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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain April 23 to April  29, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain April 23 to April  29, 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!


DorieApril 24: Dorie Dillard Motivational Monday~In the Moment

Take a good look at the photo Dorie includes. It says it all.


DarrylApril 25:  Darryl Davis     How You Can Double Your Business with Pop-bys.

Find what works for you and if this does…go for it.  Face to face can make a difference.    


Joseph Joseph Lorenzo Miranda Rights for Real Estate Clients

Time to start Mirandizing your clients! Love this analogy.


RobertRobert Siciliano When Google Ads Deliver Malware, Will Your Employees Download It?

You can't ignore this...it's out there!!


Dana HollishDana Hollish Hill What's your favorite birthday song?

This is fun. I'd never given much thought to it other than the one we sing on birthdays. What's yours?


Joseph DominoApril 26: Joseph Domino My Septic Is Better than Your Septic

I've never lived where there was a septic system. But if you do or sell properties that have them this will be very helpful.


JoanApril 28: Joan Cox 118 Day Business Check-Up-How Are You Doing?

If you haven't done this yet or ever, it's something you might want to consider.


EdEd Silva Friday Flags Hoover Dam Memorial Nevada

I love all of the flag posts but please scroll down and read Ed's last paragraph!!!


JanJan Green Effective Negotiating - What Does That Mean To You?

You are negotiating every day, whether you realize it or not. Love the sign!



**Special Repeat Feature...

JohnJohn Meussner Biden's Conventional Loan Price Changes

if you have not yet read John Meussner excellent post, please take the time. and please share it with others.



Thanks to Carol Williams for this Weekly ZOOM Schedule which she lets me copy and paste into my post.
May 2nd - Conventional Loan Pricing Changes
John Meussner 

May 9th - Topic TBA
William Piotrowski  

May 16th - 
ADU's: Factory tour, delivery, and installation (Part 1)
John Arendsen

May 23rd  - ADU's: Factory tour, delivery, and installation (Part 2)
John Arendsen

May 30th - Knowing When (and If) To Retire From Real Estate
Carol Williams

June 6th - TBA

June 13th - TBA

June 20th - TBA

June 27th - Maximizing Credit Card Bonuses For Real Estate
Jim Paulson 







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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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. As the tune "Wipeout" runs through my mind, I must report to you that it happened to me this week! Have some reading for this afternoon. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Apr 30, 2023 05:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin could it be that you were a busy grandfather this week?!!

Apr 30, 2023 05:41 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy glad you highlighted John Meussner's blog.  Hopefully members will read it before this Tuesday's ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting and attend the meeting.

Apr 30, 2023 05:59 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I want to make sure that it receives a lot of exposure!!!

Apr 30, 2023 05:41 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... read seven of these. Passed on the pop-by post. I've been a Buffini-ite for more than a decade. He was first to preach the pop-by message. I rarely do them... too time consuming and I find my clients are generally so busy popping by interferes with their days. I find other ways to keep in touch and it works... 85+% of my business is repeat and referral.

Apr 30, 2023 06:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker That's an ideal way to run your business!!!  It looks like you continue to keep your pipeline open by focusing on previous clients. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:43 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

thanks for the recommendation's, I may need to check out Carol's retirement post.  thanks for the share. Have a wonderful Sunday. Bill 

Apr 30, 2023 07:28 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley enjoy your day!!! Have you been watching the NFL Draft?  For some reason, I didn't have any interest in it this year. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:44 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jeff Dowler, CRS sometimes it’s worth missing a few posts here and there and especially for time with loved ones! :)

Apr 30, 2023 07:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Laura Cerrano as much as I enjoy reading the posts here, I agree...our family and friends come first. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:48 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and I missed some of these in the Rain and will try to catch up.  How are your bluebirds.

Apr 30, 2023 07:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm we are so excited. We checked one of our boxes and the eggs hatched yesterday!!!!!  We'll keep track of them to see when they leave the next. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:49 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Thank you for featuring my post..I loved this photo I fond..it really does say it all! I appreciate the feature.

Apr 30, 2023 08:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX that photo is priceless and says it all. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:51 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

Only read a few this week Kathy, and those were the ones I read and comment on everyday. Won't have a chance today to catch up.

Apr 30, 2023 08:17 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 having a pleasant weekend.

Apr 30, 2023 08:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you!!! And I hope you're having a celebratory 80th birthday weekend. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Apr 30, 2023 08:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you very much. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:52 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Looks like I have some reading catch-up to do today - there are certainly some good options on this list!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Apr 30, 2023 09:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS Thank you for stopping by. I've been enjoying our wonderful weather!!!!  Hope you had a good weekend. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Happy Sunday!  I did see many of these posts, but not all. I will check them out. 

Apr 30, 2023 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Hope you enjoy reading some of them. And, hope you had a great weekend. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:58 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some great selections for this week and I am humbled that you included one of mine as well. Thanks for your efforts.

Apr 30, 2023 10:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva you are very welcome. 

Apr 30, 2023 05:58 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, just getting back to AR, and hadn't seen you were on my post, thank you!

Apr 30, 2023 11:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Joan Cox very happy to include it!!!!   

Apr 30, 2023 05:59 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your selection of posts.

Have an outstanding week.

Apr 30, 2023 11:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley thank you ! I hope that Chef Dolores' PT is going well. 

Apr 30, 2023 06:00 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  in interesting selection, some I have stopped following but that is another story...Endre

Apr 30, 2023 10:58 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Happy Monday! Thank you for your Sunday post - I did miss a few.

May 01, 2023 05:24 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

A great selection of posts this week that i had missed, so thank you for sharing.

May 04, 2023 08:31 AM