Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain August 7 to August 13, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain August 7 to August 13, 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!


GrantAugust 7: Grant Schneider A Culture Shift Starts with Attitudes and Behaviors

And it flows from the top down. Practice the attitude and behavior you want and make sure your staff shares your attitude.

BuzzAugust 8: Buzz MackIntosh Unintended or Intended Consequences?

This is a passionate follow-up to Buzz's original post about the subject. It's not just happening to Buzz's area.


TammyTammy Emineth Will Content Marketing Go Away?

People don't want to waste their time if your content is lacking, despite the short attention span that social media has created.


Dr. PaulaAugust 9: Dr. Paula McDonald How Does Your Attitude Look Today?

This is something that you and I do have control over...our attitude! So many are walking around with a bucket of water waiting to throw it on something.


JenniferJennifer Kropf 5 Meaningful Gifts to Give Your Child (Hint: They're Free)

This isn't real estate related but if you have children in your life, it's an interesting read.


DorieDorie Dillard Should You Protest Your Property Taxes in Austin?

Added value to the services you provide! I'll bet there are many who have no idea where to start and even if they can protest.


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORAugust 10:  Thomas J. Nelson    Simple, Stupid, and Easy

I love this post on many levels…a lesson in lease-backs….how Thomas went the extra mile…and how ActiveRain is a good source for learning and knowledge. Thanks to  Brian L. Sirota, Esq.


JuneJune Piper-Brandon Avoiding the Scam

You can never be too cautious. Good information to share.


JasonAugust 12: Jason Regan Change is Not Easy!

So very true whether changing our lifestyle habits or in our work.


MarteMarte Cliff Reasons for low response rates

Once again, Marte shares her knowledge of copywriting. Writing a post with grammatical errors and writing "don'ts" is like selling a house that is in dire need of staging.


AlanAugust 13: Alan May Don't get your underwear in a bundle.

Love this!!! I'd have wanted to know as well.


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

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 - Life at The Villages, FL
Dick Betts 

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 

Oct. 25th - Topic TBD
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate 




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 (27)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - thanks so much for featuring me today and I missed most of the other worthwhile blogs when I have now read.

Aug 14, 2022 07:10 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,
Thanks for another great round-up. I see we have a couple of the same, but you brought a few more to my attention.  Have a great Sunday!

Aug 14, 2022 07:27 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I am on AR every day and I missed every one of those excellent posts.  How is that possible?  Thank you for keeping us up to date and shining the light on such great posts.

Aug 14, 2022 08:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Aug 14, 2022 10:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England we all miss seeing you at the zoom meetings. 

Wayne Martin Wow, good for you!!!! Better than what I do with your daily trivia. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I do well to get 2 right on Wayne's trivia and often get the big goose egg!!!

Aug 14, 2022 11:00 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Hi and wishing you a wonderful Sunday. 

Joan Cox so glad it was a busy week!!! Have a great day.

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty as always you are very welcome. 

Aug 14, 2022 11:01 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie Dillard Austin TX happy to do so. I have a feeling that many homeowners need this kind of help!!!

Grant Schneider always happy to do so. 

Aug 14, 2022 11:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Carol Williams I saw that when I read your Saturday post!!! Feeling better I hope!!!

Ray Henson I hope that you enjoy reading them!!! And always glad to see you here. 

Roy Kelley Thank you and hope that you and Chef Dolores are doing well. 

Aug 14, 2022 11:05 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy - and I'm hoping you got some rain, at least a little rain over the weekend!  Have had a chance to read some of your picks and look forward to catching up!  Enjoy your Sunday to the MAX!

Aug 14, 2022 11:12 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

GREAT choices once again Kathy Streib . I hope I can write something worthy for next week. Thanks again for a road map to excellent reading.

Aug 14, 2022 02:18 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

You have a lot of interesting posts to check out today. Have a great Sunday.

Aug 14, 2022 04:05 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I only read a couple of these this week, but both were very deserving of making your list.

Aug 14, 2022 04:42 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You and Carol Williams  have a lot of similarity in your picks this week.   Great minds think alike

Aug 14, 2022 05:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy always love your selections, and I can tell when I have less time and when I have more, based on how many I read from your selection:)Endre

Aug 14, 2022 11:45 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning! I only missed a few!

Aug 15, 2022 04:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, Sorry out of action yesterday cutting down a apple tree yesterday so no recipes or activerain.


Aug 15, 2022 06:55 AM
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Thank you for the mention Kathy! I really appreciate it! :) 

Aug 15, 2022 08:33 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 good week.

Aug 15, 2022 05:21 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Aug 15, 2022 05:21 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Thanks for the mention Kathy Streib . The Sugarloaf Plan is on a fast track to be adopted by the lame duck County Council and we are trying to sound the alarm on the many property rights issues in the plan. Time will tell if they are willing to make changes and listen to the property owners.

Aug 16, 2022 03:55 AM