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What I Learned This Week in ActiveRain- April 28-May 4, 2013!

I look forward to Sundays. All I have to do is bop over to a couple of weekly posts like this one offered by Kathy Streib each week. There are always enough posts to spark my interest for my ten comments a day on Active Rain. Thanks, Kathy, for this weekly go to post!

What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- April 28-May 4, 2013.

I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!


Karen FiddlerApril 28:  Karen Fiddler     Working for Money or the Client?

I love Karen’s post and whether or not you’re new to Real Estate or have been in it for years I’d suggest giving this post a read.  Consumers return when they aren’t made to feel secondary to the bottom line.


Al & Peggy CunninghamApril 29:   Al & Peggy Cunningham     Is This Creative or Crazy?

Just when you think you’ve heard everything, Al & Peggy bring us a story that you think you’d only see in a movie.  As much as I love to shop even I would never have thought of doing this.



Carra RileyCarra Riley   Google+ 2 Year Anniversary Photo Walk Could Be Coming to Your City

Carra Riley has been on top of Google+ since the beginning.   I can think of so many reasons to participate in this Photo Walk not the least of which the Google juice you could get.  More importantly it’s a way of connecting with others and having a fun time.  Check it out!


Liz LockhartApril 30:  Liz Lockhart     With Every Beat of My Heart.

I went through a very similar incident with my husband 14 years ago.  After 4 months of tests with negative results I told my husband’s doctor it was time for the angiogram.  He had 99% blockage in an artery and had to have 2 stents put in.  Please read Liz’s post and take charge of your own health.



Karen OttoKaren Otto     You Actually Have 2 Chances to Make a First Impression When Staging

In Staging the phrase “you have one chance to make a good first impression” can become overused but Karen Otto has put a very real and fresh twist on this phrase.  Please head to her post and also look at her excellent “Before” and “After” photos.


Gary SoutoMay 1:  George Souto    Asbestos-Does It Have to Be Removed?

What do you think?  You may never come across this question but read George’s post to learn more.  




Silvia DukesMay 2:  Silvia Dukes    AR Virtual Garden Meet Up with Mary Yonkers and Friends-Just for Fun

I had to include this to show you the power of ActiveRain.  No, it’s not about points or’s about the community we have!


kevin mayMay 3:  Kevin J May      Fabulous Friday-When Music is Added to Your Culture the Life Thrives

And to bring a smile to your face, I hope you’ll check out the video on Kevin’s post.  Wouldn’t you be thrilled to see this in real life!


Cathy BaumbauschMay 4:  Cathy Baumbusch  Open House Safety-Photo ID?

Since I’m not a Realtor I’ve not given too much thought about Open Houses but Cathy has brought up an interesting point.  Should Photo ID’s be required for an Open House?  I don’t know but head to her post and tell her your thoughts.


Lori BallenLori Ballen   Craigslist Ghosting and Flagging /Online Marketing Tips.

If you do any marketing on Craigslist then you would be well served in reading Lori Ballen’s post.  I had no idea any of this went on.  

Please don’t forget to check out Pat Kennedy’s and Charita Cadenhead’s Weekly Series Posts.


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


 Kathy Streib 

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Comment balloon 1 commentCheryl Ritchie • May 05 2013 06:30PM


Cheryl- thank you so much for reblogging my post!  Hope you're off to a good week. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 7 years ago