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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 26 to June 1, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 26 to June 1, 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!


WandaMay 26:  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin    The Whit Sisters Hold an Open House Event

Once again…Wanda’s creativity is showing.  We’ve all known some of the Whit sisters!


MichelleCherie Carr CroweMay 27: MichelleMarie Carr Crowe Memorial Day Prayer-Am I Worth Dying For?

Michelle shared a prayer that is worth reading and sharing.


Ed Ed Silva A 2024 Memorial Day Story that Brings Closure to A Family

Ed shares a story that warms our hearts.


PaddyPaddy Deighan Those Pesky Life Annoyances

We can all relate to this one!!! What can you add?



Richie Alan Richie Alan Naggar LAND OF REASONING (Invest in This Land)

Well said, Richie. Make sure you understand the message.


CarlaMay 28: Carla Freund Women, Business Loans, and Real Estate

We've come a long way but it's taken years. Interesting facts.


ClaytonClayton Bonjean Do I Need a Buyer's Agent?

Who better to endorse using a buyer's agent than an agent who used one?!


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORMay 29: Thomas J. Nelson The Most Unrealistic Expectation in Real Estate

I love the light thomas shed on this topic. Let's get real about this.


GeorgeGeorge Souto Letter of Recommendation

Fun and creative entry in May's Challenge. Want more fun...follow the link to the 2013 Challenge we had.


Scott May 31: Scott Seaton, Jr. You Made the Right Decision Mr. Buyer

I love hearing from our home inspectors. Good one, Scott.


RobertRobert Siciliano How and Why "Fun" AI Generated Spam on Social Media

Is nothing safe???


DaveDave Livingston Preparing Homes for Sale: Realtor's Guide to Effective Carpet Cleaning

Welcome this New-to-me Blogger to ActiveRain!


Dr. PaulaDr. Paula McDonald Creating A "You" Space

I love how this turned out!!! Take a look.



Mike McCannJune 1: Mike McCann Goal for June-30 Blog Posts-Can He Do It? Stay Tuned

Anyone remember the 30 in 30 Challenges from years ago??? Let's cheer Mike on!


LiseLise Howe Here Come the Pandas! Get Ready, DC!

If you're planning a vacation, be sure to schedule this in!!! I love pandas!!!




Don’t forget this month’s challenge…Fork It Over: June ActiveRain Recipe Challenge hosted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin and Kathy Streib




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. 


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

Kathy some wonderful selections this week. Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and sell a house. Bill Salvatore

Jun 02, 2024 05:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Hope you enjoyed them Bill Salvatore - East Valley Enjoy your Sunday. 

Jun 02, 2024 11:49 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Wow! Great selection of posts and see I missed a few this week so off to read and comment!

Jun 02, 2024 05:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX glad you got to spend time with Maggie!

Jun 02, 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

Kathy, Although you have many great suggestions this week, I haven't had much time, so I've only read a few.

Jun 02, 2024 05:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Hope you'll have some time to read some of the ones you missed. 

Jun 02, 2024 11:50 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy Streib   I noticed a familiar face on the roll, thank you for the recognition.

That soldier returned to Waterbury yesterday with a military and state police escort and is now in state, closed casket at the funeral home.

Jun 02, 2024 05:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 the family must have mixed feelings...joy at his return and sad for the memories. 

Jun 02, 2024 11:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

10 for me this morning, Kathy.... so not much catch-up reading for me today. :)

Jun 02, 2024 05:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Wow Nina Hollander, Broker that's good because I know how busy you are. 

Jun 02, 2024 11:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib I've been busy running around (but so slowly you can hardly call it running) to get myself, my household, and my business ready for surgery tomorrow. I kept thinking I had so much time and now it's snuck up on me!

Jun 02, 2024 12:03 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Try as I do I simply can't read them all. You remind me of that every Sunday with your excellent selection of those I missed. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Jun 02, 2024 05:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Wayne Martin keep in mind...I don't have baby-sitting duties! 

Jun 02, 2024 11:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jun 02, 2024 06:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores will share a recipe with us for this month's challenge. 

Jun 02, 2024 11:59 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 Kathy,
You found lots of great posts to highlight this week. Thanks for your recommendations!

I hope you and Larry have some fun plans today.

Jun 02, 2024 07:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams we are watching the Astros this afternoon but they had an early game so may go out later. 

Jun 02, 2024 12:00 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

THANK YOU AGAIN for including my post among so many wonderful ones, Kathy! Very much appreciated.

Jun 02, 2024 08:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I loved reading about the Whit sisters. 

Jun 02, 2024 12:01 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and a big long list to share with us on this Sunday.  Make it a great Sunday and hope your walk was great.

Jun 02, 2024 08:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm our walk was great, thank you. We saw a black-bellied whistling duck fly into a tree where they had a nest!!!  What a treat. 

Jun 02, 2024 12:03 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A delight is about called Kathy Streib thank you

Jun 02, 2024 09:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Richie Alan Naggar i loved your post!!!

Jun 02, 2024 12:03 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy that is a lot of selections you choose this week and thank you for choosing mine as one of them.

Jun 02, 2024 11:42 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto my pleasure!!!

Jun 02, 2024 12:03 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What a wonderful list of posts from this past week, with plenty for me to read hopefully today! Thank you for doing this every week.


Jun 02, 2024 12:43 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Hi Kathy,  Looks like I have a lot of interesting posts to look into this week.  Thank you.  Hope all is well.  

Jun 02, 2024 04:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you as always for your weekly list! I did good this week!

Jun 02, 2024 06:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow love your selections, sadly many I stopped following... some I have read who I follow:)Endre

Jun 02, 2024 10:19 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It looks like the month of June will be filled with Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD, haha.

Jun 03, 2024 05:08 AM