Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain September 10 to September 16, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain September 10 to September 16, 2023


Every day there is something to learn here at ActiveRain.  With this series, I try to highlight posts that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or other professions, about a place, or about a person. Or, it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!



(I missed this one last week!)

GeorgieSeptember 9: Georgie Hunter There's 2 parts to any address, let's not forget that.

Great point by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 Do you know what the second part is?


Dr. PaulaSeptember 10: Dr. Paula McDonald The Importance of Locking Arms

We are best when we come together!


DorieSeptember 11: Dorie Dillard Motivational Monday~The Source of Power Within

I love this post. Our strength can come from this!!!


KathyKathy Showe Motivational Monday: Learn a New Skill!

Studies show that learning something new helps to keep our minds going. Learn a new language or musical instrument! Learn a new game...or pick up what Kathy's doing!


MyrlMyrl Jeffcoat #3 In a Series-Fishing Clients Out of a Health Club Spa

Building a referral base can come from many sources. Myrl shows how you can do it. Read the other posts in her series too!



WandaSeptember 12:  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin    Lost Skills That May Never Be Revived

Love this! It’s one of those posts that make you think. Don’t forget to read the comments as well. 


Candice A.September 13: Candice A. Donofrio YOU Are Your Only Competition

Quit beating yourself up! Do what you do! Be YOU.


RobertSeptember 14: Robert Siciliano When and How to Report a Cyber Attack Attempt

We are all vulnerable to cyber-attacks. If you are a large organization or part of a franchise... even more so.


LeanneLeanne Smith The Going Dark Experience

This is something everyone has experienced. How do you handle it?


MarteSeptember 15: Marte Cliff Be Careful: A Real Estate Grammar Error to Avoid

We need Marte here to keep us on our Grammar-toes!!! First impressions do matter and that includes what your readers see.


Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253Jeffrey DiMuria Should a Realtor Double Side a Deal if It Costs a Seller Money?

Stop by Jeffrey's post and share your opinion!!! I know mine!


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson Whiskey's Wisdom: Tenacity Enjoys the Winner's Circle

There's a lot to be said for outlasting the competition or sticking with it until the "no" turns into a "yes." Who can resist Whiskey?!


DougDoug Rogers Real Estate Deal Killers 2023 Edition

Doug shares workarounds for the deal killers!



JohnSeptember 16: John Wieland Your Real Estate Business-How to Build Long-Term Relationships

Never burn bridges!!! You never know!!!


RockyRocky Dickerson Regulation- when is it too much?

What's your opinion? This sounds like a good topic for discussion.



This month's challenge...September CHALLENGE-Let's Get Serious About Writing a Blog Series hosted by Dr. Paula McDonald and Kathy Streib




Thanks to Carol Williams for this Weekly ZOOM Schedule which she lets me copy and paste into my post. 

September 19th - Dominating Your Neighborhood
Dorie Dillard

September 26th - AI: How To Use It AND How Not To Use It!
Paddy Deighan

October 3rd - Divorce, Realtors®, and Attorneys
Lise Howe








Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting

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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!


Ed Silva’s weekly recap of our Tuesday Zoom Calls.  



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

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Comments (23)

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

Wow, Kathy Streib 
That's quite a group this week. We must have been hanging out at a different water cooler. I have some catching up to do.  Happy Sunday!

Sep 17, 2023 06:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams That's what makes it fun!!! We get to read a broad range of posts. 

Sep 17, 2023 12:38 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Kathy, thanks for your list to share with us here in the Rain.. CU and CSU game when into double overtime last night.


Sep 17, 2023 06:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm can you believe it!!!!  We were flipping between CO and CSU and KU and Nevada. 

Sep 17, 2023 12:43 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

I was able to catch many this week on my own Kathy, and always appreciate you adding ones that I miss!

Sep 17, 2023 06:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I'm happy to help with your reading. 

Sep 17, 2023 02:02 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Thank you so much for including my post in your selections this Sunday. I'm honored to be in such good company. I see i even missed a few posts so off to read and comment. I'm getting a slow start this morning after the Longhorn win last night!

Sep 17, 2023 07:13 AM
Kathy Streib

I hear you, Dorie Dillard Austin TX We were up watching KU vs Nevada and the Colorado vs Colorado State games. 

Sep 17, 2023 02:04 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Such a fun group of posts here. Thank you for including me in it!!

Sep 17, 2023 07:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty you are very welcome!!!

Sep 17, 2023 02:04 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

THANKS AGAIN for the feature in Posts Just For You, Kathy! Am honored you chose one of my posts for your weekly series.

Sep 17, 2023 08:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I loved your post!!! It's interesting when you think of the skills etc that have been lost. 

Sep 17, 2023 02:05 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks so much for the inclusion - and thanks for my enjoyable morning, reading the posts I'd missed this week. 

Sep 17, 2023 09:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Marte Cliff I'm very happy you enjoyed them!!!  I love it when you help us with our grammar!!!

Sep 17, 2023 02:05 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you, Kathy, for including my post. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Sep 17, 2023 09:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald very happy to highlight it!!!

Sep 17, 2023 02:06 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Good Sunday morning to you!

There are a lot of good posts on your list.  I am going to be awhile!  

Sep 17, 2023 09:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Enjoy your Sunday and I hope you enjoy reading the posts. 

Sep 17, 2023 02:07 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy between you and Carol Williams I always pick up on blogs that are of interest to me, but I missed.

Sep 17, 2023 09:48 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto glad to help. I'm waiting for your Progression of Fall Colors!!!

Sep 17, 2023 02:07 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What I chose to read, and did, this past week was very different from your list - I have a LOT of catch-up to do.


Sep 17, 2023 10:48 AM
Kathy Streib

How funny!!! Jeff Dowler, CRS I'd love to see what you read!!!

Sep 17, 2023 02:08 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding week.

Sep 17, 2023 10:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley you are very welcome. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Sep 17, 2023 02:08 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Kathy another great selection of posts. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Sunday!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties / GO TEXANS 

Sep 17, 2023 11:10 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Texans looked awful. However, my Astros did end up winning!!

Sep 17, 2023 02:10 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, great list of posts this week, and saw most of them, may have time to go back and read more.

Sep 17, 2023 12:30 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Wow you've found lots of really interesting posts Kathy!  I hope to have more time tomorrow to read more of them.  Crazy couple of days here at our place!

Sep 17, 2023 03:05 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 the weekend.

Sep 17, 2023 03:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Sep 17, 2023 03:35 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do agree 100% with your picks for this week. The authors are all high caliber and some of my favorites, thank you 🙂

Sep 17, 2023 11:20 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  always enjoy your selections and some I have missed others well that is another story, glad you are on top of this, Endre

Sep 17, 2023 11:23 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is amazing how much I miss on ActiveRain when I take a week off.  Thank you for pointing out some of the posts that I need to catch up on.

Thank you for looking out for me last Monday when I was on said vacation.

Sep 18, 2023 04:05 PM