Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 282

Education & Training with Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.

"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  

Today Is the Bridge To Your Future 
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

The Don't Do's & Do Do's  
By: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

"Successful people, without question, understand what it takes to become and remain relevant in their industry."   

Potty Talk Leads To a New Friend 
By: Dr. Paula McDonald 
"The moral of this "toilet" story is..."  

How To Buy a House When You Have Bad Credit 
By: Rob Spinosa 
"It can be a real jungle out there if you're trying to buy a home and get a mortgage, especially when you have bad credit." 

The Bad News Is Time Flies. The Good News Is You're the Pilot 
By: Steve Penner 
"If you have difficulty managing your time then these tips may prove helpful.

What Happens If the Appraisal Comes In Low
By: Hank Miller
"The hangover from the real estate market nonsense of the last couple of years continues.

Double Feature
How Would You Describe This Listing? Marketing 101 Real Estate 
Bt: Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI 
"A little 'Real Estate Humor' is good now and then." How would YOU describe THIS listing as shown in the video?" 

Don't miss these upcoming Zoom meetings.  
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Jan. 31 - Saratoga Spring, NY Architectural History
Brenda Mayette 

Feb. 7 - TBD

Feb. 14th - TD

Feb. 21st - Real Estate Appraisals: Fact, Fiction & Future
Mary Thompson


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- Carol Williams

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Comments (19)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you once again for your Saturday posts... I'm off to read the two I think I missed. Enjoy your Saturday!

Jan 21, 2023 04:39 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Kat Palmiotti 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections. I trust you'll have an amazing Montana weekend.

Jan 21, 2023 07:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What can I say, Carol, but a big fat goose eggs for me this week... and you know that I read at least 2-25 posts a day. No time to read today either... off to show some 10 houses all around Charlotte. :(

Jan 21, 2023 05:06 AM
Carol Williams

Have a productive day, Nina Hollander, Broker 
Thanks for checking in on the selections for this week.

Jan 21, 2023 07:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Have you heard the song "Wipeout" from the past? Well, wipeout is what I have done, including my buddy Lou! Thanks for the chance to catch up! Enjoy your day.

Jan 21, 2023 05:25 AM
Carol Williams

I do know that song, Wayne Martin 
We're here to expand your reading opportunities. 😊

Jan 21, 2023 07:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Carol for the great list of posts. I've read some but not all of them so off to read and comment.

Jan 21, 2023 05:32 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
Thanks for starting your weekend with us. I hope you have some fun plans with the grands this weekend.

Jan 21, 2023 07:46 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Awe, thank you for including me this week. Always an honor.

Jan 21, 2023 06:09 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Dr. Paula McDonald 
Your post makes a great point. You never know where you could meet a new friend or client, even in the Potty section.

Jan 21, 2023 07:48 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I didn't get much time here this week, but did manage to read at least 3 of the offerings. Thanks for your efforts

Jan 21, 2023 07:40 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Ed Silva 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections. I hope you enjoy reading those you missed.  Have a great weekend.

Jan 21, 2023 07:48 AM
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

I think the role of an appraisal should be diminished if not eliminated altogether. As long as purchase price is close to what has sold in area or close to assessed value there is no need for an appraiser 

Jan 21, 2023 08:46 AM
Carol Williams

In my area, Edward Gilmartin, the assessed value is almost always considerably below market value. I would not want the banks to base their loan approval on assessed value.

Jan 21, 2023 11:43 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and  thanks for your list to share with us today.  I need to go back and check up on some of these.


Jan 21, 2023 09:30 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Will Hamm .
I hope you're having a nice weekend.

Jan 21, 2023 11:43 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hello Miss Carol -  great pics as usual!  You're on a roll keeping on your weekly post and traveling around, playing gold and hanging with friends.  Where do you get the time girlfriend!  I know, let's ASK CAROL!

Jan 21, 2023 09:37 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 
Oh, I find little snippets of time here and there between golf games and other fun stuff.  Ask me anything. 😊

Jan 21, 2023 11:44 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

Will do Carol Williams !!

Jan 21, 2023 02:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Second Chance Saturday list, Carol.  I hope you are having a great weekend!

Jan 21, 2023 10:18 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
I always appreciate you stopping in to see what the week's selections are. Happy Saturday!

Jan 21, 2023 11:44 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Carol, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jan 21, 2023 10:19 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much, Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jan 21, 2023 11:44 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for keeping us all updated with great posts.  I also appreciate you adding the Zoom times in different time zones.  You can't imagine the thought process I go through to make the conversions.  😉

Jan 21, 2023 10:30 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol you out did yourself again this week with your blog choices.

Jan 21, 2023 11:06 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Happy Saturday, Carol,

I saw some posts you featured that caught my eye.  Thanks for the selection.

Jan 21, 2023 11:50 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Thank you for posting as always. You always keep me up-to-date in a great way!


Jan 21, 2023 06:16 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Greetings Sista Carol,  Thank you for a wonderful post!  I did manage to read a few and will read a few more. Wonderful selections as always.

Jan 21, 2023 07:33 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for sharing your list of suggested blog posts.

Have an outstanding week.

Jan 22, 2023 10:14 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Carol ~ Thanks for the recap of the week, as I missed several of these blogs and appreciate someone making sure I don't miss the good ones.

Jan 23, 2023 10:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You constantly amaze me by your week to week tribute to all these members of our ActiveRain society Carol Williams 

Jan 25, 2023 01:25 PM