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Posts Just For You - This Week at ActiveRain February 11 to February 17, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain February 11 to February 17, 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!


DougFebruary 12:  Doug Dawes    Monday’s Motivation

This was a great way to begin the week. My takeaway…happiness in not guaranteed, what is guaranteed is the freedom to choose it. 


RobertFebruary 14: Robert Siciliano YOU WILL Get Suckered By An AI-enabled DeepFake

We cannot be reminded too many times of the need to be cautious and skeptical when anywhere near the internet.


LiseLise Howe A Declutter Check List

This task can be overwhelming. Lise's list makes it easier. Ready to start?


NickNick Vandekar What is Love?

Cute, cleaver, and creative!!! Great post for Valentine's Day.



DickFebruary 15: Dick Betts Scam Alert for the Villages, Florida

This isn't just in the Villages! Be aware and make your buyers and sellers alert to this.


Greg Brown, Sales RepGreg Brown Lights, Camera, Property

What a fun post from Greg! Head over!



JoanneJoanne Vroom Is Virtual Staging Deceiving Buyers and Home Owners?

Interesting thoughts from Joanne. Hope you'll head to her post and chime in.


Ed Ed Silva Zoom Call 2.13.24 Getting Engagement In ActiveRain

We had a wonderful Zoom Call this week with everyone engaged in the topic!


CraigCraig Daniels YouTube Thursdays- Adding texts to Videos

Just in case you missed it, here is another of Craig's post worth bookmarking. Thank you, Craig Daniels for all you do.


DonnaFebruary 17: Donna Taylor Things you should know before moving to Mississippi

Please welcome Donna to ActiveRain and check out her first post here!!!! She chose a great local topic.


HannahFebruary 19: Hannah Williams Are You Building Relationships With Clients in Real Estate?

It's a valid question. Longevity in this business depends on relationships.



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 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 (19)

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

Good morning Kathy. Must say off to a good start this morning having read the first few selections the first time around and then faltered as I moved down the list. Thanks for your selections. Enjoy your day.

Feb 18, 2024 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wayne Martin No football and barely any college basketball today. Enjoy your day and plead don't stay away for long. 

Feb 18, 2024 12:36 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, Was away and did not have the chance to read any of your suggested posts. Got lots of catching up to do!

Feb 18, 2024 06:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hope you enjoyed your time away and that you enjoy the posts today. 

Feb 18, 2024 12:39 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Great selectins as always and see I missed it few! Off to read and comment on those I missed!

Feb 18, 2024 07:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX I'm looking forward to the 80 degree weather we're supposed to have this week. 

Feb 18, 2024 12:40 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I chuckled when I saw a stamp on my blog, and I was recalling someone mentioning a difficult time finding blogs to feature on this weekly post. Did you see what was at the bottom of the barrel?


Thank you for the recognition

Feb 18, 2024 07:26 AM
Kathy Streib

No so Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 I marked it to highlight as soon as I read it!!!! It was good!!!

Feb 18, 2024 12:52 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Kathy and a great list to share with us on this Sunday, I need to go back and catch a couple of these.


Feb 18, 2024 07:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm enjoy reading them!! Have a good Sunday. 

Feb 18, 2024 12:53 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have an outstanding week.

Feb 18, 2024 08:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley we're due for 80 degree temps later this week and I'm looking forward to it. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Feb 18, 2024 12:54 PM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Thank you for sharing another batch of great blogs!


Feb 18, 2024 09:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker you are very welcome. Hope you enjoy reading thenm. 

Feb 18, 2024 12:54 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

There's lots of good reading here, many of which I already saw. I will stop by Donna Taylor post to read and welcome her.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Feb 18, 2024 12:40 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

WOW! Another great list, Kathy and boy, you find some GREAT ones too! Thank you!

Just a reminder for you and Carol to submit your weekly posts to the "Highlights" group so the newbies can easily locate them one place!

Feb 18, 2024 12:57 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I missed a couple of you choices that have caught my interest.  Off to go read them.

Feb 18, 2024 01:18 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib Thank you so much I really appreciate your kindness in being Featured in Posts just for You 

Feb 18, 2024 03:46 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Kathy, I feel like them learning more than ever these days and that’s a great thing! Thank you for posting once again. :)

Feb 18, 2024 04:59 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks as always for bringing us some great reads!

Feb 18, 2024 08:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I was pleasantly surprised I actually got to read some before your post:)Endre

Feb 18, 2024 09:37 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that we follow a lot of the same people in the Rain since I always see familiar posts on your wrap-up post.  I hope that you had a fun weekend!

Feb 19, 2024 04:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post! I missed quite a few but am now all caught up. Enjoy your week!

Feb 19, 2024 04:46 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Thanks for your weekly recommendations.  You have a knack for picking some great ones.  Have a great week Kathy.

Feb 19, 2024 01:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your "This Week at ActiveRain" list, Kathy.  I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend.

Feb 20, 2024 03:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Feb 20, 2024 03:45 AM