Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-April 17 to April 23, 2022

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain-April 17 to April 23, 2022


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 the other professions that I never knew, about a place, or about a person. Or, it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!


DorieApril 17: Dorie Dillard ActiveRain Helped Me Find My Blogging Voice-April 2022 Challenge

You'll find a lot of "us" in Dorie's entry into this month's challenge! Lots of good memories.


WGSD Virtual AssistantApril 19: WGSD Virtual Assistant Services, LLC How to Create Your Facebook and Instagram Pages-Videos!

Before you do anything else, bookmark this post written by Lisa Spampinato. She gave a very informative Zoom presentation for us recently.


GaryApril 20: Gary Thomas Tom Foolery in Key West

If ever there was a local expert for an area, that would be Gary. I love his take on this!!!


RobertRobert Rauf Buyer Beware: When buying in an HOA, here are things to consider

Well done post by Robert. HOA's aren't for everyone but buyers need to go in with their eyes open.


RockyApril 21: Rocky Dickerson    Improving Your Business Videos

I love how Rocky has taken us on his journey in making and improving upon his videos for business. 


JoanJoan Cox Don't Be Scammed When Changing Your Address

Yet another way thugs are out to get your money.


DeniseApril 22: Denise Lones The Right Props for Open Houses in Today's Market

If you're going to hold an Open House, you might as well make it worthwhile and memorable for your viewers!!!


Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff.Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff New York State Standard Operating Procedures

Good to know what other states are doing. Does your state have one?


Thomas J. Nelson, REALTORThomas J. Nelson ActiveRain On Me...(An April Challenge)

I'm giving you a Two-fer or Bogo here. Thomas' post for the challenge is but a glimpse into what ActiveRain means to him. But...follow his link to his #2 Ranked Post (No Guarantees) and you'll read one of the best posts I've read here.


RobertApril 23: Robert Siciliano Are You Addicted or Distracted by Your Phone? Here's How to Stop It!

Read and bookmark this for yourself and your children. I just checked to see how much time on Facebook I spend on average. It's still where I want it to be.


Thanks to Carol Williams for this weekly list which I copied from her post!

April 26th - CSI Certification Part II   (1 - 4 pm Eastern)
Robert Siciliano  (By Registration Only. Click here)

May 3rd - Empty Your Inbox In 15 Minutes or Less
Greg Vetter 

May 10th - Reverse Mortgages
Caroline Gerardo 

May 17th- AR Update and Future Plans for Inviting New Members 
Ben Kinney 

May 24th - HUD Manufactured Housing Is On The Rise. But Buyer Beware!
John DL Arendsen (and his wife Janis)

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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. 


Debb Janes and Bernie Stea YouTube Thursdays- If you want to learn more about how to do videos for your business, this is the post to follow.


Liz and Bill Spear and the weekly Ask An Ambassador posts!


Hannah Williams shares her savvy shopping finds with us weekly in her Philadelphia Steals and Deals Just Like That by HelpfulHannah. 


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

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Comments (34)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Looks like great reading Kathy Streib  lots to read 

Apr 24, 2022 09:32 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Great choices this week Kathy, as always. I especially enjoyed the trip back in time!

Apr 24, 2022 09:47 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hello and thank you for your Sunday post!

Apr 24, 2022 11:37 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - great posts and and saw many this week but I am off to read the ones that I didn't.

Apr 24, 2022 12:07 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Thanks for an excellent reading list. I actually saw half of these! Looking forward to reading the others!


Apr 24, 2022 12:07 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Happy Sunday Kathy.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and this upcoming week.  Mark

Apr 24, 2022 01:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I loved your post and I thank you for reading the other posts. 

Nina Hollander, Broker that IS unusual because I know that you often have read the posts I highlight. 


Ed Silva I hope you enjoy reading them. 

Apr 24, 2022 01:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

That it is Wayne Martin And I hope that you will have a great week. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I hope that you enjoy reading the post that you missed. 

Apr 24, 2022 01:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat and I appreciate the feature in your group. 

Carol Williams Thank you and hope you had a great breakfast with your friends. 

Brian England you're right, there are some very interesting posts here. 

Apr 24, 2022 01:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Carla Freund Thank you for doing that!!!!

Will Hamm Thank you and I always appreciate seeing you here!!

Apr 24, 2022 01:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty been busy selling those properties in Melbourne!!!  That's a good thing. 

Roy Kelley Thank you and I am buying the Stout beer you recommended for the next time my family is over. 

Apr 24, 2022 01:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets you are very welcome. I can't believe I hadn't read it but am so glad that I did. 

Hannah Williams no shopping today???

Apr 24, 2022 01:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Sharon Tara it reminded me of all of the posts that I've not read here. 

Kat Palmiotti you are very welcome!!!! 

Grant Schneider Thank you and hope that you and Phyllis are having a great weekend. 

Apr 24, 2022 01:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jeff Dowler, CRS I hope that you enjoyed the ones you haven't read1!!   Have a great week ahead. 

Apr 24, 2022 01:53 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy these are all worthy blogs of being selected for your choices this week.

Apr 24, 2022 04:54 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, took yesterday off from AR, but thank you for featuring my post on scammers.  Good information to share!

Apr 25, 2022 07:27 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Thank you once again Kathy for including me in your weekly list.

Apr 25, 2022 01:33 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hi Kathy. Hope your Spring in the Houston area is going well. Hugs to you.

Apr 25, 2022 08:27 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Once again, I’m so far behind on these and really excited at the same time. I can’t wait

Apr 25, 2022 09:07 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I have been out of the loop since last Thursday, so I appreciate your Sunday post.  You have a lot of interesting posts to check out!  Happy Tuesday!

Apr 26, 2022 10:10 AM