Second Chance Saturday: Week 308

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

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

Is Your Past a Springboard? 
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..." 

Business Email Compromise With WormGPT: How Businesses Must Prepare
By: Robert Siciliano 
"The capabilities of this tool, which uses similar technology to large learning models like ChatGPT, are grounds for significant concern for all business owners."

What Is a Non-Warrantable Condo Loan? 
By: @Bill Gassett 
"Non-warrantable condo loans can present challenges when financing a condominium purchase. Government entities like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do not back these loans." 

Summer Market Opportunities 
By: Denise Lones 
"This is a fantastic time to be out there in real estate. Summer is a perfect time for both buyers and sellers." 

Will Homebuilders Save the Housing Market?
By: Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL 
"A significant crisis is now taking shape in a country where the aspiration of owning a home was once prevalent." 

How Judges, Not Politicians, Could Dictate America's AI Rules   
By: Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 
"It’s becoming increasingly clear that courts, not politicians, will be the first to determine the limits on how AI is developed and used in the US." 

Exceptional People  
By: Steffy Hristova  
"I think an exceptional Realtor® is a successful giver."  

Why Should You Hire Dana Holish Hill?
By: Dana Hollish Hill 
"Look, I know how that sounds. Let me say that in my 20+ years as a REALTOR, I've yet to encounter a potential seller or buyer who lists "humble" as something they want or need in their next real estate agent."

I've Gotta Be Me... That's Who I Am 
By: faye schubert 
"I entered the world of real estate after a nearly 30 year career in the Oil and Gas industry. " 

Double Feature:
July 2023 Challenge - What Makes You Exceptional?
Hosted by: John Meussner and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 
There are only a couple more days to get your entry in.

Outside Feature:
Cost of Electricity By State
Where does your state rate?

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Roundtable Discussion:
What Does Staying Active Look Like In your Market
Moderator: Eileen Burns 

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How To Keep the Sunshine In Your Transaction - Solar Panel Listings
Presenter: Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

August 15th -
Roundtable Discussion:
How are you dealing With Inflation in Work & Business
Moderator: Carol Williams

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Comments (20)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have only read a couple of the posts that you have given a second chance, haha.

Jul 29, 2023 05:29 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Brian England 
I hope you got a chance to read those you missed during the week. Any fun plans for today?

Jul 30, 2023 06:12 AM
Brian England

Going to the Dbacks game today, hoping they will get back to their winning ways, haha.  They have been in s slump since the All-Star break.

Jul 30, 2023 06:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. A good week for me, caught some the first time around and learned something from the ones I read this morning. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Jul 29, 2023 05:30 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Wayne Martin 
Learning something new is always the end game. Thanks for checking in, as always.

Jul 30, 2023 06:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Just three for me today, Carol... but the ones I did read were very much worthwhile to read! Happy Saturday!

Jul 29, 2023 06:52 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in on this week's selections, as always Nina Hollander, Broker.

Jul 30, 2023 06:13 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Second Chance Saturday list, Carol.  I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Jul 29, 2023 07:00 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat 
I hope you enjoyed this week's selections.

Jul 30, 2023 06:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 29, 2023 07:02 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Myrl Jeffcoat 
I always enjoy being a Featured Old Fart. 😊

Jul 30, 2023 06:14 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you for my Saturday AR reading. Have a great weekend.

Jul 29, 2023 07:35 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Dr. Paula McDonald.
Based on the weather in Granbury, it seems like a good time to be inside reading blog posts. 😊  Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Jul 30, 2023 06:16 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Thanks Carol Williams for your selection.  I noted Bob's post in the Q/A by Jeff today.

See you Tuesday😎

Jul 29, 2023 08:07 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in on this week's selections, Eileen Burns 
See you on Tuesday!

Jul 30, 2023 06:17 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol,

You got some great reads today.  I didn't see any of these.  Thank you.

Jul 29, 2023 08:19 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
I hope you enjoyed this week's selections. Have a great weekend.

Jul 30, 2023 06:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for sharing your recommendations.

Have a lovely weekend. 

Jul 29, 2023 09:12 AM
Carol Williams

You're very welcome, Roy Kelley 
I hope you and chef Dolores are having a pleasant weekend.

Jul 30, 2023 06:17 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

I missed a few and glad to read AZ electricity rates are not near the top.  We moved from IN and those rates were much higher. No wonder people are leaving CA with those rates after all those "green" initiatives.

Jul 29, 2023 10:08 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Leanne Smith 
Yeah, California electrical grid is already over capacity and they want to make EVERYONE drive an electric car? How are they going to recharge them?  Remember the days of gas rationing. Maybe they'll only be able to charge on odd or even days, based on the license plate number. 🧐

Jul 30, 2023 06:19 AM
Leanne Smith

We both know its about control and that is the bottom line at the end of the day.

Jul 30, 2023 06:23 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, thanks for sharing these, saw most of them.   Hope you are doing well.

Jul 29, 2023 12:29 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Joan Cox 
We're enjoying a little reprieve from the heat but supposed to warm up again this coming week. We won't go into triple digits, though, so that's good.

Jul 30, 2023 06:20 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thanks for sharing these Carol Williams !  Hope you are having a great summer!

Jul 29, 2023 12:49 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in on this week's Second Chance Saturday selections, Kathy Schowe .  I hope you're staying safe in that extreme dessert heat!

Jul 30, 2023 06:21 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for the reading list, Carol. I saw a couple of these but have some catch-up to do.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!


Jul 29, 2023 01:27 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Thanks, as always, for checking in on the week's selections.

Jul 30, 2023 06:22 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Saturday post! I'm off to read some - as to the electricity costs, Montana is doing fine!

Enjoy your day!

Jul 29, 2023 01:29 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Kat Palmiotti 
Yes, Montana is very good in comparison. My part of Washington state is about 40% of what the state average is so we are VERY blessed here.

Jul 30, 2023 06:24 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol good choice of blogs once again.  Thanks to all the reading you do to come up with these.

Jul 29, 2023 01:43 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, George Souto 
Thank you for stopping by to check out this week's selections. I know the original authors of each post appreciate it.

Jul 30, 2023 06:25 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another interesting selection of titles. Thanks for your efforts.

Jul 29, 2023 01:43 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Edward (Ed) Silva, 203-206-0754 
Have you been getting some golf in, in spite of the heat?

Jul 30, 2023 06:26 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you once again for finding these for us each week. I saw a post from Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD that i'd planned on reading and forgot to so glad to see it here. 

Jul 29, 2023 04:12 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Kathy Streib 
I need to pop over to your post and see what you came up with this week.

Jul 30, 2023 06:27 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I might need a second third and fourth chance, but I’m going to get there and I’m going to have some fun reading all of it! Thank you for posting

Jul 29, 2023 09:13 PM
Carol Williams

We can all use all the chances we can get, Laura Cerrano 
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections.
Enjoy your weekend.

Jul 30, 2023 06:27 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carol Williams - with the exception of a couple, I don't think I ever saw a FEATURE on AR for all the others - just for them and their BLOG post on their own. 

We have a lot talented people on ActiveRain. 

Jul 31, 2023 10:29 PM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Carol Williams - I was on vacation and just noticed your post.Thank you for giving my blog a second chance to be seen. I really appreciate it. 

Have a great week!


Aug 01, 2023 05:31 PM