Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain July 23 to July 29, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain July 23 to July 29, 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!


Margaret RomeJuly 22: Margaret Rome Perfect Offer Is Not a Sure Thing

We all have experienced this...never say never because there's no such thing as perfect.


EndreJuly 23: Endre Barath, Jr Do you wish you could think faster, remember more?

He's right!!! Studies have shown that multi-tasking doesn't work.


LeanneLeanne Smith Giving Showing Feedback Is Often About the How Not the What

Excellent post from Leanne and like they say, it's not always what you say but how you say it.


ElyseJuly 24:  Elyse Berman   What Makes Me Exceptional

I love how Elyse tied in her previous career with being an agent. And it made her very exceptional.


WayneWayne Martin Adaptive yes, exceptional not really.

I Love Wayne's post and don't sell yourself short, Wayne. I've met you and you are indeed exceptional


MikeMike McCann Coffee Shops...There Is Business Inside Those Walls

Cute post from Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker Head to his post and let him know where your favorite hangout is.


BrendaJuly 25: Brenda Mayette Who You Work With Matters...

Brenda shows that it does!!! Great entry for this month's challenge!


RickiRicki Eichler McCallum ZOOM Meeting with Ricki McCallum

Here's the author! Let's hope she joins us at more Zoom Meetings. Ricki Eichler McCallum, we'll be looking for you!


JoanJuly 26: Joan Cox Why Did the Appraisal Come in at Sales Price?

Good topic for discussion from Joan. What are your thoughts?


MichaelJuly 28: Michael Jacobs As August Approaches...

If you are unfamiliar with Michael's ponderings, his excellence as a wordsmith comes through with this post.


Bob "RealMan"Bob "RealMan" Timm All Wet

No one wants to be left out in the rain or forgotten...dogs or people.


RobertRobert Siciliano Business Email Compromise With Worm GPT: How Businesses Must Prepare

Worthless crooks are upping their game on how they want to steal from us so it's important for us to keep up!!!


Dr. PaulaJuly 29: Dr. Paula McDonald Saturday Soundness~Are You Toxic?

We're all trying to take better care of our bodies (and minds) so this is a good series to follow. Take a look and see how you stack up!!!



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

Aug. 1st -
Roundtable Discussion:
What Does Staying Active Look Like In your Market
Moderator: Eileen Burns 

August 8th -
Roundtable Discussion:
Dealing With Inflation in Work & Business
Moderator: Carol Williams

August 15th -
How To Keep the Sunshine In Your Transaction - Solar Panel Listings
Presenter: Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ 

August 22nd - TBA

August 29th - 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 (25)

Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you again for including my post. I do hope this series is helpful to those who need it.

Jul 30, 2023 05:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald you are very welcome. I hope you keep the series going! I love it. 

Jul 30, 2023 11:22 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

A great group as usual, and some of my favorite (and most familiar) bloggers. 

Jul 30, 2023 05:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty there are many excellent bloggers here who share interesting posts!!!  (you're one of them)

Jul 30, 2023 11:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I've read most of the posts you selected but see I missed a few so off to read and comment! Thank you each week for Sunday selections!

Jul 30, 2023 06:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Enjoy your day!!! and


Jul 30, 2023 11:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post - I missed quite a few.

Jul 30, 2023 06:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti   you've had a busy time!!! have fun cathing up. 

Jul 30, 2023 11:25 AM
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,
There you go again, finding some great posts I missed. Two heads are better than one, eh?

Happy Sunday!

Jul 30, 2023 07:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I agree...two heads are better than one, especially if they're ours. 

Jul 30, 2023 11:26 AM
Carol Williams

Yes, Kathy Streib , especially our heads!  😊

Jul 30, 2023 12:51 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Jul 30, 2023 07:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 

Jul 30, 2023 11:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, thank you for including my post in your Sunday features, and read most of the others too!

Jul 30, 2023 10:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox you are very welcome!!!!  

Jul 30, 2023 11:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jul 30, 2023 10:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Hello to you and to Chef Dolores!!!  Hope you have a good week ahead. 

Jul 30, 2023 11:27 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Looking forward to reading these... I am taking time for AR and trying to make it a part of my routine again.  Thanks for sharing these!

Jul 30, 2023 11:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Kathy Schowe you have been missed, so I'm happy to see you back!!!!!  

Jul 30, 2023 11:27 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I feel pretty accomplished as I did manage to read a couple of your selections and now will catch up on a few of the rest. Thanks for your efforts.

Jul 30, 2023 12:19 PM
Kathy Streib

Edward (Ed) Silva, 203-206-0754 Hope you had a good day today!  I'm off to search for posts for next week. 

Jul 30, 2023 04:50 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I did pretty good this week, but still have some reading to do.  See you Tuesday on the ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting.

Jul 30, 2023 02:44 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi George Souto see you on Tuesday!!!!  I'm starting to find some posts for next Sunday. 

Jul 30, 2023 04:53 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

You have a whole lot of posts featured that are ready for reading. Thank you.  Have a great start to the upcoming week.

Jul 30, 2023 04:02 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® It's fun finding posts to read each week. 

Jul 30, 2023 04:54 PM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Thank yo for the fantastic support you give me! I hope you had a great weekend!

Jul 30, 2023 06:24 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your "This Week at ActiveRain" list, Kathy.  I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend.

Jul 30, 2023 08:58 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 30, 2023 08:59 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  thank you for including me in your selections, greatly appreciate it, and loved your segway:)Endre

Jul 30, 2023 10:58 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


Jul 31, 2023 06:36 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I love the diversity in the list you provided, and what we find here in the Rain every day. Saw a few of these but still some catch up needed.

I hope you had a good weekend!


Jul 31, 2023 10:41 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I have been on vacation for a bit.  Thank you for pointing me to some great articles so I can catch up!

Jul 31, 2023 11:48 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You are very kind to include me with these posts Kathy Streib . Thank you for reading my post and sharing it with others.

Aug 01, 2023 08:31 AM