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Posts Just For You - This Week at ActiveRain March 31 to April 6, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain March 31 to April 6, 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!


NickApril 1: Nick Vandekar Probably the Best April Fool's Day Joke

I'd never heard of this but it was funny!!!!! You've got to watch the video.


ChristopherChristopher Nelson Property Invations! How to Protect Your Property from Squatters

With the proliferation of squatters, Christopher offers some excellent tips!!! Stop by his post!



This is a Special Ah-ha moment that shows the power of the ActiveRain COMMUNITY...

Rob Dalton wrote a post asking for help with his YouTube channel. He got help from a separate post as well as in his comments! Take a look. 


RobApril 2: Rob Dalton Found Any Secrets to Get YouTube To Promote Your Videos?

Rob asked a question of the members here. Look in the comments to see how he was helped. And that's not all...

BenApril 3: Ben DeHaven I Made This Video for Rob in An Hour-Visit the Big Island!
And when asked, look what Ben provided!!! This is what the community is about.

SpencerApril 2: Spencer Rivers Calgary Real Estate Top Insights for Buyers & Sellers

Let's welcome Spencer Rivers to ActiveRain!!!!!


Michael J.April 3:  Michael J. Perry   What Is a Water Retention Basin?

We are used to water retention areas in Houston but if you’re not, Michael offers an excellent explanation. 


Mark DonApril 4: Mark Don McInnes Sandpoint Realty 'Thursday Thought' April 4 2024

There is a remarkable quote in the post that we would all do well to remember.


BuzzBuzz Mackintosh Navigating the NAR Settlement

There are many opinions on this. Buzz's explanation is well written and easy to read.


BobBob Elliot Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection

Well done! Buyers are told to have a home inspection but then what?!


DickDick Betts Increase the Chances of Finding Your Dream Home

Add value to your service like Dick has done!!! It's a great way to meet objections.


MonicaApril 5: Monica Hill Locking a House 101

How many reminders does it take to make sure Listed Homes are locked? At least one more!!!


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson Goal-Getting Glory: Anniversary Day Unveiled! The Big Trinity!

I have nothing but admiration for Thomas. And...congratulations to Thomas!!!!!!!


PatriciaPatricia Kennedy Waiting for Interest Rates to Go Down?

Pat offers a great answer if your buyers is waiting.

Margaret RomeMargaret Rome Where Am I?

How many map lovers are there??? This is a fun post from Margaret.


TammyApril 6: Tammy Lankford Personal property and real estate

It's always good seeing a post from Tammy. Everyone has a story about this, right!



Don’t forget this month’s challenge… April's ActiveRain Reconnection Rally - Bring Back the Spark!🌟 hosted by Debe Maxwell and Brad Andersohn. 



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 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 

April 30th - Brad Andersohn 
What Woke You Up Today?

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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Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


A very good selection today.  I always enjoy following Margarete, as I do you. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Sunday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 07, 2024 05:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi and Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley I hope you enjoyed reading them. 

Apr 07, 2024 10:54 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It's funny that the Carlsbad meetup that John DL Arendsen should be attending will be occurring as he is presenting from afar, haha.

Apr 07, 2024 05:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England the miracle of today's technology. 

Apr 07, 2024 10:55 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you did a lot of reading this week to come up with all of these very worth choices.

Apr 07, 2024 06:03 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I never know who I've bookmarked since I read all week. Hope you enjoyed them. 

Apr 07, 2024 10:59 AM
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

Didn't do that well last week Kathy, as it looks like I missed quite a few!

Apr 07, 2024 06:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Today's a great day to catch up. 

Apr 07, 2024 11:00 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Love the selections you chose for today. Many I have read but not the one from Rob Dalton and two others..off to read and comment! Thank you for your suggestions each week!

Apr 07, 2024 06:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX thank you for heading out to read them!!!  Have a great Sunday!!!

Apr 07, 2024 11:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I missed almost all of these! Thank you for your post and have a wonderful Sunday!


Apr 07, 2024 06:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kat Palmiotti It's off to a good start!!!  Checked on the birdhouses today. 

Apr 07, 2024 11:04 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. What a great selection today. As a result I have followed 3 members and had a morning of reading for the others I messed. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Apr 07, 2024 06:56 AM
Kathy Streib

love it Wayne Martin Hope you enjoyed the posts!!!  It's always fun finding new members to read. 

Apr 07, 2024 11:06 AM
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

Wow, Kathy Streib 
You were a busy girl this week. I missed several of these. Thanks for the roundup!
I hope you and Larry have a great Sunday.

Apr 07, 2024 07:23 AM
Kathy Streib

And YOU...,Happy Birthday Carol Williams 

Apr 07, 2024 11:06 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
I see lots of folks talking about the NAR settlement. This is crazy
Apr 07, 2024 08:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty it is and everyone has different opinions. 

Apr 07, 2024 11:06 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
I see lots of folks talking about the NAR settlement. This is crazy
Apr 07, 2024 09:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thank you for your Sunday list here in the Rain.  Hope UConn wins tonight, what do you think.


Apr 07, 2024 11:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I'd hoped that the game would be between Purdue and UConn. I don't know who will win. 

Apr 07, 2024 05:31 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some interesting titles and I found a couple of them on my own.  Thanks for your efforts.

Apr 07, 2024 06:09 PM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 we've had some very interesting posts this past week. 

Apr 08, 2024 05:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  wow there are a lot of post I missed time to catch up, Endre

Apr 07, 2024 10:00 PM
Kathy Streib

Endre Barath, Jr. you've been busy selling lots!!!!  

Apr 08, 2024 05:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your list of suggested posts.

Apr 08, 2024 08:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley Thank you. I hope that you and Chef Dolores are well. 

Apr 08, 2024 05:50 PM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Lakeland, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

Thanks for including my post in your list, Kathy! Have a great day. 

Apr 08, 2024 12:00 PM
Kathy Streib

Ben DeHaven you are very welcome!!! You did a nice thing!

Apr 08, 2024 05:51 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

I am away from AR a lot these days and I always enjoy your weekly summary of great blogs.  Thank you so much for always sharing!!

Apr 09, 2024 07:23 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

wonderful posts as always Kathy Streib  I was surprised at how many I have already read 

Apr 09, 2024 01:39 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Have been busy personally with family so clearly have not busy reading AR posts - I missed most of these including yours!


Apr 10, 2024 06:07 PM