Second Chance Saturday: Week 311

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.   

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Special Announcement:

Don't miss the upcoming Zoom call on Tuesday August 22nd! Read about it here and spread the word to other ActiveRain Members:

Maui's Historic Wildfire Crisis: How the Locals Are Helping and How We Can Help  
By: Debe Maxwell, CRS 
"This week’s ActiveRain ZOOM call is very special to many of us, as our own Steven Nickens is going to be sharing his experience, living through one of our worst wildfires in over a century. Having lived on Maui for over ½ century himself, Steven knows the island like the back of his hands, as does he know a good many islanders. Steven has had many close friends who have lost everything." 

here to join the Zoom meeting at
11:00 a.m.    Pacific time
12:00 p.m.    Mountain time (Arizona same as Pacific now)
  1:00 p.m.    Central time
  2:00 p.m.    Eastern time 

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Procrastination is the Thief of Time    
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Life Lessons - My Decade-by-Decade Roadmap 
By: Dr. Paula McDonald 
"Life truly is a roadmap filled with twists, turns, hazard zones, and road bumps. How we each choose to navigate this journey we call life, really does determine where we end up."  

Istanbul, Turkey (Part 1 and Part 2)
By: Ray Henson 
"Everywhere we turned, there was something new and beautiful to see."

The New SEC Disclosure Rule Will Impact Nearly Every U.S. Business  
By: Robert Siciliano 
"What is the New SEC Disclosure Rule?" 

Still Learning From Life's Lessons 
By: Kathy Streib
My family was not a typical Chinese family…nor was it a typical American family. We were “just us.”  And that is the lesson I learned."

What Not To Do When Selling a House 
By: Bill Gassett 
"When selling a home, it's essential to avoid common mistakes that can impact the sale process."  

5 Things That Make You Feel Like Sisyphus Pushing His Rock While Selling Your Home
By: Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic 
"Even if you’re a neat freak, keeping your house constantly show-ready is a difficult task."  

Double Feature:
Is It Really Possible To Be OVER-Prepared? (nope!)
By: Candice A. Donofrio 
"Here are over 100 stock up items to consider having in case of an extreme emergency. No you may not need all, and city folks or HOAs may preclude having chickens, LOL . . . . but see if there are items on this long list that would make sense to have."

Outside Feature:
How Much Damage Do Wildfires Cause?  
Published at:  

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Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meeting.  

August 22nd - Update on Maui 
Steven Nickens

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Comments (17)

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

Thank you so much as always for your Second Chance Saturday. I did miss several! As for the outside article, if they added the cost of fire containment, it would be even higher! The cost of firefighters, fire planes, search and rescue, etc  etc...

Aug 19, 2023 04:44 AM
Carol Williams

Very true, Kat Palmiotti 
Thanks, as always, for checking in on Second Chance Saturday. I hope you have some fun planned for the weekend.

Aug 19, 2023 04:48 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

What a great variety of posts you picked for your Second Chance Saturday post! I see I missed two. Off to read and comment on the ones I missed!  

Aug 19, 2023 05:23 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I hope you enjoy reading those you missed during the week.

Aug 19, 2023 05:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol. Did better this week on your recommendations than I've done in quite a while with five read. I'm going to try to get to the Zoom meeting on Tuesday... I have a 1pm photo shoot for a new listings and hopefully will get back in time.

Aug 19, 2023 05:36 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker 
Sadly, I'm going to miss Zoom on Tuesday. I know it will be a very interesting session.

Aug 19, 2023 05:46 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Second chance Saturday provided me the opportunity to read what I messed the first time and with the reading I have done this morning I missed them all. Wipeout! Enjoy your day.

Aug 19, 2023 05:38 AM
Carol Williams

Well, you're here now Wayne Martin so you get points for that!  Have a great weekend.

Aug 19, 2023 05:46 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It should be interesting to hear what Steven Nickens has to say about what is going on in Maui currently.

Aug 19, 2023 05:42 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Brian England 
Yes, he will have the most current info! Unfortunately, I will miss it. I know it will be an interesting session.

Aug 19, 2023 05:47 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

How did that squirrely Ray Henson make it into the mix? 😉  Thank you very much, Carol!

Aug 19, 2023 07:44 AM
Carol Williams

Ray Henson 
It was great to have you share your trip with us!

Aug 20, 2023 05:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Enjoy the weekend.

Aug 19, 2023 10:08 AM
Carol Williams

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

Aug 20, 2023 05:56 AM
Roy Kelley

Another weekend at home for us. Dolores is still recovering from her hip replacement.

Aug 20, 2023 09:36 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol good picks once again, and I hope this weeks ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting is well attend to hear a first hand update on the devastation to Maui.

Aug 19, 2023 01:19 PM
Carol Williams

I hope so too, George Souto 
It will be interesting to get a report direct from a resident.

Aug 20, 2023 05:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol as always, I appreciate your weekly Second Chance Saturday post. I am honored to be included in this weeks' list!!! Thank you!

Aug 19, 2023 01:34 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Kathy Streib 
We're all unique and learning to be true to our self is so important.

Aug 20, 2023 06:02 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Aug 19, 2023 03:06 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Myrl Jeffcoat 
Thank you, as always, for stopping by to check out the SCS selections for the week. I hope you're having a fun adventurous weekend.

Aug 20, 2023 06:03 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Aug 19, 2023 03:06 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much, Myrl Jeffcoat 

Aug 20, 2023 06:03 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - Another good group of blogs to check out.  I also want to check out the outside feature this week.

Aug 19, 2023 05:42 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections. I hope you enjoyed them.

Aug 20, 2023 06:04 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hi  Carol Williams  rare that I have read most of your selections... one I do not since well let me bite my tongue..... and just leave it at that, Endre

Aug 19, 2023 10:21 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 
All I can say is I'm glad I'm not on your "blacklist". Thanks for checking in on this week's selections. 😊

Aug 20, 2023 06:04 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hey there, Carol! I so appreciate you doing this each week and thank you so very much for sharing the Maui ZOOM information for Tuesday here as well. I'm so hopeful we'll have a great turnout for this one. 

Thank you again and Happy Sunday!

Aug 20, 2023 07:38 AM
Carol Williams

I also hope the turnout is good this Tuesday, Debe Maxwell, CRS. It will be very interesting to hear from a "boots on the ground" resident like Steven.

Aug 20, 2023 08:57 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Thank you for the list of posts, plus an important update about this week's Zoom Meeting. I plan to be there to hear what Steven has to say. It will be very emotional no doubt.


Aug 20, 2023 10:35 AM
Carol Williams

Most likely, Jeff Dowler, CRS 
I know watching some of the news reports brings tears to my eyes.

Aug 20, 2023 10:48 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, you must be staying home, I see you commenting more.   Were you scheduled for back surgery?   

Aug 21, 2023 11:05 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Joan Cox 
I did have back surgery last August but am doing ok now. I have been home more this summer because I have travel plans this fall and winter.

Aug 21, 2023 11:46 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks for putting this list together - I saw some interesting posts.... especially the trip to Turkey.

Aug 21, 2023 07:02 PM