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My Posts Just for You This Week...July 2 to July 8, 2023

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My Posts Just for You This Week...July 2 to July 8, 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!


KaterinaJuly 3: Katerina Gasset Tristan Gasset-Growing up in the Rain to becoming a Realtor

Who says this community isn't like a family!!!! I had the pleasure of meeting young Tristan in 2011.


Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZJeff Masich This July 4, Listen to the words of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" from Civil War

We used to hear or sing it all of the time. It's worth revisiting this song.


LiseJuly 4: Lise Howe William T. Hooper -Declaration of Independence Signer and Ancestor

Not many can say this! What an interesting piece of history!!!


JaneJane Chaulklin-Schott This is My STORY~from the Sandbox 7/4/2023

What an interesting story and a surprise guest speaker.


WandaJuly 5:  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin     When You’re a Hammer, Everything is a Nail.

Niches are good but Wanda is right!!


LaurenLauren Williams Thank You AR Friends!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to Lauren!!! She has made it happen! If you missed Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO very interesting and informative Zoom presentation, maybe we can get her to return!!!!


Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253July 7: Jeffrey DiMuria The Commission Conundrum

Are you finding something similar in your area??? Chime in on his post.


RobertRobert Siciliano ChatGPT Conversations Stolen: What You Should Do To Protect Yourself

You really need to read Robert's post!!! If you're using ChatGPT follow his suggestions!!!!


JoanJoan Cox Understanding What Our Clients Are Going Through

I love Joan's post and what she shared with us. It's a fun read.



Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff.July 8: Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff Exceptional REALTORS-That's Us

Larry and Sheila know how to read the room and when to incorporate Larry's humor.


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson Lessons from the Torch (1)

Congratulations to Thomas!!! Do yourself a favor and read all three posts! It will be worth it!!!


Dr. PaulaDr. Paula McDonald 10 Reasons for Up-Sizing Your Home

I can totally relate to this! Many posts talk about downsizing but this addresses going bigger!







This month’s challenge:  July 2023 Challenge-What Makes You Exceptional hosted by John Meussner and Margaret Rome.



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


July 11th - How to Get Unique Properties SOLD by a radio show
By: Margaret Rome

July 18th - The Semi-Unplugged Agent
Nick Vandekar 

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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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 the mention Kathy. It's very much appreciated!

Jul 09, 2023 06:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 very happy to do so. 

Jul 09, 2023 04:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Another good week, Kathy... I'd already read and commented on nine of your recommended posts!

Jul 09, 2023 06:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker That's quite a few. Let's see if I can find some for you for next week. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:03 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Once again, thank you for including my post. I have a lot of reading to catch up on today.

Jul 09, 2023 07:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dr. Paula McDonald you are very welcome!

Jul 09, 2023 05:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jul 09, 2023 07:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley - hello and tell Chef Dolores hello for me. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

What a great list of posts selected for us this week. I've read most of them but see I missed a couple so off to read and comment.

Jul 09, 2023 07:18 AM
Kathy Streib

hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX have fun. It looks like we're in for a return of 100 degree weather!

Jul 09, 2023 05:07 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

The honor of being in your weekly Hall of Fame is always exciting and appreciated Kathy Streib - members never know week to week, who will be the chosen few. You always have great picks, I'm flattered to be one of them this week! Off to read your other picks!

Jul 09, 2023 07:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets I loved all three of your posts!!! You always put a lot of thought into your posts. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:07 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 so much for the Feature in Posts Just For You. Am excited to be included with your grouping of favorites for the week, Kathy!

Jul 09, 2023 08:25 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I am always happy to showcase your talents. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:08 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.
I missed a few of these, so thanks for bringing them to my attention.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Jul 09, 2023 08:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I am not even going to tell you what I was screaming at my team. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:09 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Another nice selection to check out.  Happy Sunday!

Jul 09, 2023 08:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Thank you!!! Hope you enjoyed reading some of the posts. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:12 PM
Greg Brown, Sales Rep Toronto, Durham region
Sutton Group Heritage Reallty Inc., Brokerage - Whitby, ON

A lot of good new blogs to read.

Jul 09, 2023 10:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Greg Brown, Sales Rep Toronto, Durham region Thank you for stopping by!!!! Hope you enjoyed the posts. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:13 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly Sunday post! I am off to read a few I missed...

Jul 09, 2023 11:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kat Palmiotti thank you!  Enjoy the posts!

Jul 09, 2023 05:23 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, luckily I saw most of these posts, and thank you for including mine this week!

Jul 09, 2023 12:27 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Joan Cox it really is a good idea for agents to understand what their clients are going through. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Posts Just for You post, Kathy.  I hope you are having a pleasant weekend.

Jul 09, 2023 01:42 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat I'm having a good one, hope you are as well. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 09, 2023 01:43 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you for the feature in your group!!!

Jul 09, 2023 05:27 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I missed some of these, so I have a little catching up to do.

Jul 09, 2023 04:22 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto Thank you!!! Have fun with the rest of your Sunday. 

Jul 09, 2023 05:28 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Well here it is Monday and I am catching up from last week.  Lots of great pics. I especially appreciated Paula's post as we host a lot of big events and I could do relate. Here's to a fantastic week ahead (albeit a tad hot for both you and us) !!!!  Yikes!!!

Jul 10, 2023 10:57 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy Streib 

Once again you have shared a terrific list of posts, which I missed yesterday. I saw a few of them during the week so the catch up should be pretty simple.


Jul 10, 2023 08:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  as always you are on top of the posts, some I appreciate others I intestinally ignore and some I miss thank you for highlighting them:)Endre

Jul 10, 2023 10:40 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There were a lot of great titles on the post, and I had read some of them. Now to do the rest, Thanks for your efforts

Jul 11, 2023 04:59 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Wow!   What a nice list of blogs!  I will be busy ... parked and reading.  Thank you as always for recognizing the diamonds Kathy Streib 

Jul 17, 2023 04:18 PM