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Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: May 19-25

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Last week, these ActiveRain bloggers caught my attention, leaving me entertained, enriched and/or inspired. So here goes:


Craig Brown: Beyond the Sign: The 30 Crucial Roles of a Real Estate Agent  If you’ve been wondering how to articulate your value proposition, Craig’s post certainly gave me some ideas to incorporate into my own.


Joh Sanborn: Top 5 Tips to Save Money on Kitchen Remodeling in 2024   Kitchen advice is always a great way to get my attention, even though I won’t be doing a reno any time soon. Great to keep handy for your clients. 


Kathy Streib: This Week…Family, Heat, and Grilling Kathy provides some great food, and not just for the grill! It’s food for thought, too. She shares some great and timeless quotes with us. 


Lew Corcoran: The Wild Snort: How Feral Pigs Became Unwitting Narcotics Agents  This one has an amazing picture and it’s a really funny story. Does cocaine smell like truffles? Um, not that I've ever smelled either one.


Patricia Feager: Flowers & Remembrance from Krakow, Poland This is a lovely Memorial Day weekend post, and Patricia’s flower photos are just lovely. It also make me want to add some time in Poland to my next trip.


Tom Gilliam: How a Humorous Realtor Can Make Home Buying Stress-Free  No kidding, Tom. In most transactions there’s we can count on some challenge that the ability to laugh will make easier.


Lauren Williams: MD Fish Tanks  This post was sort of a surprise. I loved Lauren’s message and also got totally hooked once I clicked on the link to the fish tank guy – awesome! It was almost as much fun as the Bear Cam.


Richie Alan Naggar: EVOLVING or DEVOLVING (your life choice)  It was really fun coming across a Richie post.  It made me smile. It made me scratch my head. And the goat? At least give it credit for giving us wonderful cheese!


Alan May: Snap, Crackle and Crunch?  Our little guys are still working their way up through the soil.  The neighborhood dogs are getting silly with anticipation. And if you haven't seen it, "Unfrosted" on Netflix? Highly recommended.


Carol Williams: Who Ya Gonna Call? Stress Buster: Carol Williams*  Carol does a nice job of differentiating herself from the pack. Maybe she should come out of retirement? Oh, and who ever heard of a real estate agent retiring?


That's all for today. Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend, and maybe even get to take a little time off! And I'll be back next week, so blog on!



Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your recommendations.

Have an outstanding week.

May 26, 2024 10:07 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Patricia Kennedy ,

Great list of a variety of posts and see I missed a few so off to read and comment!

May 26, 2024 10:44 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Good choices for sure. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Sunday and enjoy your Holiday weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 26, 2024 11:43 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Pat:

Thanks for a wonderful reading list. I see I missed most of these so have a bit of catch-up to do.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


May 26, 2024 01:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That's a great list of posts to promote, Patricia.  I had seen some of them, but no all.

May 26, 2024 01:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 26, 2024 01:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wow Pat, I see at least two posts I missed!!!!! Thank you and I am honored to be included in this week's Favorites!!!!  

May 26, 2024 06:09 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Some great classic topics this week as pretty much always! Once again, thanks for posting as always’

May 26, 2024 08:00 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 even familiar with need to check them out, thank you for the selection, Endre

May 26, 2024 10:25 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Looks like I missed quite a few of your favorites from last week, since they are not necessarily my favorites, haha.

May 27, 2024 05:31 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday post! I had missed a few, so thank you for that as well!

May 27, 2024 05:52 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Pat and thank you for your list for the week, I need to check 3 of them out that I missed.

May 27, 2024 08:38 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Hi Pat! Thanks for the reading material. I have read most your recommendations and enjoyed them all. 

May 27, 2024 10:17 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

Hi Pat,
Wow... thanks for including me in your weekly favorites. I had fun walking down memory lane. Yep, I really did retire! 
Have you heard this joke?
Why did the retired real estate agent become a gardener? They missed "planting" signs everywhere!

May 28, 2024 01:14 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Great picks on posts that I might have overlooked.                           

May 29, 2024 07:06 AM