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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 14 to January 20, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 14 to January 20, 2024


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 a person. Or, it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!


DebeJanuary 14:  Debe Maxwell    Elevating Your Real Estate Game-Mastering Social Media Challenges

Social media has changed tremendously over the years but Debe offers some timeless tips. 


Mike McCannMike McCann My Very First Time-Maybe My Last?

What a fun and creative post from Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker . I know I could never do this!


Tim L.January 15: Tim L Ramey Positive Choices

Inspiring words from Tim. And yes, we do have choices.



Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson Debating the Love/Hate of AI Integration Into Real Estate

Well thought-out post from Thomas. You have to strike a balance. Love that he presented the pros and the cons.


Candice A.Candice Donofrio Conversation With a Seller About Costs of Doing Business

How many times have you had this conversation!!???


WillJanuary 17: Will Hamm Can you find your desk?

Interesting post from Will. Share with Will tips you might have.


DorieDorie Dillard Legacy of Gratitude: A Timeless Thank You Note from Geno

This will bring a smile to your face.


WandaJanuary 18: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin The Scope of Our Control Can Be Empowering

Try this exercise!!!! Really...give it a try!!!


DeniseJanuary 19: Denise Lones Don't Let This Challenge Derail Your 2024

If you're not investing in this, you're going to miss out in 2024.


AlanAlan May The rumours of my death are greatly exaggerated.

Only Alan! But also a good lesson to learn.



RobertJanuary 20: Robert Siciliano Think Twice Before You Take a Fun-Looking Online Quiz

There was a new one out just this week. It looks harmless but once you play, they'll have all the info they need!!!






Don’t forget this month’s challenge hosted by Carol Williams and Margaret Rome:

January 2024 Challenge: AI -Love It Or Hate It





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

January 23rd - Roundtable - Let's Talk NAR

January 30th - TBA



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 (18)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. It may be the cold weather but not a bad week for me. Time will tell. It is supposed to get warmer here someday. Enjoy your day.

Jan 21, 2024 05:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin we're going to have warmer weather with a lot of rain. 

Jan 21, 2024 04:31 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,
Another great round-up, as always. Any fun plans for the day?

Jan 21, 2024 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Carol Williams 2 pro games and making soup for my friend who has hip surgery tomorrow. 

Jan 21, 2024 04:32 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you are consistent in make great blog choices every week.

Jan 21, 2024 06:10 AM
Kathy Streib

Awww, Thank you George Souto 

Jan 21, 2024 04:32 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday post -  I missed quite a few!

Jan 21, 2024 06:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti were you out playing in the snow!?

Jan 21, 2024 04:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti

I was indeed Kathy Streib !

Jan 21, 2024 06:35 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Thank You for including my blog in your Sunday list.  Sure Larry wants Chiefs tonight


Jan 21, 2024 06:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will Hamm Watching them now and they're behind by 4. 

Jan 21, 2024 04:34 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 Thank you for the feature - high honors to be on your Sunday List!
San Francisco 49ers 12" Logo State Sign

Jan 21, 2024 07:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets going up against the Lions. Good luck!!!   Terry Bradshaw loves Purdy!!!

Jan 21, 2024 04:36 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Thanks again for your efforts, although for the time I spend her lately, it's getting spooky.

I had read most of Carol Williams offering yesterday and I had also read more than half of yours.

Jan 21, 2024 08:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 good going!!!  One thing I've found is that the challenges bring out a lot of interesting posts. 

Jan 21, 2024 04:37 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, Your great suggestions are always apprecated. Enjoy today's games!

Jan 21, 2024 08:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Appreciate that you always stop by. 

Jan 21, 2024 04:38 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your recommendations.

Have an outstanding week.

Jan 21, 2024 08:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley Hope the weather is warming up for you!!!

Jan 21, 2024 04:39 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 for including my post among these other great ones, Kathy. Much appreciated and Happy Sunday to you and Larry!

Jan 21, 2024 10:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I am always happy to highlight your post!!!!! I'll bet you and Mike are counting the days until you can start Nerdin Gardens. I know I am!!!

Jan 21, 2024 04:41 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Thank you so much for the inclusion, Kathy! I'm honored. I definitely have some reading to do!! 

Happy Sunday!

Jan 21, 2024 10:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS I loved the post!!!! 

Jan 21, 2024 04:41 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Another terrific list of reading for the week, and lots of topic diversity!

Thank you!


Jan 21, 2024 05:22 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is very much a cool vibe especially with that first photo. And it leaves you into all the great continent very very well!

Jan 21, 2024 06:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great selections and some I do not follow for various reasons, need to check them out, Endre

Jan 21, 2024 11:27 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Lots of good posts every week in the Rain and you do such a great job with your highlights!

Jan 22, 2024 04:25 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you, Cathy. Hope you are warm and well down in H-town.

Jan 22, 2024 09:45 AM
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 good week.

Jan 23, 2024 09:38 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Hi Kathy, thanks for sharing these recommendations,I always enjoy reviewing them each week. 

Jan 24, 2024 05:56 AM