Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-May 15 to May 21, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-May 15 to May 21, 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!


Margaret RomeMay 15: Margaret Rome Start Worrying, Details to Follow

Besides understanding what your clients need from you, it's equally important to understand how they want to you to communicate with them.


Mark DonMay 16: Mark Don McInnes Sandpoint Realty 'Monday Motivation' May 16, 2022

What an excellent quote Mark shares with us. His story illustrates the quote well.


RockyMay 17:  Rocky Dickerson     It’s All in How You…

I love this post by Rocky. How wonderful it would be if we could all count to 10 and learn to “C” instead of quickly reacting.


ElyseElyse Berman It's a Tough Market for Buyers

Well done post by Elyse and worth the read.




MichelleCherie Carr CroweMichelleMarie Carr Crowe Where Were You When Mount Saint Helen's Blew?

I remember the event but don't remember how old I was or where I was. What about you?



MarteMarte Cliff Acronyms and jargon can kill your message

While working on your marketing media, you'll want to keep Marte's post in mind.


Joseph DominoJoseph Domino Getting to Know You- A Real Challenge

I'm a big fan of Joseph's posts and was thrilled to get to know more about him. Be sure to read to the end because you might be surprised like I was!


AlanMay 18: Alan May There was one more passenger when they landed...

Interesting situation to ponder. Also makes for some good cocktail conversation. What do you think?


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



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 (30)

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

Hi Kathy,

I did read a couple of these but I am looking forward to your other selections.  Happy Sunday!

May 22, 2022 07:49 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 see I have a couple that I missed to check in on. Hope you're having a nice weekend.

May 22, 2022 10:13 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy you've got some interesting picks to chose from.  I'm going in next!  Thanks!

May 22, 2022 11:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What a wonderful, and diverse, line-up of posts for this week. I read several already so we agreed on some good reading.

Enjoy your Sunday!


May 22, 2022 11:18 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy Kelley and thank you!!!  Hope you're having a good Sunday. 

Wayne Martin good for you!!!I'm not doing as well with your Trivia. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I don't know where you find the time with the market so hot in your area. 


May 22, 2022 01:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England I'm looking forward to it as well. 

Grant Schneider wasn't that an interesting occurrence. I too wonder what the answer is. 

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty you are very welcome!

May 22, 2022 01:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

I agree Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty That's why I'll read market reports from different areas. 

Hannah Williams Thanks! No shopping today??

May 22, 2022 01:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  you are very welcome. Did you get the storms that we got last night! We needed the rain. 

Will Hamm I'll be looking for your recipe. 

May 22, 2022 01:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Happy Sunday Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Thank you for reading them. 

Carol Williams Watching the Astros and some NASCAR!!!  Pretty good. 

May 22, 2022 01:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker you know what they say about variety!!! You are very welcome. 

Jeff Dowler, CRS that's the wonderful thing about this many different things to read and learn available for us. 

May 22, 2022 02:24 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I did pretty good again this week.  Our minds must have been in sync this week.

May 22, 2022 03:17 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some interesting titles and I have only read the Rome way

May 22, 2022 06:38 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I always love reading this weekly update. I miss so many of these and appreciate being able to find them in one place.

May 22, 2022 07:49 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I always seem to get excited when they hear about your picks of the week!

May 22, 2022 10:22 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow I only missed one this week! I'm off to read it now.

May 23, 2022 04:59 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Hi Kathy Streib Thanks for including me in your weekly article. You're the best.

May 23, 2022 09:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your This Week at ActiveRain list, Kathy.  I hope you have a great week.

May 23, 2022 08:45 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 23, 2022 08:45 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’m going to be a bit techie and a bit creative if I can be. I suppose that’s the best I can do

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