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Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: May 26 - June 1

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It's another sunny Sunday morning here in our nation's capital, and time for another list of interesting posts I found over the last week. So here goes!

Who Ya Gonna Call? Stress Buster: Carol Williams* 

By Carol Williams Carol gives us all hints about how to present ourselves as a client's Easy Button.

Ask An Ambassador: Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes 

By Liz and Bill Spear This was a fun read for me, as I am becoming far more appreciative of honey bees than ever before – and the people who create homes for them.

Here Come the Pandas! Get Ready DC! 

By Lise Howe This will be exciting! I think the pandas are just about the coolest creatures at the National Zoo, and we missed the panda family that moved back to China last year.

The Whit Sisters Hold an Open House Event 

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Don’t start to read this one until you have swallowed every drop of coffee in your mouth, or it will be spattered on your computer screen!

The Most Unrealistic Expectation In Real Estate 

By Thomas J. Nelson  I agree with much of this, but I think agents who virtually never answer their phones are making a big mistake.

3rd Carlsbad Art Wall for 2024 

By Jeff Dowler, CRS This mural in Carlsbad made me want a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice! Great mural art adds a lot of character to any community.

Another Scary AI Example 

By Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD Oh no! This is not good. This means my rule of never ever replying to schemes for getting easy money is a good one.


Are you thinking about building an Accessory Dwelling Unit in Menifee?

By Denise Gentile What a great idea! ADUs are becoming more common here in the DC area, but nobody thought of getting pre-approved plans.


By Dan Rochon  Really? This post is a first. But I have to say that these are all reasons I decided to stay in DC!

7 Fresh Reasons why your property won't sell! 

By Alan May  This wasn’t done last week, but I just found it and it’s so on point! And of course, it showcases Alan' timeless wit.

Now it's time to head out for the local farmer's market for this week's food shop. Hope you all have a great week, and I'll see you next Sunday.  Blog on!


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

Wow, thank you for the feature! I didn't know about this recap post. I see Carol Williams and Kathy Streib's post weekly, this is great. I will plan to pop by more often Patricia because I find these lists helpful in seeing what I missed! Including my own post 😂 

Jun 02, 2024 08:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thank You Pat for sharing these bloggers with us with their great post.  Make it a great Sunday!

Jun 02, 2024 08:55 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,
Thanks so much for including me in your Weekly Favorites. What a lovely surprise.

Jun 02, 2024 08:58 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Thanks, this makes it easier for me to catch up, I have been out of he loop.  

Jun 02, 2024 08:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia,

What a variety of interesting posts to read! I missed a few so off to read an comment!

Jun 02, 2024 09:40 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Pat:

I'm flattered at being included in this diverse list of posts! I clearly have some reading to do!

Hope your Farmer's Market shopping was fruitful...get it?!


Jun 02, 2024 11:16 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pat- we have some in common (great minds think alike) and you've shared a few that I want to read!!!  Thank you! Hope you had fun at your Farmer's Market. 

Jun 02, 2024 02:07 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Thanks for including us!  The bees definitely add some variety to our lives :)

Jun 02, 2024 02:29 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you so much for your recap! I actually did good this week, already having read your posts, but next week I bet that won't be true!

Jun 02, 2024 06:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia Kennedy  I missed this post and clearly there are some who I follow, and I missed them... others who I do not oh well, Endre

Jun 02, 2024 10:30 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Quality stuff here! Thanks again, Kathy!! Always appreciated and have a wonderful week!

Jun 03, 2024 10:08 PM