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Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 284

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  

Experience Every Moment of Your Life
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

What ActiveRain Means To Me
By: Grant Schneider 
"Active Rain means several things to me but most of all it is the fun friends I have made along the way." 

Slab to Shingles Series - New Home Construction   
By: Dr. Paula McDonald 
"Having been in the new home construction industry long before becoming a real estate agent, I have learned a thing or two about the process." 

What is a Non-Qualified Mortgage Loan 
By: David Williams 
"If you have lackluster income and credit history making it difficult to qualify for standard mortgage loan programs, don't give up your dream of owning a home quite yet. A non-qualified mortgage loan (non-QM) may be just the solution you're looking for." 

Changing the Focus For Success 
By: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
"When first taking a shot of this gorgeous southern Utah sunset, I thought the tree was in the way until adjusting the focus." 

Discovering the Reason Behind A Problem: Uncovering Your Why. 
By: Steve Penner 
"Instead of just dealing with the symptoms of a problem, the goal is to find out what's causing it." 

Motivational Monday - Become a Cycle Breaker
By: Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
"We need pattern disrupters and there are plenty of us out there." 

You Have To Market Yourself 
By: George Souto 
"It is this simple, and requires very little money, however, it does require a major investment of our time, and budgeting our finances wisely." 

Double Feature:
What's Love Got To Do With It?  Celebrate the Beauty of Your City in ActiveRain's February 2023 Challenge.
Co-hosted by: Debe Maxwell and Brian England
"Do you have a deep love for your city? Do you take pride in its rich history, stunning architecture, bustling streets and diverse culture?" 

Don't miss these upcoming Zoom meetings.  
11:00 a.m.    Pacific
12:00 p.m.    Mountain
  1:00 p.m.    Central
  2:00 p.m.    Eastern time 

Feb. 7 - NAR Update
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES 

Feb. 14th - TBD

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

Febr. 28th - Agent Goal Planner
Brad Andersohn 


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Carol Williams

"Information is FREE.
Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless."

- Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting, and marketing consultant

Active: Golf & Travel Blogger
"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."

Whatever You're Doing, Make It Fun!


Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... only had three today, but Grant Schneider's post was one of them. So thoughtful of you to have included it this week. I'd met Grant on several occasions and considered him a friend.

Feb 04, 2023 04:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have some reading to catch up on also!

Thanks for your Saturday post!

Feb 04, 2023 05:05 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Thank you so much for including my post, much appreciated. I haven't read the one from Grant Schneider ..so love that you included his post. I'm so sadden to hear he passed.

Feb 04, 2023 05:32 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I caught your picks, so one of us may be off their game. I read Grant's post and feel sadness at his loss.

Feb 04, 2023 06:49 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carol, so sad to hear Grant passed, so nice that you included one of his posts!

Feb 04, 2023 07:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have an outstanding weekend.

Feb 04, 2023 07:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Carol and thank you for sharing your Saturday list with us here in the Rain.  Make it a good one.


Feb 04, 2023 08:06 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Wow, did this week go quickly! Can't believe it's Saturday already.

Thanks for some terrific reading - I actually read several of these so catch-up will be easy.


Feb 04, 2023 10:38 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Carol lots of great topics!  And glad to see Brad Andersohn is giving a zoom preso in later Feb - great!

Feb 04, 2023 11:43 AM
Hannah Williams

When I saw him volunteer I was hoping  xoxo-  he has been missed 

Feb 05, 2023 11:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- I am so glad that you included Grant's post this week. And thank you for doing this each week. 

Feb 04, 2023 01:13 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.

Feb 04, 2023 03:37 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Feb 04, 2023 03:38 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol I am honored that you found my blog of being included in your choices this week.  ☺️

Feb 04, 2023 03:51 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Once again, Carol, thank you for including my post. You make a gal feel special.

Feb 04, 2023 04:14 PM
Steve Penner
Royal LePage Dynamic RE / Pro Ledger Bookkeeping Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR® / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

thanks for including my post!


Feb 04, 2023 06:28 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Again I wish you all the best. It’s tricky trying to market and do your craft at the same time.

Feb 04, 2023 10:01 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams Hello sista you picked great posts as always from many bloggers in my roll that I missed - well done Thank You

Also so glad you included our dear Grant Schneider God rest his soul.

Feb 05, 2023 11:21 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

THANK YOU so much for the feature in Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 284, Carol! Sometimes adapting and adjusting creates WOW! moments. This was one of them!

Feb 06, 2023 08:01 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Great list, Carol! We have surely missed you on our calls. We had Brad A this week on our call! It's been awhile. 

I hope you're doing well. Hugs, my friend!

Feb 08, 2023 09:23 PM
Carol Williams

Hey Debe Maxwell, CRS 
I'm back home now! I can start attending Zoom meetings again. I've missed you all!!! 

Feb 09, 2023 07:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Am missing Grant Schneider's presence here in the Rain, Carol Williams. He was such a positive force!

Feb 10, 2023 09:15 AM