Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain September 25 to October 1, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain September 25 to October 1, 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!


PatSeptember 26:  Pat Champion   

16 Essential Homeowner Tools For Your First Toolbox

What a good list for any homeowner!!!  Even if you have no idea what to do, at least you’ll have the tools available for someone who does.


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin Won't you help this young family?

I had the pleasure of meeting Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! and her beautiful family who live near me in the Woodlands. They are hard workers and as you would expect, just like Wanda. Please help if you can.


DorieDorie Dillard Motivational Monday~Trust the Process

Love this one. Processes are in place for a reason!



RockySeptember 27: Rocky Dickerson HELOCs -What Are They?

Good explanation by Rocky. I'll bet that not everyone knows what they are and what you do with them.


MatthewMatthew Klinowski Hurricane Prep Checklist

This is a good list to keep whether or not you live in a hurricane zone.


EmilyEmily Medvec In Santa Fe, NM: With Our Lady of Guadalupe

Welcome back Emily!!! Our lives are always improved by art.


NickSeptember 28: Nick Vandekar Getting Ready to Move

There's nothing like moving to remind you what you forgot to do and need to do!


LeanneSeptember 29: Leanne Smith There is More To Selling Dirt

If you missed this week's Zoom meeting, here is just part of what Leanne shared with us. She knows dirt!!!


Andrea September 30: Andrea Bedard Rising rates + a slow market = opportunities

Well thought out post by Andrea.


GeorgeOctober 1: George Souto First Blog of the Progression of Fall Colors in Middletown, CT

I look forward to this each fall!!! George has changed locations periodically and this is a new one for us!!! Be sure to follow George and catch the changes !!!


Don't forget this month's October 2022 Challenge: Blogging Success Stories hosted by Carol Williams. Aura Alex and Leanne Smith.





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


Oct. 4th - Blogging Success Stories
Group Discussion

Oct. 11th - Emerald Coast of Florida west of Pensacola
Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY 

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

Oct. 25th - Topic TBD
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Nov. 1st - Setting Up an Agent Facebook Community Page

Greg Brown, Sales Rep Toronto, Durham region 

Nov. 8th - Creative Financing for Investing in Private Houses
Sham Reddy CRS 




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 (26)

Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Good Morning. Have a great day today. Nice Blog today. Have many more and see mine. New Orleans.

Oct 02, 2022 06:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Eric Bouler I hope you're have a wonderful weekend!

Oct 02, 2022 02:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Streib ,

Thank you so much for featuring one of my posts! I see I missed a few so off to read and comment!

Oct 02, 2022 06:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Have fun and enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

Oct 02, 2022 02:16 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

As  usual a great list from some of my favorite bloggers in the rain. Thanks Kathy

Oct 02, 2022 07:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Hope you enjoyed reading the posts!!!  I can't get over the photos I've been looking at from FL.

Oct 02, 2022 02:17 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Kathy and hope your Birthday Cake was so good last night.  Thanks for your list on this Sunday!


Oct 02, 2022 08:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I don't want to brag but it was really good!!!!!

Oct 02, 2022 02:18 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you so much for the mention, Kathy. Sebastian and Devyn sure appreciate the thoughtfulness and they really enjoyed meeting and spending time with you! As did I!

Oct 02, 2022 08:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I know what hard workers they are and I hope that we and all help them get what they need. 

Oct 02, 2022 02:19 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Look at the company I am in! Some Active Rain heavy hitters.. I will try to make the time to peruse. I've been missing a lot lately! Thank you Kathy! 

Oct 02, 2022 10:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Andrea Bedard just happy to see you back!1

Oct 02, 2022 02:20 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Always a pleasure to catch up on my weekend reading. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Oct 02, 2022 11:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald i am loving our weather!! Hope you are as well. 

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

Kathy it is always an honor to be among one of your selections!!! ☺️

Oct 02, 2022 12:46 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I've been looking forward to your post!!!! Can't wait to see the next one. 

Oct 02, 2022 02:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Thanks once again for some great reading. I saw several of these so catching up won't be too difficult.


Oct 02, 2022 01:26 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS hope you were able to be out and enjoy some of the fun activities in your area!! They always sound like so much fun. 

Oct 02, 2022 02:24 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Lots of good posts to catch up on.  Somehow I missed George Souto's First Blog of Fall Colors.  That will be my first to catch up on!

Oct 02, 2022 01:39 PM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I look forward to it each year!

Oct 02, 2022 02:24 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing so much of the good stuff this week Kathy 🙂

Oct 02, 2022 07:44 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Kathy! Lots of goodies this week - some I caught, some I need to catch! 

As always, thank you so much for putting in so much time to compile this list for us each week - you are AMAZING! 😘

Oct 02, 2022 08:47 PM
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.

Oct 03, 2022 01:11 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Oct 03, 2022 01:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you as always for your weekly post. I missed several!

Oct 03, 2022 04:59 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Thank you so much for featuring my post. I recognize some of the other posts, but will now read those I missed.

Oct 03, 2022 06:03 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

Good morning, Kathy.
I'm a day late but glad to see you've come up with another amazing round-up of the week's posts. I'm always anxious to see how our lists vary.  Have an amazing week.

Oct 03, 2022 07:26 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You picked some interesting posts some of which I had already read. Thanks for your efforts

Oct 03, 2022 10:35 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib great choices as always 

Oct 03, 2022 10:56 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy it's Monday but I'm back online!  Lots of great pics once again.  I'm so glad you included Wanda's post!

Oct 03, 2022 11:02 AM