Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 28 to June 3, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 28 to June 3, 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!


Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff.May 28: Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff Long Island Sunday Fun Thought-Cheetos

I can so relate to this!!!


DanDan Jasmer You're wrong about the Florida Songbird (State Bird)!

This is another fun read to start the week!!! Raise your hand if you can relate to this!



Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORMay 29:  Thomas J. Nelson   Be In the Know: You’re Buying a Used Home

Thomas laid it out well for buyers and repairs. 


JimJim Paulson This is "My Why"-What is Yours?

Definitely worth pondering. Great post!!!



DougDoug Dawes Memorial Day 2023

This was Doug's speech at his area's Memorial Day Ceremony. Worth the read.



DorieMay 30: Dorie Dillard Tuesday's Treasures~Daniel Johnston~Hi, How Are You?

What a good legacy to leave! and it ties in with something Carol Williams discussed at our last Zoom meeting.



RobertMay 31: Robert Siciliano FTC Safeguard Rule: Real Estate Businesses Must Check Their Status

Even if your business doesn't fall into this category, it's something to be aware of.


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin My Infatuation With Hollyhock Dolls

Wanda's post is fun to read, fun to look at, and will bring a smile to your face. Really!


WayneWayne Martin Pondering with purpose!

Give it some thought and you'll see what Wayne means.


LiseLise Howe Sometimes It Takes a Year (Or Two) to Go Under Contract in D.C.

This an example of keeping in touch!!! There is an important lesson in her post in the 5th paragraph.


BillJune 1: Bill Salvatore PROUD GRANDFATHER MOMENT-Our Granddaughter Graduates Tomorrow.

Not just a college graduate but a budding entrepreneur! Take a look at her website!


fayeJune 3: Faye Schubert Be Prepared...More than Just a Phrase

Now this is being prepared! Worth the read.



**This month’s challenge: JUNE 2023 CHALLENGE- Artificial Intelligence at Home/Work** thank you Kat Palmiotti 



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

June 6th - Tech Smorgasbord 
Craig Daniels  

June 13th - Open Discussion on Lessons Learned From Transactions & Life
Hosted by: Debe Maxwell, CRS 
(Come prepared to share your best tips and lessons you've learned from business and personal life)

June 20th - AI Marketing for Real Estate
Katerina Gasset 

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 (20)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning, happy Sunday, and thank you for including our monthly challenge! I'm off to read the surprising amount of posts I missed.

Jun 04, 2023 04:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti I'm still mulling over what I want to write for your Challenge!!!!  

Jun 04, 2023 12:06 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

Thanks so much for adding ours to your list Kathy. It is so much appreciated and it was fun to write!

Jun 04, 2023 04:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 You are very welcome. I love Cheetos and could eat them every day!!!

Jun 04, 2023 12:07 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy, thank you for all the work you put in highlighting these blogs for us that we might’ve missed during the week

Jun 04, 2023 05:09 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi George Souto You are very welcome !!!   Have a great Sunday. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy. Seven for me today... did much better with your list than I did with Carol's yesterday.

Jun 04, 2023 05:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker That's pretty good!!!  I usually find one or two on Carol's list that I missed. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:09 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Can't claim a wipeout when you have included one of my posts today. Thank you for the inclusion. And, yes as usual I missed many and got caught up this morning. Good start to the day. Enjoy your day.

Jun 04, 2023 05:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I am very happy to help you catch up!!!

Jun 04, 2023 12:09 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have already read more than half of the posts you have featured this week, so I am quite proud of my efforts, haha.

Jun 04, 2023 05:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England Good for you!  I hope you enjoy the ones you didn't get to. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:12 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 including my post..I'm off to do some reading and commenting on some I missed! I'm surprised at how many I missed!

Jun 04, 2023 05:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX you are welcome. I loved the legacy that Daniel Johnston left

Jun 04, 2023 12:16 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 Streib 
You've put together another great lineup of posts. I missed a few so will try to catch up sometime this morning.

Happy Sunday!

Jun 04, 2023 06:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams Thank you and see  you on Tuesday. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:17 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Wow Kathy Streib I'm in great company this week with your picks! Thank you!

Jun 04, 2023 07:06 AM
Kathy Streib

hi Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets You are very welcome!!!! Always enjoy reading your posts. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:18 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Happy Sunday and thanks for sharing these winners with us today,  miss Faye blog and glad I saw it now.


Jun 04, 2023 09:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm wasn't her experience amazing!!! It's a good thing her dad  contacted her. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:19 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I see I have a lot of read to catch up on Kathy Streib . Most of your picks caught my interest by their titles.

Jun 04, 2023 10:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Bob "RealMan" Timm that shows you the importance of titles!!!! Have a great Sunday. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:22 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.

Jun 04, 2023 10:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat I am very happy that you enjoy these.  I'm having fun watching the Astros. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:23 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jun 04, 2023 10:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you very much!!!! Always appreciated. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:23 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another interesting selection of posts to go back and read. You put a lot of effort into this post Thanks for your efforts.

Jun 04, 2023 11:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva Hope you enjoy them. Over the years, I've found a way to make it a little easier to pull together. 

Jun 04, 2023 12:24 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

WOWZA! I don't have any clue how you get so much done in a week, Kathy! You are amazing! 

Thank you so much for your weekly post; I always enjoy checking the list and having a great list of posts that I've often missed, to read today. Thanks again! See you Tuesday!

Jun 04, 2023 12:50 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It looks like I have some exploring to do.  Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

Jun 04, 2023 03:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow Kathy Streib  great selections and clearly I have more reading to do, Endre

Jun 04, 2023 10:24 PM
Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

Thank you for putting together another great list of reads, Kathy!

Jun 05, 2023 12:58 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for a great reading list, Kathy. Looking forward to reading the posts I missed during the week.


Jun 05, 2023 02:51 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Lots of posts to choose from this week.  Thanks for all the choices.

Jun 05, 2023 07:45 PM