Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain June 30 to July 6, 2024

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain June 30 to July 6, 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!

CarlaJune 30:  Carla Freund    Fromage Board-June ActiveRain Recipe Challenge

Carla went above and beyond for this one. If you like cheese or want to make a fromage board take a look. 


NickJuly 2: Nick Vandekar Finding Your Way in Life

Love the podcast info he share with us. And especially love the 3 things he shares with his family.



Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORJuly 3: Thomas J. Nelson Rain Check: Are You an "Active" Founder, Moderator, or Member?

Interesting post from Thomas but read the comments as well.


SharonSharon Tara Wordless Wednesday-No Other People On Earth

If you're not familiar with Sharon's skill and creativity, follow her Wednesday posts. Those are her grandchildren and each week she works wonders! I especially love the quote.


BuzzBuzz Mackintosh REAL ESTATE ABROAD

As they say, real estate is local. This local just happens to be abroad!!


Tracy Lee Tracy Lee Parker My granddaughter decided to get into Real Estate

Excellent advice to her granddaughter and good look to Kaitlynn when she takes her exam!


WandaJuly 4: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Our Annual 4th of July Dinner Menu for 2024

This is not your typical hamburger and french fries menu. Enjoy reading how Wanda weaves her menu into a Star Spangled Tapestry.


MonicaMonica Hill One, Two, Three...Cha, Cha, Cha

What a good analogy! Think of this next time you feel as if you're dancing around with your clients.


JohnJuly 4: John Henry UNCERTAINTY ...It's what makes the world go round

John may not post often however, when he does you can trust his post will be informative and interesting.


Ed July 6: Ed Silva Zoom Call 7/02/24 Paddy Deighan Using AI in Our Business, 4

If you haven't found your way to our Tuesday Zoom presentations (1 PM Tuesdays), Ed gives an excellent wrap up. However, to reap the full benefits, it's so much better "in person."






Don’t forget this month’s challenge… July 2024 Challenge-Share Your Legacy in a Letter* hosted by Carol Williams and Debe Maxwell




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. 

July 9 - Jan Green

July 16th - Paddy Deighan 
AI Continued

July 23rd - Brad Andersohn
The Magic of RPR




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 suggested by other members.

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!

Thank you for letting me do what I love to do...learn something new every day. 




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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 was able to attend the zoom meeting with Paddy because of your suggestion. He was very generous and knowledgeable with his time! 

Jul 07, 2024 06:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I'm glad you enjoyed it.  Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD has been incredibly generous. 

Jul 07, 2024 12:07 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

Wow! Thank you Kathy Streib for this feature, I appreciate you shining a light on my recent post!

Jul 07, 2024 07:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets you are always welcome!!

Jul 07, 2024 12:16 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,
Another great round-up from the week. Thanks for your efforts.

Jul 07, 2024 08:10 AM
Kathy Streib

HI Carol Williams Thank YOU!!!

Jul 07, 2024 12:19 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

As always a great group of posts. I did read most of them this week...but did find two new ones (new for me).  :)

Jul 07, 2024 08:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Good, hope you enjoyed them!

Jul 07, 2024 12:19 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Wonderful posts this week, great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!

Bill Salvatore w/ Arizona Elite Properties

Jul 07, 2024 09:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Hi...hope you're having a great Sunday!!!

Jul 07, 2024 12:20 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, lucky I saw all but one of these this week.  Hope you are now getting storms this weekend.


Jul 07, 2024 09:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm It's clear for now but we should get rains again overnight. 

Jul 07, 2024 12:21 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Once again a big THANKS Kathy for pulling this together week after week.   I did get a chance to read many of them and will check out more as well.   Have a great week!

Jul 07, 2024 10:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Anna "Banana" Kruchten thanks for checking them out. 

Jul 07, 2024 12:27 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Thank you Kathy, now off to read what I missed.

Jul 07, 2024 10:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Hope that you enjoy reading the ones you nmissed. 

Jul 07, 2024 12:28 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Kathy, thank you so much for this week's list. It was a great compilation; I read and commented on every post! Now it's time to get up and move around a little. See you again soon in the Rain!

Jul 07, 2024 11:52 AM
Kathy Streib

HI Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty glad you like the weekly posts!!! Enjoy reading them!

Jul 07, 2024 08:11 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

We all appreciate the effort Kathy takes to look at quite a bit of material to come out with these posts!  Thanks for having me in here, and the others are worth reading as well.

Jul 07, 2024 11:58 AM
Kathy Streib

HI John Henry, Florida Architect Thank you for your kind words. Let me know when you're ready to Zoom. 

Jul 07, 2024 08:14 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Thank you for putting this list together for the week in the midst of the July 4th holiday festivities. I'll enjoy reading the ones I missed.


Jul 07, 2024 12:26 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS    Thank you and glad you enjoy the posts. Did you see Patricia Feager's post on butterflies. 

Jul 07, 2024 08:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... seven out of 10 for me. Given my husband's corneal transplant last week and follow up doctor visits I had to take him to, I think I did pretty well.

Jul 07, 2024 01:41 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker Goodness!!!! How is Chris doing with his corneal transplant????

Jul 07, 2024 08:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... as of now Chris can't see anything out of his right eye... but that was expected. The surgery success rate was only 35%... and we are still some time away from knowing if he regains any sight in his right eye.

Saw the Beryl hit Texas a few hours ago... trust you are staying safe.

Jul 08, 2024 04:33 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great selections as always Kathy Streib  some I do not follow hence I will not comment or read those others that I missed will try to catch up, thank you for you staying on top of the many posts, Endre

Jul 07, 2024 02:22 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. Enjoy the posts you do read!!!

Jul 07, 2024 08:21 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 enjoying your weekend.

Jul 07, 2024 07:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 07, 2024 07:35 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It was a very busy day for me but I did see the comment you left and appreciate the recognition of the post.

Jul 07, 2024 08:21 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Kathy Streib  these are great list of posts for this week at ActiveRain.

Jul 07, 2024 08:27 PM
Helga203 Snit

We just finished a renovation, the house is large and need the services of a cleaning company. I have never used one and don't know where to call. Found a website cleaning in Edmonds wa . Has anyone used their services? 

My husband had them come out while I was at work. At first I thought he was the one who cleaned the house.

Jul 08, 2024 03:25 AM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Thanks for another great round of posts, Kathy! Appreciate you taking the time to pull together some of the best of the week.

Jul 09, 2024 04:52 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Kathy Streib thank you for the mention this week, I'm still trying to get caught up from being away for two weeks and its nice that you put this together for us every week!

Jul 09, 2024 07:17 AM