Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 283

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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  

Create a New Comfort Zone
By: Grant Schneider 
Little did we know this would be the last post by our dear friend, Grant Schneider. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. RIP, Sir!

What To Pay Attention To and What To Ignore
By: @Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Thankful Thursdays... For the People I Don't Know
By: Kathy Streib 
 "Life is beautiful because of the people we meet." 

Why Are Stock Experts Giving Real Estate Advice On TV?
By: Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 
"What we need to do is stop comparing 2023 to 2021-22 and look at it with a historical view. Average days on market, current interest rates, available homes for sale and cost of buying vs renting."

Got Tribe? Virtual vs Brick & Mortor
BY: Rich Jacobson 
"As humans, we need meaningful connection and interaction. We were not designed to be islands unto ourselves. We were made to be in community." 

Secret Marketing Strategies In a Changing Market 
By: Hannah Williams 
"One other important suggestion is..."

Building a New House & Pregnancy
By: Dr. Paula McDonald 
"Those of you who have ever built a new home along with those who have given birth will understand exactly what this post is about."  

Double Feature
Saying Goodbye To a Gentle Soul
By: Kathy Streib 
"We learned (Thursday) that our dear ActiveRain friend and member passed away."

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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Comments (24)

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

Thank you for your weekly post, and have a wonderful weekend!

Jan 28, 2023 05:47 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a terrific day! bill

Jan 28, 2023 06:08 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol, 

I followed Grant but I want to re-read his last post one more time.  Thank you...

Jan 28, 2023 08:04 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you for including my goofy post. But mostly, thank you for including our friend Grant Schneider. He will be so missed.

Jan 28, 2023 08:29 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Saturday Carol and thank you for sharing your list today and glad you had Grant at the top.  Make it a great weekend.


Jan 28, 2023 08:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Carol I love that you chose Grant's post.  He is going to be so missed here in the rain. Lots of other great choices as well.  Have a great day today, playing golf I imagine 😊

Jan 28, 2023 08:55 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Carol, the news of Grant's passing was a shock and blow to the heart. A reminder of how fleeting and precious life is.  

Jan 28, 2023 09:08 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for all you do to keep us up to date here on ActiveRain.  It is much appreciated.

Jan 28, 2023 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- As always, thank you for compiling this each week. And a big thank you for including my post. 

Jan 28, 2023 11:05 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Carol ~ A great call out by including Grant Schneider's last post... it is a classic that will be true years from now.

Jan 28, 2023 12:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thanks for some great reading. I saw most of these so an easy catch up. Off to read Grant's last post again - thank you for including it. I am still so sad and in shock as many are.


Jan 28, 2023 12:59 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 28, 2023 01:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jan 28, 2023 01:18 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

A post filled with what will be my afternoon reading today.  I have a bit of a lull after a busy day before I am headed out to shop a bit.

Jan 28, 2023 01:18 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Sista Carol Williams It is a sad week indeed losing our AR member Grant Schneider it is hard to believe that he will no longer be with us and of course, we wish the deepest sympathy to his family. He will truly be missed. Thank Kathy Streib for informing us of his passing.

Thank you for including my post this week it is an honor to be included   

Jan 28, 2023 01:19 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carole it is good to see the Grants blog made your list.  It was a shocker that he no longer with us.  He will be missed.

Jan 28, 2023 03:00 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I feel like I always appreciate second chances and even the third and fourth and however many chances

Jan 28, 2023 11:41 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Jan 29, 2023 11:55 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

The best thing about these blog posts you have shared is they all made me think and isn’t that a tribute to all the authors Carol Williams 🙂

Jan 30, 2023 09:12 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carol, hope you are enjoying a day of golf somewhere in the south with good weather!

Feb 02, 2023 08:40 AM