Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain November 26 to December 2, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain November 26 to December 2, 2023


Every day there is something to learn here at ActiveRain.  With this series, I highlight posts that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, a post 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!


DianaNovember 27: Diana Dahlberg    How to Express Gratitude During Thanksgiving

I love Diana’s post and let’s not stop with Thanksgiving. Let’s work on it one day at a time until we’re doing it every day. 


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin   No. 4 - 🎵Cuz I am a follow-back girl...🎶 | November Grateful Challenge

Take heed!!! Cute way to get her point across.


PeterNovember 28: Peter den Boer I Am Your "Listening" Agent

No, that is not a typo. Are you listening or merely listing?


CarolCarol Williams Gratitude Galore: More of Life's Blessings (Part 4)

The list Carol made reminded me to take the time to actively think about what it is I'm grateful for.


MikeMike Tolj AI In Commercial Real Estate: What You Need to Know

Many of us are still trying to grasp AI and what it is and what it can and cannot do. Interesting post!!!!


DorieNovember 29: Dorie Dillard 2023 Word of the Year: Embracing Authenticity

Thought provoking word of the year! Read the comments as well.


Dr. PaulaDr. Paula McDonald An Endorphin Boost for a Smile

If the video doesn't make you smile, laugh and want to jump up and down free of restraints...I don't know what will.


MarteNovember 30: Marte Cliff Writing advice from Mark Twain

I for one will try this! What, you ask? Read his quote!



MikeDecember 1: Mike McCann Coffee Shop Cogitations! What is the Real Meaning of Pondering?

Grab your Thesaurus for this fun post!!!


Philip A.Philip A. Raices We won't be taking anything with us except our soul and memories.

What a wonderful reminder of what's important.


Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida (Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp)Diana Zaccaro This is not really a question, more like a request

Please take a few minutes to read Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate's request and scroll down to read Susan Emo's comment. We have a dear member who needs our prayers.


Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZJeff Masich Dear Client: Some Things GOTTA GO Before Listing Your Home

We've all seen this! Take a look at the list and see what you migth add.


Kathleen Daniels, ProbateDecember 2: Kathleen Daniels Acts of Kindness |Tunnel to Towers Foundation

There are many organizations that need our help but this one is near and dear to many. It doesn't take much to help and as Kathleen points out 95% of the donations go directly to the programs.






This month’s challenge… Acts of Kindness | Sharing Love & Joy This Holiday Season hosted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist and Dr. Paula McDonald .

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

December 5 - Current Credit Overview
William Piotrowski and Jim Paulson

December 12 - TBD

December 19 - Business Planning & Time Management
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School 

December 26 - TBD







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!




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

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Comments (21)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I only read a few of these this week so I have a little reading to do.

Dec 03, 2023 06:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi George- I know you've been busy!!! Hope you enjoyed reading them. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:17 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mornin Kathy. Great selections as usual. As for me it is an unusual day as I read more than I missed the first time around.. Enjoy your day.

Dec 03, 2023 06:45 AM
Kathy Streib

wow Wayne Martin that's good considering your Grandpa duties. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:18 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 for including one of my posts. Very appreciative! I see I missed a few so off to read and comment. How about those Longhorns and their win yesterday! They were on fire!

Dec 03, 2023 07:03 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX They're going to the Sugar Bowl!!!  Go Longhorns!

Dec 03, 2023 05:19 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I did get a chance to read a couple of your suggestions and now will read a few more. Thanks for your efforts.

Dec 03, 2023 07:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 Hope that you enjoyed reading the ones you missed. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:21 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, Because of your post this morning, I was able to catch some that I missed this week!

Dec 03, 2023 07:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I was very happy to help!

Dec 03, 2023 05:21 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 🎵 Follow Back post 🎶 in your weekly feature list, Kathy. It'd be wonderful if everyone practiced reciprocity here, there and everywhere!

Dec 03, 2023 07:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! never-ending battle!  But we have to try!

Dec 03, 2023 05:24 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

A stellar list this morning, Kathy. I'd managed to have read seven of your suggestions. Will catch up on the others in a bit.

Dec 03, 2023 07:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I loved seeing your Christmas trees!!!!!

Dec 03, 2023 05:24 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib 

Thank You Christmas

Dec 04, 2023 04:23 AM
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.
Thanks for putting together another great round-up!

Dec 03, 2023 07:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams you are very welcome!!!!  Safe travels. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:24 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Wow Kathy, a bunch of good ones to read this week. Nice post as always.

Dec 03, 2023 07:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I know you're busy preparing for you holiday guests. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:25 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Kathy Streib - thank you again for the Feature in your weekly post.  I appreciate it as it helps get the word out about  

Dec 03, 2023 07:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist You are very welcome. It is one organization I'd gladly support. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:26 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and I have a lot of catching up on some of these past blogs for the last week.   Go Broncos

Dec 03, 2023 09:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm Watching the game now. Larry has his Chiefs shirt on!!! 

Dec 03, 2023 05:26 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Lots of great posts Kathy, some of which I've enjoyed and appreciated already.  And a few other titles caught my attention so I'm off to explore.  Happy Sunday!

Dec 03, 2023 09:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna "Banana" Kruchten don't overdo it!!!!! Hope you enjoy the posts. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:27 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Kathy Streib is there such a thing a s 'over do it"!!!  No!  Not when it comes to Christmas!

Dec 04, 2023 10:10 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Hi Kathy, thanks for featuring my question about Susan Emo and all that she and her husband are going through. She needs our support now more than ever.


Dec 03, 2023 11:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate I am thankful that you shared that information with us. I had no idea!!!!

Dec 03, 2023 05:28 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations. 

Have an outstanding week.

Dec 03, 2023 11:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Thank YOU!!! And please tell Chef Dolores hello. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:28 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Another week of great choices to check out.  Thank you. 

Dec 03, 2023 04:22 PM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Thank you!!!  Hope that you enjoy reading them. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:29 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 had a pleasant weekend.

Dec 03, 2023 06:53 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Dec 03, 2023 06:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow I missed out on many of your selections, let me see if I can catch up, Endre

Dec 03, 2023 10:36 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always see plenty of familiar faces from the posts you highlight each and every week.

Dec 04, 2023 04:08 AM
Mike Tolj
Tolj Commercial Real Estate - Los Angeles, CA
Commercial Real Estate Without the Stress!

Kathy, a million thanks for your kindness, generosity, and recommendations!

Dec 05, 2023 02:55 PM