Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 29 to February 4, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 29 to February 4, 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!


*I just realized this is the 11 Anniversary of my My Weekly Series! Hope you are enjoying it!




LiseJanuary 30: Lise Howe FAQ on Homeowners Insurance for First-Time Homebuyers

Lise has provided some good answers about homeowners insurance.


GeorgeGeorge Souto You Have to Market Yourself

Very good marketing tip from George. You're not just selling a have to market yourself.



NickJanuary 31:  Nick Vandekar   What’s in a road name?

What a fun and educational post not to mention a good idea for your local posts. 


Dr. PaulaDr. Paula McDonald EXPLOSIVE Marketing to Ring in 2023

If you're looking for new marketing ideas to boost your plan take a look at Paula's post. There's a tip in there you won't want to miss.


RoyRoy Kelley ActiveRain Challenge: Some Effective Practices

Years of experience from Roy make this an interesting read. Also, let's send Roy and his wife, Dolores, are well wishes and support.


SamSam Miller Double Your Online Homebuyer Activity With This Pricing Technique

What do you think???


Kathleen Daniels, ProbateKathleen Daniels Real Estate Marketing Tips |ActiveRain January 2023 Challenge

If ever a song was made for someone it is "My Way" and Kathleen. Good tips from her!


SheriFebruary 1: Sheri Sperry Wordless Wednesday-Ambiente-A Landscape Hotel in Sedona- Opens Today

This is fascinating to see!!! And, the attention to detail is amazing.


WandaFebruary 2: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Those Who Scream the Loudest are Losers

We've all heard them so what do you do with them???


GraziellaFebruary 3: Graziella Bruner It's Been a While-but Thank GOD

Let's welcome Graziella back and if you don't believe in miracles, read her post!!!


MarteFebruary 4: Marte Cliff A disclosure real estate agents should make

Marte always shares useful tips with us!!! There's more than one useful tip in her post.


Charles Charles Ross The 5 Benefits of Showing Gratitude Every Day

Many of us have started a gratitude jar or journal at the beginning of the year. I have a list going as well.


LeanneLeanne Smith Keeping An Open Mind Reveals Unexpected Opportunities

Open minds allow us to toss what no longer works and make room for what does.


DougDoug Dawes Lockboxes for Seniors

Interesting idea. What do you think?





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

Feb. 7 - NAR Update
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES 

Feb. 14th - TBD

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

Febr. 28th - Agent Goal Planner
Brad Andersohn 



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 (27)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

What a stellar group of posts you have for us this Sunday! I see I missed a few so off to read and comment!

Feb 05, 2023 05:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX hope you enjoy them!!!  And don't you love the warmer weather. 

Feb 05, 2023 01:19 PM
Phyllis Ross
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Realtor Central Kansas Residential Sales

Good Morning, Delightful blogs Kathy! Thank you for sharing. Have a magnificent day and a very blessed week.

Feb 05, 2023 06:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Phyllis Ross Glad you enjoyed the posts. Have a wonderful week. 

Feb 05, 2023 01:24 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great list, Kathy. Read about half of them. Now off to catch up on couple that I missed and caught my attention.

Feb 05, 2023 06:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib I did, Kathy. And the ones I hadn't read were ones that posted after I signed off from AR yesterday. So I just caught up with them this morning thanks to your post.

Feb 05, 2023 01:25 PM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker hope you enjoy the ones you read!!!! 

Feb 05, 2023 01:24 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

A very nice group of posts as always Kathy. I catch up every Sunday to what I miss  :)

Feb 05, 2023 06:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty and I'm always happy to see you here. 

Feb 05, 2023 01:25 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 quite a few.

Feb 05, 2023 06:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti Hope you're having a warm Sunday!!!

Feb 05, 2023 01:25 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Such an awesome lineup Kathy Streib - you put so much time and effort into creating this post.  Thank you for all that you do and for the mention in this week's post! 

Feb 05, 2023 08:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist You are very welcome!!!  And thank you for your very kind words. 

Feb 05, 2023 01:26 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

I too read many of these, but will catch up on the ones I have missed. Thanks for the inclusion.

Feb 05, 2023 08:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith You are very welcome!

Feb 05, 2023 01:26 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I did manage to catch a couple of them and will go back for what you highlight. Thanks  for your efforts

Feb 05, 2023 09:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva See you on Tuesday!!!

Feb 05, 2023 01:27 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thank you for your Sunday list to share with us.  I need to write betteer blogs to make your list some year.


Feb 05, 2023 09:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm just keep writing what you do and be YOU. 

Feb 05, 2023 01:28 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib You have been busy and found terrific posts! I have missed many of them. Have to catch up. Thank you for all you do 

Feb 05, 2023 09:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams Thank goodness for sports!  I an watch and read the posts!!

Feb 05, 2023 01:29 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

As always, thank you for including my post among these fabulous folks. 

Feb 05, 2023 09:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald you are very welcome!!!!!

Feb 05, 2023 01:29 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

I’m excited and humbled to be included in this list of amazing educators and professionals. Looking forward to learning and growing from all the experiences posted here. 

Feb 05, 2023 11:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Brad Andersohn can't wait for your Zoom presentation!!!!!

Feb 05, 2023 01:30 PM
Hannah Williams

Brad Andersohn So excited you are presenting and hope you will consider giving us your thoughts more often. You have been missed 

Feb 05, 2023 02:12 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thank you for the inclusion Kathy, and thank you for my reading list for the day!

Feb 05, 2023 12:29 PM
Kathy Streib

Marte Cliff always happy to see a post from you. 

Feb 05, 2023 01:30 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Kathy Streib - Ou cup runneth over this week. You have featured a lot of great posts for us to catch up on.  Have a relaxing Sunday!

Feb 05, 2023 12:36 PM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I was surprised to see how many as well. I "collect" them as I read them during the week and depending on how busy I am, I try to write the post during the week. 

Feb 05, 2023 01:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  loved your selection and had read a couple of them so more reading to do:)

Feb 05, 2023 02:45 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.

Feb 05, 2023 03:38 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Feb 05, 2023 03:41 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love your list and am always surprised at how many AMAZING posts you find each week, Kathy! Thank you for putting this together for us each and every week. You are AMAZING! 😘

Feb 05, 2023 09:01 PM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Kathy ~ Thanks for the weekly selection as always and for showing me that Sam Miller back playing in the 'Rain.

Feb 06, 2023 10:33 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for the reading list, Kathy. I saw a few of these so the catch-up won't be too bad.


Feb 06, 2023 04:27 PM