Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain February 4 to February 10, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain February 4 to February 10, 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!


Candice A.February 4: Candice A. Donofrio   Listing Commercial Real Estate is Different From Residential

If you don’t know, Candice’s post will fill you in!!! It’s a different ball game!  


JuneFebruary 5: June Piper-Brandon The Message Is In the Quilt-A Journey On the Underground Railroad

What an interesting topic and congrats to June for being asked to speak at the Pikesville Senior Center.


DickDick Betts The Art of Virtual Staging

Be sure to watch the video!



AuraAura Alex February Challenge: A Living Dream Board-Dreams Unfolding in My Retirement

Aura is living her dream board! You can be retired and still have a dream!!!


Mike Mike Cooper Throw Them a Lifeline

I learned a lot from Mike's post as well as the comments that were made. Does your brokerage have this?


Margaret RomeMargaret Rome Vision/Dream Board the Rome Way

If anyone has followed their dreams, it would be Margaret. As usual, Margaret encourages us to follow ours!!! Read on!



DorieFebruary 6: Dorie Dillard Embracing the Power of Staging in My New Listing in Canyon Creek

If you've ever seen Dorie's listing, then you'll know that she is a firm believer using staging to enhance her properties!!!


RockyRocky Dickerson They Will Never Know

How many of you can relate to this??!! The Frasier fact blew my mind.


CarolFebruary 8: Carol Williams Crockpot Chicken & Rice Casserole: An AI Experiment

What an interesting experiment by Carol! What do you think?? I may give it a try this week.


Bill Bill Salvatore Raise your hand if you watched this Ed Sullivan Show February 9, 1964

This was a fun post for me that took me down memory lane. Do you remember this??


MonicaMonica Hill The Science of Architecture...or...How to balance Your Home

Welcome back Monica. I had no idea what this was so glad Monica shared it. Also appreciate Laura Cerrano sharing wbhat she knows!!!


MarteMarte Cliff A picky grammar problem

We could use a grammar post from Marte every day...or at least once a week. Less is not always more.


JoyceJoyce Marsh Curating an Eclectic Interior with Vintage Flair

Eclectic is my middle name. I'm all about this look.




Don’t forget this month’s challenge… 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 13th - Open Discussion

February 20th - Charlie Dresen 
More on YouTube Video Production

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 (21)

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, This week my readings were slightly lower than usual Kathy. There are a couple of members that I'm not familiar with at all, so good to catch up with them.

Feb 11, 2024 05:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it's fun for me to highlight members we who may be new to us. 

Feb 11, 2024 05:27 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,
What an interesting list of posts. I must have been out golfing and missed more than I thought this week. Thanks, as always, for putting this together for us each week.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Feb 11, 2024 05:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I hope you were out golfing!!!! (and having fun!)

Feb 11, 2024 05:27 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. What a great morning. I actually read more than I missed this week. So feeling lucky, I am keeping my Super Bowl pick to myself, ha, ha! Enjoy the game.

Feb 11, 2024 05:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin   we have a Jayhawk flag on one side of our front yard and a Chiefs flag on the other side. So far the Chiefs look awful. They're playing a sloppy game...dumb penalities.  

Feb 11, 2024 05:29 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent list for today - I did miss a few!

Feb 11, 2024 06:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti I'm watching the halftime at the Super Bowl halftime now and trying to get some reading in. 

Feb 11, 2024 05:30 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 so much for featuring my post! I'm honored.🥰 I see I read most but not all your picks so off to read and comment. Looking for an exciting Super Bowl game later this afternoon!

Feb 11, 2024 06:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Loved your post and was happy to highlight it. So far the game is just ok. Watching Usher now. 

Feb 11, 2024 05:31 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Great group of posts as always. It is amazing to see a Beatles related post 60 years later.  :)

Feb 11, 2024 07:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty when you think about it, it really is. And yet the Beatles are still relevant. 

Feb 11, 2024 05:32 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A good cross section of posts this week. Thanks for your efforts.

Feb 11, 2024 07:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Ed Silva, 203-206-0754  I try to include a variety but it doesn't always work out that way. 

Feb 11, 2024 05:35 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

Wow! Big list this week Kathy Streib - thank you as always. Off to catch up on what I missed!

Feb 11, 2024 08:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets Hope you enjoyed the ones you missed and please give Whiskey a hug!!!

Feb 11, 2024 06:00 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thank you for sharing your Sunday list with us this morning.  Still have to make 7 layer dip this morning.


Feb 11, 2024 08:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I got off easy! My niece's husband made hamburgers with a special sauce and we had them for dinner. 

Feb 11, 2024 06:01 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hello, Kathy.

Thank you for including my post on your list.

Thank you for your tireless effort and I genuienly admire your love of what you do. 

Feb 11, 2024 09:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Aura Alex thank YOU!!!  I appreciate your very kind words. 

Feb 11, 2024 06:01 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

Thank you so much for featuring my post, I am so honored to be included! You do a remarkable job finding the golden nuggets each week. We all appreciate the time and effort that goes into this every week. Again, many thanks

Feb 11, 2024 09:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Joyce Marsh always happy to highlight your posts!!! Thank you for your kind words. 

Feb 11, 2024 06:02 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Thanks for the feature!!  I had such a good time making samples for the presentation and the feedback since then has been fantastic.

Feb 11, 2024 10:45 AM
Kathy Streib

June Piper-Brandon i remember watching my mother make a quilt. It was her first one and it took her forever. 

Feb 11, 2024 06:03 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I did pretty good this week.  The same blogs must have stood out to us.

Feb 11, 2024 10:52 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto great minds think alike..right?!  

Feb 11, 2024 06:03 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Feb 11, 2024 11:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley Hope you have a good week ahead. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Feb 11, 2024 06:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your This Week at ActiveRain list, Kathy.  I hope you are having a pleasant Super Bowl Sunday.

Feb 11, 2024 04:45 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you, I was having a good weekend until the game started. My Cheifs need to do something. 

Feb 11, 2024 06:11 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Feb 11, 2024 04:46 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Feb 11, 2024 06:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  always love this post of yours weekly, some I missed by accident others I do not follow so I missed on purpose:)Endre

Feb 11, 2024 09:15 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There’s so many options, here, again Kathy and I love it! I always love having a lot of things choose from, and learn from as far as the blog posts go for years and years now. :).

Feb 11, 2024 11:34 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Lots of great reading here for the past week, Kathy.

Bet you had a great day yesterday!


Feb 12, 2024 04:24 PM
Matthew O'Hare
Osterville, MA

Thanks for the roundup.  Sometimes the shear volume of posts can be daunting.

Feb 14, 2024 06:36 AM