Second Chance Saturday: Week 314

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.   

Plan to Stretch Your Limits With Goals
By: @Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

My Quest For 500,000 Points
By: Lori Mode 
I now realize 500,000 points is not that many actually here on Activerain, especially when you realize I have been a member of Activerain since 2007!  Obviously, I have not been an active member during all those years.   So what happened?  Life...

The Hidden Indicator Of Real Estate Market Health
By: Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL 
"Not many of us real estate brokers who have focused on the "for sale" market were ever trained to study vacancy rates, but when you understand how the rental market and for sale market are intertwined and form the "Primary Residence" market, the study of vacancy rates quickly becomes an excellent metric to understand."

AI In the Workplace Poses Opportunity and Risk
By: Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 
"ChatGPT and similar AI tools are infiltrating workplaces around the world. Employers need to consider implementing policies that explain whether or to what extent they will allow employees to use AI at work, and what parameters will apply to internal or external tools to ensure their ethical and practical use, according to The National Law Review.

How Seller's Agents Can Succeed Locally
By: Realtyna Inc 
" With the ever-evolving landscape of technology and communication, establishing a strong local presence has become more crucial than ever. Achieving local success might sound daunting, but there are several effective and relatively simple ways to accomplish it." 

Home Address Numerology
By: TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 or (949) 391 - 3164 
"In this guide, we'll walk through how to calculate your home address numerology and explore the meanings associated with numbers 1 through 9." 
I've never heard of this.  Candice A. Donofrio, & Laura Cerrano what say you?

Are You Working On Or In Your Business
By: Katerina Gasset 
"I work and live for my lifestyle. I made tough choices and many poor choices throughout my life. At a very early age, due to some very bad things that happened to me, I decided I would not allow others tell me how I can live or what I can do."

Creating Connections Through Community Pages
Denise Lones 
"As brokers and agents, we are all tied to our communities and there are so many great ways to get involved too." 

What Makes Energy Efficient Homes Different From Other Homes?
By: Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ 
"This month's challenge for September involves writing a series of blogs.  And of course my topic is energy efficiency!  This is a part of real estate that I LOVE to share as everyone can benefit, including my friends in real estate!"  

Double Feature:
Let's Get Serious About Writing a Blog Series  
Hosted by: Dr. Paula McDonald and Kathy Streib

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Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings.  
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 

September 12th - Delegate To Elevate: Outsourcing to Scale Your Business
Katerina Gassett

September 19th - Dominating Your Neighborhood
Dorie Dillard

September 26th - AI: How To Use It AND How Not To Use It!
Paddy Deighan


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- Carol Williams

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

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Comments (19)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Wonderful selections here today. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. Bill

Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.

Sep 09, 2023 05:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you as always for your Saturday post - I did miss a few and will be reading them today!

I hope your weather is as wonderful as ours and you are off golfing this weekend!

Sep 09, 2023 05:42 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. It is an unusual day! No wipeout! Caught many the first time around which is surprising. Thanks. See you next week to likely go back to normal. Enjoy your day.

Sep 09, 2023 06:05 AM
Personal Engagement,Precision, and Professionalism

Good Morning Carol Williams  and Happy Saturday!  Thank you so much for this second chance! Wishing you a great weekend! 💯

Sep 09, 2023 06:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh my goodness, Carol. I need to hang my head in shame! I big fat goose egg for me today! :(

Sep 09, 2023 06:46 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Good morning, Carol. Thank you as always! Have a wonderful day!

Sep 09, 2023 07:41 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Well I see I missed several of your selections so off to read and comment on the posts I missed!

Sep 09, 2023 09:20 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

There's lots of good reading here and quite a bit of diversity. I have some catching up this weekend. 

Enjoy your weekend!



Sep 09, 2023 09:32 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 finding all these posts, and saw a few, but missed most.

Sep 09, 2023 11:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I think I may have caught 2 or 3 of the posts you shared Carol Williams 

I have been heads down working on a project. My time here is limited. 

Sep 09, 2023 12:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- another great week for Second Chance posts. I tagged you in a comment today!

Sep 09, 2023 12:59 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol, Kristina Gasset's blog is a good intro to her presentation for our next ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting.

Sep 09, 2023 04:06 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I had the chance to read one of the posts.  Well done and thanks for your efforts

Sep 09, 2023 04:43 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 pleasant weekend.

Sep 09, 2023 07:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Sep 09, 2023 07:35 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I've been a little behind in the last few days, but this will help me catch up pretty quickly

Sep 09, 2023 11:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have an outstanding week.

Sep 10, 2023 11:04 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Carol! Thank you for another stellar list for us to read. It looks like I have some readin' to do!

Thank you also for sharing our ZOOM speaker list. I'm looking forward to Tuesday's call. See you then!

Sep 10, 2023 09:01 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fantastic list of blogs that are worthy for that second or third look, Carol. Happy Friday to you!

Sep 15, 2023 10:18 AM