Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain July 17 to July 23, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain July 17 to July 23, 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!


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORJuly 17: Thomas J. Nelson What Do You Charge? What is the Rate?

Everyone gets asked this type of question. I love the responses that Thomas offers.


Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area.                  Lorrie Semler Are You Guilty of This?

With more and more homes that have cluster mailboxes, you may run into this. I'd never thought about it.


JohnJuly 19: John Meussner Going the Extra Mile

John makes an excellent point. There's a line between never answering a text or call after 8 pm and being available 24/7.

John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties (LoKation Real Estate)July 20: John Marshall I would love your thoughts...

John posted this question in the Q&A and there were many responses. What are your thoughts???


Richie Alan Richie Alan Naggar YOU are YOUR OFFICE

Times certainly have changed. As I told Richie, I can remember working and pretending to be in my office for fear that clients would not work with me.




Dr. PaulaDr. Paula McDonald Focusing On What Really Matters

I could not agree more! We are what's important...helping to care for others in need. Being kind. I could go on.


Margaret RomeMargaret Rome Not Everyone Is Ready to Sell

I love Margaret's post. As a stager I ran into several sellers who truly weren't ready to sell ut felt pressured by outside sources.


DeniseJuly 22:  Denise Lones    Referral FAQs 

What helpful answers Denise provides in her post that you may have encountered with your referrals!!!  You’ll like this. 




Thanks to Carol Williams for this Weekly ZOOM Schedule which she lets me copy and paste to my post. July 26th - AR Development Team Update

Aug. 2nd - NFT Tokens and Crypto
Brandon Jordan 

Aug. 9th - Why Buyers Choose Lake Norman in NC
Mike Carpino 

Aug. 16th - Video Content Delivery
Rocky Dickerson

Aug. 23rd - Learn About the Space Coast in Brevard County, FL
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Aug. 30th - Flip Her House
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty  

Sept. 6th - Agent Safety
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Sept. 13th - 5th Generation Realtor® / Victorian Homes / Romance Novelist
Mimi Foster 

Sept. 20th - Property Rights
Buzz Mackintosh 

Sept. 27th - RV to Ranches
Leanne Smith  

Oct. 4th - Crazy Realtor® Stories 
Group Discussion



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 (35)

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,
Happy Sunday!  You've put together another great line-up. I have a few to catch up on.

Jul 24, 2022 08:15 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy another great lineup of which I've actually read most of them.  That doesn't happen often!!  Thanks for all you do!!

Jul 24, 2022 08:46 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I have not read any of the blogs you have featured, and all will get clicks by me today!  Happy Sunday!

Jul 24, 2022 08:47 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The woman is gifted

Jul 24, 2022 11:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy Kelley and thank you! I think we're finally out of the 100 degree temperatures. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 have fun reading the posts!  Thank you for stopping by. 

Jul 24, 2022 02:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin you're batting average is still better than mine when I answer your trivia!!!

Brian England Thank you and wish you could join us at the Zoom meetings. 

Jul 24, 2022 02:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Joan Cox hope you enjoy the ones you missed. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty maybe you found some "new" members to read. 

Jul 24, 2022 02:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti that's remarkable!!! Good for you!!!!

Will Hamm I so enjoyed seeing photos of your grandchildren while on vacation. 

Jul 24, 2022 02:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® Thank you!!!! Good to see you. 

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley I am and hope you are as well. 

Jul 24, 2022 02:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker Thank you!!!  I'm on the search for posts for next Sunday. 

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets you are always very welcome!!

Jul 24, 2022 02:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider they really are!!!  Hope that you and Phyliss are doing well. 

Ray Henson then I'm very happy to put this together!!!  Glad you enjoy them. 

Jul 24, 2022 02:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie Dillard Austin TX have fun!!!!!  At least you're out of our hot weather. 

Carol Williams I hope that your back is treating you better. 

Jul 24, 2022 02:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker you are very welcome!!! Thank yOU for what you do here!!!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hope that you'll enjoy the ones you read!!!!

Jul 24, 2022 02:56 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

Kathy we both enjoy it, don't we!!

Jul 24, 2022 05:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Richie Alan Naggar And I thank you very much!!!

Jul 24, 2022 02:56 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you for putting this terrific list together, Kathy. I always enjoy the diversity of the posts on AR, and in your list! I see I have some catching up to do!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Jul 24, 2022 04:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 24, 2022 04:12 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 24, 2022 04:13 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thanks again for the fantastic, weekly reading list, Kathy! Have read most of them.

Jul 24, 2022 06:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I send recommendations to Carol...never occurred to me to send you any... but if you want some, happy to keep an eye out for you.

Jul 25, 2022 04:39 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I missed most of these so I have some homework this week.

Jul 25, 2022 12:49 PM