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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain April 28 to May 4, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain April 28 to May 4, 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!


MelanieApril 29:  Melanie Bocock    Monday Reminder: Don’t neglect Google My Business

Let’s welcome Melanie to ActiveRain. If you have a Google My Business page, you’ll want to read this!!!


LeanneLeanne Smith Motivational Monday-Goodness Is An Investment

I love this post!!! I'll bet each of you has a similar story.



Ken & Ari Walker -April 30: Ken & Ari Walker Types of Accessory Dwelling Units

Welcome the Walkers to the Rain! And a good post about ADU's.



StiegStieg Strand The Media HYPE of the NAR Settlement -2.0

This is just part 2 of the series. Nicely written!!!


Mike McCannMay 1: Mike McCann Bargain Sales! Have You Ever?

This falls under the category of learning something new. I've never heard of this!


WillWill Hamm Who says you can't

Great motivational post from Will!!! It's a good one to begin your week.


Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area.                  Lorrie Semler They're Baaaack! Invited Agent Points

Many members have been asking about these!!! Besides I feel guilty for moving back to Texas and want to help boost Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 LOL. Please head to her post and comment.


RoyRoy Kelley ActiveRain Challenge: Selecting a Real Estate Agent

In my book, Roy deserves a medal!!!



NickMay 2: Nick Vandekar As the mist clears!

I love Nick's post and the historical perspective on the representation issue. Go read it!!!


DougDoug Dawes Dog Owner Manners

Just when you think you've heard everything....! You have to read this one.


CarolMay 3: Carol Williams Reflections From My Food Poisoning Experience

Way to turn lemons into lemonade or a great post!!!!



Larry Atkins State Wide Answers: What's A Fixer Upper?

Nice points made by Larry!


Susan Isaacs | Susan Isaacs Zillow Non-Exclusive Touring Agreement A Non-Starter

Interesting thoughts from Susan about this!!!


MarteMay 4: Marte Cliff Stop! Read what you wrote before you publish it!

Once again, Marte shares a valuable tip with us!!! You read it before we do!!!!




Don’t forget this month’s challenge… 

ActiveRain May Challenge…Why Choose YOU



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. 

May 7th - Group Discussion
Squatters & Other Unique Real Estate Situations



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!


Patricia Kennedy and her Last Week’s Favorites. 


Hannah Williams and her weekly Philadelphia Steals and Deals!

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. Close, but no wipeout this morning. Great choices as usual. Enjoy your day.

May 05, 2024 06:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wayne Martin thanks! Enjoy your Sunday as you prepare for Grandpa duty. 

May 05, 2024 11:49 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

I read almost all of your suggestions Kathy. That's a good record for me!

May 05, 2024 06:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 wow, that's good!!!!

May 05, 2024 11:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow it looks like I missed quite a few. It's off to read!

May 05, 2024 06:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kat Palmiotti three are some different faces this week!!! Have fun. 

May 05, 2024 11:52 AM
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. Love it!

May 05, 2024 06:25 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty we've had a lot of rain this week. Hope your mom didn't have any high water of storm damage. 

May 05, 2024 11:55 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

Happy Sunday, Kathy.
Thanks for including my post in your round-up this week! I appreciate it. I missed a few of the others, so I'll check them out. 

I hope you and Larry have a great day. Rubber match between the Astros and Mariners today. 😊

May 05, 2024 07:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams someone is saying a lot of bad words in our home now. 

We're watching the game and they need to take Hunter Brown out. 

May 05, 2024 11:58 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Wow what a great selection of posts to read! I see I missed several! I'm off to read and comment. Thank you for your every Sunday suggestion of posts to read!

May 05, 2024 07:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX I don't know if you had the rain we've had but hopefully it has stopped for you!!!  We couldn't even walk this morning!!!

May 05, 2024 12:00 PM
Melanie Bocock
M Bee Creative - Naples, FL
Marketing creative in Naples, FL

Thanks for the feature Kathy! Can't wait to check out the others you've curated.

May 05, 2024 07:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Melanie Bocock You are very welcome. I hope you'll check out the other posts!!

May 05, 2024 12:00 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thank You Kathy, I am honor for making your Sunday List,  You made my month for sure.

May 05, 2024 08:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I am glad!!!! 

May 05, 2024 12:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for including one of my posts in your selection.

Have an outstanding week.

May 05, 2024 09:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I was very happy to do so. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

May 05, 2024 12:01 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Interesting selections and I am surprised that I read 4 of then before the posting. Thanks for your efforts.

May 05, 2024 10:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 that's pretty good!!!! Any golf today??

May 05, 2024 12:04 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib You really have worked hard this week ! What a a wonderful selection

May 05, 2024 10:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Thanks Hannah Williams It was fun finding the posts. 

May 05, 2024 12:04 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

A great list, this week I hadn't seen any of these so you definitely intrigued me to investigate your selections Kathy Streib 

May 05, 2024 12:48 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy this was a good week for me, but I still missed some of your choices.

May 05, 2024 06:12 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

Thank you for including me again Kathy Streib .   It is always fun to see new comments from folks I don't normally see on AR!  I hope you had a great weekend!!  We are drying out from our 2" on Friday...but maybe more coming...hopefully you are drying out as well down in your neck of the woods!

May 05, 2024 07:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  clearly I missed a few and some I do not follow ...Endre

May 05, 2024 10:06 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Thanks for including my post in this recap. Now I must make sure I have read all of these blogs.

May 06, 2024 05:26 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Thank you as always, you know I really appreciate having a post included in your weekly round up. Off to catch up on the other posts as it is always interesting to see what you chose.

May 06, 2024 05:52 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 good week.

May 07, 2024 07:57 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 07, 2024 07:57 PM
Ken & Ari Walker - Husband & Wife Team
Pacific Direct Mortgage - Santa Rosa, CA
Your Direct Private Money Source

Hello Kathy, we truly appreciate you featuring one of our posts in your selection. Wishing you a fantastic week!!! 


May 09, 2024 02:33 PM