Tuesday’s Treasures…A Little Late

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Tuesday’s Treasures…A Little Late


You know what they say…Time flies when you’re having fun. Well, it flew right past me! Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of my joining ActiveRain. 


membership roster

These are my fellow members who joined on February 6, 2008.

Though I joined on February 6, 2008, I lurked and read and did not write a post until 4 months later. 


I thought about titling this post Celebrate the Day because becoming a member is something I celebrate. However, Tuesdays Treasures is more in line with how I feel about this community. 


What I Can Share With You…


Take Advantage of what this platform has to offer. If you have a question about anything regarding real estate (and most any other topic) you can ask here and 99% of the time someone will offer help. 


Read and Comment on the posts here. It is not enough to add your name to the membership roster and call it a day unless that is your only goal. Commenting is a way of interacting with the members. 


Point Shmoints…Yes, there is a reason for points. Anyone in sales loves that carrot dangling at the end of the stick however if that becomes your focus, you miss the best part of the community. 

Posting drive-by comments (Thanks for your post. Make it a great day) is not a way to engage others!


Become Involved in monthly challenges…pick up the phone and call other members…arrange to meet a member if you’re in their area.




Thank you ActiveRain for what I’ve learned.

Thank you to the members for showing support for others here. 



Aren’t we lucky??!!

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Comments (20)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Congratulations on the anniversary. In that time, you went to a seasoned professional to a pillar of the platform.

Feb 07, 2023 05:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you, Ed Silva  And I appreciate your very kind words. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:44 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I SO enjoy your posts that start my day off with a smile!

Feb 07, 2023 05:25 AM
Kathy Streib

faye schubert Thank you very much. I truly appreciate that. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:44 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello and Happy Belated AR Anniversary, Kathy - the accumulation of points might be stressful for anyone who appreciates a clutter-free life. 

Of course, collecting 500000 of them is important in at least one way.  Those of us who have been on this playground for a while, know that the ActiveRain landscape is constantly changing, right?  Finding that answer is what works for each of us.  

Feb 07, 2023 05:25 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs we've seen many changes, haven't we!!! I can remember how excited I was when I reached 50,000 points. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:46 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Have a great day. We have a cold but sunny morning in Maryland.

Feb 07, 2023 05:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I hope that you and Chef Dolores are doing well!!!!

Feb 07, 2023 04:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Happy 15th Anniversary, Kathy! I still have no clue what mine is here. Never could track it down that specifically. So happy you're here and so happy to count you amongst my best AR friends.

Happy Anniversary

Feb 07, 2023 05:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I had to mark it on my calendar or I'd forget...well you can see that didn't work this time!!! 

Feb 07, 2023 04:48 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Congratulations on your 15-year anniversary.  Make it a great one. Bill 

Feb 07, 2023 05:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you!!! Taco Tuesday???

Feb 07, 2023 04:48 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, Wonder if anyone else that joined the same day as you are still on this platform? Enjoyed your A/R heart collage!

Feb 07, 2023 06:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Robert Siciliano is but I haven't checked to see who else is. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:49 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Time does fly but glad you remembered your 15th anniversary of joining Active Rain! Congratulations!! I guess I will be coming up on my 15th AR Anniversary on October 30th! Lots of changes but thank you for always contributing so much to our platform..love the collages!

Feb 07, 2023 07:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX it's passed quickly, hasn't it!?! Remember that darn curtain and the frog. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:50 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Happy Rain Anniversary! Yes, we are all very lucky to have found this wonderful place!

Feb 07, 2023 07:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Sharon Tara What's been fun has been watching your grandchildren grow. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:52 PM
Sharon Tara

Kathy Streib  That is sweet, thank you!

Feb 08, 2023 07:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, You had me looking for my picture in the Heart and could not find it.  Oh well.  Glad you are a special member here in the Rain.


Feb 07, 2023 08:03 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm look again. You're top, left. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:52 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Oh no Kathy...do I need stop telling people to make it a great day?  lol  Just kidding, your post makes the point clear.  So much hear beyond simple posts and pasted comments.  mdm

Feb 07, 2023 09:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho your comments are always so much more than drive-by  words. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:53 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Wow 15 years Kathy - and you're still going strong on ActiveRain.  Pretty amazing really what our community has become over the years.  So much to be grateful for and most of all is the friendships!  Happy Anniversary!  Celebrate!!

Feb 07, 2023 09:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker I've said this before but I'm afraid that if I stop for just one day, I might stretch it to two, and then two longer. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:55 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I joined in 2007 , but did nothing with it until mid 2009 . I also went to Two Raincamps

Feb 07, 2023 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael J. Perry I wish I could have gone to a Rain Camp. I was going to one in Miami but it was canceled. 

Feb 07, 2023 04:57 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

happy 15th Anniversary! You are right that real relationships can form from this community if you actually engage.. and there is always someone willing to answer a question or lend some wisdom!

Feb 07, 2023 09:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Lise Howe I have a feeling that the primary reason that many of us have stayed as long as we have is because of the relationships. 

Feb 07, 2023 05:00 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Love this gratitude post, Kathy, 🎉CONGRATS🎉 on the 15th year of remaining committed to this amazing platform! You just reminded me that my 14th AR anniversary passed last month, seems like just yesterday to jump in and blog on!

And you are right, drive by commenting does nothing for relationship building.

Feb 07, 2023 10:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Thank you!  It's hard to believe that it's been so many years. 

Feb 07, 2023 05:12 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Well you are the 'treasure' here for sure Kathy!  I am a fortunate one in getting to meet you in person in FL.  The connections are great for sure.

Feb 07, 2023 01:00 PM
Kathy Streib

Ginny Gorman I am still looking for the photo of you, Janis Borgueta and me!!!

Feb 07, 2023 05:13 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Has it really been that long, holy smokes. I do think this is my 15th year also Kathy Streib 

Feb 07, 2023 02:15 PM
Kathy Streib

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS If I didn't write it down years ago, I'd have forgotten. 

Feb 07, 2023 05:14 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I know it was 2008. I wrote my first post in January but I did something..

Feb 07, 2023 07:30 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, Happy Anniversary!  I hope that I will one day get to meet you in person!  The featured photo you have for this post is one of my favorites!

Feb 08, 2023 04:42 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have been a member since September 14, 2006.  Time goes by way to fast.

Feb 08, 2023 03:44 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

2008 seems so long ago in many ways.  However, the years passed swiftly on ActiveRain.  I joined in March 2008.

Feb 08, 2023 05:23 PM