:00 p.m. Central

  2:00 p.m. Eastern



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!


Hannah Williams shares her savvy shopping finds with us weekly in her Philadelphia Steals and Deals Just Like That by HelpfulHannah. 


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

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Comments (32)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I didn't even have a chance to get on AR all week because of the activity in real estate.  I am afraid that next week is no better.  But every one of your picks for this week looks interesting and I am going to check them out.  I am sure that you will be going to one of your family members' homes to celebrate Mother's Day, I hope you enjoy all the activities.


May 08, 2022 11:33 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Kathy Streib I'm so touched to be included in your weekly post.  Thank you!  It's a sad situation we're in.  Prices in this area have skyrocketed.  You wouldn't believe some of the communities, and you know them.  I am amazed at some of the prices I see, and at the stubbornness of some of the sellers.  I hope we begin to stabilize soon.

May 08, 2022 01:01 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I did not do as good this week as I did last week, but I did read a few of your choices this week.

May 08, 2022 01:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Thank you and I appreciate the fact that you read and comment on those posts. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I think you'll enjoy his post!!!  Thank you for stopping by. 

May 08, 2022 04:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin if we were to compare how I do on your Trivia, then I would be the dunce!!!! LOL

Bob "RealMan" Timm you are very welcome. Hope you enjoyed reading the rest. 

May 08, 2022 04:18 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Carol has been keeping me busy with "Honey Do" stuff and I can't say no on Mothers Day 😊.

May 08, 2022 06:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kat Palmiotti Hope you had a great day today and that you enjoyed the posts. 

Brian England Then, I'll see you on Tuesday!!!!

May 08, 2022 04:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I loved the last color!!!

Grant Schneider maybe he'll favor us with a post about it!!!

May 08, 2022 04:22 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I found a few new faces that I must read about in your post today. Thank you for sharing Kathy 🙂

May 08, 2022 04:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Will Hamm I have to check to see what great dish you prepared for Mother's Day. 

Carol Williams very happy to help!!! Hope you had a great trip. 

May 08, 2022 04:23 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Kathy Streib 
I won't be home until Wednesday or Thursday but will have a bit more time going forward. 

May 08, 2022 04:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty Haven't we learned a lot!!! I am loving the posts. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker Thank you!!!!  They are so much fun to find. 

May 08, 2022 04:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Glad you're busy!!!  Family time-off today but will get together soon. Hope you got to see Tristan. 

Elyse Berman, PA  delighted to feature your post. What's going to happen when buyers back off??

May 08, 2022 04:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto I hope you enjoyed the ones that you did read!!!

May 08, 2022 04:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy hope you had a great Mother's Day and had to admit there were a couple post I actually read before your introduction here, now with that said more reading to do:))Endre

May 08, 2022 11:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your list of suggested blog posts.

May 09, 2022 04:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Lots of good reading here. It's rare but I missed ALL of these so have a wee bit of catching up to do.


May 09, 2022 11:50 AM
Jerry White
Round Investment Service - Kernville, CA
Apply for an urgent Loan today

Hello Everyone, Email: for a loan

May 09, 2022 01:10 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  Great posts as always some I have read but not all - Sorry it was a busy week 

May 09, 2022 03:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your "This Week at ActiveRain" list, Kathy.  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

May 09, 2022 08:11 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 09, 2022 08:11 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My ActiveRain time has been very tight and haven't had a chance to read or even post much

May 11, 2022 02:57 PM