Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain November 5 to November 11, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain November 5 to November 11, 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!


Gwen Fowler   SC Lakes &November 5: Gwen Fowler I Need to Brag

As we say in Texas, it's not bragging if it's true. Stop by and read Gwen's inspiring story.


AlanAlan May Leaving & Waving

You're going to smile when you read this one. Makes you want to grab your camera.


ElyseNovember 6: Elyse Berman   Pet-Friendly Properties: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Home

Elyse’s tips are excellent for finding the right home for you and your pets. 


Candice A.November 7: Candice A. Donofrio Sometimes the Devil's in ONE Detail 👿

Check and recheck!!!


KatKat Palmiotti 1919 Kalispell Ordinance: Alcohol

If you haven't read this one or the other of Kat Palmiotti's Ordinance posts, get started now!!! Time do change and then again, they don't.


Liz and BillLiz and Bill Spear Ask An Ambassador: How Can You Succeed As A Dual Career Agent?

I thought this was worth a second viewing. Open your mind! It can work if you want it to. Not everyone has the luxury of quitting their job and jumping into real estate. Read the comments as well.


TobyNovember 8: Toby Barnett Meet America's most unique real estate agents-AI style

This is fun!!! Hope you'll stop by and take a look!!!


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin Rather than Adapt...Elevate!

Be the one who brings the sunshine with you!



Andrea Andrea Bedard The value of buyer's agent: more than opening doors.

Wonderful explanation from Andrea. It's amazing how many people think buyer's agents just unlock doors!



RobertNovember 9: Robert Siciliano Are You a Hard Target for Cyber Criminals? You Must Be!

Take Robert's advice and make yourself a hard target.


JeffJeff Dowler Grateful for Vacation and Lessons Learned

What a wonderful message for all of us about the importance of this thing called "vacation" that we often put off.


CarolNovember 10: Carol Williams Reflections on Faith Beyond Circumstance

Carol's inspiring post shows that a life without faith is a harder life to bear.


fayeFaye Schubert Breaking the Silence: Vietnam Vet Stories

Excellent post. Ignorance is not's ignorance.





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 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 (27)

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

Good morning, Kathy... for a minute I thought today would be a "bust." And then I read down your list and counted seven that I'd already read! I feel so much better! :)

Nov 12, 2023 07:28 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I start searching for the posts today, so by the end of the week, it's a bit of a surprise to me what posts I've bookmarked. 

Nov 12, 2023 12:04 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.
Wow, lots of good stuff again this week. I am honored to be part of your list. Thank you.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Nov 12, 2023 07:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I'm not sure where my Faithometer is, but I have always admired anyone who possesses your kind of faith. 

Nov 12, 2023 12:05 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Kathy and thank you for your Sunday list,  I miss a few of these so will go back to them.  Have a good day.


Nov 12, 2023 08:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm family will be over later otherwise I was planning on making your chicken recipe you shared recently. 

Nov 12, 2023 12:06 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, What an excellent array of posts to peruse and explore, and some that I overlooked.
Nov 12, 2023 09:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I hope you have fun reading some of the posts today. Loved your gratitude post today. 

Nov 12, 2023 12:07 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  I have read several of these. There are one or two that should have been featured by the fairies, but what can I say? Great job in scouting this week.

Nov 12, 2023 09:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams you never know what posts will be featured which is why Carol Williams and I enjoy doing this. 

Nov 12, 2023 12:08 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib, That is why I always enjoy reading both of your posts - You guys are the BEST!

Nov 12, 2023 02:06 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We were on the same wavelength this week as I read some as well before this post. Now to go back and agree on some others.

Nov 12, 2023 09:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 hope you enjoy reading them. 

Nov 12, 2023 12:09 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Fortunately I read some of these so catching up will not be to challenge.

Thanks for including my post, too - I'm flattered.


Nov 12, 2023 11:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeff Dowler, CRS you are very welcome!!!!  It's important not to put things off and I know that many agents (and others who work hard) tend to do that. 

Nov 12, 2023 12:11 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations. 

Have a great day and outstanding week.

Nov 12, 2023 12:53 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy, 

I already see some posts I missed and want to see.  Thanks for the features.

Nov 12, 2023 03:02 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I am so impressed how you go take the time and effort to read and select some of them to your weekly highlighting. Kudos to you for doing this week after week, Endre

Nov 12, 2023 03:21 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Posts Just for You list, Kathy.  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

Nov 12, 2023 04:30 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Nov 12, 2023 04:31 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Always, always, excellent posts for us to catch up after a busy week. Thank you.

Nov 12, 2023 05:44 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Always, always, excellent posts for us to catch up after a busy week. Thank you.

Nov 12, 2023 05:44 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Being on the same wave length is part of what makes these posts so great in general, and yet so specific in other ways.

Nov 12, 2023 09:13 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you so much for including my post! And now I'm off to read a few I missed. Enjoy your day!

Nov 13, 2023 03:27 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Lots of great posts to choose from each and every week.  Looks like I have already read the ones I was most interested in, haha.

Nov 13, 2023 04:46 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

With the time change, AZ is now one hour later than Pacific time.

Nov 13, 2023 05:41 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I'm always honored when you include one of my posts, Kathy! Thank you!! 

Nov 13, 2023 07:41 AM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Kathy, thanks for a great round of posts.

Nov 15, 2023 06:13 AM