Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain June 25 to July 1, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain June 25 to July 1, 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!


Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)June 25: Jeff Dowler Does Using AI or ChapGPT raise a disclosure question? ...

What a timely question posed by Jeff Dowler in the Q&A. Chime in with your thoughts.


RobertJune 27: Robert Siciliano Movelt Hack: What Businesses Should Know and Individuals Should Do

I've not heard of this hack but these hackers are not going to stop. Don't just read this and forget about it!!!


EndreJune 28: Endre Barath, Jr. Wordless Wednesdays: Just curious what your thoughts are.

Interesting situation Endre addressed. Share your thoughts with him.


Greg Brown, Sales RepJune 29: Greg Brown Facebook Community- Grow Your Business

If you want more of a presence on Facebook, Greg has some excellent information.


CraigCraig Daniels Your ActiveRain Stats

While Craig Daniels' post was featured, it is worth another share. If you haven't read it, find the time!!! It's worth it!




fayeJune 30:  Faye Schubert    He Ain’t Heavy…He’s My Teammate, I’m Not Leaving Him Behind.

It’s time for a feel-good story and this is one of them. Congratulations as well to the LSU Tigers. 


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin 5 Ways to Effectively Part From a Trouble Client

Everyone has had them...they're not going away. Wanda's 5 ways are easy to follow.


Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253Jeffrey DiMuria What Happens When You Have a BAD Agent on the Other Side?

Have you had this happen to you???? Very unethical in my opinion.


EileenEileen Burns 12 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector Prior to a Florida Purchase

If a buyer is reluctant to hire a home inspector, this may convince them to change their mind.


JohnJohn Meussner A Letter to Support Middle Class Borrower Protection

Thank you, John, for the template and the information!! Please read this post!


Margaret RomeJuly 1: Margaret Rome The Art of Commenting

Well said by Margaret, and I can attest to the fact that her comments always show she's read your post!




This month’s challenge: 

JULY 2023 Challenge-What Makes You Exceptional hosted by John Meussner



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

 July 4 - No meeting. Happy Independence Day!
(This is our first missed meeting since we began in May 2020)

July 11th - How to Get Unique Properties SOLD by a radio show
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

July 18th - The Semi-Unplugged Agent
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

July 25th - TBA


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 managed seven of these and then saw some by people I follow that I'd completely missed. So off to do some reading.

Jul 02, 2023 05:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker Seven is still pretty good!!!  Hope you and Chris had a great Anniversary celebration. 

Jul 02, 2023 06:49 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib we did, thank you, Kathy.

Jul 03, 2023 07:04 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You have gathered another fine selection of posts and for a change I have read most of them. Thanks for your efforts.

Jul 02, 2023 05:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva Thank you!  Hope you have some fun plans for July4th. 

Jul 02, 2023 06:53 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Great group as usual Kathy...and always an honor to be added to your list. 

Jul 02, 2023 05:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I'll bet other agents have experienced something similar. It's good to share these stories. 

Jul 02, 2023 06:54 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,
How can it be Sunday again already? Thanks for another fine line-up of posts, some of which I missed.  Have an amazing day with family.

Jul 02, 2023 05:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Carol Williams I know exactly what you mean. Where did the week go???

Jul 02, 2023 06:55 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post. I actually missed quite a few (gasp) and am off to read them now!

Jul 02, 2023 06:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti Hey, I'd rather you are out there sharing those great photos from your area!!!

Jul 02, 2023 06:56 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Kathy Streib - Actually I'd rather be outside too! :-)

Jul 03, 2023 04:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Once again you have selected some great posts to read and I see I missed to read and comment. Thank you for your dedication each week!


Jul 02, 2023 06:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX  I always appreciate your comments on the posts that I highlight.  

Jul 02, 2023 06:57 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Kathy I learn a lot just reading your posts. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your July Fourth Holiday weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties


Jul 02, 2023 06:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you!!! And I hope you have something fun planned for the Fourth. 

Jul 02, 2023 06:59 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

THANK YOU AGAIN for including my post in your weekly feature of Posts Just For You, Kathy, much appreciated. Hope you're enjoying this long 4th of July celebration!

Jul 02, 2023 06:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! You are very welcome!!!!  Your posts are always very creative. Hope your Houston family is doing well in this heat. 

Jul 02, 2023 06:59 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

They moved to Washington State because of his job, Kathy Streib. Will be visiting them soon, though!

Jul 02, 2023 07:06 PM
Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT

Kathy Streib I'm amazed that you have made it a part of your life's work to do this great service here- continually posting a best of each week. I marvel at your dedication.

Jul 02, 2023 06:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Chuck Willman I am so happy to see you back at ActiveRain. And I thank you for your very kind words!!!

Jul 02, 2023 07:01 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

Kathy, I often find it unsurprising on how many I miss as I am not usually available after my a.m. readings.

Jul 02, 2023 07:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 we have been very lucky to have some returning bloggers and new ones as well. 

Jul 02, 2023 07:03 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Whew! I had a busy week so I enjoy catching up on what I missed here in the Rain via your weekly post.

Jul 02, 2023 10:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald I don't know about your items but I think we'll be under 100 degrees this week. 

Jul 02, 2023 07:05 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib You are truly amazing!  You always find the time to find brilliant posts. Now I need to find the time over this Holiday weekend to read them all. Happy 4th of July  

Jul 02, 2023 01:09 PM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams Thank you!   Any big July 4th plans???? We plan on chilling out at home!!!

Jul 02, 2023 07:06 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, great list of featured posts today, and read most of them.

Jul 02, 2023 01:24 PM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox That's  pretty good!!! Did you decide what you July 4th plans will be??

Jul 02, 2023 07:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Posts Just for You list, Kathy.  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

Jul 02, 2023 04:15 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you!!!   Small family gathering today and then chilling out for the Fourth. 

Jul 02, 2023 07:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 02, 2023 04:16 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you and as always, very much appreciated. 

Jul 02, 2023 07:08 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I did pretty good this week, I read a little over half of you picks.

Jul 02, 2023 07:17 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Kathy Streib, I always appreciate the posts you share each week. While I wish I had time to read more, it's helpful when you've reshared some of the best of the week. Happy Monday and enjoy your 4th!

Jul 03, 2023 05:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Jul 03, 2023 08:46 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

 I keep hitting the same posts over and over again and you kind of help me not get into that hole. These are some really good topics!

Jul 07, 2023 06:43 AM
Greg Brown, Sales Rep Toronto, Durham region
Sutton Group Heritage Reallty Inc., Brokerage - Whitby, ON

Thank You for the mention... I hope my post will help another agent grow their business...

Jul 08, 2023 01:19 PM