Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 28 to February 3, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain January 28 to February 3, 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!


MarteJanuary 27:  Marte Cliff    One more reason why grammar matters

If you think it doesn’t, you need to read Marte’s post. 


PaddyJanuary 28: Paddy Deighan AI and AVs (Robotaxis)..What Is the Future?

So many questions about AI and driverless vehicles. Paddy shares some answers.


JoyceJanuary 29: Joyce Marsh What If We Didn't Share Everything On Social Media?

Great post from Joyce. What are your thoughts?


WandaJanuary 30: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin AR Etiquette: Be Mindful of What You Dish

Contrary to what you might think, being on social media or any platform does not give you anonymity. If you wouldn't behave tthat way face to face, then rein it in here.


CarolJanuary 30: Carol Williams January 2024 AI Challenge: The Balance of Resistance and Acceptance

Love this from Carol, and she's given me a nudge to try something I've wanted to do.


Bob "RealMan"February 1: Bob "RealMan"Timm Short Lived BUT Life Saving

What an amazing story!!! Thank goodness!!!


NickNick Vandekar February Challenge My 2024 Vision Board

I love Nick's vision board and he's going to have a very busy year!!! All this after his knee surgery!


CraigCraig Daniels YouTube Thursdays-Let's Begin to Edit!

Please give the app Craig Daniels suggested a try and let's all show how much we appreciate his efforts by editing a video and placing the link in the comment section of his post!



Mike McCannFebruary 2: Mike McCann Laptops...Love Them or Leave Them...Or Be Like Mike & Cuss It Daily

I have been known to have thoughts of tossing mine across the room but no...I don't. I get where Mike is coming from.


AlanAlan May Me and My Shadow

Want a good chuckle? You can count on one from Alan.



BrianBrian England Brian's Vision Board for 2024

Brian has a lot on his wish list for this year. What I love are his devotion to his family and his faith.


Ed February 3: Ed Silva My Golf Journey to Date, 2024 and Still Rolling

Read Ed's post to find out why Ed's wife deserves some kind of gold star!






Don’t forget this month’s challenge: February Challenge| Dream Boards: What's On Your Wish List?




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

February 6th Charlie Dresen 
Doing YouTube Videos

February 13th - TBA

February 20th - TBA

February 27th - Tom Hurley 
Inspection Overview



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 (19)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy Streib   I saw your image on the post and had to chuckle, Thanks for the recognition. As for the gold star, she got that when she said I do!

And thanks for the recognition.

Feb 04, 2024 05:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 you are very welcome!!!!

Feb 04, 2024 05:29 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, I read more than usual this week. I just missed a couple!

Feb 04, 2024 05:09 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I have been playing catch-up all week. 

Feb 04, 2024 05:29 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 Streib 
Another excellent round-up. Thanks so much for including my post! I'm glad it has given you a nudge.

Feb 04, 2024 05:22 AM
Kathy Streib

We'll see what happens! LOL Carol Williams 

Feb 04, 2024 05:30 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Kathy Streib - amazing how well I did this week, only missing a few. And surprisingly they are people I follow regularly. Go figure. Keep them coming. Enjoy your day.

Feb 04, 2024 05:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin it happens to me all of the time. Sometimes I'll see a post and tell myself I'll come back to it but things get in the way. 

Feb 04, 2024 05:31 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

What a great roundup of posts Kathy!  I've read a number of them and I agree, they totally deserve more views.  Look forward to reading Alan's chuckle post! Happy Sunday!

Feb 04, 2024 06:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Anna "Banana" Kruchten that is my give a shout out to posts and hopefully give them more exposure. 

Feb 04, 2024 05:31 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy ,

What a great selection of posts! I read all but two but am off to read and comment on those two! Sorry Houston lost yesterday but you still had a winner in your household!

Feb 04, 2024 06:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Thanks Dorie Dillard Austin TX I knew Houston didn't stand a chance in Allen Fieldhouse and when I heard that our coach was 0 and 7 there, I didn't even count on a win. 

Feb 04, 2024 05:32 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday list - I only missed one, which is a great thing!

Feb 04, 2024 06:39 AM
Kathy Streib

wow Kat Palmiotti that's amazing!!!

Feb 04, 2024 05:33 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Thank You for sharing all these great blogs with us here in the Rain,  Lucky I saw most of them catching up yesterday for the past week.


Feb 04, 2024 08:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm you've had a busy week!!! Have fun catching up. 

Feb 04, 2024 05:33 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Some great blog posts as always here. The one by Paddy was very interesting. 

Feb 04, 2024 09:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I don't know if you follow Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD but I think you'd enjoy his posts. 

Feb 04, 2024 05:34 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your list of suggested posts. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Feb 04, 2024 10:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I wish you the same. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Feb 04, 2024 05:34 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you are in for a busy month, of reads through blogs for you Sunday selections, and hosting an ActiveRain Challenge at the same time.

Feb 04, 2024 11:08 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I know!!!  Thankfully I do a lot of my reading while watching football and basketball. 

Feb 04, 2024 05:36 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

This is an awesome list of diverse posts...and I actually read most of them already. Thank you for doing this week after week!


Feb 04, 2024 01:17 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS Thank you. I appreciate your very kind words. 

Feb 04, 2024 05:37 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 featuring my online etiquette post, Kathy! It’s a shame that some choose to lead that way, often making it a habit to spout snarky comments or treat people in a demeaning way. Yes, I agree, reign it in!

Feb 04, 2024 06:17 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Thank you for seeing value in my post!!! I appreciate this!!!

Feb 04, 2024 09:32 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’ve been waiting on this one for a while but absence makes the heart grow fonder by the day, Kathy. :)

Feb 04, 2024 09:37 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  you are so good with these posts, now I have to catch up on a few I missed:)Endre

Feb 04, 2024 09:39 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I agree, and sometimes I can do the miraculous thing of it all you don’t expect to be featured at all, but you do OK and get your day in the sun..

Feb 04, 2024 09:40 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You always choose plenty of posts that deserve highlighting and I am extremely honored that you included mine this week as well, thank you!

Feb 05, 2024 03:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your This Week at ActiveRain list, Kathy.  I hope you have a good week.

Feb 05, 2024 09:47 AM