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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain March 24 to March 30, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain March 24 to March 30, 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!


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORMarch 24: Thomas J. Nelson Whiskey's Wisdom: What's In Your Cup?

That dog is so smart! It sounds like a simple thought but let it soak in.


JoanJoan Cox To Catch a Smuggler

I've added this show to my Watch List on HULU!




DionneMarch 25:  Dionne Bass    Tear down the walls!

What a spot-on quote Dionne shared and wise words from her as well. 


Ed Ed Silva The ActiveRain Zoom Calls Are MIni Versions of Past Events

I love Ed's "RainUps and MeetCamps. I have no idea if a RainCamp is in the future, but until then why not the Zoom calls. And unlike an IRL RainCamp, with a Zoom Call you can wear (or not wear) what you want. Just ask Alan May!


WandaMarch 26: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Get Out of My House Diddly Squat

This is a hot topic and Wanda adds some good tips!


Lynn B. Friedman CRS  Lynn B. Friedman Anyone Want to Get Together in Washington D. C. Area April 2-6?

This is what it's all about, folks! Look at the comments! BTW...Text Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-617-6375 if you can make it!!!!


SharonMarch 27: Sharon Tara Wordless Wednesday...BUNNY I shrunk the KIDS

Words aren't my only source for Ah-ha moments. Sharon continues to outdo herself with her creative skills.

*****Mark your calendars and do not Miss THiS Tuesday's ZOOM Call****

DebeMarch 28: Debe Maxwell Uncovering the Truth Behind NAR'S Settlement: What the Media Got Wrong

Excellent post from Debe Maxwell, CRS I was so busy reading the posts and the comment, I forgot to comment on it!!!





Don’t forget this month’s challenge… March 2024 Challenge: ActiveRain Zoom Call Challenge hosted by Kat Palmiotti and Eileen Burns 954.483.3912



New to ActiveRain?  Be sure to read Getting Started on ActiveRain by Kat Palmiotti!



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

April 2nd -  Uncovering the Truth Behind NAR's Settlement: What the Media Got Wrong
Group Discussion

April 9th - Patricia Kennedy 
Down the Mushroom Rabbit Hole

April 16th - John DL Arendsen 
Cruising the World - Coming to you live from the sea

April 23rd - Dick Betts 
Who's Moving To The Villages / Golf Courses of The Villages 



Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting

11:00 a.m. Pacific  (AZ same as 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!


Craig Daniels  and his YouTube Thursdays

Craig Daniels and his YouTube Thursdays

Thank you for letting me do what I love to do...learn something new every day. 




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

Good morning Kathy. Not a wipeout but close, as is usual! Hope you and Larry have a great time with the 28 others in your small group get together. Enjoy your day.

Mar 31, 2024 05:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wayne Martin it is 9 pm and we finally put our feet up to rest. We had a wonderful Easter. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:09 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Looks like I have read most of these posts already and I am bummed that I am not able to participate in this month's challenge, haha.

Mar 31, 2024 05:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England Hope you had a very Happy Easter!!! You can do the next challenge!!

Mar 31, 2024 07:12 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

A Happy Easter to you. Enjoy your day.

Bill Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.



Mar 31, 2024 05:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley Hope that you and your family had a blessed Easter. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:25 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we must have been thinking alike this week, because I read most of your picks.

Mar 31, 2024 05:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi George Souto as they say, great minds think alike!  Hope you and your wife enjoyed your Easter brunch and that you had your Facetime call with your granddaughter. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:26 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, May this Easter bring you and Larry joy, laughter, and blessings. 

Mar 31, 2024 06:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Thank you for you Easter wishes. Hope you both enjoyed your day. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:27 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

These are some of my favorite bloggers. Great job as always Kathy...Happy Easter.

Mar 31, 2024 07:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Glad you like them!! And, thank you!!

Mar 31, 2024 07:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - Happy Easter to you and Larry.  If today's celebration is at or near your home, make sure extra care is taken when gathering eggs.  So many of us pay attention to those baby bluebird updates.  

Mar 31, 2024 07:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs Thank you for your concern about the baby bluebirds. Eggs were hidden out front!  And the children were given strict instructions (which they followed) to steer clear of the bluebird box when we did the confetti eggs. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:32 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

Happy Easter, Kathy.
Thanks for another fine round-up of blog posts from the week.

Mar 31, 2024 07:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Carol Williams Off to start another week of hunting. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:37 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thank you for sharing this list on this Easter with us.  Make it a great day

Mar 31, 2024 08:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm Hope your Easter dinner was a good one!!!  Happy Easter. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:38 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations. Have a great Easter and an outstanding week.

Mar 31, 2024 10:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores had a wonderful Easter. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:39 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Happy Easter Kathy, and thank you for including my post this week.   It is a very interesting show.

Mar 31, 2024 10:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Joan Cox I didn't have a chance to check the show out but now that Easter is over, I want to watch it. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:40 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Som good titles and I managed to read a couple as well. Thank you for the recognition and for your efforts.

Mar 31, 2024 12:07 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 hope you had a wonderful Easter!!! See you Tuesday. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:41 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Happy Easter, Kathy.

Thank you for a terrific reading list - I have a bit of work to do I see as I only read a couple of these this week.


Mar 31, 2024 04:59 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS Happy Easter to you!!!  Hope your day was a good one!!! Company left a few hours ago and I'm playing catch up!!!

Mar 31, 2024 07:45 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks, Kathy Streib 

We had a wonderful breakfast, a special church service, a delicious lunch, and a terrific dinner. No grandkids this year which was a disappointment! We'll see 2 of them next weekend!


Mar 31, 2024 09:24 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 so much for adding my post to your weekly list of Posts Just for You, Kathy. The horror stories are plentiful and the amount of squatter situations is increasing across the country. This needs to be curbed and the laws changed to protect the property owners!

Hope your day has been filled with laughs, good food and family fun!

Mar 31, 2024 05:54 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wanda- I remember reading about squatters when we were in South FL. We had about 30 today and I'm pooped. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:46 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Just wanted to stop in and wish you and Larry a very Happy Easter, share with us what you did, Endre

Mar 31, 2024 07:12 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for the wonderful Sunday post! I did miss a few.

Apr 01, 2024 06:03 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib, I am late for the party again. Please forgive me. See you on Tuesday 

Apr 01, 2024 01:29 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... just checking in on what you're reading and recommending these days! This is a terrific list. Trust you had a lovely Easter.

Apr 02, 2024 04:41 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

So happy to be included, Kathy. Thank you!

Apr 02, 2024 08:37 AM
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 week.

Apr 02, 2024 05:29 PM