Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain October 29 to November 4, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain October 29 to November 4, 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!


LiseOctober 29: Lise Howe You Can Keep Using the Floor Plan Drawings Your Sellers Got!

In case you didn't see this! Good to know.


Scott October 30: Scott Seaton, Jr. You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Another great entry in the October Challenge. I love that Bob Crane's blog helped Scott's son!!!


Bob "RealMan"Bob "RealMan" Timm Trick or Treat on AR Street

You really can learn from the bloggers here!!!



ZetriaOctober 31: Zetria Okudjeto What does community have to do with living longer?

Please welcome Zetria to ActiveRain! She's absolutely right!


LeanneNovember 1: Leanne Smith Wordless Wednesday-Fun

If you're not having any...Make some!!!



DeniseDenise Lones Accessory Dwelling Units Are Coming

While I am someone who needs my space, ADUs intrigue me. You should see some of these.



TammyNovember 2: Tammy Lankford    Grateful for a Facebook Group and Knowledge Not To Be Sick All the Time

What a reminder that we all need to take charge of our health and to find answers even if our doctors can’t. Glad you’re better, Tammy. 


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson Would Artificial Intelligence Beat Your Marketing Plan?

There's been a lot of discussion about AI lately. I found Thomas' post interesting. Stop by and chime in!


KaterinaKaterina Gasset Beyond Boundaries: How 'The Big Leap' Redefined My Business Journey

This is not just a book review!!! I hope you'll head to her post.


Dana HollishNovember 3: Dana Hollish Hill Let Them Eat Cake!

Great story Dana shared about her bar owner!! Definitely worth the read!!!b


Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff.November 4: Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff Thankful Thoughts Part 1

I wanted to share this because it is a true example of giving of yourselves to others as well as the need for human connections.


MarteMarte Cliff For real estate grammar, choose medium-well!

Read Marte Cliff's post and bookmark it! Keep 'em coming, Marte.





This month’s challenge…Thankful Thoughts: ActiveRain’s November Gratitude Challenge 🍁🙌✍️




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


November 7 - Creating Customized Graphics With AI
William Piotrowski 

November 14 - NAR
Roundtable Discussion

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

November 28 - When You Can't Avoid a Scammer - Can You Recognize One?
Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by: Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 



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 (25)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Well I see I missed a few posts! Thank you for your extensive list of posts..I'm off to read and comment!

Nov 05, 2023 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you for doing that Dorie Dillard Austin TX Enjoy them. 

Nov 05, 2023 01:22 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Did better than normal this week catching posts the first time around. That said, I still have room for improvement. Enjoy your day.

Nov 05, 2023 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin're busy so hope this helps. 

Nov 05, 2023 01:24 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 for adding ours to your great list Kathy, Although a few were missed, I was able to read quite a few good reads!

Nov 05, 2023 06:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I loved the story that you shared!!!  It's a reminder to us to seek out those who need some "people contact."

Nov 05, 2023 01:24 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

Kathy Streib it's time for me to buy a lottery ticket because I've made your weekly recap 2 weeks in a row - wow! Thank you for that and for taking the time be sure all these great posts are not missed each week...I'm off to read the ones I missed.

Nov 05, 2023 06:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets I hope you'll continue to share the always informative and fun posts with us. And give Whiskey a hug!!

Nov 05, 2023 01:25 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Lots of good articles here. I especially loved the one about ADUs...I think a huge trend that is here to stay.

Nov 05, 2023 06:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I loved them too. I love looking at the different designs. 

Nov 05, 2023 01:26 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,
I see you found a few I missed. Thanks for putting this list together.
I hope you and Larry have a great Sunday!

Nov 05, 2023 06:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Carol Williams watching the Texans now who managed to score a touchdown with less than 10 seconds on the clock. Bucs have 6 seconds to try to score. Two point game. And we don't have a kicker!!

Nov 05, 2023 01:27 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You have got me reading and commenting like crazy this morning now, thank you Kathy 🤪

Nov 05, 2023 08:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I hope you enjoy them!!!! MIssed you this week. 

Nov 05, 2023 01:28 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and great list once again and need to go back and catch 3 of them.  Hope you are ready for some football.


Nov 05, 2023 08:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will Hamm just finished watching the Texans beat the Bucs by two points!!!   C.J. Stroud is amazing. 

Nov 05, 2023 01:29 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks so much for the inclusion, Kathy. And thanks for the Sunday reading list! 

Nov 05, 2023 08:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Marte Cliff we need your posts!!!

Nov 05, 2023 01:30 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib 

I always like to peruse the posts before I comment.  I see a few that have piqued my interest, and I will head to them next.  Thank you.

BTW - Pacific Time is now 1 hour behind Arizona.  When I was traveling back and forth from California to AZ - In April and November, I would constantly be reminding myself what time zone I was in.  Haha

Nov 05, 2023 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I can't keep up. It is probably hard for those in AZ even if you don't observe DST trying to remember everyone else's time. 

Nov 05, 2023 01:31 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you so much for the mention Kathy Streib . I see I have a whole lot of reading to do today.

Nov 05, 2023 10:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Bob "RealMan" Timm enjoy reading the posts and let them know what you think. 

Nov 05, 2023 01:31 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 05, 2023 11:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Thank YOU. .And hello to Chef Dolores. 

Nov 05, 2023 01:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Another fantastic list of posts, Kathy. Will take a look later if I have the time. Mike is outside putting all the Halloween decorations up and will go help...supervise, that is! LOL

Nov 05, 2023 12:55 PM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! That has to be an all day job! LOL   At least you have room to store the decorations!!!  Will you put up the Christmas decorations next???

Nov 05, 2023 01:33 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

It has been and he just finished! The day after Thanksgiving, Christmas decorations will go up because we skip Black Friday shopping. 

Nov 05, 2023 02:52 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib As always, your posts are great! I will try my best to keep up with your amazing selections. You are the best!

Nov 05, 2023 01:34 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Hannah Williams Thank you for your very kind words. And, I hope  you enjoyed reading the posts. 

Nov 06, 2023 07:07 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you for always compiling these great posts for us. You are the best.

Nov 05, 2023 06:18 PM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald thank YOU!!! Hope you found some posts you enjoyed. 

Nov 06, 2023 07:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Nov 05, 2023 08:23 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat and thank you for the highlight in your group!!!

Nov 06, 2023 07:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Nov 05, 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  clearly i have a few more posts to read, thank you for being on top of the ones I missed, Endre

Nov 05, 2023 09:05 PM
Kathy Streib

Enjoy them Endre Barath, Jr. 

Nov 06, 2023 07:08 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a nice summary you put together each and every week!  I hope that you had a nice weekend!  College basketball season is upon us!!!

Nov 06, 2023 03:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Brian England just finished watching KU's first basketball game of the season.

Nov 06, 2023 07:09 PM
Brian England

My team plays Duke on Friday Kathy Streib so Debe Maxwell, CRS and Ray will be my enemies for the day, haha.

Nov 07, 2023 04:45 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Just getting to this now as we were in LA much of yesterday for a family birthday.  I think I only read 1 or 2 of these during the week. Thank you!


Nov 06, 2023 04:51 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS Hope this helps to get you caught up1!!

Nov 06, 2023 07:10 PM