Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 7 to May 13, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 7 to May 13, 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!


MyrlMay 7: Myrl Jeffcoat Sacramento Overpass Cheerleader

What an inspirational story!!! We could all use this.



Anna Banana KruchtenAnna 'Banana' Kruchten Set Your Goal and Keep Moving

This will get you motivated for the new week!!!! I love her feature photo!


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson How Not to Suck at Listings 1

We've all seen them, haven't we? Every price point home deserves to look its best. I wouldn't want to hire an agent who didn't think my listing was worth it!


LeanneMay 9:  Leanne Smith    Got Professionalism Part 17-Simply Label the Keys

Such an easy and thoughtful thing to do, wouldn’t you think??


JohnMay 10: John Meussner Opposition Works-DTI LLPA Adjustment Rescinded

Good news but as John says, the work is not over. Please read.


Jon Jon Nelson 12 Signs of a Sh*tty Agent: A Self Assessment

Please welcome Jon to ActiveRain! I love this post!!!! And I love how Jon is open about how he rates in this assessment!!! Great post!


NickNick Vandekar Buying a Resale Home is Better Than New Construction

Nick makes some excellent points! What do you think??


RobertRobert Siciliano SEO Poisoning: Train Employees, Watch Your Search Results

They don't stop, do they!!! Be sure to read and share this with your team, staff, and anyone else.


WayneWayne Martin Think, Refine, and Take Action

this is a good one to ponder!!



JoanMay 11: Joan Cox Things you never thought to clean around the house

Have you missed any of these????



MarteMay 12: Marte Cliff Thoughts on AI and the Future

Read this!!! Share your thoughts!!!







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

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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Comments (22)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... I do believe I'll give myself a pat on the back today... I'd already read and commented on 10 of the 11 posts you mentioned. Makes up a bit for my dismal performance vis-a-vis Carol Williams's list yesterday.

May 14, 2023 05:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I know how busy you are, so you deserve more than a pat on the back. 

May 14, 2023 05:18 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib maybe some chocolate? :))))

May 14, 2023 05:55 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are so many great posts in the Rain to choose from each and every week.  I miss a lot of them since I stick with those that stick with me, haha.

May 14, 2023 05:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England aww come on, try some of those. You never know what you'll miss. 

May 14, 2023 05:21 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Good morning, Kathy.
Once again you've given us a great list of reads from the week. Thanks, as always.

May 14, 2023 05:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I see that we had one that we both had in our posts!!

May 14, 2023 05:22 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post! As always I missed a few.

May 14, 2023 06:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kat Palmiotti hope that you had a good Mother's Day. 

May 14, 2023 05:23 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Another great selection of blogs for us Kathy Streib . I am proud to say I've read several of them.

May 14, 2023 07:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Bob "RealMan" Timm I hope that you found some new posts to read!!!

May 14, 2023 05:24 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Hope you are having a restful Sunday/Holiday. Here is a this crazy world we live in, if a father decides to change you have to give him a Mother's day AND Father's day present?

May 14, 2023 08:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I doubt it would be appropriate for me to say what I would say lest I be thrown off the site. I don't judge but I do think asking for two gifts is a bit greedy.                

May 14, 2023 05:28 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Happy Mother Day and thank you for your list today in the Rain.  Figure maybe my roommate pictures would make it.


May 14, 2023 08:25 AM
Kathy Streib

Oh Will Hamm I am so sorry!!!!  And, I loved seeing you with your friends. 

May 14, 2023 05:33 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morning Kathy, thank you for featuring my cleaning post, and today is cleaning day at my house, working on that list!

May 14, 2023 09:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox I'll bet you got a lot done!!!  And, I hope that you got some rest as well. 

May 14, 2023 05:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your recommendations.

Have a very special day and an outstanding week.

May 14, 2023 09:56 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I'm glad you like the weekly post. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

May 14, 2023 05:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What a wonderful reading list for this special day - hope to catch up with the posts I didn't read this past week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


May 14, 2023 01:25 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS I'm glad I could provide some posts for you this week!!!

May 14, 2023 05:37 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Lots of great selections this week.  Time to get started!

May 14, 2023 01:41 PM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Hope you got to spend some quality time with Tristan!!!

May 14, 2023 05:44 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  I am so behind in my reading and posting you are fabulous 

May 14, 2023 01:44 PM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams you are sweet. I want to read a Steals and Deals post!!!!!

May 14, 2023 05:44 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy great job with the array of blog topics you highlighted this week.

May 14, 2023 05:16 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Kathy,

What a wonderful array of posts! Since I was gone most of the week..I have lots of catching up to do!

May 14, 2023 08:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Thanks for the inclusion in your list this week, Kathy.  It's much appreciated!

May 14, 2023 10:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 14, 2023 10:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  seldom do I get to read your list and discover I read more than three you chose:) Love it, Endre

May 14, 2023 11:02 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Thank you again for the feature, always appreciate the boost.

May 15, 2023 08:21 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

You have featured another worthy group of posts.  Thank you!

May 15, 2023 07:49 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

As tight as my week was I still managed to read a few of your picks. Thanks for your efforts

May 16, 2023 08:08 AM