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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 5 to May 11, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 5 to May 11, 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!


LeanneMay 5:  Leanne Smith    Selling Real Estate Is Not the Years, It’s the Mileage, No It’s Both

Right on both counts!!! 


Liz and BillMay 7: Liz and Bill Spear Ask An Ambassador: There Is Only ONE Right Way to Use ActiveRain

I know Bill's post was featured but even if you've read it, go back and read the comments. THIS is ActiveRain.


BuzzMay 8: Buzz Mackintosh NAR~Mid-Year Legislative Meetings

We owe a thank you to Buzz and others who take the time to volunteer for this. Head to his post to learn more.


MonaMay 9: Mona Gersky The Scariest Thing in Real Estate...For Me

Welcome back Mona!!! And yes, I couldn't agree more. Is this scary for you???


AlanAlan May 7 Fresh reasons why your property won't sell.

We all know the reasons but Alan reminds us of them in a way only he can.


NickNick Vandekar Giving you the confidence to make the right decisions

Excellent post from Nick letting his readers know why he is the agent for them.


DeniseMay 10: Denise Lones Take an Election Year Media Diet

Good words to follow. Headlines are usually meant to attracts, not tell the truth.


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin Turbulent Times: The Know It All Seller

We've all had them!


LauraMay 11: Laura Cerrano New Construction with Feng Shui in West Palm Beach FL

I love that Laura's consulting is reaching both coasts. And isn't it wonderful that they're trying to repurpose and reposition pieces from the original site.


Richie Alan Richie Alan Naggar First Impressions (Shared or not) All Subjects

We make first impressions every day of our lives.




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 14th - William Piotrowski  
Real Talk With Our Illinois Mortgage Broker

May 21st - Lynnea Miller 
The Latest Juicy Stuff From NAR

May 28th - Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Nerdin Gardens 2024: It's Not A Tuber!



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

Thanks for sharing, make it a great Sunday as well as Mother's Day and enjoy your weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 12, 2024 05:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you. Hope you had a beautiful Sunday. 

May 12, 2024 04:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

What a great list of post you have once again selected for us. I see I did miss a few so off to read and comment!

May 12, 2024 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX Hope you enjoyed the post and I know you loved having your family over. 

May 12, 2024 04:47 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I missed a couple of these that have peaked my interest.  Need to go back and read them.

May 12, 2024 06:04 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I hope the ones you read did not disappoint!!!!! 

May 12, 2024 04:49 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Katy and yes I missed Mona Gersky blog and glad to see her here on your blog thank you.

May 12, 2024 06:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I agree. It's good to see her back. 

May 12, 2024 04:49 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... just three for me this week. Hopefully, next week will be better!

May 12, 2024 06:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker That's a surprise!!! Hope you had a great Mother's Day. 

May 12, 2024 04:51 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, Missed many this week, but did read a few. Have a wonderful Sunday!

May 12, 2024 08:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  Hope you are able to get a another beautiful Long Island Sunset. 

May 12, 2024 04:51 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.
Thanks for another great round-up of posts from last week!
Enjoy that lasagna and those brownies!

May 12, 2024 08:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams the brownies were the best!!!!! (so was the lasagna) Hope you had a good day. 

May 12, 2024 04:54 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Thanks for including!  The comments are where we really get to know the other members of ActiveRain.

May 12, 2024 08:19 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Liz and Bill Spear If you skip the comments, you miss so much. It's like hearing only one side of a conversation. 

May 12, 2024 04:56 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have a very special Mother's Day and an outstanding week.

May 12, 2024 09:42 AM
Kathy Streib

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

May 12, 2024 04:57 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Great group of posts as always. I did miss one that you included...and I really like it!

May 12, 2024 10:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Glad you did Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Have a great week and stay out of trouble. 

May 12, 2024 04:59 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Once again a well-rounded list of great reading, most of which I missed. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


May 12, 2024 03:18 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS Let's see what next week brings. 

May 12, 2024 04:59 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My timing was a bit off this week as I don't think I saw any of these. Thanks for efforts

May 12, 2024 03:42 PM
Kathy Streib

Too much time out in your beautiful garden! LOL Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

May 12, 2024 05:00 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

THANK YU for adding my post to your weekly features list, Kathy. Most appreciated to be among those chosen!

May 12, 2024 05:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  hope you had a great mother's day, this is such a great selection, clearly I have more reading to do, Endre

May 12, 2024 07:51 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Great selection of posts, and thank you for the mention this week!

May 13, 2024 03:30 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

So appreciate the feature.  I am glad to read you agree on both counts. Now will make sure I have read all the other featured posts.

May 13, 2024 07:01 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Great posts to include this week, thank you for including mine, I appreciate it very much.

May 13, 2024 11:18 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Great job again Kathy. Thanks for keeping us in the know.

May 13, 2024 12:22 PM