I Learn Something New at Active Rain Every Day-May 13-May19, 2012

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I Learn Something New at ActiveRain Every Day and It's Time I Showed You.  May 13 - May 19, 2012

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!

Debbie GartnerMay 13: Debbie Gartner- Helping Another ActiveRain Member ...and Some of My Tidbits.
Debbie not only knows carpet and flooring but she knows a lot about SEO.  Read her tidbits and you’ll have your ah-ha moment.

Eric EstateMay 14: Eric Estate- Facebook to Try Out “Pay to Highlight Status Update” Feature.
Now that FB is public they answer to Wall Street, who will insist that they continue to bring in the cash and more cash.  What do you think?

Richard and beth WittMay 15: Richard and Beth Witt-  Nobody Cares What You Know Until They Know That You Care.
We all know this but we need to be reminded.  You can’t begin to sell someone something until you understand what it is they need.

judi barrettMay 16: Judi Barrett- Sometimes You Can Not Do What’s Needed -But If you Try, They Don’t Forget.
How often do we remember those thoughtful little acts that someone does for us?  I learned that we mustn’t forget that things we say or do can have an impact on others.

No I’m not daft (yet) I know I have 2 posts for May 17.  I found  both Tammy’s and Celeste’s and being the Libran that I am I couldn’t decide.  Enjoy them both.)

tammy adamsMay 17: Tammy Adams-3 Ways to Use Evernote in Your Real Estate Business.
I’d heard of Evernote several years ago and even registered  but never really used it.  Since I’ve been trying to go paperless I’m going to check this out again.

celeste grupmanMay 17: Celeste Grupman- You May Not Want to Believe It But It Really Works.
I’ve had an e-Newsletter since I started Room Service! Home Staging and am constantly trying to improve it and look for new things to say.  I don’t know if this service could work for Home Stagers but it looks  like there are already several satisfied AR members.

joan coxMay 18:  Joan Cox- A New Fire Extinguisher That Could Save Your Family.
My dear friends lost their home last year due to a fire.  They’re just now moving back so I’m buying this for my friends and family.

suzanne mclaughlinMay 19: Suzanne McLaughlin - Need Some Educational Websites for the Kids This Summer that Are Actually Fun?
Lets face it, try as you may to get your kids outdoors and away from the iPad or laptop, they will make their way back to them.  How about some fun educational sites for them.

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


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Erica Ramus
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA

Thanks for the list Kathy. I missed the one about the Facebook posts.

May 20, 2012 10:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Room Service Home Staging

Gary- I always feel that way as I’m beginning to search for posts that I missed.

Kenneth- glad to be of assistance.  And, check out Pat Kennedy’s weekly selections as well.

Conrad-I’d almost forgotten that I’d registered with Evernote ages ago.  I’ll give it another look.

Debbie- I cannot imagine going without my trusty computer!  Enjoy your read.

Josh- thank you.

Gita- thank you and congratulations on your feature today.

Charita-LOL.... ok...stick with me and I’ll teach you!

Joan-Thank you for the heads up about the fire extinguisher.

Eric- did you get in on any FB stock??

Michael- be sure to read Joan’s post on the fire extinguisher.

Fred- take a look at Evernote.  I’m trying to go as paperless as I can.

Tom- hope you find some interesting!  I always do.

Dick-and thank you for the Bananatude Feature.

Janis-congrats to you on your feature!

Richie- I love buffets and you can come back for more next week.

BARFF-thanks!  How are the knees?

Donald-I’m going to check out your post now!

Suzanne-and thank you!  I just sent your post to my niece who has young children.

Barbara-Jo-it is isn’t it!  I’m getting my iPad this week and I’ve bookmarked all of the posts here about it.

Erica- read it!!!  They just went public this week and the push is going to be on to generate more revenue.

May 20, 2012 11:53 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Lets shake things up at your home today!
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092

Hurting BARFF...............

May 20, 2012 02:21 PM
Scott Godzyk
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
Godzyk Real Estate Services

Good Afternoon Kathy, congratulations on the feature. With such a busy week i sure missed alot of blogs this week. I appreciate your hard work in pointing out some great ones. Have a great Sunday

May 20, 2012 02:39 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730

Kathy, Thanks for the highlights. I missed several of these during the week andwill go back and catch up.

May 20, 2012 03:30 PM
Jennifer Chiongbian
Real Estate Broker - NYC
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses

Another great digest for the week!  Congratulations on the feature!  

May 20, 2012 04:00 PM
Tammy Adams

Kathy, thank you so much for including me in this blog! I'm very honored. I'm going to check out some of these other blogs as well. I read Debbie's already, and the other authors are new to me - but not for long. I'm sure I'll be following their blogs in the future as well.

May 20, 2012 07:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Room Service Home Staging

BARFF- sorry about the knees.

Scott- I'm excited hearing how busy everyone is!

Debbie- I've been out most of the day so I bet I've missed some new posts today.

Jennifer- thank you!  I hope I found some for you that you'll like!

Tammy- thanks for the heads up on Evernote!  


May 20, 2012 07:35 PM
Joan Whitebook
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
BHG The Masiello Group

Kathy!  Thanks for taking the time to bring these post to our attention.  Weeks can get pretty busy and it is difficult to keep up.

May 20, 2012 07:54 PM
Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma


How very sweet of you to include my post in your insightful lineup.  I am truly humbled.  Thank you.

May 20, 2012 08:01 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Hi Kathy...

Another great list and it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do!

May 20, 2012 08:02 PM
Kathy Sheehan
Branch Manager
Movement Mortgage 770-634-4021

Kathy, I always appreciate your lists.  There is always something that I missed during the week.

May 20, 2012 08:42 PM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California


These are interesting post.  How did I miss them.  I am on my way over to read them all.  Thanks.

May 20, 2012 09:15 PM
Jerry Newman
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com

Hi Kathy. Glad I stopped by tonight since I missed everyone of these posts. I will have to bookmark all of these and read them later after watching my Spurs play.

May 20, 2012 09:18 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Kathy, I read only one of these posts...so now I have some catch-up reading...and perhaps learn something new.

May 20, 2012 09:27 PM
Susanna Haynie
Colorado Springs Realtor - CNE, MCNE, ePro - Cell:
Falcon Property Solutions, LLC

Kathy, as always great information in your weekly round up! I never miss it :-)


May 20, 2012 09:27 PM
Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Miss Kathy, what a great series you have here.  You do such a great job of giving "more than a snippet" of each post... giving us a much better idea of what they are about.  Thanks so much.  You go, Girl !

I think I see perhaps five of them that I am off to read.  Take care...

May 20, 2012 10:47 PM
Doug Bullwinkel
NMLS #281609
Vitek Mortgage Group

You've really hit on some of the best tips that recently were on AR.  There's no shortage of good ideas and great people that are willing to share.

May 20, 2012 11:53 PM
James Dray
AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
Wise Custom Realty

Morning Kathy congrats on the feature now on with the issue.  The reason I log onto AR and read the people I follow is just because I believe that I will learn from them. 

May 21, 2012 03:12 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
The Little REALTOR® That Could
Keller Williams Realty


These were great! Together we can all learn more and I like hitting the highlights of the weeks best - not to be missed posts.

These are wonderful and so are you!

May 21, 2012 09:36 PM
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Kathy Streib

Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
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