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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain July 24 to July 30, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain July 24 to July 30, 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 bEstate 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!


DebeJuly 26: Debe Maxwell Winners Are Not People Who Never Fail, But People Who Never Quit.

What a great motivational post from Debe!!! This should get you started for the week.


Richie Alan Richie Alan Naggar Real Estate Prosperity & Insanity

I love Richie's story!!! As Larry always says...pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered. (my apologies to pigs and hogs.)


Margaret RomeMargaret Rome Watch Your Step

What a wonderful story of someone finding the way! There are 3 parts to this story so read her other posts... Determined to Stay in Her Home and It's a Screen, It's a Sofa, It's a Bed.


Joan Joan Cox   Do You Need An Accountability Partner?

Chime in. What's your experience with this??




CarlaCarla Freund   I Have Points And I Know How to Use Them! July 2022 Challenge

I love Carla's creative way to incorporate the Property Brothers and Ina Garten in with her marketing efforts with her database.


Mark DonMark Don McInnes     Should We Use 2008-2009 as The Housing Standard?

Interesting question answered and addressed by Mark. 




JohnJuly 27: John Meussner What the Fed Rate Hike Means for You

Excellent explanation by John!!! Worth reading!


Dr. PaulaDr. Paula McDonald Dare to Be Better

Paula has issued a challenge to us and I think we should accept that challenge.


CindyJuly 28: Cindy Edwards   Distractions!

We all think we can…but studies have shown that we can’t!


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORJuly 29: Thomas J. Nelson The App Attack

Great suggestions for helpful apps from Thomas and a reminder too.


RockyRocky Dickerson Lo Fi Streaming

You'll want this information to bookmark!



Thanks to Carol Williams for this Weekly ZOOM Schedule which she lets me copy and paste to my post. 

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

Oct. 11th - TBD
Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY 

Oct. 18th - Real Estate Tax Attorney
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 



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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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Another great week as always Kathy. Can you believe August starts tomorrow. UGH

Jul 31, 2022 10:47 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I only read a couple of these this week so have a bit of catch-up this weekend.

Enjoy your Sunday, and thank you for assembling a wonderful reading list.


Jul 31, 2022 11:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your suggestions.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jul 31, 2022 11:29 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we must have been on the same page this week.

Jul 31, 2022 11:50 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker and I always appreciate a suggestion from you!!!  I can't read them all!

Wayne Martin way to go!!!!  I'm off to search for posts for next week. 

Jul 31, 2022 03:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England we really miss seeing you at the Zoom meetings!!! I know next to nothing about the topic. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I hope you enjoy reading some of the posts. 

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you and I hope that your weekend was a good one. 

Jul 31, 2022 03:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider I have that one bookmarked as well. I'm not that techie. 

Dr. Paula McDonald you are very welcome!!!!  I see that your weather is hotter than what we have in Houston. We all need some rain. 

Jul 31, 2022 03:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Richie Alan Naggar you are as always...welcome!!!! Thank you!

Joan Cox you are very welcome. 

Jul 31, 2022 03:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Will Hamm enjoy reading the posts. I have to see what recipe you've shared with us. 

HI Carol Williams you know that humidity you always talk about?  We have it in bushels!!!

Jul 31, 2022 03:16 PM
Carol Williams

We're at 108° right now at 5:49 pm. 8% humidity.  Crazy. 

Jul 31, 2022 05:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker Enjoy reading them!!!  Have fun! I have to read some last minute July Challenge posts. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I know!  I spoke with my niece who is a teacher and she starts back soon. 

Jul 31, 2022 03:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jeff Dowler, CRS thank you!!!  I hope that you enjoyed the ones you've read. 

Roy Kelley Thank you and please tell Chef Dolores hello. 

Jul 31, 2022 03:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto I'm always happy to be on the same page as you. 

Jul 31, 2022 03:26 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another fine collection of posts and I am happy to note that I had already read a couple.  Thanks for your efforts

Jul 31, 2022 03:39 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 a good weekend.

Jul 31, 2022 03:44 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 31, 2022 03:44 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You always choose wisely and your content this week has me busy Kathy 🙂

Jul 31, 2022 09:09 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy always love your selections and this is clear when I am too busy that I miss 90% of your selections, clearly I have a great deal of catching up, Endre

Jul 31, 2022 10:41 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Great selection of posts to help me catch up on my time away. 

Aug 01, 2022 01:52 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Kathy,

I'm late getting to your "Ah-ha" moments for the week but am back from Montana and see you have a great selection of posts to read!

Aug 01, 2022 08:06 PM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee 423-677-6677

Thank you Kathy,

You are such a treat to read on Sundays!

Aug 02, 2022 06:50 AM