Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-August 6 to August 12, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-August 6 to August 12, 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!


Further proof of this remarkable community is the concern members have expressed for the many in Hawaii who are suffering a catastrophic loss. We have our own ActiveRain family who are on the islands and thankfully we have heard from them. 

Please check out their posts. 


Kimo Stowell- The Hawai‘i Community Foundation: the Maui Strong Fund donate TODAY!



Steven Nickens- Pray For Maui, Sad Times




Georgie Hunter- Maui fire update from the north shore of Maui



AuraAugust 6: Aura Alex The Things Silence Says...Just Listen

I couldn't agree more! Using our ears and eyes to understand silence is a true learning experience.


KathyAugust 7: Kathy Showe    Life Lessons From My 50’s

Kathy’s post inspires us and is a reminder to savor the truly important moments in life. 



RockyRocky Dickerson The Drunken Dictionary

If you've read Rocky Dickerson's posts then you know what an inspiration he can be. Was he always this way?


WandaAugust 8: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Courage Has Guided My Future

I love Wanda's story. I've had the pleasure of meeting her and I can tell you that she IS her tagline!!!


DeniseDenise Lones The Power of Transaction Process Visuals

I love the idea of visual flowcharts!!! Take a look!



CarolCarol Williams Washington Uncovered: Climate-Beyond the Rain

Let's encourage Carol to make this a series!!! I can't wait.


DorieDorie Dillard Tuesday's Treasures~Dare-E-Oke

What a great idea for a fundraiser!!! Love this.



RobertAugust 9: Robert Siciliano Vacant Land Scam Warnings Issued: Can You Spot These Red Flags?

They're out there but do you know what you can do??? Robert provides some excellent tips.



Bob "RealMan"August 10: Bob "RealMan" Timm Dreaming of a Good Dream

Do you dream? Would you like to dream or at least have a better night's sleep??


KaterinaKaterina Gasset AI Image Creation When You Can't Paint Worth a Darn!

Amazing what you can do!!! If you're interested, take a look! I would love to try just for fun.


MikeMike McCann Do You Use Your Drones and DO You Think They Help Sell Property?

Interesting question. Head to Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker post and share your opinion.






This month’s challenge: August 2023 Challenge: Embracing Life’s Lessons hosted by Carol Williams and Anna “Banana” Kruchten




Thanks to Carol Williams for this Weekly ZOOM Schedule which she lets me copy and paste into my post. 
August 15th -
Roundtable Discussion:
How Are You Dealing With Inflation in Work & Business
Moderator: Debe Maxwell, CRS 

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 (22)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy there was a lot going on this week and you did a great job picking out some of the gems.

Aug 13, 2023 05:35 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto Thank you!!!  It's always fun looking for posts to share. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... managed to have read nine of your suggested posts. Thanks for featuring the ones about Maui. Easy to get lost in the blog roll.

Aug 13, 2023 05:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker Thank you. I hope that many will see these posts. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:36 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. We were on the same wavelength this week, unlike my visit to Carol Williams post yesterday where "wipeout" was the word. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Aug 13, 2023 05:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin thank YOU!  I too find posts on Carol's post that I have missed. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:37 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

Happy Sunday, Kathy.
You've put together a great list again, as always. Thanks for your efforts!

Aug 13, 2023 06:03 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Carol Williams   Hope you get some good golf time this week. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:38 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

The Maui theme really added to your posts this week. I am so saddened by this. 

Aug 13, 2023 07:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty it's hard to imagine the loss in lives. Very sad. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:39 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Aug 13, 2023 07:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® Thank you and have a good Sunday. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Streib ,

Thank you for including my post! Much appreciated. I see I missed a few so off to read and comment!

Aug 13, 2023 07:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX maybe this will inspire other areas when they're looking for fundraising ideas. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:40 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Thank you for posting the blogs from our Maui Rainers.  We have a Marriott Vacation Club ownership in Maui and planned to take Tristan there for the first time after school gets out in May.  We are devastated about this and will be helping anyway we can.  We are still unsure if the fire hit our resort. 

Aug 13, 2023 08:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I'm sure it must be hard to find out any kind of information now.  I hope that it is ok for your visit with Tristan. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:41 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thank you so much for the feature!  Kath

Aug 13, 2023 09:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Kathy Schowe You are very welcome!!!

Aug 13, 2023 11:41 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Kathy.

The disaster in Maui saddens me. Few words can describe the devastation. I will do my best to help in any way I can. Thank you for your effort to spread the word. 

I appreciate the feature for my post. 

Aug 13, 2023 09:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Aura Alex you are very welcome. Little offerings of help do add up!!!

Aug 13, 2023 11:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post - I missed several!

Aug 13, 2023 10:03 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti Thank you!!!   Enjoy your Sunday and hope you're off to do something fun. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  I need to catch up on some of these but taking someone to college this week and will be gone most the week.


Aug 13, 2023 11:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm Road trip!!!!  Our grandson is heading off to KU this week. 

Aug 13, 2023 11:43 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, the fires on Maui are just awful, and feel so bad for those who lost their homes.  

Aug 13, 2023 01:31 PM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox It is something that is hard for anyone to imagine.

Aug 13, 2023 07:55 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Lots of great posts that you have featured today and I am still getting to some of them.

Aug 13, 2023 02:10 PM
Kathy Streib

Brian England my niece took your buddy Raffe to see the Ninja Turtel movie. Halfway through it he asked his mom if he could check the Astro's score!!!

Aug 13, 2023 07:56 PM
Brian England

He is a true fan Kathy Streib 

Aug 14, 2023 04:21 AM
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.

Aug 13, 2023 04:41 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you and hope your weekend was a good weekend as well. 

Aug 13, 2023 08:22 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Aug 13, 2023 04:41 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you for the feature!!!! This old fart appreciates it. 

Aug 13, 2023 08:24 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Another fantastic list, Cathy. Thank you so much for featuring the Maui posts from Steve and Georgie. I’m so glad that they were able to provide valid donation sites on each of their posts.

Aug 13, 2023 06:55 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS Hope I gave them additional exposure. 

Aug 13, 2023 08:24 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 the feature in Posts Just For You, Kathy! Like Popeye once said,"I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam" or something like that! Wanda Can!

Aug 14, 2023 02:59 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Wow, great list of posts to read, several of which I already saw. Glad the posts from Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 and Steven Nickens were included in particular.


Aug 14, 2023 05:32 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

A great line up of posts this week Kathy as usual. Fire spreading in the wind was so sad. Blessings to those in Maui. Jeff

Aug 15, 2023 11:54 AM