Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 8 to January 14, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 8 to January 14, 2023


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!


WayneJanuary 8: Wayne Martin My first post of 2011-way back then!

It's fun taking a look at our first posts!!!!! Wayne wasn't always about Trivia!!!


JanJanuary 9: Jan Green How's Your Peripheral Vision?

I love the different "view" of marketing!



RituJanuary 10:  Ritu Desai   Pick Your 5 Pillars-Keep It Simple!

I love this!  Pick your 5 pillars and make it a successful 2023!!! 

JoanJoan Cox Five Ideas for a Healthier Home in 2023

Be sure to look at #3!!!! We could all do this.




LeanneLeanne Smith Real Estate Sales Tips 09 Know Your Real Estate Inventory

Years ago at a Women's Council of Realtors, the guest speaker who was from the other side of the state, asked agents if they knew their local stats, such as the number of homes currently on the market and others. She knew them all.


Andrea Andrea Bedard Charming home of the week: The one First Lady Jackie Kennedy saved

What an interesting post from Andrea. When we lived in the area, we loved the architecture. And yes, Andrea Bedard I agree with you about the Hoover Building.




Bob "RealMan"January 12: Bob "RealMan" Timm Shaking It Off

As I told Bob, I've never heard of this rake and hope to never live where I have to use one. He also made an excellent analogy!!


HannahHannah Williams Philidelphia Steals & Deals The Price of Eggs

I love the series of posts that Hannah does. Who would have thought the hot topic would be the price of eggs? BTW...good local information post!!


SandraJanuary 13: Sandra Mathewson Keep Working The Referrals

Referrals are like friendships...they need to be nurtured.



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

Jan. 17th -  2023 Mindset  
William Piotrowski 

Jan 24th - Topic TBD
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 

Jan. 31 - Saratoga Spring, NY Architectural History
Brenda Mayette 



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 (28)

Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Looks like I have a great reading list all ready to go!  Thank you Kathy Streib 

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 31st! 

Jan 15, 2023 07:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Brenda Mayette Can't wait!  Hope you'll join us before your presentation. 

Jan 15, 2023 05:52 PM
Brenda Mayette

I hope so too Kathy Streib .  That's a challenging time frame but we'll see what happens.  :)

Jan 16, 2023 05:20 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Thank You for the promotion for my Zoom on the 24th and as always, thank you for the weekly service of highlighting some great "not to be missed" posts!

Jan 15, 2023 08:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets Can't wait for your presentation!!!!!

Jan 15, 2023 05:53 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your list of suggested blog posts.

Have an outstanding week.

Jan 15, 2023 09:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Please tell Chef Dolores hello for me. 

Jan 15, 2023 05:53 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday Kathy and great list to share with us today in the Rain.  Hope you are watching football today!


Jan 15, 2023 09:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I'm watching the Ravens - Bengals game now. Also watched the other two today. Good games!

Jan 15, 2023 05:54 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Some really good post here Kathy. I have read quite a few....also a couple I will check out. 

Jan 15, 2023 10:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Hope that you enjoyed the other posts. It's always fun looking for posts to share. 

Jan 15, 2023 05:55 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Great information.  Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and here's a GOOD LUCK to your favorite NFL Team! Go Cowboys!

Jan 15, 2023 10:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I'll be watching them tomorrow night! Go, Cowboys!!!!

Jan 15, 2023 06:00 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Lots of great finds Kathy of which I've read most of them.  Happy Sunday!  I'm sure you'll be watching football!  Me too - later with the Vikings.

Jan 15, 2023 11:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker I thought the Vikings were going to win today!  

Jan 15, 2023 06:01 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

Well maybe next time!  My Mom was a total Viking Fan - you remind me of her about football!

Jan 15, 2023 07:44 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  Thank you so much for the feature! Just goes to show Real Estate and food are both local. 

Jan 15, 2023 11:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams I noticed are gas went up a bit here. 

Jan 15, 2023 06:02 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Kathy Streib , Thank you so much for the mention, I really appreciate all the traffic your endorsement brings me. Hope you are having a GREAT weekend.😊

Jan 15, 2023 02:05 PM
Kathy Streib

Bob "RealMan" Timm you are very welcome!!!!  I'm glad that it gives you more exposure. 

Jan 15, 2023 06:04 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I missed a few of these this week, so I have a little catching up to do.

Jan 15, 2023 05:19 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi  George Souto Hope that you enjoyed the posts that you read. 

Jan 15, 2023 06:05 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your This Week at ActiveRain list, Kathy.  I hopeyou are enjoying the weekend.

Jan 15, 2023 05:35 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat I'm glad that you enjoy the series!!!!

Jan 15, 2023 06:06 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jan 15, 2023 05:35 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jan 15, 2023 06:06 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post! I am off to do some reading!

Jan 16, 2023 04:15 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I had a good week as I read almost all of them. Now to go see what I missed. Thanks for your efforts

Jan 16, 2023 06:53 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Thank you for the picks this week.  I did see 4 of them.  I can see a couple more that look very intriguing.  

Jan 16, 2023 06:58 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

As always, thank you for this excellent post to catch up on some wonderful blogs.

Jan 16, 2023 08:11 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Thanks for doing the synopsis for us.  I always like your breakdown for us.


Jan 16, 2023 11:08 AM
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Hi Kathy Streib I had a chance to read several.  They all spoke to me in a genuine way.  That's for sharing and for all of the years you've been doing this.

Jan 17, 2023 04:39 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you so much for the referral!  I really appreciate being associated with all of the other great posts, which I read and commented.  You're a doll!  

Jan 17, 2023 05:43 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Great Blog.  Thanks for posting..

Jan 18, 2023 12:33 PM