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Posts Just For You - This Week at ActiveRain April 7 to April 13, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain April 7 to April 13, 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, REALTORApril 7: Thomas J Nelson    Whiskey’s Wisdom: Be the Bison

I did not know this about bison but it’s a good lesson for us. 


Laura S.April 8: Laura Baker A Visit Back Home

It's been a while but members are always welcomed back!!! Say hello to Laura S. Baker and let's encourage her to share a few posts with us!!! (and attend a Zoom call)


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin Real or AI Generated

With the increasing use of AI generated posts and photos, how do we know what's real.


EndreEndre Barath, Jr Monday Motivation: How to inspire the "non-speaker"

We all know some who prefer to stay quiet . Of course, it's their choice. Take a look at Endre's suggestions.


Liz and BillApril 9: Liz & Bill Spear Ask an Ambassador: Newbies Don't Know

Bill's post was featured but in case you missed, this is a must-read whether or not you're a newbie.


Mike Mike Cooper Offer the Gift That is Priceless

You'll enjoy this post!!!! Be sure to stop by.


Mike McCannMike McCann Coffee Shop Contemplation or How to Talk With High School Students

Mike asked an interesting question. Head to his post and share your answers.


DickApril 12: Dick Betts Hide a Key. You Might Need It!!

I cannot tell you how many times we helped out a friend who used their opener as a "key." When the power went out, they had no way of getting in. And, I too have been locked out of a few of our houses.


MarteMarte Cliff In marketing, use a simple vocabulary.

Listen to what Marte says. It's even more important because many are using AI to write their posts. Your readers want to read YOU.


NickApril 12: Nick Vandekar How will I pay my buyer agent, I've barely enough for a down payment?

You may have already received questions like this. Nick has some excellent answers.


Margaret RomeApril 13: Margaret Rome Twelve Observations Related to Real Estate

I can see you shaking your heads in agreement. Head to her post and share what you think.


BrandonBrandon Jordan AI banned on ActiveRain???

Don't let the title scare you or throw you off. I hope you'll read Brandon Jordan's post and share your thoughts.


Greg Brown, Sales RepGreg Brown Why I Do, What I Do...

I can't think of a better reason!!!!





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 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

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

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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Looks like I have read the posts that I wanted to read already, haha.  I am also hoping to be able to pop into the zoom meeting, but it will likely be towards the end.

Apr 14, 2024 05:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, even if only for a short while. 

Apr 14, 2024 01:41 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Wonderful selections this week Kathy.  I did re-post a couple of these during the week.  Loved Dick's blog on the hide a key.  Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 14, 2024 05:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you Bill. I've locked myself out of our homes enough times to make sure there's a spare somewhere. 

Apr 14, 2024 01:42 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I read a number of these, but missed a couple that caught my attention.

Apr 14, 2024 05:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi George Souto hope that you enjoyed the ones you read. 

Apr 14, 2024 01:44 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Nice group of posts as always. I am not even sure how I missed so many of them!

Apr 14, 2024 05:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty you were busy selling houses!!!! 

Apr 14, 2024 01:45 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... believe it or not... I actually read four of your suggestions! Happy Sunday!

Apr 14, 2024 05:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker wow that's good. I know how busy you are!!!  Hope you liked the posts. 

Apr 14, 2024 01:46 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Hope we do get Laura back in the family with us again.  She is a good one.


Apr 14, 2024 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Me too Will Hamm Even if she pops in on occasion. 

Apr 14, 2024 01:47 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. A usually good week for me having caught many of your choices the first time around. Unlikely to get this lucky again anytime soon. Enjoy your day.

Apr 14, 2024 06:09 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I can't imagine the energy it takes to babysit like you and your wife do!!!  

Apr 14, 2024 01:48 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Another great selection of posts this Sunday morning you have featured. I've read many of them but see there are a few I missed! Off to read and comment!

Apr 14, 2024 06:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX enjoy them!!! Hope you're doing something fun today. 

Apr 14, 2024 01:49 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

Another week of great choices from you Kathy. You provided some terrific recommendations!

Apr 14, 2024 06:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Thank you!!! I appreciate it. 

Apr 14, 2024 01:49 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

Good morning, Kathy.
You've compiled another excellent round-up of posts from last week.
Happy Sunday to you and Larry.

Apr 14, 2024 06:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Carol Williams  Happy Sunday to you as well, and I hope some of your weekend included golf. 

Apr 14, 2024 01:50 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post! As always, I missed a few!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Apr 14, 2024 06:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kat Palmiotti Thank you!!! I always appreciate your stopping by. 

Apr 14, 2024 01:52 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding week.

Apr 14, 2024 08:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Thank you. Please tell Chef Dolores Hello!!

Apr 14, 2024 01:53 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

I see I missed a few, so I need to get to work. Thanks for always doing this Kathy Streib and please know Whiskey is quite honored.

Apr 14, 2024 08:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets enjoy the posts you read and please give Whsikey a hug for me. 

Apr 14, 2024 02:05 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nuce list of posts and I must have been in a parallel realm as I missed most of them.

Apr 14, 2024 08:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 kind of like the Twilight Zone!!!  

Apr 14, 2024 02:05 PM
Brandon Jordan
ERA American Real Estate - Crestview, FL

Thank you for the feature this week, glad to share a lightbulb moment with you in a topic AR can hopefully find some new tools to address. 

Apr 14, 2024 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Brandon Jordan like many inventions and discoveries, I worry that AI has taken off before we have a handle on it. 

Apr 14, 2024 02:06 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  I have read a few of these . Try to read what I missed . Great job as always 

Apr 14, 2024 11:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams thought of you the other day when we went to The Dollar Store. 

Apr 14, 2024 02:07 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Wow, what a dynamic list of posts, Kathy! Thanks again for including mine in your weekly series in Posts Just For You.

Apr 14, 2024 03:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  thank you for your feature, I am honored and grateful, Endre

Apr 14, 2024 10:52 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Love love love this post! Thank you for putting all that together in a single convenient blog post. It's like a feature board in and of itself!! ;-) Love it.

Now I have to set some time aside to read all those posts!!!  

Thank you for also sharing the end-of-the-month Zoom call too, it's what wakes me up today and everyday!   lol~:-))

Apr 15, 2024 10:13 AM