Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain October 22 to October 28, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain October 22 to October 28, 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!


LeanneOctober 24: Leanne Smith Tuesday Thoughts~ Maybe It's Time to Rethink What You Think?

It's not just a matter of semantics. What do you think?


LiseOctober 25: Lise Howe     When You Say Your NY House Has Ghosts, You Must Disclose to the Buyer

Interesting court case and worth your time to read!!!!  Ever had a ghost in one of your listings?


SharonSharon Tara Wordless Wednesday-The Haunted Mansion

I've known Sharon Tara for years and had the good fortune to meet her! Her creativity and talent continue to amaze me. Take a look.


Anna "Banana"Anna "Banana" Kruchten October Challenge Pumpkin Smiles All the way!

Anna's post is proof that no matter who the blogger is, we all had to start with our first post!!! Also- where would we be without Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart!


CarolCarol Williams Are You a Guardian of Well-Being? Do You Have One?

No matter the age, I think we could all use one. I've used Life 360 for years and wouldn't be without it.


MichaelMichael Jacobs Thoughts on Transitions...

When Michael shares his pondering and wandering of thoughts, we can't help but look at engaging in some reflection ourselves.


WandaOctober 26: Wanda Kubat Nerdin Growth is Optional

Everything we read talks about change, and yes, it is inevitable. However we do have control of how we handle it.


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson   👉Choose Your Hard and Start Your "1 Year from Now"- TODAY!

No matter what you do or don't do, it's still going to be one year from today. Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets post was featured but it is a sentiment I heartily agree with.


KaterinaKaterina Gasset Is Passion Enough to Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

What happens after your passion carries you to the START line? Do you have what it takes?






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

October 31 - Halloween Day
"Spooktacular Profits: Unveiling the Mysteries of BPO Success"
Frank Worrell 

November 7 - Creating Customized Graphics With AI
William Piotrowski 

November 14 - TBD

November 21 - Demonstration on how to use AI
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 



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 (27)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... I was going down your list and getting 100% through the sixth one... and then a hard stop!

Oct 29, 2023 06:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker well, it's not like you have nothing else to do!!!!  I thought of you today. I took a smash pumpkin (dark chocolate with goodies inside) to a family gathering today. The chocolate was delicious!!!

Oct 29, 2023 06:02 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Such a good group of posts Kathy. Some of my favorite bloggers included!

Oct 29, 2023 07:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I am very happy to hear that. Hope you enjoyed the posts. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:04 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thank you Kathy Streib - for including me in this wonderful collection of blog posts

Oct 29, 2023 07:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Lise Howe you are very welcome!!! Enjoy the sedding. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:05 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.
Thank you for including my post. I appreciate you helping spread the word.

Oct 29, 2023 07:56 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams it's an important message to get out!!!

Oct 29, 2023 06:07 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
Kathy, Catching up is what I need  to do to get me back on track. Looking forward to catching up!
Oct 29, 2023 08:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Enjoy and hope you have a great week ahead. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:07 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

Thank you for the great comments here and on my post Kathy Streib and of course thank you for making my week with your FEATURE here - I'm in good company this week and I'm off to read their posts!

Oct 29, 2023 08:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets you are very welcome. We all love your posts and LOVE seeing Whiskey. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:08 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I always love your "catch-up" posts! With a busy week, this helps so much.

Oct 29, 2023 09:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald thank you!!! BTW- already made my second garlic and honey jar. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:08 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi again Kathy!  Thanks for the feature this week!  Being grateful for all those that helped all of us up the RAIN ladder holds a special place in our hearts!  Doesn't it!

Oct 29, 2023 10:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna "Banana" Kruchten I have fond memories of those early years at ActiveRain.  I'm not sure where we would be without their help. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:09 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Those are nine very strong and special blog posts you have selected this week, and I appreciate you pointing out the best of the best Kathy 😎

Oct 29, 2023 12:57 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS Thank you!!!  Hope you enjoyed reading them. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:09 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 very much for including my post in your weekly Posts Just For You feature list, Kathy. There are some wonderful blogs here!

Oct 29, 2023 01:13 PM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! we are lucky to have such great bloggers here and YOU are one of them. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:11 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

So happy to be included! Thank you Kathy!

Oct 29, 2023 02:54 PM
Kathy Streib

Sharon Tara I am calling you soon to see how you did that!!!

Oct 29, 2023 06:11 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy for once I had read several of your picks.  Great job!!!

Oct 29, 2023 03:07 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto that's good!!!  I know you've been busy so I hope this helps get you caught up. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:12 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your This Week at ActiveRain post, Kathy.  I hope you are having a pleasant weekend.

Oct 29, 2023 03:14 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you!  It's been a football filled weekend.

Oct 29, 2023 06:12 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Oct 29, 2023 03:16 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Oct 29, 2023 06:12 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib

Another strong selection of posts this week.  Thank you.  

Oct 29, 2023 05:03 PM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® thank you. I'm off to search for ones for this week. 

Oct 29, 2023 06:13 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh boy! I've got some serious reading to do, Kathy! You picked some DOOZIES - and THANK YOU!! I'm off to catch some of these...

Oct 29, 2023 07:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  not wanting to sound like a robo commenter, I have read some and have some more to read:)Endre

Oct 29, 2023 09:06 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have visited the majority of the posts that you have highlighted, so I am going to give myself a pat on the back, haha.

Oct 30, 2023 04:35 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

This is an awesome reading list. Given my travels last week I wasn't reading online very much - I have a bit of catch up to do.


Oct 30, 2023 10:45 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  sorry I am late great choices as always 

Oct 30, 2023 11:42 AM