Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain 13 to August 19, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain 13 to August 19, 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!


JeffAugust 13: Jeff Dowler Our Monarch Caterpillar is Growing

This is fascinating!!! I can't wait for more photos!!!


Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff.Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff Long Island Thought-Wallpaper

Share your thoughts. What's your opinion on wallpaper??


Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253August 14: Jeffrey DiMuria Do High Interest Rates Favor Sellers or Buyers?

Good analysis from Jeffrey. What are your thoughts?


Candice A.Candice A. Donofrio Is It Really Possible to Be OVER-Prepared? (nope!)

This one was featured but if you haven't read it, you might want to!!!! Make a copy of the list.


Joseph DominoJoseph Domino How An Old Poem Taught Me a Life Lesson

Another post that was featured but worth more exposure!!! I love this post and the poem. Thank you Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 


Beth and Richard Beth and Richard Witt You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds

What an inspiring post!!


LewAugust 15:  Lew Corcoran  The Advantages of Using Floor Plans in Real Estate Marketing

What do you think?  As a “consumer,” I love them.


LiseLise Howe Simple Steps to Sell an Inherited Home

Selling an inherited home can leave you wondering where to start. Lise has shared some excellent tips.


MikeAugust 16: Mike McCann Advertising...What Really Works?... Asking for a Friend! :>)

Chime in and share your thoughts with Mike!!!


Gwen Fowler   SC Lakes &Gwen Fowler 😊I Found a New Shortcut 🚗🚓🚍

This is fun!!!! I haven't finished "playing" yet!!!! Thanks, Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518 


JoanJoan Cox How to "Lock Your Deed" in Arapahoe County Colorado

Might want to check this out to see if your county has this service.



LisaAugust 17: Lisa Novosad The Befuddling Mystery of Your Home's Square Footage on Real Estate Websites

Welcome Lisa to ActiveRain!!! Informative post on square footage!!!


MyrlAugust 18: Myrl Jeffcoat The Power of Surrender

There is a powerful lesson in Myrl's post. Do yourself a favor and read this!!!


EndreEndre Barath, Jr. How to keep business flowing in any Real Estate Market

Endre Barath, Jr.'s post was featured but if you haven't read it, it is worth it. I like his use of stats to illustrate his point.


DorieApril 19: Dorie Dillard Embracing Life's Lessons with Patience and Fortitude

What an inspiring post from Dorie. The quotes from Maya Angelou are worth all of us committing to memory.


J PerrinJ Perrin Cornell Marketing Real Estate Today, August 2023

A great lesson in going back to the basics!




DebeAugust 18: Debe Maxwell Maui's Historic Wildfire Crisis: How the Locals are Helping and How We Can Help

Please make it a point to attend this week's Zoom call. Steven Nickens will share with us his experience and how we can help. Let's all make the time to make this a special call!!!!




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 22nd - Update on Maui 
Steven Nickens


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 (21)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Caught some the first time around and the rest this morning. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Aug 20, 2023 05:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wayne Martin Hope you're having a good Sunday. It is still 100+ degrees here so staying in!!!

Aug 20, 2023 12:09 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy that is a lot of post worthy of making your list this week.  Look forward to seeing you at the ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting this week.

Aug 20, 2023 05:50 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto see you on Tuesday!!!

Aug 20, 2023 12:10 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Thank you so much for the shout out! This is a great list. I had read almost every one.

Aug 20, 2023 05:58 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty you are very welcome. Happy to highlight your post. 

Aug 20, 2023 12:10 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

A lot of great posts to read in the Rain this past week and from your list, it appears that I have read most of them.

Aug 20, 2023 06:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Way to go Brian England 

Aug 20, 2023 12:11 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 so much for including my post in your Sunday Series. I see I have read most of your selected posts but still missed a couple so off to read and comment.

Aug 20, 2023 06:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I don't know what your temp is in Austin but it is 104 with a feels-like of 120 degrees here. Head to the pool!!!

Aug 20, 2023 12:12 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

An excellent list of posts for me to catch up for this week. Thank you, as always.

Aug 20, 2023 06:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald Hope you enjoy reading some of them!

Aug 20, 2023 12:13 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

Good morning, Kathy.
You've put together another amazing list of posts. Thanks for all you do for us!

Aug 20, 2023 06:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams Thank you and in turn, I appreciate your Saturday posts. 

Aug 20, 2023 12:13 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Another group of great articles.  Thank you for bringing attention to them!

Aug 20, 2023 06:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Ray Henson Hope you enjoyed reading them and I hope to see you on Tuesday and the Zoom call.   

Aug 20, 2023 12:17 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

Thanks so much for the mention Kathy.  I just read a couple of those that were missed by me, and they were worth reading!

Aug 20, 2023 07:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 You are welcome and glad you enjoyed the posts. 

Aug 20, 2023 12:18 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Hi Kathy, another fantastic round of posts. Really appreciate you taking the time to gather and share. Enjoy your Sunday. Matt

Aug 20, 2023 10:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Matthew Klinowski, PA hope all is well in Naples!!!! I hope you'll join us on Tuesday at the special Zoom call. 

Aug 20, 2023 12:20 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, thanks for including my post, and think it is VERY important with mortgage-free homeowners.   I read most of these today.

Aug 20, 2023 10:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Joan Cox reading the comments, I'm sure some of the other agents will see if this is available in their areas. 

Aug 20, 2023 12:23 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Several great posts here. Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your Sunday, and Go Stros. Bill

Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.

Aug 20, 2023 10:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley Hope you're having a good Sunday and watching some baseball. 

Aug 20, 2023 12:24 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You found quite  a list of interesting reads and it will be a bit to get them done. Thanks for  your effort's.

Aug 20, 2023 06:17 PM
Kathy Streib

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 there were a lot this week. Hope you got to read some. 

Aug 23, 2023 06:50 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 my post in your list, I am honored and appreciate it, Endre

Aug 20, 2023 10:17 PM
Kathy Streib

Endre Barath, Jr. I was very happy to do so!!!

Aug 23, 2023 06:51 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 an enjoyable week.

Aug 21, 2023 06:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you for always stopping by. I truly appreciate it. 

Aug 23, 2023 06:51 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Aug 21, 2023 06:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat and another thank you to you!!!!

Aug 23, 2023 06:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations. 

The hot weather you sent our way for my birthday has arrived. 

Aug 21, 2023 07:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Oops Roy Kelley you can keep the hot weather if you send down some rain!!!

Aug 23, 2023 06:52 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Thanks Kathy,

I enjoy your synopsis of the Blogs for the week.


Aug 21, 2023 11:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Ginger Harper So happy you enjoyed them!!!

Aug 23, 2023 06:53 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Of all the blogs you featured, I only caught 4 of them.  I have some catching up to do!

Aug 21, 2023 11:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Hope you had fun catching up. 

Aug 23, 2023 06:53 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I'm a bit behind as we had family visiting over our stormy weekend so there was limited online time, especially yesterday.

Thank you for including my post in your selection.


Aug 21, 2023 04:25 PM
Kathy Streib

Jeff Dowler, CRS happy to highlight your post!!! And Family first! Always!!!

Aug 23, 2023 06:54 PM