Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain June 19 to June 25, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain June 19 to June 25, 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!


Dr. PaulaJune 19: Dr. Paula McDonald An Unlikely Father's Day Surprise

Miracles do happen. If you've never read of Paula's story, this will warm your heart.



Richie Alan June 20:  Richie Alan Naggar    Good ActiveRain Real Estate Story

Love this story from Richie. Also, a good reminder that not all spammy-ish contacts are spam. 

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson Growing in the Unknown

Change is a certainty in life and yet many have difficulty accepting it. Great post by Thomas!


JeffJune 22: Jeff Dowler There's a Story Behind My AR Summer Profile

I'm fairly certain that when I first "met" Jeff here, this is the profile I saw. This would make a fun AR Challenge!


NickJune 23: Nick Vandekar Tuning In

What a wonderful post from Nick. What might we be missing when we aren't "tuned in" to what the world is offering us?


JoanJune 24: Joan Cox What is in a Name?

This is a fun post. Share in Joan's post if you had a name you were called when growing up.


MichaelMichael Jacobs Observations, Things Overlooked And...

If you have not had the pleasure of reading Michael Jacobs's ponderings and wanderings this is a good post to start! There's always more to the words than you'd think.


JoanJune 25: Joan Cox Can a Post Be TOO Long?

I can remember when we were encouraged to write 1000-word posts. What's your opinion? What I'd say is that a wall of words with no spacing makes my eyes go wonky.


RobertRobert Siciliano Identify Fraud Soars in 2021, Topping 52 Billion in Losses

Thank you to Robert Siciliano for keeping us on our toes. Think about doing what he suggests if you don't want to be included in that number!


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

June 28th - Why I live in Utah & Wisconsin (Eileen Burns, Moderator)
With Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! & Bob Crane 

July 5th - It's a surprise!
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  will have a Mystery Guest
When you zoom with us, you get all kinds of fabulous surprises.

July 12th - Video NOW
Andrew Moorer 

July 19th - TBD

July 26th - TBD

Aug. 2nd - TBD

Aug. 9th - TBD

Aug. 16th - Video Improvement
Rocky Dickerson 



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 (36)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Joan Cox first time I've done that but they both were ones I wanted to share!!!!

Kat Palmiotti Thank you for stopping by!! And congrats to you on your land sales. 

Jun 26, 2022 12:30 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you!

Jun 26, 2022 02:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider Good for you!!!!! Hope all is well with you and Phyliss. 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX those snow cones that HH and BB had looked good!  We could use them today. 

Jun 26, 2022 12:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I've had that happen to me on occasion. I can't figure it out. 

Carla Freund Thank you for doing that!!!

Jun 26, 2022 12:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Isn't that interesting Carol Williams  It's also fun to see the ones we share. 

Anthony Kirlew always good to see you!!! Thank you for stopping by. 

Jun 26, 2022 12:39 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Thanks for the reading list...I missed all of these.

And a special thank you for including my post. I think it WOULD be a fun challenge!


Jun 26, 2022 12:43 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Lots of great pics this week Miss Kathy!  I'm off to catch up on a few!  Hope you're enjoying your Sunday in Texas!

Jun 26, 2022 03:03 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your This Week at ActiveRain post, Kathy.  I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Jun 26, 2022 03:57 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jun 26, 2022 03:58 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I can always count on you to come up with a wide array of blog topics for your choices.

Jun 26, 2022 04:06 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Always appreciate your selections, interestingly some I follow and still missed their posts, Endre

Jun 26, 2022 11:03 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you for including me, Kathy. I missed a lot of these also. Have a great week.

Jun 27, 2022 07:09 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Kathy,  Thanks for creating this blog for us.  It gives us the Best Stuff very concisely.  

Perfect for us that don't have a lot of time.


Jun 27, 2022 08:30 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

A wonderful selection of posts, thank you so much for including my post, always much appreciated.

Jun 27, 2022 09:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

As usual, I have been bombarded by work and have not been able to spend a lot of quality time on AR.  Also, as usual, I really appreciate your selection to read.

Jun 27, 2022 10:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I took the grandkids to Disneyland last week and this was a perfect way to catch up. TY Kathy 🙂

Jun 27, 2022 12:28 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another interesting collection of titles and I'm sure the content is equally appealing. Thanks for your efforts

Jun 27, 2022 02:25 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Another busy week and I missed a number of the awesome selections you picked this week Kathy Streib

Jun 27, 2022 02:35 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Thanks for helping me filter out the Good Reads.  I right clicked on another four or five to read.

Jun 28, 2022 02:08 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

I will check out the few I missed this weekend.  Thank you for always having these as with all the informative blogs, many are missed.

Jul 02, 2022 12:09 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Great assortment of valuable ideas and info!  Thanks, Kathy!

Jul 02, 2022 02:55 PM