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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 19 to May 25, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 19 to May 25, 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!


SharonMay 19: Sharon Tara Golden Rule-Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Thank you, Sharon, for pointing this out!!!!


CarlaMay 20: Carla Freund Boomers: Should you stay or should you go?

Carla lists many reasons to help Boomers decide. There's also some tips to consider.


KarenKaren Schimpf How to eat an elephant?

We've all heard this at one time or another but what a good reminder. I used it when consulting with sellers for preparing their homes for sale.


Mike McCannMay 21: Mike McCann E-Mail...A Love Hate Relationship! And About the Same with Texting

We all can relate to this one! What do you think?



DickDick Betts What is a Landscaping Knee Wall?

I've seen them but never knew what they were!!!



PeterPeter den Boer Making Collisions

What kind of collisions do you think Peter is talking about?? Find out at his post.


JanJan Green Enjoy Every Birthday, With Your Friends

What a good reminder from Jan. This has touched many of us.


ChristopherMay 22: Christopher Pataki Home Not Selling? Common Issues and How to Overcome Them

Christopher presented the issues and shared fixes!



PaddyMay 23:  Paddy Deighan  Five Ways Criminals Utilize AI

There is no putting AI back in the bottle. Be sure to read Paddy's post and make sure you join us for his Zoom Presentations. You will not want to miss them!!!


MelanieMay 24: Melanie Bocock Free Canva Instagram Reel Template

Check this out!!! Canva is easy to use!


Greg Brown, Sales RepMay 25: Greg Brown Beyond the Sign: The 30 Crucial Roles of a Real Estate Agent

Excellent post by Greg. These are 30 points to incorporate in an agent's marketing.


Richie Alan Richie Alan Naggar Complicating Anything...Why?

This post reminded me of Conficius' saying "Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated."





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

June 4th - Paddy Deighan
Overview of AI and how it can be used in your business

June 11th - TBD

June 18th - Paddy Deighan
AI - How to protect yourself and your business

June 25th - Paddy Deighan
TBD, based on previous sessions



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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Melanie Bocock
M Bee Creative - Naples, FL
Marketing creative in Naples, FL

This is a great list.  Thanks for featuring me!

May 26, 2024 05:10 AM
Kathy Streib

My pleasure Melanie Bocock hope you'll check out the other posts. 

May 26, 2024 12:43 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I enjoy this weekly roundup and often find new people to follow in the Rain from it.  I hope that Larry will get bratwurst today, haha.

May 26, 2024 05:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England #nobratwurstforLarry   LOL   We just had it!!!!

May 26, 2024 12:44 PM
Brian England

I don't like that hashtag as much as I like #NoPickleballForBrian and I have a feeling that Ray Henson would make bratwurst for me Kathy Streib, haha.

May 26, 2024 04:18 PM
Ray Henson

Bratwurst all around, Brian England ! ! !

I hope you and Kathy Streib are doing well!  And thank you for thinking of me!

May 26, 2024 09:22 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Great choices this week as always. I caught some first time around and as usual missed my share. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

May 26, 2024 05:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin you do far better than I do on your Trivia. 

May 26, 2024 12:45 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Kathy and thank you for your Sunday list to share with us.  Hope everyone has power back in your area.

May 26, 2024 06:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will Hamm I think almost all of the outages have been repaired. We're in a heat advisory so I hope they are working to get everyone reparied. 

May 26, 2024 12:50 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good Sunday morning, Kathy... six for me this week. I'm not unhappy with that "score."

May 26, 2024 06:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I'd say that's good!!!!  Have a good weekend. 

May 26, 2024 12:50 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.
I had a busy week and clearly missed several posts you recommended. Thanks for doing this each week. 

Happy Sunday to you and Larry.

May 26, 2024 07:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Carol Williams Glad you were busy...hopefully doing something fun. 

May 26, 2024 12:51 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 variety of posts you've selected for us this week! I see I missed a few so off to read and comment!

May 26, 2024 07:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX Can you believe how hot it is now??!

May 26, 2024 12:52 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

Missed many this week Kathy, but I check them out the second time around.

May 26, 2024 08:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Thank you for doing that. Hope you enjoy the ones you check out. 

May 26, 2024 12:52 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

May 26, 2024 09:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I wish you and Chef Dolores the same. 

May 26, 2024 12:53 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 holiday weekend.

May 26, 2024 01:36 PM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you and I appreciate the feature in your group. 

May 26, 2024 06:13 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 26, 2024 01:37 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy, Paddy Deighan is a very good speaker, and it looks like we will have the privilage of having him as our speaker for our ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting for most of June.

May 26, 2024 02:26 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I'm looking forward to it!!  He is a wealth of knowledge. 

May 26, 2024 06:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What a wonderful diversity of posts on this list. I read several of them and look forward to those I missed. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Memorial Day.


May 26, 2024 03:34 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS Thank you for stopping by. I've already begun searching for posts for next week!!!  I hope you enjoyed the ones you missed. 

May 26, 2024 06:11 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I batted about 50% on this group Kathy Streib and I'm very eager to read the rest.

May 26, 2024 03:41 PM
Kathy Streib

Bob "RealMan" Timm hope you enjoy the ones you missed!!!

May 26, 2024 06:10 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another fine collection of posts, and I read a few as well,  Thanks for your efforts.

May 26, 2024 06:51 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 hope you enjoyed reading some of the posts. 

May 28, 2024 04:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Looks like there are a few authors I am not familiar with hence I missed them, now I have a few more to read thanks for the selection Kathy Streib 

May 26, 2024 10:19 PM
Kathy Streib

Endre Barath, Jr. Hope that you enjoyed reading some of the new-to-you bloggers. 

May 28, 2024 04:52 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post! I definitely missed a few.

May 27, 2024 05:56 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti you've been busy with your greenhouse!!!!

May 28, 2024 04:52 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Thanks for sharing another great round of posts Kathy!

Jun 01, 2024 03:22 PM