Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain March 19 to March 25, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain March 19 to March 25, 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 other professions, about a place, or about a person. Or, it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!


Dr. PaulaMarch 19:  Dr. Paula McDonald    When Life Gives You Lemons

Great expansion on the lemonade out of lemons saying!


DougDoug Dawes How We Communicate is Important.

Love this, and I dare someone to try this!!!



Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff.March 20: Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff Keeping Our Clients Happy with Larry's Humor

I realize that not everyone could pull this off, but I was in stitches!!!


BrendaBrenda Mayette The One About the Condo in Saratoga Springs, NY

Brenda's post is proof that referrals here at ActiveRain DO happen!!!! helps to be seen!!!


WayneWayne Martin Are you an effective communicator?

Communicating isn't just about speaking, is it?



Scott March 23: Scott Seaton, Jr. Not a Bozo Bucket for Sure

This one will have you shaking your head.



RobertMarch 24: Robert Siciliano Mobile Provider Data Breaches: Know Your Risks

Please read this one!!! Data breaches are not going away and neither are the thugs that use our information. Thank you Robert Siciliano for helping to keep our information and ourselves safe.


DeniseDenise Lones Really Knowing Your Real Estate Market

Do you know your local stats????




DebeDebe Maxwell Transforming Real Estate: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Since our Feature Page is stuck somewhere in Cyberville, I hope you'll read Debe's post if you haven't already. Lots of food for thought.


BuzzMarch 25: Buzz Mackintosh The Land Mine in the Back Yard

This is a different take on the elephant in the room.


JoanJoan Cox An OOPS At the Closing Table

We have to close this week with a good laugh!!!





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


March 28th - Stories of a Mobile Notary
Bob "Real Man" Timm

April 4th - Working With Hoarders
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO 

April 11th - Feng Shui
Monica Hess   

April 18th - Facebook Community Pages
Tammy Lankford

Keith Jones, CPA 
April 25th - Tax Savings For REALTORS®







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. 


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 (22)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Good choices as always!  I hope that you are having a fun weekend.  March Madness is certainly Mad this year, haha.

Mar 26, 2023 05:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England maddening is the word!! Have a great Sunday.

Mar 26, 2023 06:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... I read about half of these. I especially loved the story about Larry's sense of humor. You had lots of light bulb moments this week! There are a couple I now need to go and read as they caught my attention. 

Mar 26, 2023 05:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I loved that humor Larr threw in!!!!

Mar 26, 2023 06:28 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Some great ones here as always. This was a fun week of posts for sure.

Mar 26, 2023 05:56 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty hooe you’re having a great weekend. It’s overcast here today!! 

Mar 26, 2023 06:29 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Thanks for the mention Kathy Streib ,great selection of posts this week!

Mar 26, 2023 06:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Happy to do so Buzz Mackintosh !!

Mar 26, 2023 08:21 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My time was tight this week, but I still managed to catch a few of your picks and now will go read what I missed. Thanks for your efforts

Mar 26, 2023 07:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva have a great day reading them!!!!!

Mar 26, 2023 08:22 AM
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

Thanks so much Kathy for including us this week. Not everyone gets Larry's humor so I love it when clients get him! He believes it doesn't have to be all business ~

Mar 26, 2023 07:09 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 you have to know your audience and he does!!!

Mar 26, 2023 08:22 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,
You've put together another fine collection of posts from the week. Thanks for doing this each week. It is appreciated.

Mar 26, 2023 08:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Carol Williams back at 'ya!!!! 

Mar 26, 2023 12:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Mar 26, 2023 08:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Roy Kelley Please tell Chef Dolores hello!!1

Mar 26, 2023 12:14 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, thank you for sharing my post today, and only wrote it because of someone else's challenge post.    Thought it would be fun to share.

Mar 26, 2023 09:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox it was!!!That could have been a scene out of a sitcom. 

Mar 26, 2023 12:15 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - you always pull stories that I haven't seen but want to know more about.  Thank you and Happy Sunday!

Mar 26, 2023 09:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I very much appreciate that! Thank you. 

Mar 26, 2023 12:16 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Some very good selections.  I particularly liked Buzz's Backyard Bombs. Bill 

Mar 26, 2023 11:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I know that I never want a septic tank!!

Mar 26, 2023 12:16 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post!

Mar 26, 2023 12:10 PM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti You are very welcome!!!

Mar 26, 2023 12:17 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 having a delightful weekend.

Mar 26, 2023 01:24 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Mar 26, 2023 01:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy your weekly choices never disappoint and this week is no exception.

Mar 26, 2023 05:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I know you think I am a robo commenter:)) but there is a lot of reading to catch up on.... I think I might have read three of your selections:)Endre

Mar 26, 2023 08:51 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you for including my lemon post. I always enjoy reading these as I always miss some of them.

Mar 27, 2023 04:48 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy finally catching up after being under the weather for several days. Feels so great to be back in the rain!  Lots of good pics here -- gotta buzz off and read about Larry's humor first - of course!  Thanks for always picking such fun ones!

Mar 27, 2023 01:41 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I really need to spend more time reading my friend's posts.  I am missing too many good ones.  Thank you for keeping me informed.

Mar 27, 2023 08:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Well Sunday was one of those days, and I missed your weekly reading list. While I read a few of these it looks like I missed some really good ones. Hope I can find the time to read them all.


Mar 28, 2023 10:01 PM