Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain 20 to August 26, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain 20 to August 26, 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!


Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253August 20:  Jeffrey DiMuria    How Is Your Agent Representing You?

Jeffrey does a good job explaining what can be a very confusing question.


DickDick Betts What to Do Now, Problem You Have 20 Seconds to Decide know the feeling! Ahhh life with our devices!!


DorieAugust 21: Dorie Dillard Motivational Monday~Churchill's Wisdom: Core Values Explored

We could use a healthy dose of Churchill! Love this very motivating post.


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin Alma Kubat Named Woman Farmer of the Year 2023|Owatonna, MN

Think twice before you call some of us seasoned women "old!" What a remarkable woman.



KatAugust 22: Kat Palmiotti August 2023 Challenge: Life's Lessons

I have always loved Kat's well-balanced attitude towards life.


StevenSteven Nickens NAR Sends 1.5 Million Relief to Maui

Steven Nickens presentation at our Zoom call was excellent. It's encouraging to see the relief that is going to Maui. We are all Ohana! Mahalo, Steven.


MarteAugust 23: Marte Cliff Agents ask me...

If you need your agent bio written or revamped, you'll like Marte Cliff's post.


TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376Todd Picconi My Journey- A Poem

I think you'll like this one!!!



Nina Nina Hollander August is Happiness Happens Month: What Is Making You Happy?

I love everything about this post. Stop by and tell Nina what is making you happy.



JoanAugust 25: Joan Cox Lessons Learned from Life As It Unfolds

What a lesson that Joan shares with us. No matter the hardships we have, it's always up to us. Congratulations Joan for thriving and surviving.


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORAugust 26: Thomas J Nelson Whiskey's Wisdom: Plant Your Seeds

So true! It's a good reminder to keep planting those good deeds and thoughts.





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 29th - Feng Shui - Geopathic Stress Dowsing
Laura Cerrano 

September 5th - TBD
Gail Hartnett

September 12th - Delegate To Elevate: Outsourcing to Scale Your Business
Katerina Gassett

September 19th - Dominating Your Neighborhood
Dorie Dillard

September 26th - AI: How To Use It AND How Not To Use It!
Paddy Deighan







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!


Ed Silva’s weekly recap of our Tuesday Zoom Calls.  


Thank you for letting me do what I love to do...learn something new every day. 

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Comments (24)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you so much for including me! As for the other posts, I did miss a few and am all caught up now.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Aug 27, 2023 06:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti I remember your story of your dad handing you and your siblings boxes to pack what you wanted to take on road trips. 

Aug 27, 2023 04:51 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Kathy Streib - thank you for the smile. I love that memory.

Aug 28, 2023 04:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Thank you for the featured post! Most appreciated. I've read most of your selected posts but see I missed a couple so off to read and comment!

Aug 27, 2023 06:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX happy to highlight your post. BTW- I just looked ab my Austin getting rain?

Aug 27, 2023 04:54 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Thank you for the shout out (wow, that is a handsome guy). Great group of posts this week!

Aug 27, 2023 06:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty you crack me up!!! BTW- it's almost 7 pm and the temp outside is 105. 

Aug 27, 2023 04:55 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

These are excellent posts and many of them I had missed. Thank you, Kathy.

Aug 27, 2023 07:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dr. Paula McDonald Hope you enjoyed reading some of the posts. 

Aug 27, 2023 04:57 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Aug 27, 2023 07:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® Thank you! Hope you had a good weekend. 

Aug 27, 2023 04:57 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,
It looks like I missed a few that you found. I have some reading to do!

Aug 27, 2023 07:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I have to begin my search for posts for next Sunday. 

Aug 27, 2023 04:58 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I have seen some of your featured posts but I must check out others that I missed.   Happy Sunday!

Aug 27, 2023 08:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I've had a busy Sunday so I'm just now beginning my search for posts for next week. 

Aug 27, 2023 05:21 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, I wasn't excited you shared my story, something I have tried to forget all these years.   I miss my mom, she died 35 + years ago.   She was a great mom.

Aug 27, 2023 09:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox I'm very sorry. 

Aug 27, 2023 05:21 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Wow, there are lots of great reading options, especially since I only read a couple of these last week.

Thank you.


Aug 27, 2023 11:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeff Dowler, CRS it was a good week for posts!!!   Hope you enjoy reading the ones you do read. 

Aug 27, 2023 05:22 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding week.

Aug 27, 2023 12:52 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores had a wonderful weekend.. 

Aug 27, 2023 05:26 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I always can depend on your reading assignments. Happy Sunday Kathy 😎

Aug 27, 2023 12:55 PM
Kathy Streib

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I am very happy to hear that!!!  Hope you had a good Sunday. 

Aug 27, 2023 05:26 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Excellent choices Kathy! Thank you for keeping us all up to speed every week!

Aug 27, 2023 05:35 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another interesting selection of titles that deserve a read. Thanks for your efforts.

Aug 27, 2023 06:20 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. including the post about my Aunt Alma in your feature list, Kathy. Much appreciated!

Aug 27, 2023 06:50 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy it is good to see that we have a full schedule of ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting speakers through September.

Aug 27, 2023 07:36 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Posts Just For You list, Kathy.  I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend.

Aug 27, 2023 08:13 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Aug 27, 2023 08:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  loved your selections of the members I follow and amazingly I read most of the post, this is a rare and special treat:)Endre

Aug 27, 2023 09:31 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

You have picked out another great group of articles.  Well done and thank you!

Aug 28, 2023 01:40 PM
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Zaji Digital agency - Alameda, CA
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