Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain June 11 to June 17, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain June 11 to June 17, 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!


Nina June 12: Nina Hollander    Great Idea for Housewarming Gifts (And Clients Love Them) 

Who wouldn’t love this!!!!  It’s thoughtful and a gift that will be kept for years. 


RobertRobert Siciliano Pretexting Attacks Nearly Double in 2023: Business Owners Need to Know

The only way to stay on top of these scammers (if anyone can) is to be vigilant. Reading the warnings once is not enough.


JaneJune 15: Jane Chaulklin-Schott QUOTES From the Sandbox-June 15, 2023

Loved Jane's post about mentors. Hope you'll head there.


NickNick Vandekar Are you Rocky?

Truly inspiring post. Good to have around the next time you are ready to throw in the towel.


DeeJune 16: Dee Toohey Web Questions for You

Dee wrote a post last month about losing her Facebook page. It's definitely worth the read. She has some questions that maybe someone out there can answer! Answers anyone??


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin A Real Estate Agent's Life of Happy Accidents

Once more, Wanda shows us her creativity. Her post also proves that many who whiz by the posts often miss the point. Great entry in this month's challenge.


LiseLise Howe Check Your Attic for Valuable Collectibles

Why leave money on the table?!!! It's easy enough to check Google and of course, eBay!!!



LeanneLeanne Smith Got Professionalism Part 23-Pat Attention to the Directions

While I love my GPS, it is not infallible.


Bob "RealMan"Bob "Realman" Timm Is That a Brain In Your Head or a Chip?

Great entry in this month's challenge!!!!


DorieJune 17: Dorie Dillard Everyone Needs a Home ~Let's Do This

Do you have buyers who are facing these obstacles to a new home???



This month’s challenge hosted by Kat Palmiotti : JUNE 2023 CHALLENGE- Artificial Intelligence at Home/Work






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

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 (24)

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

Happy Sunday, Kathy!
You've put together another awesome list from the week. I missed a few, so off I go to check them out.

Jun 18, 2023 06:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams What???!! I hope you find time to watch some golf. 

Jun 18, 2023 04:54 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 one of my posts this week..I'm honored! I see I missed a few so am off to read and comment!

Jun 18, 2023 06:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX you are very welcome.  I know HH & BB are off to camp but I know they'll have loads to tell you when they return. 

Jun 18, 2023 04:56 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, really enjoyed Lise's post, and you never know what you will find with an estate sale.

Jun 18, 2023 07:54 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Joan Cox Some people don't know what they have at home that other people would pay a tidy sum for. 

Jun 18, 2023 04:59 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Kathy and thank you for your Sunday list that you share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!


Jun 18, 2023 08:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm you are very welcome. 

Jun 18, 2023 05:00 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Thanks for another great round of posts Kathy Streib

Jun 18, 2023 09:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Matthew Klinowski, PA You are very welcome!!!!  Good to see you. 

Jun 18, 2023 05:01 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I will be checking out the blogs I missed.  Thank you

Jun 18, 2023 09:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and Happy Father's Day to Rick!!!!

Jun 18, 2023 05:02 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Appreciate the feature and enjoy your weekend.

Jun 18, 2023 11:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Leanne Smith Thank you and happy to highlight your post!

Jun 18, 2023 05:03 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have a very special day and an outstanding week.

Happy Father's Day to all of your readers.

Jun 18, 2023 12:16 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley Hope that you enjoyed the posts!!! Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Jun 18, 2023 05:03 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 a pleasant weekend.

Jun 18, 2023 12:26 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat I'm glad that you like the posts. 

Jun 18, 2023 05:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jun 18, 2023 12:32 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat always happy to be featured in the Old Farts Group. 

Jun 18, 2023 05:07 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy an excellent mix of blogs as always, and all worthy of making your list.

Jun 18, 2023 02:17 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto Happy Father's Day!!!! Hope you had your Facetime call from your family!!!

Jun 18, 2023 05:08 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good evening Kathy. Out of town on the road. Missed as lot and caught a few. Thanks! Enjoy your evening.

Jun 18, 2023 04:00 PM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin Wherever you're going...have fun!!! Happy Father's Day. 

Jun 18, 2023 05:09 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thanks again for including my post in your weekly feature, Posts Just For you, Kathy. I love Bob Ross and wanted to do something fun (at least I thought it was). Quickly skimming over posts is an injustice to the author and can cause confusion or mistrust on behalf of the reader. It's best to make the commitment to read all of the story when possible or just keeping clicking.

Jun 18, 2023 05:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  loved your selection and for a change I read a few of them before, Endre

Jun 18, 2023 09:33 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Kathy, wonderful compilation of very valuable posts!!! Welcome to Monday!! 

Jun 19, 2023 12:36 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Jun 19, 2023 06:51 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Excellent choices, I do not think I had seen any of these somehow. All depends what time you sign on I guess. Thanks for featuring my post this week.

Jun 19, 2023 09:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday post and for mentioning the challenge~! I appreciate it!

Jun 19, 2023 01:01 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Thank you, Kathy, for highlighting posts of the past week.  I did notice a few that I missed and will read and review them.  I was surprised, but happy, to see that you
included my post on 'Mentors'.  I loved your personal and warm comment on that post  --hearing of your experience/lessons of leadership from your high school drill team leader. 

Jun 19, 2023 01:15 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Well, I have lots of excellent reading ahead...hopefully I missed almost all of these last week.

Have a great week!


Jun 19, 2023 01:25 PM