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Posts Just For You - This Week at ActiveRain April 14 to April 20, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain April 14 to April 20, 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!


KarenApril 15:  Karen Schimpf   The Sounds of Silence……

Well done and well said. It’s a timely message. 



AlanApril 16: Alan May Falling Apart at Middle Age

Have you heard of this happening in your area???



MarteMarte Cliff 9 Words to Avoid on the Internet

It seems as if the world is becoming more restrictive thanks to AI.


PatriciaPatricia Kennedy Don't Be Stupid

While it would seem to be evident, this bears repeating.



NickNick Vandekar Why a buyer consultation is VITALLY important.

Well done, Nick!!!


CaraApril 17: Cara Marcelle Mancuso The Beauty of Empty Space

So much to consider in this post and perhaps some pondering moments from Michael Jacobs 


MichaelApril 18: Michael Elliott Do You Have Realtor Ears?

What's your opinion? Chime in!!!



PeterPeter Tamura So This Happens At the Final Walk Through

Share with Peter what you would have done!


Joseph Joseph Lorenzo Title Escrow Explained: A Hilarious Journey into Real Estate

I love Joseph's way of explaining this to us. He's done other posts in this series.


LauraApril 19: Laura Cerrano Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano Performs with Dan Strauss and Zigline in Harlem, NY

I knew Laura was talented but this too!!! I listened and loved it.


Michael J.April 20: Michael J Perry Will Buyer Agents Be Compensated?

I have a feeling this agent will not make this mistake again.



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 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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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... two for me today and not bad considering I'm not here all that much.



Apr 21, 2024 05:11 AM
Kathy Streib

That really is good Nina Hollander, Broker   I won't be in much today but will play catch up later.

Apr 21, 2024 06:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib I hope that means you have some fun plans for the day!

Apr 21, 2024 07:00 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I always look forward to checking out your weekly blog selections.

Apr 21, 2024 05:50 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto Thank you and see you on Tuesday. 

Apr 21, 2024 06:56 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There is no Noon Mass on Tuesday so I might be able to attend two zoom meetings in a row, haha.

Apr 21, 2024 05:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England would love that!!! I actually attended Mass today (a funeral Mass)

Apr 22, 2024 01:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Did well this past week and caught many of your selections the first time around. Is this a trend? We'll see. Thanks. Enjoy your day.

Apr 21, 2024 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin maybe you're able to multi-task...baby sit and read AR. 

Apr 22, 2024 01:55 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, Wasn't able to spend too much time in The Rain this week, but I did make sure to read all my regulars!

Apr 21, 2024 06:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I was on for about 5 minutes Sunday so I'm playing catch-up. 

Apr 22, 2024 01:56 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Great selection of posts to read as always but see I missed a few so off to read and comment!

Apr 21, 2024 06:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Hope you enjoyed reading the posts. Was out all day yesterday. 

Apr 22, 2024 01:57 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Your weekly posts afford me an opportunity to see something I most likely overlooked. Thanks for your efforts.

Apr 21, 2024 07:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 Thank YOU!!!! See you on Tuesday. 

Apr 22, 2024 01:58 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I enjoyed Peter's post. Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. Bill

Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.

Apr 21, 2024 08:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I thought it was interesting. I'll go back and see what the comments are. 

Apr 22, 2024 01:59 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thank You on this Sunday Kathy for your Sunday list to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!

Apr 21, 2024 08:03 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will Hamm Hope you had a wonderful weekend. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Apr 21, 2024 08:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Hi Roy. Hope you and Chef Dolores are doing well. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:01 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

Hi Kathy,
I love how we usually find different posts to feature. Thanks for another great round-up.

Apr 21, 2024 09:15 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Carol Williams Chat with you later. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:02 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Some great ones (as always) this week. I read (and commented on) quite a few.

Apr 21, 2024 09:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I'll try to find more for you next week. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:05 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday post! I did find a few I missed!

Apr 21, 2024 02:45 PM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti hope that you enjoyed them. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:06 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Another fantastic list of posts to read. Thanks for compiling them and will come back to take another look, Kathy!

Apr 21, 2024 04:15 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I'll bet you're busy working in Nerdin Gardens. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:06 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for another terrific reading list, Kathy. I read a number of these so catching up will be a cinch.


Apr 21, 2024 04:44 PM
Kathy Streib

Jeff Dowler, CRS I can't wait to see more on your Monarchs. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:06 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Kathy Streib these are very valuable list of posts just for you this week at ActiveRain.

Apr 21, 2024 08:24 PM
Kathy Streib

John Pusa thank you. I always appreciate your stopping by. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  what awesome selections the titles got my attention, clearly more reading for me to do:)Endre

Apr 21, 2024 10:43 PM
Kathy Streib

Endre Barath, Jr. the titles are what get my attention!!!! Hope you enjoyed reading them. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:30 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib You always have a wonderful selection I will try to catch up 

Apr 22, 2024 06:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Hannah Williams Hope to see you on Tuesday!!

Apr 22, 2024 02:31 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks for the inclusion, Kathy. And thanks for the good reading list! 

Apr 22, 2024 01:20 PM
Kathy Streib

Marte Cliff you are very welcome!!! Hope you enjoyed the posts you read. 

Apr 22, 2024 02:31 PM