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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain February 18 to February 24, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain February 18 to February 24, 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!


PaulFebruary 19: Paul Slaybaugh Emotional Support Carnivore

As I commented on his post, it reminded me of The Twilight Zone meets Seinfeld. It's a fun read.


TomTom Hurley Home Inspection Checklists for Buyers and Sellers

Excellent checklist from Tom. There's an interesting suggestion that I'd not thought of!!


EileenEileen Burns Vision Challenged February 2024

I'm rooting for Eileen to get that RV or Fifth Wheel and that she hits as many states and ActiveRain MeetUps as she can. She is a master at networking!!!


Ed February 20: Ed Silva An ActiveRain Meet-Up in Florida

I love it when members meet-up with each other!!! This is just one of the perks of this community.


BethFebruary 21:  Beth Atalay    I’m Halfway There Because I Believe

I know Beth will succeed in seeing her dreams or wishes come true. She believes!!!


WandaFebruary 22: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Incompetence Is the True Crisis.~Albert Einstein

I couldn't agree more. There are many things that can be unlearned by many but incompetence is hard to work around.


JeffJeff Stevens Bad Apples Spoil The Whole Basket

Hard to believe but it did happen!!!



JoyceFebruary 23: Joyce Marsh Glitches, Goofs, and Gotchas: Embracing the Quirks of Modern Life

Very well said, Joyce. How we handle these speaks volumes about who we are.


MichaelMichael Elliot Home Sellers: Pay Close Attention to the Comps

Excellent points by Michael.


GeorgeGeorge Souto My Vision of 2024 and Beyond

What can I say! While reading George's post George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life kept popping into my mind.


Margaret RomeFebruary 24: Margaret Rome Four Most Expensive Words

Margaret hit the nail on the head with this one!!! I've even heard it said in one of my own homes!!!



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 27th - Tom Hurley 
Inspection Overview

March 5th - TBD

March 12th - John Henry, Florida Architect
Mediterranean Diet Hacks

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)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

An excellent selection of posts to read and I see I missed some and am off to read and comment! Thank you for taking the time each week to provide us some excellent posts to read!

Feb 25, 2024 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX Thank you and also want to thank you for commenting on those posts. 

Feb 25, 2024 05:49 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Well I must say in typical fashion I missed more than I caught this past week. Thanks for your Sunday post. Enjoy your day. 

Feb 25, 2024 05:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin That's why I'm doing this...to help you play catch up. 

Feb 25, 2024 05:49 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy it is an honor as always to make your picks for the week.  Also it is good to see that our ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting speaker, To Hurley, made your list as well.

Feb 25, 2024 06:08 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I can't wait for his presentation and I loved your vision board. 

Feb 25, 2024 06:10 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


A very good selection to share, enjoy your weekend. Bill

Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.

Feb 25, 2024 06:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Spring training games have begun!!! Go Astros. 

Feb 25, 2024 06:13 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, Had a busy week, so plan to play catch-up now!

Feb 25, 2024 06:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Hope this helps!!!

Feb 25, 2024 06:15 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you as always for your Sunday post! I definitely missed a few good posts but now I'm all caught up.

Feb 25, 2024 06:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kat Palmiotti very happy I could help!!!   

Feb 25, 2024 06:16 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Nice group of posts from some of my favorite bloggers. Thanks again Kathy.

Feb 25, 2024 06:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty you are very welcome!  I hope you enjoyed reading them. 

Feb 25, 2024 06:17 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thank you for your Sunday list to share with us here in the Rain.  Need to go back and catch a couple.


Feb 25, 2024 07:40 AM
Kathy Streib

HI Will Hamm I hope that you enjoyed them!!!

Feb 25, 2024 06:49 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

I look forward to your weekly recommendations and feel honored to be included this week. Thank you so much.

Feb 25, 2024 07:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Joyce Marsh you are very welcome!!!! 

Feb 25, 2024 06:50 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Kathy Streib, thank you for a great selection of posts. I am honored that you have selected one of mine, I appreciate it. Have a great Sunday!

Feb 25, 2024 08:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Beth Atalay I do hope that your vision board comes true. 

Feb 25, 2024 06:56 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Feb 25, 2024 08:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy= Hope you have a great week. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Feb 25, 2024 06:57 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 in your feature list, Kathy, am glad you thought it deserved more l👀ks. Happy Sunday!

Feb 25, 2024 01:00 PM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! there are days when I feel as if we're surrounded by incompetence. 

Feb 25, 2024 06:58 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another selection of interesting titles and even a surprise for me. Thank you for the considerations.

Feb 25, 2024 06:26 PM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 hope you enjoyed your surprise. 

Feb 26, 2024 06:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


As always you've shared a stellar list of posts, a number of which I actually already read. Not much time to read today - we were in LA for the Lunar New Year Celebration in Playa Vista (postponed from several weeks ago due to heavy rains in LA) to meet up with family and see our granddaughter's K-Pop dance performance - she and the other 4 members in her group were terrific! Had a great time.


Feb 25, 2024 07:49 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Sunday.  Hope you got a video of your granddaughter's performance!!!  I'm going to have to get on YouTube to see exactly what K-Pop is. I've heard of it but never watched it. 

Feb 26, 2024 06:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well there are a few I missed in all fairness I did see our friend George Souto  post, Endre

Feb 25, 2024 10:40 PM
Kathy Streib

Endre Barath, Jr. I've loved the posts from this month's challenge!!!

Feb 26, 2024 06:09 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I see a few this week that I missed and I may check them out.  I think I read the one from Tom Hurley yesterday.

Feb 26, 2024 03:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England he's speaking at the Zoom tomorrow!!!

Feb 26, 2024 06:09 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Another wonderful list of must-reads, Kathy! As always, thank you for putting this together - I know how time consuming this is! 

BTW, don't forget to add your weekly posts to Weekly Highlights in the Rain so, we can feature it each week there for the newbies...and hopefully the oldies too!

Feb 26, 2024 02:17 PM
Kathy Streib

Debe Maxwell, CRS I just looked and the gremlins must have hidden the groups I'd post to.I'll go back in. 

Feb 26, 2024 06:11 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 good week.

Feb 27, 2024 11:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Feb 27, 2024 11:25 AM