Second Chance Saturday: Week 90

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"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."
-Carol Williams 

Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always open to member suggestions on posts that should be Featured but somehow got missed. 

Giving deserving posts more exposure is what Second Chance Saturday is all about.  Be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post and watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday. 

A Tribute To Lou Ludwig 
By: Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP 
"Lou Ludwig 
was a shining light who’s smile and thoughtful words will be missed."
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Ever since Lou's passing, I have included one of his posts in Second Chance Saturday. Today I decided to include one of the many tributes written in honor of Lou.  He was a valued and beloved member on ActiveRain.  -Carol

The Real Way To Determine Your Home's Value (Hint: It's Not Zillow) 
By: Joe Manausa  
"... are you aware of the value of your home in today’s market? When asked, clients often say something like “Well, the Zestimate of my home is…”. 

The New Kid On The Block Can Compete With Top Dog / Think About It 
By: Barbara Todaro 
"There’s always a way to work around the experience factor."   

If You Give Yourself Permission To Fail You Will 
By: Kat Palmiotti 
"If you give yourself permission to fail, you will. And the reverse is true. If you allow yourself to succeed, you will." 

What made Your Day Today, ActiveRain Friends  
By: Evelina Tsigelnitskaya 
"For great 5 hours
I was like an energizer - completing listing agreements, talking to customers, trying to put all together to be able to see my Mom after work." 

Should A Cash Buyer Have To Show Proof Of Funds 
By: Chris Ann Cleland 
"Perhaps the real issue is that these buyers do not wish to show their hand." 

Embrace This One Fact To Increase Real Estate Sales 
By: Leanne Smith 
"Even though I have been on this career path for less than a year, my 40 plus years of sales experience has only reaffirmed this fact."

Ask An Ambassador: How To Get Text Wrap Around A Photo 
By: Debbie Reynolds
"It looks better when there is a margin between your text and your photos and the text wraps around your photo. It takes a couple of steps." 

Each Listing Is Like A Newborn Baby 
By: Maria Sapio 
" I treat each listing like a newborn baby."  

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Be sure to check out Kathy Streib's What I Learned This Week In The Rain. 


Have an amazing weekend!




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Carol Williams
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Hi Hannah Williams ,
Yes, I had a few bookmarked from before I left.  It's good to be back. 

Nov 11, 2018 10:38 AM #44
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Carol Williams
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Hi Richie Alan Naggar ,
I hope you're enjoying an awesome weekend!  Thanks for stopping by to check out this weeks SCS selections.

Nov 11, 2018 10:40 AM #45
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Carol Williams
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Hi Alexandra,
I hope to get a few travel posts written this week but I also need to work on completing the Thankful Challenge.  I got a late start due to my trip, so running out of time to meet the Thanksgiving day deadline. 
Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Nov 11, 2018 10:42 AM #46
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Sharon Lee 
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's SCS selections.  Yes, I had a great trip. Thank you!

Nov 11, 2018 10:45 AM #47
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Carol Williams
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS ,
It's good to be back and it sounds like we both have some catching up to do.  Thanks for stopping by to check out this weeks SCS selections.  

Nov 11, 2018 10:46 AM #48
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Carol Williams
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Hi Francine Viola ,
You're welcome and thank YOU for stopping by to check out this weeks selections. I know the authors will appreciate it.

Nov 11, 2018 10:47 AM #49
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Carol Williams
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Hi Lisa Von Domek 
I bet Boston was blast, especially getting together with some AR friends.  We both have some catching up to do after our travels, don't we?

Nov 11, 2018 10:48 AM #50
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Carol Williams
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You are very welcome Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP .
I'm glad I found it to Feature! 

Nov 11, 2018 10:48 AM #51
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Carol Williams
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Hi Marte Cliff ,
Thanks for stopping by to check out this weeks selections.  I had several bookmarked before I left on my trip, so they're a little older than usual.

Nov 11, 2018 10:49 AM #52
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
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You're welcome Chris Ann Cleland 
You make some very good points about cash buyers and their hesitance to "show their hand".

Nov 11, 2018 10:50 AM #53
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have comm neted on some of these and thanks for introducing two more for me. FYI, I like your new picture.

Nov 11, 2018 01:09 PM #54
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Getting away is always fun Carol Williams but playing catch up...not so much!

Nov 11, 2018 04:15 PM #55
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Very good choices for second chance! they are all very deserving! thank you 

Nov 12, 2018 12:02 AM #56
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Joe Pryor ,
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections.  I'm glad you found a couple new ones you haven't read.  Thanks for the compliment on my new picture.  I thought it was time to get rid of the scar picture.  LOL

Nov 12, 2018 08:27 AM #57
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Carol Williams
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Hi Lisa Von Domek ,
Getting mind and body back in sync after such a journey takes a few days. 

Nov 12, 2018 08:28 AM #58
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Debra Leisek ,
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's SCS selections.  Have a great week!

Nov 12, 2018 08:29 AM #59
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Carol Williams,

I did miss your post on Saturday so I'm playing catch up! I see I missed some great posts..off to do some reading and commenting.

Nov 12, 2018 01:33 PM #60
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Carol Williams for the honor of including one of my posts in your second chance Saturday selection!

Nov 13, 2018 04:45 AM #61
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
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Carol, thank you for these! I enjoyed perusing them, good choices, especially Lou's tribute. 

Nov 13, 2018 06:49 AM #62
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Jan Green
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HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great list Carol.  Read and commented on each of them.  Good finds!

Nov 15, 2018 02:54 PM #63
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