Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain October 30 to November 5, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain October 30 to November 5, 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!


MichaelOctober 30: Michael Jacobs Nearly November...

Michael has inspired all of us to let our minds wander and ponder. His pondering led to this and I was so excited to see his Master Cylinder Halloween costume. Thank you, Michael's mom, for saving the photo.


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson Keep Your Fork Honey, There's Pie!

I love the analogy Thomas shares with us. Heck, the title alone grabbed me. And if you've not read his No Guarantees'll love it.


ScottOctober 31:  Scott Godzyk   Blogging Is Full of TRICKS And TREATS.  Which Would You Like?

Good entry for the October Challenge from Scott. You can spend money for leads or do it Scott’s way!!!


Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZJeff Masich I Sell Arizona Homes...But Also SUNSETS!

Love the title to get someone interested in an AZ home. The photos are amazing!!!


EndreEndre Barath, Jr. Does Blogging Still Work in 2022? The Short Answer is ABSOLUTELY!

Still wondering if blogging is a waste of time? Let Endre tell you!


BuzzBuzz Mackintosh Pumpkin Passout 40th Anniversary

What a great idea!!! Something to think about for next year.


RobertNovember 1: Robert Siciliano Prevent Apple ID Phishing Scams

I've seen this pop up on my phone so be careful!!!! Thank you Robert Siciliano 


Kathleen Daniels, ProbateKathleen Daniels An Attitude of Gratitude|Feeling Blessed

Want to be inspired? This is my idea of a warrior!


LeanneNovember 2: Leanne Smith Wednesday Wisdom Be Willing to Take a Chance

I love Leanne's message. Often what someone else may deem as wasted time, may not always be. You never know what can come of the chance you take.


JeffNovember 3: Jeff Dowler 10 Essential Tips When Buying a Second Home (Part 1)

If you work with buyers who might be considering a second home, take a look at Jeff's post!!! There are some things your buyer may not think of!


AlanNovember 5: Alan May Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses...

Interesting photos I've never seen and an appreciation for this proud symbol of freedom.


Don't forget this month's November 2022 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS 


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

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

Nov. 15th - Sustainability
Jan Green 

Nov. 22nd - Lifestyle Facebook Pages
Kat Palmiotti

Nov. 29th - TBD

Dec. 6th - Mastering LinkedIn For Your Real Estate Business
Ryan Traichel 

Dec. 13th - TBD

Dec. 20th - The State of the Market. Tips For Selling Homes In This Market
Ben Kinney 

Dec. 27th - TBD




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)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Got off to a slow start but caught up a little at the end. Still, missed more than I caught the first time around. Thanks for the weekly reminder of how vast the Rain is. Enjoy your day.

Nov 06, 2022 05:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I feel that way with your  Trivia!!!!

Nov 06, 2022 06:28 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Thank you for the feature. I had already read about 50% of those feature and just read the other 50%.  All excellent selections as usual Kathy Streib 

Nov 06, 2022 05:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith we are os lucky to have the bloggers here that we do!!!

Nov 06, 2022 06:28 PM
Leanne Smith

Yes we are indeed fortunate to learn from these other very giving individuals.

Nov 07, 2022 05:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy - every one of these were gems that I missed.  Thanks for the effort every week.

Nov 06, 2022 05:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Grant Schneider have fun in FL!!!

Nov 06, 2022 06:31 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

What a great list and see I missed several good posts! I'm off to read and comment. So proud of the Astros! Love your hat and hope to see you wearing it at the Zoom meeting!

Nov 06, 2022 06:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX It was fun texting during the game!!! I ordered one so probably won't get it in time. But may have to make a special trip to Academy. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:32 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 / Property Manager

Good morning, Kathy.
Thank you for another wonderful roundup of posts from the week.

Nov 06, 2022 06:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams you'd make a great cowgirl!!!!!  Thank you for helping me breathe. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:33 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - thank you for shining the spotlight (err, okay, I know it's a lightbulb) on my post.  Now, I need to tell my mom about her mention on ActiveRain - I'm not sure how I will explain AR as a connection.  

Nov 06, 2022 06:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs it's always hard to explain our "friends" that we've never met but whom we've known for years!!!

Nov 06, 2022 06:34 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Kathy Streib - Thank you for the feature in your weekly post.  Since I have another hour in my day today, I have more time to catch up on reading. 🤣

Nov 06, 2022 07:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist you are very welcome!!!!! Hope you used your extra hour wisely...or at least had fun with it. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:35 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy I wonder if you're up yet after watching the Houston Astro's win last night! Oh wait - you got an extra hour of sleep, right!!  Lots of great posts packed into your post this week!  Enjoyed the reading!

Nov 06, 2022 10:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I went to bed long after midnight but was so excited I had a hard time sleeping. Hope yo;u enjoyed the posts. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:36 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

I figured you would have a hard time sleeping reliving all those moments.  The pitcher is really awesome......impressive!

Nov 06, 2022 07:48 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Thanks for the mention this week Kathy and congrats to your Astros !! So glad Dusty will finally get the WS ring ! Bryceless !!

Nov 06, 2022 10:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Buzz Mackintosh always happy to highlight your posts!!! And am extremely happy for Dusty!!! I saw a piece on Dusty when he was a manager, the team he was coaching played against a team that Jeremy Pena's dad was playing on. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:46 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your suggestions.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 06, 2022 11:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley Thank you and hello to Chef Dolores. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:48 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Hi Kathy Streib You are unbelievable how you put this together every week.  Thank you is all I can say.  Truly amazing.

Nov 06, 2022 12:56 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Elyse Berman, PA I have fun doing it. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:48 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Happy 1st day of Standard Time!  and Congratulations to the World Series Champions.  I am sure you are pleased.  What a way to start off Sunday. 

I am not sure which one I am going to choose first.  I guess I will start off with the Apple ID scam!


Nov 06, 2022 02:24 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I woke up this morning and tried to figure out what time it was! LOL And so excited for the Astros!!! 

Read about the Apple ID Scam. I've seen something like that pop up on my phone. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:50 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 Sunday.

Nov 06, 2022 02:47 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat Hope you found some interesting posts to read. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:50 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Nov 06, 2022 02:48 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you for the feature in your group. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:51 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Am in need of catching up on your weekly post, Kathy. Thank you for taking the time to create the list and congrats on the Houston Astro's for the BIG WIN!

Nov 06, 2022 03:49 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! thank YOU!!! And as Dusty Baker said ..."How about them Astros!"

Nov 06, 2022 06:51 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy very diverse blogs once again this week.  Great job.

Nov 06, 2022 04:17 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto Thank you very much. What I love is that there are many different types of blogs here. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:56 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Lots of great reading in your list, Kathy. I have some catching up to do.

Thanks you for including my post - I'm flattered.


Nov 06, 2022 05:29 PM
Kathy Streib

you are very welcome Jeff Dowler, CRS I consulted on a property once and the agent mentioned that buyers looking at it as a rental property had to know that it was not allowed in that complex but for 1 week a year. 

Nov 06, 2022 06:58 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It's a key issue whether you are buying an investment property (for short term rentals) or a vacation home. Others buying may be concerned about a large number of rentals in the community.

Kathy Streib 

Nov 06, 2022 07:44 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
Hey Kathy, a really great set of posts here. Great Job.
Nov 06, 2022 07:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  thank you for including my post in the list of wonderful other posts, Endre

Nov 06, 2022 09:20 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib I did miss a few of these so I will have some catching up to do 😊

Nov 07, 2022 10:47 AM