Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 21 to May  27, 2023

Home Stager

Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 21 to May  27, 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!


JoanMay 22: Joan Cox Monday Motivation-As We Age

This is a good one to start your day off with a smile!!!



PaddyMay 23:  Paddy Deighan    Interesting Real Estate Question from a Colleague

What’s your answer???  Head over to Paddy’s post and share it with him. 


ChrissiMay 24: Chrissi Chapman Topoleski First Impressions with No Regrets

She's right!!! I think you'll enjoy this one! I know I've had tons of "oops" moments in my blog and emails.


RobertRobert Siciliano Lawsuits: A New Reason to Invest in Cyber Security

Your business is not too small to be aware and concerned about this.


DougDoug Jones Gentle Swedish Death Cleaning

I'd never heard of this but very interesting!



Joseph DominoJoseph Domino I Visited a House of Sticks

Take a look! I've never seen anything like this.



JeffJeff Dowler A Shout-Out and Thank You for Michael Jacobs

This is another example of how this community comes together to support and help each other...even if it's as simple as where to go for dinner!



Candice A.May 25: Candice A. Donofrio Agent, Don't Be a Hero

Oh yes, put your ego aside, and don't be a Hero!!!



TammyMay 26: Tammy Lankford I'm gonna need a bigger plate

The beauty of this community is that we are always there to support each other. I think Tammy could use a virtual hug or two. Let's show her our love!


SheriSheri Sperry A Letter to the Riverside National Cemetery Grounds Crew...

There's so much we don't know about our National Cemeteries so thank you Sheri for sharing this. You'll find this interesting!!!


LeanneLeanne Smith The 5 Minute Showing and Seller's Reaction

See if you notice how a subtle change in what you ask can make a big difference.


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


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. 

Posted by

Kathy Streib
Retired Home Stager
and Interior Redesign

In Person Consultations in Texas
for Houston & Harris Counties
Virtual Staging Consultations
for all states

Follow My Blog for Practical, Creative,
Easy-to-Do Styling Solutions
Whether You're Selling
or Want to Fall Back in Love
With Your Home

Call or Text

Email Me

About Me
My Blog


Comments (24)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Streib ,

Thank you for a great list of posts to read. I have to admit I missed several of these posts! Not sure how that happened but I'm off to read and comment!

May 28, 2023 05:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX for reading the posts!!!!  I'll bet you've been busy with HH, BB, and selling a lot of homes!!! LOL  

May 28, 2023 06:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Four for me, Kathy. I suppose I could have done better. Than again, I could have done worse! :)))

May 28, 2023 05:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I'm still amazed at how many you read and comment on with your busy schedule. 

May 28, 2023 06:16 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Thank you for the feature. I had read some of those feature and just finished catching up on the others.

May 28, 2023 06:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Leanne Smith happy to highlight your post. 

May 28, 2023 06:17 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have a very special holiday weekend.

May 28, 2023 07:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley I hope that you and Chef Dolores are having a good weekend too. 

May 28, 2023 06:21 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

Hi Kathy,
You've found another list of interesting posts. Thanks for that!
Have a wonderful day.

May 28, 2023 08:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams your text today left me craving Thai food!!!!!

May 28, 2023 06:37 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, you featured lots of great posts today, many of which I missed.  Thank you for including mine this week!

May 28, 2023 08:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Joan Cox I was happy to do so!!!!  

May 28, 2023 06:37 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and great list to share with us today, I would add some of your blogs on the list.  Maybe even one of mine. LOL

May 28, 2023 09:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm Someday you may be surprised!

May 28, 2023 06:39 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 holiday weekend.

May 28, 2023 11:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat I like your new profile photo!!! Hope you enjoyed reading some of the posts. 

May 28, 2023 06:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 28, 2023 11:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat Always appreciated. 

May 28, 2023 06:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

It's another May Gray Day here and a good day to catch up on some reading.

Thanks so much for the feature.


May 28, 2023 01:45 PM
Kathy Streib

HI Jeff Dowler, CRS We started out with sunshine and later we thought we'd get some rain but no. 

May 28, 2023 06:41 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you for the great reading. Hope you have enjoying your weekend.

May 28, 2023 03:25 PM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald You are very welcome!!!  Had the family over today so feet are up and watching the recording of the Astros game today. 

May 28, 2023 06:44 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy that is a long list this week and all of them are very deserving of being mentioned.

May 28, 2023 04:43 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I often surprise myself when I look at how long the list is. I start compiling them at the beginning of the week. 

May 28, 2023 06:45 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Thanks for pulling it all together for us. Happy Memorial Day.

May 28, 2023 04:53 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Sam Shueh Thank you and hope you're haveing a good weekend. 

May 28, 2023 06:45 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday post. I'm happy to see I only missed a few this time.

May 28, 2023 06:35 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Thanks so much for featuring my post.  This was eye-opening for me as well. 

May 28, 2023 06:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I am thrilled I actually read and commented on a handful of your selections this time:)Endre

May 28, 2023 10:06 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Another great list of posts!  Read and commented on each.  Those were great!

May 29, 2023 04:11 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks for the weekly round up of worthy posts!

May 29, 2023 07:39 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

What a fabulous selection of posts for this week.

May 30, 2023 07:47 AM
Ara Heusaff
PT - Chinatown, NY

That sounds like a great initiative to highlight and share valuable posts that have provided you with lightbulb moments. Sharing knowledge and insights can be a wonderful way to engage with others and contribute to the learning community. By highlighting these posts, you not only acknowledge the authors but also provide an opportunity for others to benefit from the information and perspectives shared.

Whether it's a technical tip, a real estate-related insight, a post about a specific profession or location, or something that captures your attention, sharing it with others can foster a sense of collaboration and continuous learning. It allows the community to grow and thrive by exchanging valuable information and experiences.

Remember to provide credit to the original authors and link back to their posts so that readers can explore further and engage directly with the content creators. Keep up the great work of sharing knowledge and promoting learning within your community! Morrow excavation construction company

May 30, 2023 10:46 AM