May ActiveRain Challenge: Getting To Know You

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May ActiveRain Challenge: Getting To Know You


It’s time for our May challenge. In the April Challenge, we got to learn what ActiveRain meant to you. This month Carol Williams and I are hosting another fun post and the best part…it’s easy!!!


The common thread in those April Challenge posts was the COMMUNITY and how the members are the strength of this platform. So, now it’s time to learn more about who we are!



Below is a list of 21 questions that will help us learn more about who you are.

Just copy and paste them into your own May Challenge post and fill in your responses. 



1. What was your first job and what did you learn from it?

2. How long have you been in the real estate or related service industry?

3. What is your biggest fear and what have you done to try to conquer it?


4. What would you do if you knew you would not fail?


5. What is a habit you would love to eliminate or change?


6. What is your favorite meal (forget about calories or what you shouldn’t eat)


7. What is something you wish you’d done?


8. Who has been most influential in your life?


9. What are your favorite business-related books?


10. Other than business books what are your favorite things to read?


11. What are your top 5 favorite movies?

12. If I came to visit your city for one day what is the one thing I must do or see?


13. If I came to your city to visit for one day what is the one restaurant you would recommend?


14. If I was going to relocate to your area what advice would you give me that is unique to the area?


15. Do you have any special talents?


16 Do you have any quirks?


17. What is your best character trait?


18. Have you ever done anything you would never do again because it was too hard or too dangerous?



19. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?


20. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you want to live?


21. What is something that we don’t know about you that would surprise us?





May Challenge: Getting to Know You Rules

1. Copy and paste the questions into your post and add your responses to the questions. ** We want this to be easy for you but please give us more than one-word responses!!!


2. Each post must include one (1) image in the body of the post.

3. Your post should have a Feature photo. If you’re not sure how to make one (and trust me, it’s easy) here is an excellent post from Debe Maxwell, CRS  that will walk you through it.

4. Share the link to your May Challenge in the comment section below.

5. All entries must be submitted by May 31, 2022, by midnight P.S.T.

6. POINTS- 1500

Come on ActiveRain members…Carol and I want and the rest of the community can’t wait to learn more about you. 

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Comments (81)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES I think it will be. I've read some of the posts already and they are fun to read. 

George Souto not true!!!  I can't wait to read your entry. 

May 02, 2022 12:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jim Paulson I read your post and loved it!!! So interesting. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I've already read yours and loved it!!!  You are a hoot. 

Myrl Jeffcoat I can't wait to read your post and every time I say the line, I hear the song as well. Thank you for the feature in your group. 




May 02, 2022 12:59 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Back at cha on being a HOOT Kathy!!

May 02, 2022 02:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Endre Barath, Jr. Well, you know that I can't wait to read your post. I've already read several posts for this month's challenge. 

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho I'm enjoying the posts and hope that you'll participate. 

May 02, 2022 01:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker you could have knocked me over with a feather! LOL I loved your post. 

Brenda Mayette Oh I hope so!!!!  It won't take long!

May 02, 2022 01:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Beth Atalay I just read your post and loved getting to know more about you. I know that I've watched My Fair Lady at least 20 times and love the Godfather movies. 

May 02, 2022 01:10 PM
Beth Atalay

Thank you Kathy Streib, of course My Fair Lady is one of the best!

May 02, 2022 01:28 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
May 02, 2022 01:56 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for hosting May's contest Kathy Streib and Carol Williams

Here's my entry

My twenty-one answers

May 02, 2022 03:08 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thanks again for hosting this month's FUN ActiveRain challenge Kathy Streib and Carol Williams! Here is my entry: Like. You Know. Me 

May 02, 2022 04:25 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

This was so easy - I do not believe I have ever seen so many entries this early in the game on an AR challenge!  

My Entry Getting to Know You 

May 02, 2022 05:18 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

This is me by Tony Lewis "NO ONE WORD ANSWERS HERE!"

May 02, 2022 07:39 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am really enjoying getting to know others in the Rain a bit better than I already did, here is my entry:

👨‍💼21 Questions with Brian England - May 2022

May 03, 2022 05:22 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Here you go

hyper linking not working for me today

May 03, 2022 10:30 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Here is the link to Eileen Burns post. 

May 04, 2022 04:51 PM
Susan Emo

Eileen Burns  I was eager to read you entry but the link is not working for me.  I also tried to copy and paste it.

May 04, 2022 10:58 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

What a fun challenge for us all. Here is my ENTRY! Thank you for putting this one together.

May 03, 2022 02:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley I am thrilled that you are sharing your 21 questions with us!!!! Thank you and loved reading your post. 

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I read your post and loved it!!! Thank you!

May 03, 2022 07:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I knew about your creative talents with graphic arts, and your talent for wearing hats, but we've got to see you dance!!!

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist you're right...I have never seen this many entries so soon...this is just day 3!!!  And I'd sum you up in one word...Fearless. 

May 03, 2022 07:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Tony Lewis  I just read your post and thank you for participating!!!  I have to tell you that I got hungry just reading about Syrian dishes. 

Brian England I loved your post!  I could have guessed a lot of your answers. I love your devotion to your faith. 

May 03, 2022 07:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Eileen Burns I couldn't get your link to work, but I'd already read your post. Is there also a 17th street fisheries?? I know we used to go to one on the Intracoastal there . 

Dr. Paula McDonald loved your post and thank you for participating.   I need to convince Larry to take a trip to Granbury someday. 

May 03, 2022 07:19 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

This looks to be one of the most popular challenges ever! Here is my entry:

May 04, 2022 08:39 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You guys are so sweet to host the May Challenge! 

I wasn't very creative with the title, but here's my entry. 


May 04, 2022 02:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Jan Green just read your post and thank you so much for participating!!!!   I love murder mysteries too. 

May 04, 2022 03:39 PM
Jan Green

Thank you for the challenge Kathy!  

May 04, 2022 03:40 PM