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

If you don't know and follow Kathy Streib you should! 

She curates the weeks worth of blogs and then shares the best in her opionion..

Really great work Kathy, thanks for including my post in your weekly feature!  All great information that really help!  

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!


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Comment balloon 4 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • May 06 2013 08:52PM


Kathy does a good job with her "What I Learned This Week in ActiveRain." Congratulations on making her special list.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago

Carra- many thanks for the reblog and for keeping us informed about Google+.

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

Carra:  What a great list Kathy has put together.  I especially found Liz Lockhart's post interesting, in view of my current heart situation.  Thanks so much.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 7 years ago

Kathy Anne ~  I agree with you Kathy Streib does an amazing job curating the blogs and making a summary.. eveyone should follow Kathy!  Thank you for sharing your feelings! 


Kathy Streib ~  You just plain ROCK! 


Margaret ~  i know.. what an honor to be on the A list with Kathy Streib!  She is doing a photo walk I think... how about you?

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 7 years ago