Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain December 3 to December 9, 2023   

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain December 3 to December 9, 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!


SheriDecember 3:  Sheri Sperry   Silent Sunday-Sedona’s Thunder Mountain and a Waning Beaver Moon

As always, amazing photos from Sheri and some trivia that I’ll bet Wayne Martin may not know. 


Mark DonDecember 4: Mark Don McInnes Sandpoint Realty' Monday Motivation' December 4, 2023

We've all been there ourselves. Compassion and bravery come to mind.


KatKat Palmiotti 1920 Kalispell Ordinance: No Fun Allowed

I love following this series. The ordinances do make you wonder what were they thinking?!


Dana HollishDana Hollish Hill Thoughts on Black Friday 2023

Dana Hollish Hill's post rang true to me! What are your thoughts???? BTW- anyone remember shopping the day after Christmas for 50% off Christmas cards and wrapping paper?


EndreDecember 5: Endre Barath, Jr. Observations about progress and political correctness...

Loved Endre's post and the comments. See...we can learn something everyday. The rice is on my shopping list! Chime in on his post...what's your opinion?


KathyDecember 7: Kathy Showe Rewarding those that give...kindness ❤️

Love what Kathy shared with us. Proof that you can't judge a book by its cover. Also, kind acts make us want to express our gratitude!


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORDecember 9: Thomas J. Nelson Lost & Found: How to Recover a Missing Photo in AR

All you have to do is ask!!! Thomas asked for assistance in the Q&A and he got it!!! Better bookmark his may need it.




This month’s challenge… Acts of Kindness | Sharing Love & Joy This Holiday Season hosted by Kathleen Daniels and Paula MacDonald.

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

December 12 - Current Credit Overview: Part 2
William PiotrowskiJim Paulson & George Souto 

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

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 (25)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thank you for your list of people that are in your blog today.  Hope you are ready for some football today.

Dec 10, 2023 08:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm Texans didn't look good today and we have injuries. Watching the Chiefs now!!!

Dec 10, 2023 04:39 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello, Kathy Streib I read many of the posts this week!  I believe you commented on my comment on Endre's post.  

Thank you for highlighting the December Kindness Challenge.  That is very kind of you! 

Dec 10, 2023 08:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I did comment on your comment!!!   

Dec 10, 2023 04:40 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, Missed three from this past week, but have been extremely busy with holiday stuff!

Dec 10, 2023 09:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® That's pretty good!!! Baking starts this week. 

Dec 10, 2023 04:41 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 missed a lot while traveling this week. Thanks for the round-up of some of the week's best reads.

Dec 10, 2023 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams have fun when you get settled in!!! And enjoy your time in (hopefully) warmer weather. 

Dec 10, 2023 04:42 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 featuring this helpful fix Kathy Streib - we certainly had a team effort this week with great results!

Dec 10, 2023 09:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets That's exactly what this community is all about!!!

Dec 10, 2023 04:43 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Kat's post was a fun read, Kathy...No fun allowed...LOL! Off to read more of them on the featured list.

Dec 10, 2023 10:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! it's interesting reading about the rules, etc from not that long ago!!!

Dec 10, 2023 04:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Dec 10, 2023 01:08 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley Thank you!!! Hello to Chef Dolores and tell her I love the recipes she shares through you!!!

Dec 10, 2023 04:45 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm batting 50% this week Kathy Streib so now I'll catch the ones I missed. Thank you for the suggestions.

Dec 10, 2023 03:33 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm Hope that you enjoyed the ones you read!!!!

Dec 10, 2023 04:46 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You have some interesting selections to read. Thanks for your efforts, seems like there are just not enough hours lately.

Dec 10, 2023 04:44 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 a pleasant weekend.

Dec 10, 2023 04:51 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Dec 10, 2023 04:52 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy even during a busy time of the year like now, you still come up with worthy picks.

Dec 10, 2023 05:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Thanks for some terrific reading. I saw several of these so catching up will not be too challenging.


Dec 10, 2023 07:16 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Some excellent posts, Kathy! I've read several and have to say that my brother's got my attention - and got me riled up too! LOL Endre Barath, Jr. 

Dec 10, 2023 07:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  thank you for the feature I appreciate it, it has been a while since I had a feature:E)ndre

Dec 10, 2023 09:00 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  no wonder we are related:) Mothers or fathers  well you know, Endre

Dec 10, 2023 09:01 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

As they say, "My brotha from anotha motha!" 

Endre Barath, Jr. 

Dec 10, 2023 09:11 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Looks like I have read all but 2 of the posts you have featured and I won't be going back and reading the ones I missed, haha.

Dec 11, 2023 04:51 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi, Kathy Streib - Thank you so much for featuring my post about the Beaver Moon!  It is always such an honor. 

Dec 11, 2023 10:15 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib Wonderful choices as always - I seem to be having trouble commenting 

Dec 14, 2023 02:43 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Thanks for the shoutout on the Zoom calls! I appreciate it.

Dec 16, 2023 06:01 AM