Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-May 8 to May 14, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-May 8 to May 14, 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!


MichelleCherie Carr CroweMay 8: MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Ways to Honor a Difficult Woman on Mother's Day

We love our mothers but have to admit that not all are Donna Reed.


JohnMay 10:  John Meussner   Celebrate Your Wins!

I love John’s post. Let’s not get so jaded that we forget to celebrate the wins no matter how small. 


AlanAlan May I believe the words you're looking for...

Alan kept his professional composure as we knew he would but this is one where you have to shake your head.


ThomThom Abbott Are You Relevant With Your Personal Photo?

Welcome back Thom. I'm still waiting on a good hair day to update my photo. And you???


JenniferJennifer Kropf Laughter is the Best Medicine

What an interesting post!!! I hope you'll read this from Jennifer.


CarolineMay 12: Caroline Gerardo Wild Fire Evacuation

You don't have to live in an area where there may be a fire evacuation to make a note of these tips!!! CG had to evacuate and added some tips of her own.


NickNick Vandekar How Comfortable Are You?

Interesting post from Nick. And an excellent takeaway in the post. Can you find it?


LeanneLeanne Smith Figures Don't Lie But Liars Figure

The numbers tell the truth to the extent that the person entering and interpreting the number is.


RockyRocky Dickerson Avoiding the 7 Costly Mistakes

Rocky does an excellent job of laying out the 7 mistakes.



DeniseMay 13: Denise Lones Is Your Tech Effective? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

I love the tech that is available to us today but we can get too caught up in it. Great questions to ask yourself.


Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff.Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff Long Island Wacky Phone Calls

When you read their post, I'll bet you'll be nodding in agreement. You've all had them!!!


JoanMay 14: Joan Cox Got a Chuckle...Looking Back Over the Years

It's interesting what you can learn when you try to edit all of your files.


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


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 (29)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Kathy,  I miss some of these so off to check them out.  Heading out for bunch with a client.


May 15, 2022 08:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, it was interesting to see how many of those clients in my early years I had NO IDEA who they were!   Obviously, I did not stay in touch.  Also, how things have so drastically changed over the 20+ years.

May 15, 2022 08:08 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

A lot of great selections to catch up on this week, thank you Kathy Streib 

May 15, 2022 09:58 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I've read a few of these Kathy but it's been a busy week so my time was a bit limited on AR.  I've got a little time later to read some more.  As always, thanks Darlin!

May 15, 2022 11:06 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Great selections Kathy Streib  have not read them all but a small group . Trying to get your contest done thought it would be easy =hahah   So glad Ben Kinney  will be available this week worked out well for me 

May 15, 2022 01:00 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you did  a lot of reading this week.  Great choices as always.

May 15, 2022 03:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Roy Kelley hope that you and Chef Dolores have had a good weekend. 

Brian England I'm looking forward to John DL Arendsen is having next week. And we shall see on this Tuesday. 

May 15, 2022 04:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin I had a bad week with Trivia last week, but that's ok. That means there's always something for me to learn. 

Nina Hollander, Broker as busy as you are, that's pretty darn good!!! Have a great week. 

May 15, 2022 04:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider Hope that you enjoyed reading the posts!!! 

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Thanks and hope that you're ready for a good week ahead. 

May 15, 2022 04:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it's an interesting topic and would be fun to hear more of those types of calls from the agents. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Hope you enjoyed the other posts!!!!  As you can imagine, it's hot and very humid here!!!  Enjoy your week ahead. 

May 15, 2022 04:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Carol Williams Thank you!!!!  And yet I still miss many. 

Will Hamm I'm off to look for posts for next week. 

Joan Cox I'll bet they have. I've gone back over some of my first staging consultations. I usually remember the homes better than I do the clients. 

May 15, 2022 04:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets You are very welcome!!! I'm off to look for posts for this coming week. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker You are always welcome!!!  Why am I craving a BANANA split?!

May 15, 2022 04:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hannah Williams it's easy until you reach a question that makes you start to think about the answer. 

George Souto I didn't think I had until I started putting this together. 

May 15, 2022 04:26 PM
Hannah Williams

It is all the copy and pasting 

May 15, 2022 04:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Have read a few of your weekly picks, will head over an read some more Kathy! Hope you have had a fantastic weekend!

May 15, 2022 06:36 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do look forward to your future collection every week and now I have to get working on this reading assignment 🙂

May 15, 2022 07:37 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Thank you once again for including me on your weekly list Kathy Streib 

May 15, 2022 08:07 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday overview - I missed quite a few and am off to read them now!

May 16, 2022 04:55 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

You have picked another great group of posts to highlight.  I loved those phone calls, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, featured on their blog.

May 16, 2022 07:17 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Well I'm a few days late but busy negotiating offers and getting more listings on the market! That's a good thing right? Great list of a variety of posts so I'm off to do some reading and commenting! Stay cool ..what is with out heat wave so early in May!

May 17, 2022 09:15 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Those were some great posts!  Read and commented!  

May 18, 2022 05:24 PM