Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain September 17 to September 23, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain September 17 to September 23, 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!


LiseSeptember 17: Lise Howe 7 Reasons to Visit a Home Before Offering On It

Excellent reasons. I can't imagine buying a home having viewed it only once.



DebeSeptember 18: Debe Maxwell   Building Confidence in Business: The Road to Success

We should all have the quote on the sign where we can see it every morning!


WayneSeptember 20: Wayne Martin Miscellaneous Thoughts-Part Two

I love Wayne's inspiring post. It encourages us to do something that is falling short in the world these days...THINK.


DickSeptember 21: Dick Betts Vinegar, Salt and Dawn, Goodbye Weeds

I have all 3 of these at home and am going to try this!


William Piotrowski, Just Call William 630-881-8655 (Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )William Piotrowski Re/Max Has to Pay $55 Million...(in Q&A)

William Piotrowski asked this in the Q&A and is worthy of a read or add your comment.


WandaWanda Kubat-Nerdin KISS My WHAT?!

Wanda shows how consumers want you to keep it simple. She does this while still providing excellent service.


SheriSheri Sperry Throwback Thursday-Alaska 2003-Pilot's Choice-Glacier Landing

Spectacular pictures and I learned about blue ice!


Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)September 22: Fred Griffin Asking this question as a SELLER...(Q&A)

Another interesting question from Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate that is worth reading and adding your opinion!


ElyseElyse Berman Pets Are Good for You

We pet lovers know this! Great post from Elyse!



Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson When Your Inadequacy Becomes Your Signature

There's a great message here!!!!





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

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

October 10th - Discover Kenosha, WI
Diana Dahlberg 

October 17th - Nerdin Gardens
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

October 24th -
Roundtable Discussion on the use of AI in our blogs
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 and Carol Williams

October 31 - TBA
Something scary???








Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting

11:00 a.m. Pacific (Remember Arizona is same as Pacific time now)

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 (25)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Great post as always. I read almost every one this week. I feel smart.

Sep 24, 2023 06:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty That's because you are. 

Sep 24, 2023 11:45 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Sep 24, 2023 06:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® Thank you!! Wishing you a great Sunday. 

Sep 24, 2023 11:57 AM
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

Another great week's worth of selections Kathy Streib thank you!

Sep 24, 2023 07:10 AM
Kathy Streib

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets Thank you!!!! Have a great week. 

Sep 24, 2023 12:07 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 for including my post in your weekly series, Posts Just For You, Kathy, it is very much appreciated. I came across the photo from a past NASCAR race, the KISS concept came to mind and the rest was easily written!

Happy Sunday!

Sep 24, 2023 08:17 AM
Kathy Streib

you see Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! That shows you how creative you are. 

Sep 24, 2023 12:08 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi, Kathy Streib - Thanks so much for featuring my post!  I do appreciate it.  Have a great Sunday.   I am off to read the blogs I missed.  Thank you.

Sep 24, 2023 10:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® you are very welcome!!!  It as interesting learning about the blue ice. 

Sep 24, 2023 12:08 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Kathy you have some great selections. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. Bill

Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.

Sep 24, 2023 10:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley hope you enjoyed reading the posts. 

Sep 24, 2023 12:09 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Love your selections and am so honored to have been included, Kathy! Thank you again and thank you for all you do for this community. ❤️
Sep 24, 2023 10:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Debe Maxwell, CRS I am the one who should thank YOU for all you do. 

Sep 24, 2023 12:09 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Love your selections and am so honored to have been included, Kathy! Thank you again and thank you for all you do for this community. ❤️
Sep 24, 2023 10:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your list of suggested posts.

Sep 24, 2023 11:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Thank you. Hope all is well with you and Chef Dolores. 

Sep 24, 2023 12:10 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you some blogs that caught my attention, I will check them out.

Sep 24, 2023 11:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi George Souto Thank you!!! And can't wait for your Progression of fall colors. 

Sep 24, 2023 12:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Thank you for another wonderful reading list, with lots of variety. I always enjoy the diversity of writings that you share and that's found here on AR!


Sep 24, 2023 01:47 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I'm proud of myself for having read a few of them and made a note to finish a few more, Thanks for your efforts.

Sep 24, 2023 04:34 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Sunday post! And I hope your weekend was wonderful!

Sep 24, 2023 05:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your This Week at ActiveRain list, Kathy.  I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend.

Sep 24, 2023 09:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Sep 24, 2023 09:47 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, I saw most of these posts, and considering I am not on here much right  now, is good.

Sep 24, 2023 10:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  loved your post and some I have had the pleasure of reading before you featured them:)Endre

Sep 24, 2023 10:59 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I see a lot of familiar faces in your list which means that I have likely read their posts, haha.

Sep 25, 2023 04:46 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thank you for your list that you are sharing with us.  I need to catch up on most of these.

Sep 25, 2023 09:36 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Great summary of what is happening.  Wish you have a great week.


Sep 28, 2023 07:16 AM