Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain October 2 to October 8, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain October 2 to October 8, 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!


NickOctober 3: Nick Vandekar   Why Is the Sold Price Not Equal to the Assessed Value?

Nick does a good job of explaining each one. 


VickieVickie Teel Hurricane Ian and Gratefulness

I love Vickie's post. Out of tragedy, she found many things to be grateful for!!!


LeanneOctober 4: Leanne Smith High Desert Real Estate Safety-Lessons Learned Part 1

Safety is key! If you show in rural areas, this is especially important.



HubertOctober 5: Hubert Miles 5 Things That Fail a Home Inspection

Welcome Hubert to ActiveRain!!! I like that he also includes what happens if a home inspection fails.


Abby Abby Stiller Aftermath of Hurricane Ian-Southwest Florida

I've lived through these but often people forget that when the hurricane is's not totally over.


RockyOctober 6: Rocky Dickerson Blogs For Bucks

I loved following Rocky on his journey into and through blogging. Everyone starts somewhere.


JasonOctober 7: Jason Regan What are you looking for in a training?

Valid question. we all learn differently, don't we?


JoanOctober 8: Joan Cox Twilight Photos Can Highlight a Listing

As they say...the eyes buy. If you want to enhance your listing, read Joan's post.


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

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 - Using Social Media to Develop Business In a New Area
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Nov. 1st - Facebook Local Pages For Business
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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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - I loved your choices today and particular the ones regarding the hurricane.

Oct 09, 2022 05:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Grant Schneider I am so thankful that Larry and I never had to go through what so many on the west coast of FL are going through. 

Oct 09, 2022 05:06 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Only read a couple of your choices this week Kathy. I guess I have some catching up to do!

Oct 09, 2022 06:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Hope you had a very happy Sunday and enjoyed reading the posts. 

Oct 09, 2022 05:23 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Good morning Kathy Streib. First thank you for the feature and this week I caught two others that you featured.  Take care

Oct 09, 2022 06:22 AM
Kathy Streib

You are very welcome Leanne Smith and watch out for snakes. 

Oct 09, 2022 05:26 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, great list of posts this week, and saw quite a few.  Thank you for featuring my post.

Oct 09, 2022 06:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Always happy to do so Joan Cox 

Oct 09, 2022 05:26 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Good morning, Kathy.
Thank you for another excellent round-up of worthy and educational posts.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Oct 09, 2022 06:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Carol Williams you are very welcome!!!!

Oct 09, 2022 05:27 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Great list and I missed several..especially the posts on the hurricane. I'm off to read and comment.

Oct 09, 2022 07:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX It's hard to believe the amount of damage that there was...whole areas flattened. 

Oct 09, 2022 05:29 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Really good post with some awesome choices this week. It is crazy to read about the hurricane damage as well.

Oct 09, 2022 07:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty sometimes we forget that the hurricane moves out and on but the damage left behind is still there. 

Oct 09, 2022 05:31 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Thank you for the feature, as much as I have been on here this week, I have some major catching up to do. Always appreciate your featured posts, I find new people to follow all the time.

Oct 09, 2022 08:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 so happy to highlight your posts!!!! 

Oct 09, 2022 05:32 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Kathy and thank you for a great post to share with us today.  Hope you have a great month!

Oct 09, 2022 08:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will Hamm we've had a busy week and I finally got the chance to cook a real dinner tonight!!!  Loved it. 

Oct 09, 2022 05:33 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Happy Sunday Kathy, i know you are watching football. Have a great day. Bill 

Oct 09, 2022 10:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley starting to watch the Ravens and Bengals now. My Texans finally won a game...barely. 

Oct 09, 2022 05:33 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Oct 09, 2022 11:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Thank you and please tell Chef Dolores hello. 

Oct 09, 2022 05:34 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Always some interesting reads on your posts and I managed to get one of them, Thanks for your efforts

Oct 09, 2022 03:26 PM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva loved your photos of the changing leaves!!!

Oct 09, 2022 05:35 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 enjoying the weekend.

Oct 09, 2022 04:07 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat very happy that you have your mojo back!!!!!

Oct 09, 2022 05:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Oct 09, 2022 04:07 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Oct 09, 2022 05:35 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I missed a couple of these blogs that peaked my interest this week so I need to check them out.

Oct 09, 2022 04:44 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto thank you very much for stopping by. See you Tuesday. 

Oct 09, 2022 05:36 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Good Evening or perhaps Good Morning to you as it's late here on Sunday.  Lots of interesting posts to catch up on on Monday.  Busy day today between golf, football and 'the boys' it's been jammed packed - this so late.  Thank you once again for taking the time to put these all together for all of us.  You are sooooo APPRECIATED!

Oct 09, 2022 09:31 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, I only missed one this week (and I'm off to read that one now).

Enjoy your day!

Oct 10, 2022 05:08 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I always enjoy reading your posts, even if I can't get to them on Sunday!  Have a great week ahead.

Oct 10, 2022 08:34 AM
Bo Zivak
Zivak Realty Group - Nashville, TN
Nashville Real Estate Broker

Really good post. I always look forward to your "This Week at ActiveRain" list, Kathy Streib  I always appreciate your featured posts. I find new people to follow all the time. I hope you have a great month!

Oct 10, 2022 11:49 PM
Greg Brown, Sales Rep Toronto, Durham region
Sutton Group Heritage Reallty Inc., Brokerage - Whitby, ON

A lot of really good posts. Sharing and Learning is the key to success.

Oct 15, 2022 06:50 AM