Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain December 11 to December 17, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain December 11 to December 17, 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!


DorieDecember 12: Dorie Dillard So this is happening...One tree at a time.

This answered the question about the decorated trees I've seen where we walk. And, it's not just about the trees.


BrettBrett Miller Why You Should Be Doing Q&A Videos to Boost Your Marketing

In search of a topic for your next video???


MichaelDecember 13:  Michael Jacobs   Looking at the Bigger Picture

Michael’s pondering has given us a wonderful post for the holiday season…or any season for that matter. 


MonicaMonica Hill What's On YOUR Agenda?

Good analogy from Monica. See if you see yourself in this scenario.


RockyRocky Dickerson Blogging Success -What NOT To Do

Well written and Well ILLUSTRATED!!!



JoanDecember 14: Joan Cox ActiveRain Members Guide to Blogging Success-The Do's

I've forgotten to check on what Joan has suggested!!! How about you?


JerryDecember 15: Jerry Newman Do You Have the Christmas Spirit?

What a beautiful post from Jerry. If you need a Christmas spirit boost, head to Jerry's post.


NickNick Vandekar 5 Things I Learned From Walking the Camino De Santiago

I remember when Nick left for his walk. Many of us followed his journey on Facebook. You will love what he learned!!!!


AlanAlan May Shades of D.B. Cooper?

This is an incredible story!!! And we'd love to learn "the rest of the story."


fayeDecember 16: Faye Schubert I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day...the tragic story of this song.

This song has always been a favorite of mine. What an interesting backstory. I want to read more.



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

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

Dec. 27th - The Real Truth About Biased Appraisals
Mary Thompson




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 (24)

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

Good morning Kathy. Great selection of posts as always! And like yesterday with Carol Williams, I did bette than expected this week. Thanks. Enjoy your day.

Dec 18, 2022 05:09 AM
Kathy Streib

HI Wayne Martin I think the challenges we've had have inspired some truly interesting posts. 

Dec 18, 2022 12:21 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Thank you for including my post in your "Ah-Ha" moments for the week! Stay warm the blast of cold is indeed headed our way...BURRRRRR!!

Dec 18, 2022 05:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I saw Austin's temps when we were heading out to walk this morning! brrrrr. I was hoping for a warm Christmas. 

Dec 18, 2022 12:22 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

All great posts and I had 50% of them before you featured them.

Dec 18, 2022 05:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith Here's hoping that you enjoy the other 50%!!!

Dec 18, 2022 12:23 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I missed some of these this week that I need to go back and read.

Dec 18, 2022 06:04 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto Enjoy them. I don't know what your weather is like but we're getting ready for some really cold weather here. 

Dec 18, 2022 12:24 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday post! I did miss a few.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Dec 18, 2022 06:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti I hope that you're thawing out up there!!!

Dec 18, 2022 12:24 PM
Kat Palmiotti

You don't want to know what our forecast looks like Kathy Streib ! There are minuses expected...

Dec 18, 2022 02:26 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Great choices this week !

Dec 18, 2022 06:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Buzz Mackintosh Thank you...hope you enjoyed them. 

Dec 18, 2022 12:25 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Kathy, some of my favorite bloggers this week. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Dec 18, 2022 07:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Merry Christmas!!!!  I checked Delray Beach's weather this morning. Needless to say, I would love to be there. 

Dec 18, 2022 12:25 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thank you for your list on this Sunday, I missed a few of these that I need to go back on.


Dec 18, 2022 08:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm did you get all of your cookies distributed/??

Dec 18, 2022 12:26 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.

Dec 18, 2022 11:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat Very happy that you enjoy it. 

Dec 18, 2022 12:29 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Dec 18, 2022 11:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Dec 18, 2022 12:30 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for sharing a terrific reading list, Kathy - nice to see a few of the Challenge entries included. I read 4 of these but missed the others. Hope to take a look this afternoon and evening!

Enjoy your Sunday!


Dec 18, 2022 12:46 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thank you Kathy for pointing out this weeks posts. I look forward to reading them all! Jeff

Dec 18, 2022 01:31 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I did get to see a few of these posts, but there are plenty more to check out.  Thank you!

Dec 18, 2022 04:36 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing all this good stuff to keep me up tonight Kathy Streib 

Dec 18, 2022 10:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I have always appreciated that you take all the time to come up with your weekly list.... now with that said this week was not one of my best.... people I follow and you featured them, but I did not get to read their posts, clearly, I have a lot of reading to do, Endre

Dec 18, 2022 11:12 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Kathy, thanks for sharing another great round of posts! Happy holidays.

Dec 19, 2022 05:43 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, just now seeing you included my post in this week's post, thank you!

Dec 19, 2022 07:01 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Great round up, I need to get to all of these! I agree, not enough time in the day for all the AR I want to get to 

Dec 19, 2022 08:00 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Thanks as always for including my post, I truly appreciate it. Lots of posts I seemed to have missed this week. Always enjoy your weekly post.

Dec 19, 2022 09:29 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Like a blogging box of chocolates Kathy Streib . Thank you and Merriest of Christmas, Happiest of New Years to you and your family.

Dec 21, 2022 08:33 AM