Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 14 to May  20, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 14 to May  20, 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!


MarteMay 15: Marte Cliff Motivational Monday- Check Your Thinking

Short, sweet, and absolutely true, It never hurts to step back and recheck your thinking.


AlanAlan May A breach of trust

Yes, there are agents like this. What would you do?



DeeMay 16:  Dee Toohey    Hacked Vs Cloned

Dee’s post was featured but it is worth additional exposure. Most of us are on Facebook, and I’ll bet we’ve all had our accounts hacked. Dee has a good suggestion. 


JerryMay 18: Jerry Newman The Latest Trends in Real Estate Technology

Whether or not you like some of the new trends in's here.


JoanJoan Cox Throwback Thursday- Emotional Transaction

Joan kept her cool and showed how professional she is. And what a nice surprise from her client.


TammyTammy Lankford Can I ask a favor?

This has nothing to do with real estate and everything to do with who we are as a community. Hope you'll say "yes" to her favor.


Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area.                  May 20: Lorrie Semler Get a C.L.U.E. About the House You Are About to Purchase.

If you don't have a clue about C.L.U.E., please read! And if you do know, there's an interesting story.





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

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 - Tech Smorgasbord 
Craig Daniels  

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 (26)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy from Will in Ohio,  thanks for your list to share with us today.  Make it a great day.

May 21, 2023 06:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm visiting family???

May 21, 2023 10:02 AM
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 including my emotional post this week.   That was a sleepless night, and was so surprised at closing.

May 21, 2023 07:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox I loved that your client apologized for his actions at the front of everyone. That's impressive. 

May 21, 2023 10:03 AM
Joan Cox

That is true, and almost fell off my chair.

May 21, 2023 10:08 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

Good morning, Kathy.
You've put together another great list for reading. I missed a couple.  Hope you and Larry have a fun day!

May 21, 2023 08:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Carol Williams graduation party this after here at the house!!!  Whew!

May 21, 2023 10:04 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for all the great blogs to check out. Happy Sunday!

May 21, 2023 10:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Streib ,

Always look forward to your selected posts and I was thrilled I've read all but one! I'm off to read the one I missed! 

May 21, 2023 10:43 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy so glad you included Tammy's post!  This is truly what we're about as a community!

May 21, 2023 11:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 21, 2023 11:39 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I read several of these but there's more for today. Like others I sent my card to Tammy's parents on Friday. So nice to see so many people responding positively.


May 21, 2023 11:40 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  I am playing catch up you always find such great posts - Thanks for all you do 

May 21, 2023 12:07 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday post! I don't know how I keep missing good posts, but I do!

May 21, 2023 12:36 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I managed to read a couple of them this week. Now to go finish the rest. Thanks for the weekly spotlight.

May 21, 2023 01:35 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you always manage to find blogs worth reading that I miss.

May 21, 2023 03:52 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 an enjoyable weekend.

May 21, 2023 04:21 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 21, 2023 04:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  always enjoy your selections, some I do not follow or they do not follow me...Endre

May 21, 2023 09:29 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is where the longest time is it gone without checking in here, and I’m excited to see what I find

May 21, 2023 10:28 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Kathy, thanks for taking the time to share another round of great posts! Matt

May 22, 2023 06:14 AM
Matt Brady
Watermark Capital - Del Mar, CA
One of San Diego's Best Lenders

Thank you so much for the recommendations. I am interested in several of them.

May 22, 2023 07:02 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks for the inclusion, Kathy - and thanks for the good reading list, too!

May 22, 2023 07:45 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

It always amazes me how you find so many good posts I have missed each week.

May 22, 2023 08:02 AM