Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 22 to January 28, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 22 to January 28, 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!


ShayneJanuary 22: Shayne Stone Are Ya'll Really Getting the Lead? How Do You Know?

Shayne offers some excellent food for thought! Like many other things you do when running a business...know that you're getting what you're paying for.


HubertJanuary 23:  Hubert Miles    The Importance of a Home Inspection Checklist

Good post from a relatively new ActiveRain member.  And we can always use more posts from Home Inspectors. 


Mark DonMark Don McInnes Sandpoint Realty 'Monday Motication' January 23, 2023

Not only do I love this quote but I love what inspired Mark to write it.


NickJanuary 24: Nick Vandekar What happens to your earnest money?

A good topic to cover in your posts and proof once again that real estate is local.


Dr. PaulaJanuary 25: Dr. Paula McDonald Owning Historic Buildings Has Its Perks

This is going to be exciting to follow along, especially for those of you who love Yellowstone, right Rocky Dickerson 


Bob "RealMan"Bob "RealMan" Timm Now That Is Just Plain Old Funny

All I can say is thank goodness for digital photography!!!



HannahHannah Williams Secret Marketing Strategies in a Changing Market

If you're wondering how to handle the changing market, follow Hannah's tips, especially the last one!!! It really could make a difference!



Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253January 26: Jeffrey DiMuria Why Are Stock Experts Giving Real Estates Advice on TV?

Very well thought-out post from Jeffrey. Stop by to see what he has to say and share your thoughts.


SteveJanuary 27: Steve Penner A Little Friday Fun...Or Is It?

Cute and have to read this!



RobertRobert Siciliano Data Privacy Week Is a Time To Consider What You Share

Seriously, read, then make a copy of this post and review it often. It's too easy to become complacent.





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


Jan. 31 - Saratoga Spring, NY Architectural History

Brenda Mayette 


Feb. 7 - TBD


Feb. 14th - TD


Feb. 21st - Real Estate Appraisals: Fact, Fiction & Future

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 (30)

Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

That is a nice summary of  good posts. Thanks for including mine. Have  a good day.




Jan 29, 2023 08:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Steve Penner you are very welcome!!!!   I thought it was very creative. 

Jan 29, 2023 11:52 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Kathy ~ Great call out on Robert Siciliano's post about best online practices.  I also pick up something new from his posts or Tuesday Zoom appearances.

Jan 29, 2023 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib

AJ Heidmann ~ CRS there is so much of that going on now and it's too easy to forget and click!  I read something just this week about a fake Amazon site. 

Jan 29, 2023 11:54 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

Hi Kathy,
Thanks for another excellent round-up from the past week. I missed a few!

Jan 29, 2023 09:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams and I thank you!!!!

Jan 29, 2023 11:54 AM
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.

Jan 29, 2023 09:30 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jan 29, 2023 09:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat I am so happy that you enjoy it and I thank you for the feature in your group. 

Jan 29, 2023 11:55 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Great choices Kathy. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 29, 2023 09:34 AM
Sharon Tara

Kathy Streib  Thank you! Brian England was kind of asking for it. LOL

Jan 29, 2023 01:56 PM
Kathy Streib

Sharon Tara you outdid yourself with your Michael Jacobs and Brian England photo. 

Jan 29, 2023 11:56 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

WOW Kathy Streib I really appreciate my post to be highlighted, thanks a bunch... Glade y'all are enjoying reading and hope y'all find it informative!

Jan 29, 2023 09:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Shayne Stone you are very welcome. And I'm glad to see someone else who says ya'll!!!

Jan 29, 2023 11:56 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you again, Kathy. We are very excited about our little piece of real estate is included in this production.

Jan 29, 2023 11:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald I can't wait for updates!

Jan 29, 2023 11:57 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have an outstanding week. 

Jan 29, 2023 11:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Great choices Kathy!  I've read some of them and the others look interesting.  Enjoy the games today! 

Jan 29, 2023 12:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Once again I have some great reading to catch up on - I only saw a couple of these.

Enjoy the games!


Jan 29, 2023 03:35 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I get so distracted during the week, don't know what it is but at least you hit the high points with this weekly blog.

Jan 29, 2023 05:03 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Another fantastic list of AH-HA posts to read, thank you so much for the diversity, Kathy! Will take a look-see! 👀

Jan 29, 2023 05:04 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

You have a lot of interesting posts I haven’t seen.  Have a great Sunday!

Jan 29, 2023 05:51 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Once again thank you for posting! You are always appreciated Kathy and these are almost always right up my alley

Jan 29, 2023 09:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy funny in a while I actually read a post before you featured it:) on a side note do love these posts, how do you make the time? Endre

Jan 29, 2023 10:05 PM
creasty somp

thank you are your Sunday list that you share every Sunday.  Make it a football day!

Jan 30, 2023 02:06 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Thank you Kathy, I always appreciate your support and sharing of my posts.

Jan 30, 2023 06:43 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Kathy, thanks for the shout out. I had an open house yesterday...21 couples...crazy!

Jan 30, 2023 09:14 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for highlighting another group of very good posts. 

Jan 30, 2023 10:11 AM