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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 12 to May 18, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 12 to May 18, 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!


Dr. PaulaMay 13:  Dr. Paula McDonald    Does a She-Shed Add Value to a Home?

My sister-in-law has one and she loves it. I can’t wait for more photos. 


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORMay 14: Thomas J. Nelson In the Arena

One of his best!!! And you'll love the quote.



SethSeth Miller Closing the Loop

Please welcome Seth to ActiveRain!!! I love his analogy.



Barbara S.Barbara S. Duncan Rediscovered treasure . Civil War powder horn. Turkey Caller

I love treasures from the Civil War!!! We're always learning something. Check it out!


Richie Alan Richie Alan Naggar You Change and All Things Change (life secret)

Richie's post inspired a post I wrote this week.



MichaelMichael Elliott A Caution for Newer Agents

Good to heed Michael's caution. 




DorieMay 15: Dorie Dillard Questions and Answers~5.15.2024

It's been ages since we've had some Q&A fun!!!! Love this!




Andrea May 16: Andrea Bedard Value of a buyer's agent? Buying a house is so easy!

Well said, Andrea. Easy for buyers to understand!


Mike McCannMike McCann Thursday Thoughts of the Week! Sage Advice from Other AR Members

Cute idea from Mike!!! See who the AR members are!!!



Ed May 16: Ed Silva No One Works for Free and That Includes Real Estate

Great post from Ed.



JanMay 17: Jan Green Who Pays a Buyer's Agent Commission When Buying a Home

Good explanation from Jan!





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

Good morning, Kathy. Read six of your suggestions and I feel much better today as I didn't do nearly as well with Carol's list yesterday.

May 19, 2024 05:56 AM
Kathy Streib

LOL Nina Hollander, Broker My reading has been limited since the tornado on Thursday. but I hope to make up for it when we get power. 

May 19, 2024 05:44 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, I did read many of your suggestions, but will try and read a couple more that I missed!

May 19, 2024 06:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Hope you enjoyed reading the ones you missed. 

May 19, 2024 05:44 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Some really good ones this week. This was a very thought provoking week!

May 19, 2024 06:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty it's always good to provoke some thought. Was your mom impacted by Thursday's storm????  Hope she has power. 

May 19, 2024 05:46 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Kathy thank you for taking the time to pull together some great posts! So little time, it's hard to read everything that I would like to. Enjoy your Sunday. Matt

May 19, 2024 07:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Matthew Klinowski, PA it's hard trying to catch the posts, but it's fun looking for them. 

May 19, 2024 05:47 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,
What a great round-up of posts you gathered! Thanks for doing this, even with your power issues. Is the power back on now?

May 19, 2024 07:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Thanks Carol Williams no power and no internet yet!!!!   Fingers crossed. 

May 19, 2024 05:48 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy Streib   One of the posts is very familiar. Thank you for the recognition.

May 19, 2024 08:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 you recognized that young geezer's face! 

May 19, 2024 05:49 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

Thank you so much Kathy Streib - I was hoping to get more eyes on this one.
I appreciate your kind words too, you made my day!
I wanted to inspire my associates this week with some encouragement!

May 19, 2024 08:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets this one was one of your best!  

May 19, 2024 05:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your suggestions. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 19, 2024 09:31 AM
Kathy Streib

HI Roy Kelley Thank you! Hello to Chef Dolores. 

May 19, 2024 05:51 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  I did read most of these posts there are a few I did miss - Looks like your internet is back up!

May 19, 2024 11:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Hannah Williams Still no internet. Using my phone as a hot spot.  No power either. 

May 19, 2024 05:51 PM
Hannah Williams

So Sorry hope you get internet soon Kathy Streib more important POWER

May 20, 2024 04:21 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

All I can say is I have a lot of catching up to do Kathy!  So thanks for putting together this list of very interesting titles!  I look forward to reading them as I'm able to!  Happy Sunday!

May 19, 2024 12:03 PM
Kathy Streib

Anna "Banana" Kruchten read at your leisure...they'll still be around. 

May 19, 2024 05:52 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Kathy, thank you for including my post in your lightbulb moments of the week! I am honored to be in such fabulous company! 

May 19, 2024 01:00 PM
Kathy Streib

Andrea Bedard very happy to highlight it!!!

May 19, 2024 05:53 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

These are always a good thing as they give me the best of the best of the week! Thanks for posting as always, Kathy!

May 19, 2024 03:23 PM
Kathy Streib

Laura Cerrano You are very welcome!!!  Have a wonderful week. 

May 19, 2024 05:55 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for another excellent list of recent posts, Kathy. I'm looking forward to reading the ones I missed (there are always some).


May 19, 2024 04:29 PM
Kathy Streib

Jeff Dowler, CRS happens to me with Carol Williams Saturday post. 

May 19, 2024 05:56 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you always manage to find great blogs that I missed.  ☺️

May 19, 2024 04:34 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto Thank you!!! Enjoy your week. 

May 19, 2024 05:56 PM
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 an enjoyable Sunday.

May 19, 2024 05:35 PM

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

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, for some I have an excuse I do not follow them nor do they follow me, Endre

May 19, 2024 09:36 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post. I did miss a few but am now all caught up!

May 20, 2024 05:41 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great posts Kathy.  Thank you so much for including me.  I read and commented on all of these great posts.  Great picks!

May 21, 2024 08:57 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Hi Kathy Streib , Your post is full of great information, as always.  I’ve started reading some of these posts and they’re great.   Enjoy the weekend!

May 26, 2024 02:24 AM